The popular ferry service that links one of York’s most picturesque villages to a top visitor attraction opens again this week.
Taking passengers from Nun Monkton across the River Ouse to Beningbrough Hall, the ferry operates every weekend until the end of September.
It will also be open for business on Good Friday, Easter Monday and other Bank Holidays.
A family trip across the Ouse could be the perfect way to start an Easter trip to Beningbrough Hall, run by the National Trust, which is hosting an egg hunt and nature trail during the holidays.
The ferry runs from 11am to 4pm. The price for a return is £5 for adults, children (5-16 years) £2.50, under 5s and dogs free.
A team of volunteers run the ferry and they have all completed a refresher training course in time for the new season.
“It’s important that the ferry operates to the highest of safety standards so all the skippers and crew have been out on the water to prepare for the opening weekend”, said Wally Grout who has been leading on the training.
“We’re always on the look-out for new volunteers. We’re a good, friendly team and there’s no better way of spending a morning or an afternoon pottering about on the River Ouse.
“At the same time we’re providing a service that people really value and enjoy.”