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Inland Waterways

November 2019

Enjoy a magical trip down the canal to meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Children receive a present from Santa and there are festive refreshments for…

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sat 30th Nov - Tue 24th Dec: Santa Cruises at Anderton

Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire.
Tel: 01606 786 777.

Visit website for more details and booking of the Santa Cruise Weekends.

Inland Waterways / Santa

Join Father Christmas on Keswick Launch for a cruise round Derwentwater during December weekends. With presents for the children and Sherry and Mince Pies…

Inland Waterways / Santa

December 2019

Sun 1st - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: A Fairy Tale Christmas

Dudley Canal Trust Trips
The Car Park, off A4123, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands.
Tel: 0121 557 6265.

Take a trip through a land of enchanted stories and Christmas magic. Visit website for more details and for advance booking.

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sat 7th - Tue 24th Dec 2019: Meet Father Christmas

National Waterways Museum
South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
Tel: 0151 355 5017.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sun 8th - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Cruises

Wey & Arun Canal
The Wharf (behind the Onslow Arms Public House), High Street, Loxwood, West Sussex.

 Children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas present, with festive refreshment on board. We set sail at 11am, 12noon and 2pm. Further details…

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sat 14th - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Boat Trips

The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge , Worcestershire, DY8 4LU.

Enjoy a ride along the historic Stourbridge Canal aboard The "Blackcountry Man" and then disembark to see Santa in his Grotto in the Bonded Warehouse.…

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sat 21st - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Cruises

Basingstoke Canal Centre
Mychett Place Road, Mychett, Surrey.
Tel: 01252 370 073.

Climb aboard our boat 'Rosebud' and take a gentle cruise to the start of the tinsel trail in the woods. Little ones lead the way and follow the…

Inland Waterways / Santa

May 2020

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May 2020: IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Little Venice, Paddington, London, Greater London, W2 6NE.
Tel: 01494 932 730.

The Cavalcade is London's biggest, brightest and best waterways festival.

Inland Waterways

Thu 7th - Sun 10th May 2020: St Richard’s Canal Festival

Vines Park, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 8LB.

The classic cars (days to be confirmed) will be on display in the town centre this time and not at the Lido Car Park.

Classic Cars / Inland Waterways

Sat 16th - Sun 17th May 2020: Rickmansworth Festival

Batchworth Lock Canal Centre
99 Church Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
Tel: 01923 778 382.

The top attraction for many is the wonderful array of canal boats from across the country – a terrific spectacle, with at least 100 craft of many…

Inland Waterways

Sat 23rd - Mon 25th May 2020: IWA Trailboat Festival 2020

Wey & Arun Canal
The Wharf (behind the Onslow Arms Public House), High Street, Loxwood, West Sussex.

The Festival will be hosted by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust on the summit of the Wey & Arun Canal to raise the profile of the Canal and its restoration.

Inland Waterways

Sat 23rd - Mon 25th May 2020: Crick Boat Show

Crick Marina, West Haddon Road, Crick, Northamptonshire, NN6 7SQ.

Inland Waterways

Sun 24th - Mon 25th May 2020: Keighley Transport Festival 2020

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley, Yorkshire.
Tel: 01535 645 214.

Celebrate the town’s transport heritage (May Spring Bank Holiday) – the canal, railway and road vehicles. Keighley is a 'unique' location…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Inland Waterways / Railways

Sat 30th - Sun 31st May 2020: Etruria Canals Festival

Etruria Industrial Museum
Lower Bedford Street, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Tel: 01782 233 144 / 07900 267 711.

The museum hosts a family-friendly summer festival. It brings together narrowboats, canal boats in a lively carnival atmosphere with additional attractions…

Inland Waterways / Stationary Steam

June 2020

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Jun 2020: Historic Narrowboat Rally & Canal Festival

Braunston Marina, The Wharf, Braunston, Nr Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 7JH.

This is hugely popular working narrowboats rally – the UK's largest! Well over 80 historic boats gather and take part in parades with commentary…

Inland Waterways

Sun 28th Jun 2020: Lymm Historic Transport Day

Lymm Village Centre , Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0JB.

The 8th annual event that offers a unique combination of amazing transport attractions: 2 Spitfires – one in the air, one on the ground, historic…

Aircraft / Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Fire Appliances / Inland Waterways / Military / Miniature Railway / Models / Motorbikes / Organs / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

August 2020

Sat 29th - Mon 31st Aug 2020: IWA Festival of Water 2020

Perdiswell Park, Worcester, Worcestershire, .

2020 marks IWA's 75th Anniversary year and where better to start the celebrations than on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham…

Inland Waterways

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