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Basingstoke Canal

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Toddler heaven - Trains, boats and an adventure playground

Discovered this beautiful spot by the canal after driving past it for years. I was looking for... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Surbiton, United Kingdom
Good canalside location. Excellent cafe. Interesting small museum

We attended a family party/barn dance here in a marquee by the canal. The facilities are good and... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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Canal Centre Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett GU16 6DD, England
+44 1252 370073
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All reviews family party peaceful walk dog walkers cafe selling boat trip excellent cafe great breakfast feed the ducks lovely sunny day stunning scenery adventure playground lodge park whole family narrow boat great place to visit lovely canal swing bridge
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Discovered this beautiful spot by the canal after driving past it for years. I was looking for somewhere for lunch with a hungry little one so pulled in expecting to maybe find a coffee and a sandwich...there is so much more. We started off with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank robidyy
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We attended a family party/barn dance here in a marquee by the canal. The facilities are good and we had an excellent breakfast in the café. The small canal museum was interesting. I understand that the campsite is seasonal but is to be updated next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank S G
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We had a nice walk along the canal, there is a good playground for kids, cafe and several benches and picnic tables. It was quite busy. Good for children. Parking available.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 4MonkeyFamily
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited here many times, walking my Labrador in the woods and along the canal to Frimley lodge park. Where my children would play on the adventure playground and feed the ducks. Some days my children would ride their bikes too. Or enjoy the mini...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulaq3
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We pop here frequently to take a walk and stop for a coffee. Coffee shop staff always seem friendly. Nice place for chilled out afternoon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Its not a day out but a great place to spend an hour or two. You can go on a narrow boat ride, rent a rowing boat or just have a dink in the cafe but best of all you can just watch people. Theres...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank peterggreen2018
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Canal Heritage Footpath, follows the route of the canal from where it left Basingstoke Wharf, for approx. 2 miles to the ruins of Basing House. The area where the Wharf was, in now built over by Festival Place. I started from Eastrop Link, continued...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Wanderer1370
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We came to the canal after seeing an ad for it on Facebook. Upon arriving both the 2pm and 3pm canal trips were fully booked so instead we opted to hire a pedalo. We were advised there was an hours wait but decided to wait...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chelle6
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely day by and on the canal here. Visitors centre very informative and trip on the narrow boat Rosebud delightful. Lots to see and do here from picnics and children’s playground to boat hire and lovely canal side walks. Good day out for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank annmoore49
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Sadly, long stretches of this charming waterway are hidden from the towpath by a wall of weeds. We walked seven miles from Brookwood to West Byfleet and were disappointed to find ourselves 'cut off' from the canal by tall bracken and stinging nettles. There was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Laura H
21 August 2017|
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Response from johnosbourne555 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You get a book. They are grouped into different ages for the kids. My daughter did it every year for years and its more about the whole experience.
29 May 2016|
Response from Maggie M | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine and sorry for delay in replying just keep your dog away from the long grasses on the field, lots of Ticks about this year