A unique event in Hayes will give people young and old a chance for a late summer splash in the canal in the town centre on Sunday (September 25).
The Hayes Canal Festival is now in its third year and will offer canoeing, boat trips, fishing and paddleboard fun.
Held on the Grand Union Canal at High Point Village, the festival hopes to promote use of the canal and to show that it has something to offer for everyone.
Jeannette Brookes, development and engagement manager at the Canal Trust, said: “We're all looking forward to the festival, there's going to be loads going on.
“The canal offers something for everyone and we're hoping to give a taster of that at the festival, so I'd encourage people to come down and get involved.”
As well as aquatic adventures, there will be plenty on offer including stalls, face-painting, balloon modelling, circus skills and canal-side walks.
The newly opened Village Café will also be offering musical entertainment and refreshments.
Chair of the Hillingdon Canal Partnership, David Brough, said: “The canal in Hayes has huge potential and the festival provides a real opportunity to put it in the shop window and highlight all that it offers.
“If you have never visited the canal or taken a trip boat along it, please take the opportunity to join us at the festival.”
The festival runs from 11am to 4pm at the canal near Station Road.