Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre to reopen with two special events


TWO SPECIAL events will be held at the Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre in March to kick-start its visitor season.

Standedge Tunnel Boat Trip
BOAT TRIP: Treat mum this Mother’s Day

On Sunday, March 6, The Canal & River Trust is inviting sons and daughters to show their Mums just how much they care with an exclusive Mother’s Day treat.

Guests will enjoy a 30-miinute guided boat trip to explore deep into Britain’s longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel and learn about the navvies that constructed this amazing feat of engineering.

A luxury afternoon tea will be served following the cruise at 3pm in the Thomas Bourne Room in the former transhipment warehouse overlooking the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Tickets cost £20 per adult to enjoy the boat trip and afternoon tea, with an alternative picnic box and boat trip option available for under 12s at £10 each.

This event sold out last year and people are being urged to book their tickets for this year’s special event well in advance by telephoning 01484 844298.

The following weekend, brides to be will have their special day too when the first ever Wedding Fayre will be held at the Visitor Centre.

Watersedge Cafe
Watersedge Cafe

Showcasing over 20 exhibitors, couples will have the chance to browse and discuss their plans with the finest local suppliers at this free entry event on Sunday, March 13.

Also held in the unique Thomas Bourne Room – a wedding venue itself – free goodie bags will be given to the first 100 brides and a pop-up café will serve hot drinks and sweet treats from 12pm – 3pm.

Claire Atkinson, duty manager Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre, said: “We are delighted to be reopening the Visitor Centre for what is set to be an exciting 2016 season.

“The Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is now in its third year and continues to be a very popular event as it’s such a unique way to celebrate the occasion.

“And with the growing popularity of weddings at the site, it seemed a perfect time to hold a Wedding Fayre.”

The waterway attraction will officially reopen to the public on Saturday, March 19 with boat trips running daily throughout the year.

Visitors can also enjoy a bite to eat in Watersedge Café and browse the exhibition. Families can also take advantage of the outdoor adventure play area, soft play centre and Tunnel End nature trail.

For more information contact the visitor centre on 01484 844298 or visit their website.


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