Slough’s fantastic family event - Slough Canal Festival coming soon!

Published: 22 August 2019

Make a date in your diary for Slough’s annual Canal Festival, one of the borough’s best-loved events. Come along and enjoy the fun on Saturday and Sunday (7 and 8 September) in Bloom Park, Middlegreen Road, Langley between 11am and 5pm.

There is free entry, free parking and free displays and performances for all ages to enjoy, and the festival is fully accessible for disabled people, with allocated disabled parking.

Come and meet some furry, fluffy and feathered friends. Fuss over ferrets, giggle at goats, pet ponies, delight at ducks, brush bunnies, find fish and be in awe of birds of prey. As a new addition this year, we will have an amazing display by Flyte of fancy with their sheepdog show.

For something for the whole family to enjoy, you can book a canal boat trip for a small fee, and take a leisurely ride along the beautiful Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal.

There will be plenty of charity and arts and crafts stalls to explore or enjoy a trip on a steam engine ride around the arena, perfect for children and families. We also have Trevor the Tractor who is wheelchair accessible for everyone to enjoy a ride on!

For our younger visitors we have everything from Emma’s Crafty Kids session where your little ones can get creative, have their faces painted or glitter tattoos applied (for just £1 each). Active kids can get jumping on the bungee trampoline (for just £1), have fun on our small funfair rides or try the bouncy castle.

Also for the little ones this year, children can get behind the wheel of their own electric-powered mini-Jaguar or Land Rover with Diddy Drivers. Don’t worry as parents have an option to control the cars with a remote for younger drivers.

There is a mobile bar and a range of food catering for visitors throughout the weekend.

Councillor Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “This is one of our most popular events for all ages, with entertainment, stalls and activities for everyone. In the fabulous setting next to the Grand Union Canal, this year we have new shows and activities, and always aim to keep everything as low cost as possible for everyone to enjoy. Come down and enjoy this exciting weekend.”

For more information, contact events on 01753 875194 or email

Sponsored by Stoke Wharf in partnership with SUR and Waterside Places, silver sponsored by Slough Express, and supported by IWA and CRT.