Interact with a series of activities and discover the importance and significance of rope to the canals and waterways.

Visitors are invited to go on a journey discovering both the elements of work and play that the waterways offer and hear more about the role that this material played in the life of the canals.

There will also be the opportunity to try your hand at rope-making and knot-tying. A life-sized horse made of steel will be secured by screws onto Newton’s Cottage structure where you will be invited to create your own rope and then weave it into the horse sculpture.

This activity will run from 11am - 2.30pm on Saturday 29 November and is free.


Newton's Cottage is a temporary art installation at the Park which can be found at Carpenter's Lock (number 8 on Park Map).