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Try narrowboating for free at an Anglo Welsh Open Day

On Thursday 2 June 2022, the first day of the bank holiday weekend celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are hosting open days at four of our narrowboat hire bases, offering you the chance to try canal boating for free!

The events will run from 10am to 4pm, so come and visit us to take a free short trip on a skippered day boat, ask our expert staff for advice on all things boating, learn what to expect from a canal boat holiday and enter a competition to win a free day boat trip!

The open days will take place at:

–          Whixall on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal in Shropshire;

–          Bunbury on the Shropshire Union Canal in Cheshire;

–          Great Haywood on the Trent & Mersey Canal in Staffordshire; and

–          Wootton Wawen on the Stratford Canal in Warwickshire.

Emma Lovell, reservations manager for Anglo Welsh, explains:

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our open days to enjoy spending time by the water and a free taster session on aboard one of our day boats.

“No booking is required and trips will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.”

Here at Anglo Welsh, we offer day boat hire with prices starting at £10 per person. It’s a great opportunity for those new to canal boating to get the hang of steering, mooring up and working the locks.  All day boats are equipped with cutlery, crockery, a kettle, fridge, cooker and a toilet. Day boats are suitable for up to 10 passengers. Up to two dogs are welcome on board, but they do count as passengers.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Whixall Marina, Alders Lane, Whixall, Shopshire, SY13 2QS

Anglo Welsh at Bunbury, Bunbury Locks, Bunbury, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9QB

Anglo Welsh at Great Haywood, Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Stafford, ST18 0RJ

Anglo Welsh at Wootton Wawen, Canal Wharf, Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden, West Midlands, B95 6BZ

 

*We had initially planned an Open Day at Tardebigge but are sorry to announce this can no longer go ahead. Those planning to visit Tardebigge could instead visit Wootton Wawen.*

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Enjoy canal trips at the Stafford riverway link open day

On Sunday 8 September, staff from our Great Haywood canal boat hire base will be offering visitors the chance to take a free canal boat trip at the Stafford Riverway Link Open Day event.

Kevin Yarwood, our boat yard manager at Great Haywood, explains:

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the annual Stafford Riverway Link event on Sunday 8 September to enjoy a short trip along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal aboard our day boat ‘Abi’.

“Research that shows spending time by the waterways can make you happier and more relaxed, so this is a great opportunity for families to enjoy spending time by their local waterway, experience a canal boat trip and find out more about the progress made so far by the restorers of the Stafford Riverway Link.  Once restored, the Stafford Riverway Link will reconnect the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal to the River Sow, enabling boats to once again travel into Stafford town centre.”

The Stafford Riverway Link Open Days take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September from 10am to 4pm, next to the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal just west of Bridge 101 at St Thomas Bridge, Baswich Lane, Stafford ST18 0YJ.

As well as boat trips on the Sunday, there will be stalls, games, a bar and light refreshments. Admission and car parking are both free.

 

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Drifters Open Day 2019

GET AFLOAT AT ONE OF OUR OPEN DAYS

On Sunday 7 April 2019 we’re offering free canal boat holiday taster sessions at five of our canal boat hire bases, giving visitors the chance to find out more about what it’s like to enjoy a narrowboat holiday on Britain’s wonderful inland waterway network.

Our events are being held as part of Drifters’ National Open Day, which is supported by the Canal & River Trust.

The taster sessions will include free trips on skippered narrowboats, as well as narrowboat tours, holiday discounts and the chance to find out more about our luxury canal boat hire opportunities.

No advance booking is required.  The events will open at 11am and close at 4pm.

Here’s a list of our narrowboat hire bases hosting events:

Tardebigge, Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Tardebigge Wharf, Old Wharf

Bromsgrove,

Worcester, B60 1LR

Tel: 01527 873898

Email: tar.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

 

Wootton Wawen, Stratford Canal

Canal Wharf, Wootton Wawen

Henley in Arden

West Midlands, B95 6BZ

Tel: 01564 793427

Email: wwn.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

 

Bunbury, Shropshire Union Canal

Bunbury Lock, Bunbury

Tarporley

Cheshire, CW6 9QB

Tel: 01829 260957

Email: bun.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

 

Trevor, Llangollen Canal

Canal Wharf, Trevor

Llangollen LL20 7TT

Tel: 01978 821749

Email: trevor.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

 

Great Haywood, Staffs & Worcs Canal

Mill Lane, Great Haywood

Stafford, ST18 0RJ

Tel: 01889 881711

Email: grh.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

For information about all the other canal barge holiday open day events taking place across the country, go to www.drifters.co.uk/openday

For more information about canal boat holidays for beginners, go to https://www.anglowelsh.co.uk/News/top-12-canal-boating-tips-for-novices

And https://www.anglowelsh.co.uk/News/top-8-canal-boat-holidays-for-beginners

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We offer a range of different types of holidays such as City Breaks, Relaxation Cruises and Popular Destinations

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So why choose Anglo Welsh?

More than 55 years providing unique canal boat holidays.
Modern & spacious narrowboat holiday fleet – from 2 to 12 berths.
Wide choice of narrowboat hire locations and canal.
Canal boat holiday routes for novices & experienced boaters.
Flexible holiday booking, no hidden costs.
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Anglo Welsh. So much more than narrowboats

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