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 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.