Easter weekend family activities

In place of the Easter Boat Gathering at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port this weekend, we are proud to present a host of family entertainment and invite you to get crafty.

Easter Boat Gathering Easter Boat Gathering

David Gibb

David Gibb, a children’s musician and songwriter creates music for little people, big people and everyone in between.

David presents a ‘Gig in his Garden’ to entertain you at home this Easter weekend. Hope you enjoy.

You can watch and get involved in the Garden Gig with David Gibb here.

Songs from the back cabin

Award winning, Folk/Roots Musician Phil Underwood and Denise (DryWood) perform all original songs celebrating the traditions and heritage of the English canals from their canal boat.

Enjoy Songs from the back cabin 2020 here.  

Easter crafts 

If you would like to get creative with Easter crafts at home, here's everything you need to know... 

Colourful chicks 

Click on the Colourful chicks link  to print and reach for your crayons. You can watch the demo video of how to make it here

Crazy chickens

To make a crazy chicken you will need:

  • Coloured card of any size to made into a cone shape
  • Coloured paper for the chicken legs, comb and beak
  • To have a look in your craft box for lots of coloured paper, feather, glitter... anything to make your chicken as crazy as possible.
  • Glue to stick all your bits onto your chicken body.

You can watch the demo video here

Learning from home

We’ve moved from a face-to-face learning programme to a digital one and will be sharing activities that encourage children to watch, read, do, play and create as they learn about our canals and rivers from home – bringing the magic of our waterways to you! Keep an eye on the Explorers page here for more information.


Happy Easter and we hope to see you soon.

Last date edited: 12 April 2020