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Events

Get set for Crick Boat Show 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From Saturday 27th - Monday 29th May, Crick Boat Show is back

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Our walk begins in urban Banbury but the Oxford Canal quickly heads out to a more rural setting with a charming collection of lift-bridges

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Sign up, get your trainers on and prepare for a picturesque half marathon or 10k

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A busy month lies ahead - plan from this range of activities and events taking place on the waterways

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Red suits, white beards, tinsel- and reindeer-decorated canoes – a splash of Santas isn’t the usual wildlife you’d expect to see on the canal network

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The halls are getting decked, the bells will be jingled and Santa Claus is checking his list – the festive season is upon us. So hats, scarves, gloves and thick winter coats on, because it may not be a white Christmas but the UK’s waterways promise to make it wonderful

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Behind the scenes tours around the bridge works site and talks on the project will run on Saturday 26 November

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It may be colder and darker but there is still a busy month ahead - plan from this range of activities and events taking place on the waterways!

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Get involved with the plans for repairs and improvements as the three-year Gem in the Landscape project is officially launched

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Are you a budding artist? Do you love to draw? Or have you got ideas you wish you could capture on paper? If so, bring along your imagination to the Grand Union Canal for a half-term activity filled with colour

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Historic short boat Kennet is recreating the inaugural passage of 1816 and expected to reach Liverpool this Sunday

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Bubbles and boats at Banbury Canal Day

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thousands of people will bring the Oxford Canal to life with an entertaining family day celebrating the town’s waterway heritage on Sunday 2 October

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If you’re in the Long Eaton area and what to find out more about the workings of a lock and what it takes to restore them, why not visit the Erewash this weekend (Sunday 2 October)

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Nottingham Canal Festival: 1 October

Friday, September 30, 2016

Castle Wharf in Nottingham prepares for the return of the waterside celebrations of the local canals and the city’s River Trent

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Wey & Arun Canal celebrates 200 years

Friday, September 30, 2016

Calling all those in West Sussex: horse-drawn boat trips, traditional games, small boat rallies and the chance to dress up in 19th-century clothing – it’s all part of a packed weekend on the Wey & Arun

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Plan for a busy month with this range of activities and events taking place on the waterways!

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Who is going to win the Great Dudley Duck Race? You’ll have to head to the Parkhead Locks to find out

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Hayes Canal Festival: Sunday 25 September

Friday, September 23, 2016

Now in its third year, the free festival returns to the Grand Union Canal for a fun-filled family day both on and off the water

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Improvements made to Lancaster Canal

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Boaters to the northern English waterway are set to benefit from more moorings

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Canal festivals round-up: 10-11 September

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Struggling for something to do this weekend? You’re in luck as we’ve got a range of festivals taking place at the waterside

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Ever wondered how lock gates are made? Well now’s your chance to find out when the Stanley Ferry Workshop opens its doors this weekend (Saturday, 3 September)

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To celebrate 200 years of the Leeds and Liverpool canal, the Botany Bay mill is hosting a jam-packed weekend of performance, music, narrowboat sailing and family fun

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VOTE! for your favourite 2016 waterside watering spot

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This weekend the Yorkshire Waterways Museum is hosting its annual Folksail Festival. Here are 10 reasons why you need to go.

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Bradford on Avon will host the Kennet & Avon Canal’s first ever floating market this summer.

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