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
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.
20 August 2018
Waterways Wednesdays at Etruria are back! Your class will take a stroll along the towpath to learn how locks work, step back in time meeting characters from Etruria Flint Mill and go onboard a real Heritage Boat to learn how boating families lived and worked on the canals.
19 July 2018
A group of schoolchildren from Walsall have enjoyed a special boat trip on Birmingham’s world famous canals after winning the experience in a Canal Literacy Competition run by the Canal & River Trust.