Enjoying the big outdoors takes on a new meaning on a canal boat holiday. It is worth checking out the Canal & River Trust’s FREE booklet. This book is a gem and provides fun, inspirational ideas for family activities ensuring families make the most of their holiday time. 

Suggested activities include make your own leaf boat, cook up some healthy duck food, create a canal collage, design your own binoculars and go on a waterway wildlife spot. The guide has 20 different activities, both for rainy and sunny days, to enjoy.

For younger family members there is a special edition of the guide with some magical wand-making activities and stickers. Packed with great, easy ideas to encourage families to make the most of their local canal or river the guide should bring a little bit of fairy dust to make your summer sparkle!

Annette Simpson, Education Manager at the Canal & River Trust, said “We are encouraging families to turn off technology and instead turn on to the towpath. Passing on your childhood experiences and nature knowledge is a great way of spending time together. Our summer guide is a great way to get you started and before you know it you will be making memories that will last your children and grandchildren a lifetime.”

Rich in history, with colourful canal boats in every shape and size, meandering towpath walks, inspiring museums and over 2,000 miles of waterways to explore - your FREE guide will help you make the most of your summer holiday.

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