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
Latest news from Explorers
25 March 2021
Spring has sprung, and after a difficult year of being cooped up we’re encouraging everyone to get outside this half term and enjoy everything bursting into life along our canals and rivers. Try our six activities below to really put a spring in your step this half term!
10 March 2021
Be inspired by real-life Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) along our waterways.
10 February 2021
We’re spending more time in front of screens than ever right now, so this half term why not switch off and try some of our screen-free activities as a family.
27 January 2021
The pandemic has brought changes to so many areas of life and we have all been busy finding new and innovative ways of doing things. Our Explorers education programme for schools and uniformed groups has been adapted to offer interactive online sessions and brave volunteers have stepped up to embrace technology and have a go at leading online sessions to children in schools, at home and even a mix of both at the same time!
14 January 2021
Well-B is our extraordinary little friend, who has recently discovered that our canals and rivers are a great place to spend time to recharge.
15 September 2020
Autumn is here and with scrunching leaves and vibrant views our canals and rivers are perfect places to visit as a family, so head outdoors and see how many of these awesome autumn activities you can complete.
10 August 2020
Canal boat holidays are a great way to spend time with family and there’s never been a better time to step aboard and enjoy a staycation.
4 August 2020
Playday is the national day for play in the UK and this year it’s a celebration of the freedom of play and everyday adventures. Whether you’re celebrating Playday at home or with a trip to your local canal or river we’ve got lots of ideas to help you have fun with your children.
30 March 2020
Our priority is to support the national effort and keep people safe.
28 May 2019
The Education team have recently been a winning partner in the best Educational Initiative category at the Museums & Heritage Awards.