In a bid to encourage more people to get on the water, the British Marine Federation (BMF) will host shows in 13 different marinas around the UK next weekend

The BMF is running its On The Water Weekend, which aims to get people of all ages to try their hand at boating, next weekend. From 27-28 April, events will be divided into four areas, the north, south, east and west. Look below for a list of locations and details of what will be happening.

North
Anderton Marina, Cheshire – boat trips
Wrenbury Marina, Cheshire – boat trips
Whitehaven Marina, Cumbria – boat jumble
Wandering Duck, Derbyshire – photography classes aboard barges

South
Bray Marina, Berkshire – motorboat taster sessions
Hulperton Marina, Wiltshire – river cruises
Rockley Watersports, Poole – two for one on equipment hire
Gayton Marina, Northamptonshire – cruises on the Grand Union Canal

West
Zego Marine, Cardiff – self-drive boats for hire
Droitwich Spa Marina, Worcestershire – marina open day

East
Norfolk Broads Direct, Norfolk – boat trips
Herbert Woods, Norfolk – boat trips and facilities tour
East Coast Boating, Suffolk – boating tasters  

And don’t forget that Beaulieu will also be holding its annual jumble, which isn’t to be missed.