The Coventrian narrowboat will be taking passengers on trips throughout the coming months to help raise money for continued educational work along the Coventry Canal. The Living Environment Trust, which operates the 70ft canal boat, is planning an array of fun events between May and September, which it hopes will help support its charitable work promoting environmental sustainability and awareness.

Tasty treats and entertainment now on offer include strawberry and cream cruises, Sunday lunches, Mexican dinners, karaoke and more. Everyone is invited to take part, but visitors are advised to book early from as places are limited.

Raffaella Tentindo, from the Living Environment Trust, said: “What better way to enjoy the spring and summer months than by joining in with the special events that we have planned. We have a whole host of trips coming up and there is something to cater for all tastes and ages. Not only that, the cruises are a chance to sit back, relax and unwind.”

“All profits obtained from the hire of and events on the Coventrian are directed into the development of The Living Canals Project, an educational scheme for school children, so the money is put to good use,” she added.

Strawberries and cream events will go ahead while the fruit is in season during May, June and August, with fresh strawberries served up with a glass of fizz while cruising through the picturesque local countryside. Delicious dinners and karaoke trips will follow later in August, with all trips departing from either Coventry Canal Basin, Hawkesbury Junction or Swan Lane Wharf.

For further information about any of the events or to book, visit, email or call The Alan Higgs Centre on 024 7630 8244.