Build a canal

Are you in need of recharging?

Our canals and rivers offer spaces on your doorstep to relax and reconnect when we need them the most.

Eliza from our Explorers team uses a children's sand tray to explain how canals were built and bring history to life.

Watch the video for a fascinating insight to the challenges of everyday life 200 years ago, and the solutions provided by pioneering canal engineers.

It's a fun watch for all ages. If you have children, and a sand tray, you can have a go at the activities yourself afterwards. 

Last date edited: 10 June 2020