Open Days

Each year we hold a number of free open days for the public. An exciting opportunity to see behind the scenes, how we work with local communities and what improvements are taking place.

What are winter open days?

This winter, we'll be hosting open days across our canals and rivers, where you can discover a new world of drained locks, chamber walks and even a boat lift. Some of these events are supported thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery. 

Hurleston winter works

Why do we have them?

We want to show everyone just how amazing our waterways are. 

While we carry out winter works such as gate repairs, dredging and relining, our open days offer a different perspective. They can reveal hidden treasures from years gone by, show the significant improvements that have or will transform a local hotspot, or perhaps highlight areas that are in need of a bit of extra TLC. 

They are great free days out for all the family, where we celebrate as a community the history, structure, and the diverse cultures, old and new that are embedded into the hearts of these waterways.