Drifters National Open Day


Drifters Open Day

Find out why canal boat holidays are the fastest way to slow down.

On Sunday 23 April, Drifters Waterway Holidays and the Canal & River Trust are offering people the chance to try canal boating for free at hire bases across England and Wales.

This year they have open days at over 20 of their most popular canal locations. There's no need to book, just turn up and enjoy! Free short trips on skippered boats will be running from 11am - 4pm.

Taster sessions include:

  • Free trips on skippered narrowboats
  • Boat tours
  • Holiday discounts


Berkshire - Aldermaston
Cheshire - Bunbury, Anderton
Coventry - Coventry Basin
Leicestershire - Market Harborough
Northamptonshire - Braunston, Gayton
Monmouthshire - Abergavenny
Oxfordshire - Witney
Staffordshire - Great Haywood, Stafford, Stoke on Trent
Shropshire - Ellesmere, Whitchurch, Henley-in-Arden
Wiltshire - Trowbridge
Worcestershire - Alvechurch, Bromsgrove
Wrexham - Llangollen
Yorkshire (West) - Sowerby Bridge


23 April 2017 - 23 April 2017


Adult - FREE

Child - FREE



Full details of what each site offers can be found at 


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