Canal Park - Operated by Tiverton Canal Company

A Floating Classroom

Our Horse-Drawn Barge "Tivertonian" is one of last remaining Horse-Drawn Barges in Great Britain.  A trip on the Horse-Drawn Barge allows children to experience commercial transport as it used to be on England’s Canals over 200 years ago.

Informative commentary can be delivered based on the age of the students and teachers and curriculum requirements.  Visits could also be combined with Environmental activities offered by Devon County Council’s Ranger service.


Booking information

  • There is a small gift/coffee shop and toilet aboard the Horse-Drawn Barge. 
  • All Windows can be controlled by the teachers (ensuring safety)
  • Children are able to bring packed lunches aboard.
  • At Tiverton Wharf there is a Coach Park, Picnic Area and Public Toilets.

Exclusive use of the barge for up to 60 children with 1 teacher/adult Free for every 5 children.

To make a booking contact Jacquie on 01884 253345.

  Apr, May & Oct
  1.5hrs 2.5hrs
Up to 60 Children & 12 Adults £ £
Additional Teachers/Adult Fare £ £
  June - September
  1.5hrs 2.5hrs
Up to 60 Children & 12 Adults £ £
Additional Teachers/Adult Fare £ £


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