Over 1,000 people tried canal boating on our national open day

Last Sunday (23 April), over 1,000 people tried canal boating for free at one of our 16 open day events across England and Wales.

We were delighted to welcome so many people to our boat yards to experience canal boat holiday taster sessions.  These included free short trips on skippered narrowboats, and the opportunity to look round holiday-hire boats.

There are over 3,000 miles of navigable waterways to enjoy holidaying on in the UK, with hundreds of destinations to choose from.

We hope the people who visited our open day events come back to the canals again soon.

We are always happy to see people at our boat yards to chat about boats, routes and holidays.

We’ll announce the date of our 2024 national open day event shortly.

In the meantime, we’ve published some advice for canal boat holiday beginners here: