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Groups and school visits to Anderton

Whatever the coach trip, whether you're a quiz team genning up on the latest trivia or a school class out to explore history, you can tailor your visit to the towering Anderton Boat Lift down to a T.

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Large or small, short or tall – groups come in all sizes and at Anderton, our travel trade manager and the dedicated group bookings team are on hand to help you handle all the details.

Your group visit might include:

  • a meet and greet with coffees and welcome talk on arrival in the café
  • a visitor centre tour
  • a glass-covered boat trip where our live lift commentary will take you into the heart of the lift and illuminate it’s incredible engineering
  • a combined lift trip and unique river cruise to discover the industrial heritage of Northwich
  • a landscaped gardens and canal-side stroll
  • browsing the gift shop and take home a memento of your waterway experience

Special discounted entrance rates for groups of 12+

  • extra trip times available for 12+ passengers
  • catering packages available at discounted rates (must be booked before you arrive)
  • free coach parking, driver admission and refreshment voucher

10 percent off andertonPlus:
Book either the first or last trip of the day and get an extra 10% off!
Book a Santa Cruise before 31 August and get an additional 10% off! 

 

Free site tour

Our team will help you plan your visit with lots of advice on what to do while you’re here. You can even come along for a free site tour beforehand to see the available facilities.

Our dedicated bookings team are happy to help.
Call: 01606 786777
Email: groups@andertonboatlift.co.uk

School and education groups

Children can come and discover Edwin Clark - the Victorian engineer who designed and built the Anderton Boat Lift. Hear the tales from the towpath and explore our industrial heritage in a whole new way.

While our awesome boat lift is the star of the show, it's not the only activity to get stuck into here at Anderton. It's ideal to:

  • conduct local studies
  • watch wildlife
  • role play
  • learn more about the history of the waterways
  • learn about water safety
  • take a boat ride
  • explore art, engineering and even physics

Travel trade and parties

You’ll find we’re right in the middle of loads of attractions from the North Wales and Peak District visitor areas. So, it's easy to include the Anderton Boat Lift into a full-day’s adventure.

Just minutes from the M56 and M6, the boat lift is an excellent place to stretch your legs, grab a tasty lunch with our new café menu and even get a bit of cheeky shopping in with a stop off in our gift shop.

Did we mention the spectacular view? Combine with exploring our exhibition, climb aboard our boat trip to experience that lifting feeling for yourselves. And we’d thoroughly recommend our ‘Top of the world Tour’ for that added twist to your time here.

For more information either contact our travel trade manager.
Call: 01606 872 868
Email: groups@andertonboatlift.co.uk
Download our travel trade information sheet
Download our booking agreement form

Last date edited: 18 October 2017