The Canal & River Trust Marquee
Set up to care for a 2,000-mile network of waterways in England and Wales, the Canal & River Trust is now one of the UK's biggest charities.
There will be a number of displays and activities in the Canal & River Trust Marquee at the Show.
The museums team will have a fantastic display and visitors can learn about life on the canal in 19th century. You’ll also have the opportunity to see (and join in with!) apprentices demonstrating lime mortaring and brickwork skills live as they build a stone wall over the course of the weekend.
Find out about canal-dwelling fish with Canal & River Trust’s fisheries and angling team, who will be on hand to tell you all about angling along the network, including info on how to get involved. You’ll also be able to get up close to some common canal fish such as roach, perch, bream and tench in a large tank. On top of that, we will also have a display of heritage fishing tackle.
The environment team will have information and activities about the wildlife living in and near Britain’s canals.. Learn more about volunteering with the trust and see a display tank about canal water pollution. Our water management team will be there with their special canal flume to demonstrate how we manage water levels on the network.
There will be plenty more things to keep children (and big kids!) busy, with colouring in, a sticker trail and traditional roses and castles painting with CanalArts where you can paint a rose onto a wooden spoon to take home.
The boating team will also be on hand to answer any questions. So, if you’re thinking about buying your first boat, need to renew your licence, considering starting a boating business or have any other questions, come along and have a chat.
You can find out more about Canal & River Trust in this short video: