Crick Boat Show to Celebrate Brindley 300


Published on: 26 April 2016

Article type: General News

The 2016 Crick Boat Show, Britain’s biggest inland waterways festival, is to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of James Brindley, popularly honoured as Britain’s first great canal builder, and for the first time ever all children aged 16 and under can visit any show day for free.

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The 2016 Crick Boat Show, Britain’s biggest inland waterways festival, is to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of James Brindley, popularly honoured as Britain’s first great canal builder, and for the first time ever all children aged 16 and under can visit any show day for free.Crick

The annual event, which takes place 28-30 May 2016, showcases the inland waterways industry with over 250 exhibitors from across the canal world, takes place at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire.

Crick Boat Show offers a fantastic day out for all the family with dozens of boats to look round, boat handling sessions, free boat trips, live music, children’s activities, a real ale marquee, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.

Organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina, the 2016 Show is expected to attract 25,000 visitors.
 
Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2016 Crick Boat Show - the number one boat show at the heart of the waterway network.
 
“Whether people are boating enthusiasts, looking to buy boating products and services, or just looking for a great family day out by the water, there’s lots to see and do at Crick Boat Show.

“This year we will be commemorating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great canal engineer, James Brindley, with a range of special activities, a Brindley impersonator meeting and greeting show visitors, displays and talks and, for the first time ever, all children aged 16 and under will receive free entry on all three days of the Show!

“And with music an important part of the show’s entertainment and atmosphere, we are delighted to have booked broadcaster and songwriter Tom Robinson to headline our Sunday evening entertainment programme, and the Blondie tribute band ‘Blondied’ for Saturday evening.”

Crick Boat Show 2016 will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday 30 May, when it closes at 5pm. Evening entertainment runs from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

Ticket prices start at £12 per adult if booked in advance before 22 May, £15 on the day. All children aged 16 and under go free. Senior Citizens and concessions are £10.80 in advance, £13.50 on the day. Three-day tickets are also available for £23.20 per adult in advance, or £29 on the day. Senior citizens and concessions are priced at £20.80 in advance, £26 on the day. Camping and mooring is also available.

For more information visit www.crickboatshow.com, call 01283 742970 or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/crickboatshow.  Visitors can save up to 20% off ticket prices by booking in advance.  To book tickets, visit www.crickboatshow.com/tickets.html or call 01283 742970.

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Crick Boat Show Facts & Figures

• 17th Crick Boat Show – first held in 1999
• Over 25,000 visitors expected to attend
• 250+ exhibitors
• 32,000m2 exhibition space
• 20 food stalls and 1 large bar hosting a real ale festival
• 15 bands and entertainers
• Over 40 boats on display, including historic working boats
• 3 Trip boats offering regular trips
• 300 camping pitches
• Located at Crick Marina, West Haddon Road, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SQ
• Directions by road:  From M1 Junction 18, take the A428 towards West Haddon, bypassing the centre of Crick village.
• Opening times: the Show is open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday 30 May when it closes at 5pm.  Evening entertainment from 7.30pm to 11.30pm on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May.
• For tickets and more information visit www.crickboatshow.com or call 01283 742970.

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