People enjoyed Drifters' open day.

Published: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

WE ARE told that around 2,000 people enjoyed a free canal boat trip as part of Drifters’ National Open Day.

The event, that took place this month, offered canal boat holiday taster sessions at 17 canal boat hire bases across England and Wales.


Nigel Stevens, Director of Drifters Waterway Holidays, explained:

“We are delighted to report that around 2,000 people experienced a canal boat trip at our national open day this year, and many of the visitors to our events were enthusiastic about the idea of holidaying on the canals

“It’s absolutely vital that we attract newcomers to the canals with taster events like these, so that more people discover the joys of a narrowboat holiday and the beauty of our inland waterways. We hope the people who visited our open day events come back to the canals again soon and we are always happy to see people at our boatyards to chat about boats, routes and holidays.”