John Muir Schools' Award
We've teamed up with the John Muir Trust to offer an exciting new school accreditation - the John Muir Schools' Award.
Canal & River Challenge Badge
A badge syllabus full of waterway themed activities, suitable for Girlguiding and Scouting groups.
Visit with your family
Find a place to visit with your family.
Water safety activity booklets
Learn all about boats with history and science activities that encourage children to read, do, watch, play and create as they learn at school or at home.
We'd love to see your model narrowboats. Share them with us on the Explorers Facebook and Twitter pages.
Boats Activity Plan
This plan shows how you can help children learn all about boats. Use it to guide your learning.
Building and Carrying - Boats
Read this topic pack to learn all about boats, how they were built, what they carried and who owned them.
Floating and Sinking
Do this fun science experiment to learn how boats float.
How are boats built?
Watch this film to see a 3D structural model of wooden barge Gwendoline.
Design a Boat
Design the internal space of a narrowboat. Game number 10 on the Game Slider.
Create your own model narrowboat and give it a name.