Our family volunteer weekends are ideal for any family looking to do something different, learn new skills and work together to help make a practical difference to our nation’s industrial heritage.
Ideal for any family looking to do something different
We can accommodate families with children aged between 6 to 14 years old and offer an inclusive, friendly and safe environment for families to experience canal restoration. All the tasks will be led by our experienced volunteer leadership teams.
£15pp for a weekend includes
We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Families will be sleeping in private facilities as family units during the weekend.
We will provide all the personal protection and safety equipment you need.
All day activities
There will be planned evening activities to keep the whole family entertained!
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Family volunteer weekend FAQs
We only ask volunteers to cover the cost of food; for a family camp this is just £15 per person.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are arranged for Saturday and on Sunday it is Breakfast and Lunch.
Families will be sleeping in private facilities as family units during the weekend. Depending on the location, that can be a dorm room or camping outside. If it is camping, families will be asked to provide their own tents.
tough outdoor clothes,
waterproofs (you never know with a British summer!)
sleeping bag & pillow sleeping mat, airbed or camping bed
towel & swimwear and casual clothes for the evening
You will be sent a full list of what to bring and we will supply any other safety equipment required, including hard hats. All tools will be provided.
No previous experience is necessary; just a willingness to have fun and get involved. Our experienced leaders will explain to you everything you need to know once you’re there.
Families arrive on the Friday evening (we ask all families to cater for themselves on Friday) here our families and leadership teams will introduce each other to other volunteers and play team building games. During the days we will undertake a variety of activities to learn about and help support Canal Restoration and we will have activities planned in the evening. Families are usually on their way home by 4pm on Sunday.
Family camp photos
Join us and together we can continue to campaign to protect and restore the waterways you love. Become a member for as little as £36 per year – or you can choose to give more.
Love your waterways
Together we can protect and restore our waterways; the UK’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers need your help.
Our programme of working holidays is currently suspended
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