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Thames Teasers

Ends 31 May 2020 at 11:59 PM

Galaxy Clipper at Tower

We know you’re missing being out and about exploring London by River Bus, we are too. But we’ll be back soon, and in the meantime, we have collated some Thames Teasers to help you and your family learn more about the river, stay safe and stay entertained in these unusual times.

We’d love to see how you’re getting on too! Share your solutions, origami boats and drawings on social with @thamesclippers and remember to use #ThamesTeasers!

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Join us on a virtual boat tour

Did you miss the virtual river tour that we hosted on our Twitter feed @thamesclippers? The tour followed our RB1 service from Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) Pier to Battersea Power Station Pier in a series of tweets sharing beautiful photos of the river, videos, facts, links to 24h webcams in London but also links to 360 degree virtual tours for some of the attractions along the river. It’s not too late, you can set sail on your own time. Click here for the virtual river tour.

Make a cardboard clipper

Do you have cardboard piling up from all the delivery boxes received during lockdown? What about using them to create a cardboard clipper? On your own or with your kids, are you up to the challenge?

Our cardboard clipper competition has now ended, but it's still a fun activity to do during confinement.

Spot the difference?

Look carefully at these two images of our Hunt Class vessels at our home port Trinity Buoy Wharf which is just across the Thames from The O2. Can you spot the 10 differences in the two images?

Spot the difference

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Fold your own paper boat

Try your hand at building your own paper boat. Grab a rectangular piece of paper and follow these instructions. If you can, print out the design below (double-sided) and fold your own boat!

Paper boat

Click the image to view the PDF print-out.
Click here to view instructions.

Design your own Clipper & share your favourite River Memory

What's your favourite memory from sailing along the river? Use the pages from our Learning the ropes activity book below to draw your highlights from your trips on the Thames and create your own Clipper! We’d love to see your favourite river memory too, share your drawings with us using #RiverMemory and tag us in your posts on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Clippers Crossword

How well do you know the river? Uncover these cryptic clues to sights, piers, and more in our Clippers Crossword below.


Looking for more ways to keep the kids busy?

Answers (no peeking!)