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
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.
4 April 2019
The Canal & River Trust - Explorers have been working wtih Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) safety programme Safe+Sound to promote water safety to children. Recently they welcomed some special guests.
13 February 2019
Our newest education site, Marple Locks is now accepting bookings for free school trips.
18 October 2018
Our brand new resources contain lesson plans, activities and games to help youngsters wise up on water safety from the classroom, so that they can enjoy the waterways safely.
6 September 2018
From 8th - 11th October, we're inviting primary schools to a free habitats session at Foxton Locks.