The first ever Canal and Craft Fair to be held on the Grand Union in Hayes proved to be a popular event at the weekend.

The fair, which ran from noon until 4pm on Sunday attracted families who took part in a range of activities that included face painting, canoeing lessons from the Sharks Canoe Club and Hayes and Harlington Scouts along with treasure hunts around the piazza at High Point Village. The piazza also played host to a number of crafters and local community groups who were advertising their activities.

High Point Village, Station Road, Hayes, UB3 4BG Pictured. joaquin Apuada (9)
 

The Elsdale 2 floating classroom, operated by the environmental charity, Groundwork South, took young and old on educational boat rides up and down the canal from the Station Road Bridge to introduce people to the wildlife and ecology along this stretch of the waterway.

Hayes Town Partnership chairman David Brough said: “It was a great community event that clearly appealed to a lot of people. It was great to see so many people enjoying the canal.

"We’d definitely like to see more things like this in the future.”

If you want more canal related fun, Rickmansworth Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at Batchworth Lock and the Rickmansworth Aquadrome.