Welcome to WOW
The many WOW resources and activities you will discover here have been created for children aged 7-11 years and their teachers, group leaders and families.
Whether you are planning a school visit or a day out they are designed to help you safely explore the canals, rivers and waterways of Britain. If you work in education, volunteer as a brownie or scout leader or you just want to learn more about our waterways then this is the place for you!
Check out the WOW news and events guide for everything you need to know about what’s happening on our waterways.
Event: Member Builders.
27th October to 31st October
The Boat Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire FMB5 4FW.
Event: Moons, Moths, Meteorites and the Milky Way.
40 Station Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, Norfolk
News: Listen your way round the Canal Museum.
From 27th September, The Canal Museum near Northampton will offer FREE recorded guided tours of their collection.
News: WOW at the National Waterways Festival
Check out what we all got up to at this year’s National Waterways Festival.
Info Bank: The Waterways of Britain
Information databank of all the waterways in Britain. Find out about the waterways closest to you, or any other part of the country.
Info Bank: Waterway bridges
How do waterway bridges work? What kinds of bridge are there on the waterways? These questions and more are answered here.
Info Bank: Project Help Station
Doing a project on canals or rivers? This is where to look first for information about the people who built and worked on the canals and rivers of Britain in Victorian times
Info Bank: WOW Image Company Check
A collection of pictures showing waterways scenes, wildlife, traditional and modern life afloat. Requires Flash 6.
News: River Teme in stunning fish rescue.
Environment Agency to the rescue!
News: Water Racket II at Gloucester is huge success
The second WOW ‘Water Racket’ took place at Gloucester docks, in the National Waterways Museum on Sunday 27th July. Check out what happened.
News: Children add a splash of colour.
Colourful mosaics, produced by local children, have been uncovered at a waterway bridge near Stoke Bruerne.