We are encouraging families in Northamptonshire to pop along to Stoke Bruerne for some outside fun along the waterways during the summer holidays.
We are hosting a series of free family fun days aimed at helping introduce children, young people and families to their local waterway, via trail walks, pond-dipping and craft activities.
The activities will run from 11am - 3pm on the 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August and are being led by the Trust’s ‘Explorers’ education team who aim to educate children all about the wildlife of their local canals, as well as how to enjoy them safely.
Stoke Bruerne is one is of the nation’s most idyllic canal-side destinations. Peaceful, charming and home to the Canal Museum which is home to a fascinating collection of waterway memorabilia, films and displays.
Elaine Stanley, Canal & River Trust education volunteer co-ordinator, said: “Stoke Bruerne is a really beautiful part of the Grand Union Canal and a great place to visit for a family day out away from the hustle and bustle.
“During the summer, the canal is alive with all kinds of colourful boats and wildlife and is a perfect location to spend some time. Our education team are experts in bringing to life the ecology, history and science of the 200-year old waterways, so I’d encourage anyone with a family looking for an interesting day out to come along.
“More people than ever before are discovering their local canals, and as a charity we’re really keen to showcase all they have to offer to a new generation of enthusiasts.”
There is no need to book - just turn up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing. All equipment will be provided. The address is Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, NN12 7SE.