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.

Inside the CRT marquee at Crick Boat ShowThere will be a number of historic and wildlife displays and activities within the Canal & River Trust Marquee at the Show. 

The museums team will have a fantastic display of the historic Ellesmere Port slipway and visitors can learn about life here in 19th century with the help of costumed characters, and meet a costumed interpreter of John Nash, the English architect responsible for the Regent’s Canal. You’ll even have the opportunity to see the heritage team demonstrating their masonry skills live as they build a stone wall with an arch. 

Come and find out about canal-dwelling fish with CRT’s fisheries and angling team, who will be on hand to tell you all about angling along the network. 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. 

The environment team will have lots of information about the wildlife living in and near Britain’s canals, you can even try your hand (well ear!) at identifying some wildlife sounds. Learn more about volunteering with the trust and see the display tank about canal water pollution.

There will be plenty more things to keep children (and big kids!) busy, with colouring in, ‘build a canal’ activities and rose painting on your own terracotta flower pot 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.

a family enjoy time by canal

heron flying across canal

young children visit a canal



Waterways World

Waterways World is the biggest selling and longest-established inland waterways magazine.

Every month, we explore the waterway system, test the latest boats and equipment, and look into the history and heritage of our canals – and our news coverage is unrivalled.

Canal & River Trust

In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, the Canal & River Trust’s historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature.

We're the charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales

Crick Marina

Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country.

Crick marina has a great location on a 21-mile lock-free pound, ideal for relaxed weekends afloat, yet handy for all major cruising routes.


is organised by the publishers of Waterways World magazine

Waterways World  magazine sets first-party and third-party cookies so we can monitor and improve the effectiveness of our website. You can control this using your browser settings.