We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Accreditation and Awards

We strive to offer high-quality learning and safety provision at all of our sites, which are essential elements of any school visit.

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

24 of our key sites have been awarded the Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

The badge aims to reduce the red tape associated with organising outdoor school trips. If teachers see the badge, they can be assured that the trip has been given the seal of approval by an external accreditor.

Sandford Award

The Sandford Award is an independently-judged, quality-assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. Three of our key sites have been awarded the Sandford Award, which represents a ‘kite mark’ for high-quality education provision and is recognised by schools and other education institutions across the United Kingdom.