Discover 2010 Launch in Henley-on-Thames
25th May 2010
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This morning I attended the launch of the Discover 2010 Campaign on the New Orleans paddle steamer at Hobbs of Henley. On a lovely morning I learnt about the new scheme being launched by the River Thames website.

The Discover your River Thames 2010 "passport to fun", an exciting passport scheme encouraging families to get active on the River Thames with money saving offers, was launched by Olympic gold medallist rower Mark Hunter MBE.

Hunter, who won gold in the lightweight men's double scull in the 2008 Olympics, was be messing about on the river in a range of boats from wooden rowing boats to canoes. 

This wasn't just a Henley event! Businesses based all along the rural River Thames were represented at the launch, including Longridge activity centre and Thames Canoes from Marlow and the New Venture classic cruiser from Moulsford. Together with Henley based Hobbs of Henley and the River and Rowing Museum.

Discover your River Thames 2010 is a summer long promotion of river based activities, including boating and family attractions, from the Cotswolds to Surrey. Its aim is to raise awareness of what the River Thames has to offer and make it accessible to ALL.

The children's "passport to fun" is available to download from May 29 2010  at Children can collect stickers at participating riverside venues to qualify for an exciting free gift and entry into our grand prize draw, with a chance to win a year of family leisure activities along the River Thames worth over £1000.

Money saving offers include:

  • Child goes free at Henley's River and Rowing Museum
  • 20% off canoe hire at Thames Canoes near Marlow
  • 20% off family activity days or family activity short breaks at Longridge, nr Marlow
  • Child goes free aboard an Oxford River Cruises passenger boat
  • Child goes free at Beale Park Animal Park and Gardens nr Pangbourne
  • 20% off boat hire with Fringilla in Runnymede and Maidenhead
  • 20% off picnics and boat hire at the Beetle and Wedge Boathouse in Moulsford

For a full list of businesses taking part in the passport scheme  visit and be inspired to enjoy unforgettable family days out. Why not hire a boat and take a picnic out on the river, or go wildlife spotting? Visit a family attraction or museum, or moor up by a pretty meadow and enjoy an old fashioned game of family rounders?

Discover your River Thames 2010 runs from 1 April to 31 October 2010.

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Hi, We are Phil and Gill Chappell. We own the Best of Henley-on-Thames. We live in Henley so would love to hear your views and opinions about all things Henley.

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