School Trips

Are you a school or other children run organisation such as rainbows, guides, brownies, cubs, scouts, Duke of Edinburgh

We would like to offer Georgie Kate during the week as a floating classroom for schools in the local and surrounding areas and be a part of sharing some of the wonderful history and scenery our canals have to offer.

Working closely alongside the Canal and river trust website ( we have put together a booklet which can be requested to be posted. It has a number of cruise options available, some of which can be seen below which you may like to consider for any school trips dependant on what may be happening amongst your year groups curriculum.

Georgie Kate is a fully licensed passenger vessel with UK Passenger Certificate and boat Safety certificate. She is able to carry 28 adult passengers seated and 4 crew members. We are fully insured with KGM Marine Trade.

We are able to offer Georgie Kate with a 2 hour cruise along the Staffordshire and Worcester canal from Teddesley Boat co to Penkridge and return or to Acton Trussel and return. Both cruise options have 2 locks on route which we will pass through on way up or down the canal and come back through on our way back.

The locks are a great experience for children with so much history to share.

You may also prefer to arrange a walk along the canal and use Georgie Kate as a classroom at the beginning or end of your trip stationary and not require a cruise.

Book Georgie Kate stationary on the canal side at Park Gate lock for £80.00 an hour peak times and £65.00 off peak times (for peak and off peak times see below)

Your booking will include tea and coffee on board for the teachers and a kilner of freshly chilled water or squash refillable for the children.

We would advise children bring their own lunch boxes if crossing over lunch hours however we can accommodate lunch options for an additional charge should this be an additional requirement (please see below).

Prices below include the 2 hour cruise with an introduction to Georgie Kate on arrival including a safety talk and an optional mini talk on the history of the canals. (this may take between 15 and 30 minutes)

Peak months with introduction and 2 hour cruise – April till September

Wednesdays and Thursdays any time departure between 9.30am and 12noon or evening after 6pm for evening clubs such as scouts, guides and rainbows


Additional 30 minutes of time or stoppage for £50.00

Off peak months with introduction and 2 hour cruise – October to March

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays any time departure between 9.30am to 12noon

(we wouldn’t offer the evening option during this time of year due to low visibility and safety of children)

25% discount off total Peak time prices

(Discount excludes the additional charges on Santa options in December)

Book more than 1 trip from one organisation and get an additional 10% discount

All bookings require a 50% NON REFUNDABLE deposit on confirmation of booking, remaining balance is required 2 weeks prior to your scheduled cruise.


Additions Cost per person
Paper plate workshop –

Decorate a paper plate with felts in colourful traditional canal like art with ribbon threaded though on completion

Mug decorating work shop –

Ceramic mugs can be decorated along the theme of the canals with traditional canal colours or to the preference of the teacher’s curriculum. Coloured using ceramic felts and then cooked in the oven to collect at the end of the trip.

Cupcake workshop –

4 cupcakes available to buttercream and decorate with sprinkles and farm animals theme in a box to decorate with felt tips ready to take-away (other themes can be available upon request)

Mini afternoon tea lunch £3.00
Children’s Sausage or Chicken nuggets and chips £3.25
Tea and toasted tea cakes £1.50
Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows £1.25
Visit from the Easter bunny with chocolate gift and egg hunt £3.50
Visit from Santa with a gift and Santa present hunt additional £40.00 + £3.50

Risk assessments and brochure available email


Teddesley Lock
Lock gates