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Creatures & Critters – Anderton Boat Lift

August 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

Butterfly magic with Creatures and Critters

Back by popular demand, the Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich, will once again be providing free family fun every Tuesday and Thursday during August. It will be non-stop fun with the Academy of Fun when children can get creative with recycled plastic craft.

The Lift is owned by the Canal & River Trust Charity, guardian of 2,000 miles of historic waterways across England and Wales. The free events will be held at the Lift View marquee (times specified below) and there is no cost to enter the site. Advance booking is required on 01606 786777 as there is limited availability.

During the Summer holiday, families are also encouraged to get involved in the Canal & River Trust’s nationwide ‘Family Plastics Challenge’. It is estimated that 80% of the plastic in the world’s oceans comes from litter dropped inland. The aim is to stop plastics in the UK from being dumped in rivers and canals and washed into the sea. For information on how to get involved, have fun and make a real difference to the environment. Download our easy-to-use guide.


Graham Wood, Duty Manager, Anderton Boat Lift, said: “This year’s free and entertaining summer activities are the perfect way for parents to entertain their children without breaking the bank, especially as there is no cost to enter the site. It is a great place for children to run around, make new friends and have their imagination sparked by new things. We very much hope that inspired by our spectacular location between the River Weaver and Trent & Mersey Canal.”

Boat trips through the Lift and along the picturesque River Weaver are available during the Summer for which there is a charge.* Booking is recommended on 01606 786 777. There is no charge for under 5s and adult charges only apply over the age of 16 years old. The Anderton Boat Lift is one of the seven wonders of Britain’s waterways and is an engineering masterpiece, being the world’s first ever successful boat lift. The Lift sits in a spectacular location between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal and is an interesting combination of working historic structure and fun, educational experience.


For further information, contact:

Fiona Young, Anderton Boat Lift on 01244 851867 or at [email protected]


Other Summer Events at the Anderton Boat Lift:

The Anderton Boat Lift and the Coffee Shop is open from 9.30am to 4pm during weekdays and until 5.30pm on weekends, school holidays and Bank Holidays.  Off-peak Winter hours apply later in the year. For more information visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

There is no charge for children under 5 years old and the adult charge only applies to children over 15-years old.

River Trip Adults             £5.25
Children          £3.25
Young Adult £4.25
Under 5’s  Free

The River Trip takes 40 minutes and includes a commentary on the unique industrial heritage of Northwich.


Boat Lift Trip Adults             £8.25
Children          £4.25
Young Adult   £6.25
Under 5’s  Free

This Trip takes approximately 40 minutes during which visitors are transported through the Lift and given a commentary.


Combined Ticket Adults             £12.25
(River and Lift) Children          £7.25
Young Adult    £9.25
Under 5’s  Free



August 15, 2019
1:30 pm