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Thames TideFest

Please note:
This is a past event and has already taken place

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Ever fancied getting out on the river?

Thames Tidefest offers kayaking taster sessions run by Edge Paddling or stand up paddle boarding taster sessions run by Active 360.

Take a boat trip round the Thames Islands or to Chiswick Pier to catch up with the RNLI.

There’s lots of fun on the foreshore with river dipping, water testing, games or a foreshore walk with the ‘London Mudlark’.

Visit some hidden corners with trips to Oliver’s Island or Lots Ait where African Queen was filmed or the Eel Pie Island museum which saw the start of the careers of Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones.

Strand on the Green Embankment will host marquees along the riverside with community activities, food & refreshments while the Kew Bridge Piazza will host a music stage not to mention a Victorian fire engine.

There are photographic walks, visits to nature reserves, freshwater tanks filled with fish, an angling competition and lots more things to do. Visit the fascinating London Museum of Water and Steam
and ride a steam locomotive or the hidden gem that is the Musical Museum.

We are grateful for the sponsorship of Thames Water and Fullers, Smith and Turner which enables the programme to be delivered either free of charge or at greatly reduced rates.