Slough Canal Festival

Boat trips at the canal festival

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017

Bloom Park, Middlegreen Road, Langley

Slough Canal Festival is a wonderful weekend by the water!

Two days of fantastic fun for all the family with free entry, free parking, free displays and performances in the main arena and much more. And full disability access to the site and allocated parking.

See the map of how to get to the Canal Festival

Take to the water

Take a leisurely boat trip up the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal. There are long and short trips available throughout the weekend for just £5 for adults and £3 for children for long trips (60 minutes) and £4 for adults and £2 for children for a short trip (25 minutes). Tickets on sale on the day from the information marquee.

Furry, fluffy and feathered

There is a fiesta of furry, fluffy and feathered friends to meet at the Canal Festival. Fuss over ferrets, giggle at goats, pet ponies, delight at ducks, brush bunnies, find fish and be in awe of the birds of prey.
The Environment Agency will be offering free coaching on fishing in the canal, Ridgeside Falconry will be showing off their birds of prey in a static display and with a fantastic flying display packed with audience participation.
Basil and Crew mobile farm will be showing off their collection of cute and furry with rabbits, ducks, ponies, sheep and more.
And if dogs are your thing see if a dog can outsmart some feisty geese with the sheepdog display.
And don't forget to put a bet on which ferret is the fastest with ferret racing throughout both days!

Get arty and crafty

The arts, crafts and charity marquee is packed full of local charities and craft stalls.
Watch the wood turner change a piece of wood into a polished mushroom right before your eyes, buy hand-painted canal wares, have a go on a tombola, find out about the work of the Friends of Slough Canal, pick a plant, choose a new handbag or scarf, get the kids to spend their pocket money on the pocket money stall, pick up a pet balloon, special hand made candles and pamper products or a range of bric-a-brac from one of the local charities.
And there is a whole marquee where children can take part in art activities from badge making to junk modelling with Emma's Crafty Kids (free).

Kids corner

As well as arts and crafts for kids, the fishing and the main arena acts, there is a whole kids corner with bouncy castle, fun rides, face painting and magic tricks.
For those who like to go on a hunt - find the bugs around the festival site to win a special goodie bag.
And we have the cheapest bungee trampoline in the country - just £1 a go!!

Got the munchies

There is a whole range of food and drink available at the Canal Festival. Hankering for a burger? Fancy a pint? It is all available. And, of course, the famous samosas from the Friends of Slough Canal.

Slough Canal Festival is organised by Slough Borough Council with support from Inland Waterways.

Our thanks to Slough Urban Renewal who are our main sponsor this year and The Slough Express for their continued support.