Tickets: Free & Paid
Coventry Canal, River Sherbourne & other water bodies in the city
Until Sun 1 May 2022

WaterWAYS

Thu 28 Apr 2022 to Sun 1 May 2022
Coventry Canal, River Sherbourne & other water bodies in the city
Free & Paid
 

Join in our celebration and exploration of Coventry’s hidden blue spaces and waterways.  

Take a wander with free, family-friendly activities from the Canal & River Trust, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Coventry City Council Parks Team, and Ludic Rooms.

As you can see below, there's a wide variety of fun activities for all ages and interests.

Image: Juneau Projects

Visit Coventry Canal Basin on Friday 29 April for free storytelling and water-themed activities from the Canal & River Trust education boat – no booking necessary 10am – 3pm. There will also be a very special EP launch, Rites for Crossing Water, from electronic folk duo, Crewdson & Cevanne.

Welcome in the May Bank Holiday weekend with free music from The Village Butty

On Saturday 30 April, join Roam + Dwell from Ludic Rooms in the Canal Basin from 10am – 4pm for free playful activities. Ludic Rooms is fascinated by folk cultures in the 21st Century, we will mark May Day with both traditional and tech-based versions of Maypole dancing, together with music, garland-making, yoga and robots!  

Drop into free storytelling and craft sessions for all the family, or sign up for an ecology and heritage walk, have a go kayaking or join a cycle along the canal – there is something for everyone.  

28 April

Let's Ride The Canal

As part of WaterWAYS, Let's Ride is ideal for beginners, families or those who have discovered or rediscovered the joy of riding a bike recently. 

The Village Butty

Visit the floating village hall at the heart of the canal basin and find out more about our spring celebrations.

Supported by the Community Connectors programme.

29th April - 16th May 2022

Walk With Me

Talking Birds’ popular family-friendly audio tours return, and this time you can enjoy these funny and informative guided trails any time using your smartphone or tablet (headphones required). Our actor-guide will take you on a trail of the unexpected and help you tune in to the sounds of Coventry’s past, present and - who knows? - future.

 

29 April

Crewdson & Cevanne

Crewdson & Cevanne (Hugh Jones & Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian are a modern day English folk duo creating an extraordinary sonic world of electronics and folk, blending their voices with harp and found sounds played on their DIY electronic instruments.

Coventry Creature Count

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust are on a mission to discover how many different wildlife species can be recorded over a weekend. They are challenging folk in every corner of Coventry to record what they can see an where they can see it.

The Village Butty

Visit the floating village hall at the heart of the canal basin and find out more about our spring celebrations.

Supported by the Community Connectors programme.

29th April - 16th May 2022

Walk With Me

Talking Birds’ popular family-friendly audio tours return, and this time you can enjoy these funny and informative guided trails any time using your smartphone or tablet (headphones required). Our actor-guide will take you on a trail of the unexpected and help you tune in to the sounds of Coventry’s past, present and - who knows? - future.

Growing Jack's Frogs - The Frog Cycle Self Guided Trail

Do the Frog Walk! 

Start at the Canal & River Trust Education boat with family workshops inspired by local artist Jack Foulks’ unique and signature frog design. Follow the self-guided frog trail along the canal towpath – and explore nature from a frog’s eye view.

Pick up your trail map - maps are available online, at Playwrights and the Canal & River Trust Visitor Centre.

 

30 April

The Norfolk Broads

Imagine four angels descended from heaven and decided to sing wonderful British folk songs with a contemporary twist, illuminating the lives of women past and present.

Let's Paddle

As part of WaterWAYS, Canal and River Trust invite you to learn to Canoe with Mercia Canoe Club at Coventry Canal Basin . All the equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book your free session and turn up on the day.

Let's Fish!

As part of WaterWAYS, learn to fish with the Canal and River Trust's team of professionally qualified and licensed angling coaches. All bait, equipment, permits and licence are provided. All you need to do is book in and turn up on time on the day.

Ecology and Heritage Walk

Join the Canal and River Trust for a fascinating guided walk of the Coventry Canal. Discover the hidden heritage and ecology of this unique waterway as the heart of the city. This is a FREE event open to all - but for numbers booking is essential.

The Village Butty

Visit the floating village hall at the heart of the canal basin and find out more about our spring celebrations.

Supported by the Community Connectors programme.

29th April - 16th May 2022

Coventry Creature Count

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust are on a mission to discover how many different wildlife species can be recorded over a weekend. They are challenging folk in every corner of Coventry to record what they can see an where they can see it.

Walk With Me

Talking Birds’ popular family-friendly audio tours return, and this time you can enjoy these funny and informative guided trails any time using your smartphone or tablet (headphones required). Our actor-guide will take you on a trail of the unexpected and help you tune in to the sounds of Coventry’s past, present and - who knows? - future.

Growing Jack's Frogs - The Frog Cycle Self Guided Trail

Do the Frog Walk! 

Start at the Canal & River Trust Education boat with family workshops inspired by local artist Jack Foulks’ unique and signature frog design. Follow the self-guided frog trail along the canal towpath – and explore nature from a frog’s eye view.

Pick up your trail map - maps are available online, at Playwrights and the Canal & River Trust Visitor Centre.

 

1 May

Coventry Creature Count

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust are on a mission to discover how many different wildlife species can be recorded over a weekend. They are challenging folk in every corner of Coventry to record what they can see an where they can see it.