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Join your fellow knitters and crocheters for a leisurely day of crafting while cruising the Grand Union Canal on day boat Jessop. Relax with a taste of life on the water while enjoying afternoon tea as part of the trip.

We will meet at the RiverKnits studio shop before walking a short distance to the canalside, where our skipper Bridget will pick us up and take us on the cruise. There will also be plenty of opportunity to go yarn shopping!

Crafters sitting inside Jessop knitting and drinking tea

Jessop on the canal with trees reflected in the water
Afternoon tea with sandwiches, quiche, shortbread, scone, and Victoria sponge cake


  • 09:20 am – Arrive at the RiverKnits studio shop in Building 5, The Depot before walking 5-10 minutes to the canal.
  • 10:00 am – All aboard day boat Jessop! Hot and cold drinks will be served throughout the trip.
  • 12:00 pm – Afternoon tea.
  • 03:30 pm – Arrive back in Weedon and walk back to the studio shop.
  • 05:00 pm – RiverKnits shop closes.

Prepare for the trip

Don’t forget to bring your crafting project! There will be a chance to buy yarn etc… but we can’t guarantee there will be enough time before the boat trip. We have yarn winding facilities in the shop.

Please wear sensible footwear for walking up stairs and on the towpath, and for getting on board Jessop. Jessop has indoor and outdoor seating.

Try to avoid bringing lots of belongings or big bags with you because there is limited storage space on Jessop.

Please contact us 7 days before the trip if you have any special dietary requirements so we can inform our caterer.


Jessop is fitted out with indoor and outdoor seating, kitchen facilities, and a toilet. It is not wheelchair accessible and guests will need to be comfortable with stepping up and down to get on and off the boat. The walk from RiverKnits to the canal is between 5-10 minutes and also involves a flight of steps. If you think you can manage getting on and off the boat, but not the walk, please speak to us and we will arrange for you to meet Bridget at Canna Mead Wharf (a 5 minute drive from RiverKnits) instead.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Building 5 at The Depot

Booking & Cancellation Policy

Full payment is required at the time of booking. If you wish to cancel your booking and receive a full refund, you may do so up to 7 days before the date of the trip. This gives us enough time to re-advertise and fill the empty space. If you need to cancel your booking at shorter notice, we will work with you to reschedule and book you onto a later trip.

Two swans with their cygnets