Spring Family Challenges

Learn a new waterway skill, get competitive, go exploring or discover a new talent. There’s something different each Saturday to keep families busy.

Between 10am - 2pm on the dates below, we are running a range of fun family activities for you to take part in with our wonderful Explorers Team.



30th April

Get loading – Don’t sink the boat! How much can you load onto your plasticine boat?

7th May

Get knotted – learn the ropes with Explorers and make a boatman’s ‘cheese’

14th May

Get going – make your own boats and race them against each other

21st May

(Don’t) Get lost – learn how to use coordinates and follow instructions to find clues around the museum

28th May

Get Arty – learn how to paint like a narrowboat painter

Explorer Activities (cartoons)

Last date edited: 10 February 2022