Drifters National Open Day

Try canal boating for free at a national open day.

Event details

7 April 2019

11:00am - 4:00pm

Coventry Canal, Calder & Hebble Navigation, Caldon Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Kennet & Avon Canal, Worcester & Birmingham Canal, Llangollen Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, Rochdale Canal, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Grand Union Canal, Stratford Upon Avon Canal, Shropshire Union Canal


Various addresses

Back for another year, Drifters Waterway Holidays and the Trust are offering people the chance to try canal boating for free at 19 locations across England and Wales.

The taster sessions include:

  • free short trips on skippered narrowboats
  • boat tours
  • holiday discounts

All ages are invited to take part and no advanced booking is required.


Location Area Nearest postcode
Berkshire Aldermaston Aldermaston Wharf, RG7 4JS
Cambridge March Marina Drive, PE15 0AU
Cheshire Bunbury Banbury Lock, CW6 9QB
  Anderton Anderton Marina, CW9 6AJ
Coventry Coventry Basin Canal Basin, CV1 4LY
Monmouthshire Abergavenny Goytre Wharf, NP7 9EW
Northamptonshire Gayton Gayton Marina, NN7 3ER
Oxfordshire Witney Anglo Welsh Boat Centre, OX29 4DA
Staffordshire Great Haywood Mill Lane, ST18 0RJ
  Henley-in-Arden Canal Wharf, B95 6BZ
  Stafford The Wharf, ST19 9BG
  Stoke on Trent Black Prince Festival Park Marina, ST1 5PA
Shropshire Ellesmere Blackwater Meadow Marina, SY12 9DD
  Whitchurch Whitchurch Marina, SY13 3AA
Wiltshire Trowbridge Hilperton Marina, BA14 8RS
Worcestershire Alvechurch Scarfield Wharf, B48 7SQ
  Bromsgrove The Old Wharf, B60 1LR
Wrexham Llangollen Canal Wharf, LL30 7TT
Yorkshire (West) Sowerby Bridge The Wharf, HX6 2AG
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