Canals, Rivers and Waterways

Winter Water Canal Festivals for all the family!

sunset over canal

Looking to plan a fun-filled Christmas? There are plenty of activities happening near you where families and friends can join together to get in the festive spirit. Some events have been running for years, like Anderton Boat Lift, whereas others are brand new, such as Sawley Marina’s Christmas Market, but they can all be found in the info graphic below. Packed out every year, Anderton Boat Lift is a popular choice for the festive season as it provides a cruise with Santa alongboats on canal the River Weaver.

Leisure Sector acquires Marina



Lakeland Leisure Estates Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of the freehold interest in Deganwy Marina from the Crown Estate on 18th January 2018, adding the 4th Marina to its growing leisure portfolio.

Deganwy Marina is a modern, high quality marina and forms part of a prestigious development built in 2004 on the Conwy Estuary, in North Wales. The fully equipped marina offers 165 berths, with hard standing, car parking and toilets, showers and laundry facilities in the marina building. In June 2015 it was awarded a 5 Gold Anchor rating by the Yacht Harbour Association.

Enjoy magical waterway days with the Canal & River Trust's free summer guide

Tell the time with a dandelion clock, watch the dabble of ducks and dazzle of damselflies or count the spots on a ladybird. Make some time for the great outdoors this summer with the help of the Canal & River Trust's free, family-friendly activity book. Full of fun, inspirational activities the guide will ensure your family heads outside and has a real summer of adventure.

Make your own leaf boat, cook up some healthy duck food, create a canal collage, make your own binoculars and go on a waterway wildlife spot. The guide has 20 different activities, both for rainy and sunny days, to enjoy.

Taking tea on the Thames

Afternoon Tea on the River Thames, London

LONDON visitors keen to escape the city’s hustle and bustle are invited to take tea on the Thames this spring.

Leading Thames river cruise company Bateaux London, at river cruise has announced the return of its afternoon tea cruises on the largest and most sophisticated boat on the river.

From 2 April, on Wednesdays through to Saturdays, Bateaux London’s flagship, Harmony, will weigh anchor to take guests on a 75-minute cruise, taking in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.