February holiday activities

We’re excited to announce our summer of fun, feel good activities to give you a flavour of all the things that the Canal & River Trust does. We’re inviting you to get crafty, spend time outdoors, learn something new and have fun!

Family visiting the National Waterways Museum Family visiting the National Waterways Museum

This February half term we will be celebrating canals as wildlife corridors with the Navigable Lines exhibition and wildlife inspired kids arts and crafts.

We will be exploring plastic pollution in canals with the End of the Line exhibition and inviting children to help begin creating a Plastic Promises Aquarium. Visitors will also get the chance to see the rich heritage of the site come to life and travel back in time on our eco-heritage trail.

There’s something here for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at what you can get involved in.

All activities are free with your annual pass

Monday 17 February 

Canals & Wildlife Arts and Crafts in the Education Centre plus indoor sand playzone from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Tuesday 18 February

Plastic Promises: Canal Aquarium

Family lock demonstrations at 12.00pm and 2.00pm. Meet at the locks

Family Friendly tour of Porters Row at 12.30pm. Meet at Reception

Wednesday 19 February

Canals & Wildlife Arts and Crafts in the Education Centre plus indoor sand playzone from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Thursday 20 February

Plastic Promises: Canal Aquarium

Family lock demonstrations at 12.00pm and 2.00pm. Meet at the locks

Family Friendly tour of Porters Row at 12.30pm. Meet at Reception

Friday 21 February 

Canals & Wildlife Arts and Crafts in the Education Centre plus indoor sand playzone from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Exhibitions 

End of the Line 

Throughout the week take a look at the 'End of the Line' Exhibition in the Island Warehouse. The explores the links between the National Waterways Collection and the topical subject of pollution in UK waterways today. Helping the environment and promoting health and wellbeing are important to all of us and this exhibition aims to open up discussion around the uses of fossil fuel products and their impact on our shared spaces.

Navigable Lines Exhibition

Check out our Navigable Lines exhibition and see artwork inspired by walks along canals and rivers before stepping outside to explore for yourself the Shropshire Union Canal and make your very own canal inspired artwork or poem.

We will provide you with a journey stick to take with you on your walk and help you remember what you see, smell and hear. Once you’ve filled up your journey stick with flowers, grass, sticks, scribbles, drawings and more – head back to the museum and use your journey stick to write a poem or make a piece of canal inspired artwork to go on display in the museum.

Keep an eye on this page for more details of our school holiday activities.

Prices

  • Adult (16 & over) £9.75
  • Child (6-15) £6.00
  • Child (5 and under) free
  • Family £25.00
  • Concession £8.50

Your ticket allows you to return as often as you like for one year.

Beyond the museum, are 2,000 miles of canal network that our charity cares for. We believe spending time by water makes you happy and we want to bring everyone to the museum to get to know and enjoy the waterways.

While it is highly unlikely, this programme may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control.

Last date edited: 12 February 2020