Win tickets to Crick Boat Show!

Towpath Talk has 15 pairs of adult tickets for the 2017 Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival (27-29 May), to give-away to readers.

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The UK’s biggest inland waterways festival takes place at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, and is organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina.

To enter the competition, please visit this link and enter your details.

The winners will be the first 10 names drawn at random. There are no cash alternatives available.

Closing date for entries is 30 April 2017.

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO AT CRICK BOAT SHOW:

  1. Take a boat trip – visitors to Crick can take a free boat trip along the Grand Union Canal aboard canal boats run by volunteers from the London Narrowboat Project. The half-hour trips run every 10 minutes from 10.10am each day of the show.
  2. Climb aboard one of 40 display boats – if you are looking to buy a new narrowboat or widebeam boat to live aboard, with Britain’s finest inland boat builders all represented and the chance to inspect more boats in one place than anywhere else in the whole boating year, you will be spoilt for choice at Crick.
  3. Get advice on budget boating – BWML is hosting an affordable boating feature at the show, with tips on how to get afloat on your own boat, and the Show’s free seminar programme will include advice from Waterways World experts on buying a new or used boat, living afloat and boat maintenance.
  4. Listen to live music – live bands will be performing throughout the Show in the Wheatsheaf Bar Marquee, with the ‘T-Rextasy’ tribute band headlining on the Saturday evening, and the ‘Fleetwood Bac’ Tribute Show and ‘Murphy’s Marbles’ on Sunday evening.
  5. Try artisan food – the show’s Food & Craft Marquee offers a wide selection of independent food specialists, offering tasty samples, great gift ideas and live demonstrations of culinary delights.
  6. Enjoy some waterway-themed children’s activities – children aged 16 and under can visit the show for free where they will find a variety of special activities, including a treasure hunt, ‘build a canal’ challenge and Roses & Castles painting in the Canal & River Trust Marquee.
  7. Vote for your favourite boat – visitors to the show can vote for their favourite boat and the result is announced mid-afternoon on Monday 29 May. Everyone who votes is entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher and Waterways World subscription. The winning exhibitor receives a trophy and a bottle of champagne.
  8. Get your shopping fix – with close to 300 exhibitors, Crick is Britain’s biggest inland waterways festival, showcasing the very best of the canal world.  So, whether you are a boat owner or just a dreamer, let your imagination roam free with dozens of new boats to look round, all the latest products, gadgets and space-saving solutions to admire, and outdoor clothing, jewellery, hats and hand bags to revitalize your wardrobe.
  9. Step back in time on a historic boat – as well as dozens of new boats to look around, a number of historic boats will also be on show, offering visitors the chance to find out how working boat families lived in such a tiny cabin and the journeys they made to make their living.
  10. Find out about volunteering on the canals – Canal & River Trust volunteers will be in the Trust’s Marquee throughout the Show to talk about their experiences of volunteering on the canals.  Volunteers help with all aspects of the Trust’s work, including lock keeping, otter-spotting, welcoming visitors to key sites and helping with canal maintenance as a member of the Towpath Taskforce.

CRICK FACT FILE

Address – Crick Marina, West Haddon Road, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SQ.

Opening times – the Show is open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday 29 May when it closes at 5pm.  Evening entertainment from 7.30pm to 11.30pm on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.

Ticket prices – start at £12 per adult if booked in advance, £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.

To book tickets and more information visit www.crickboatshow.com or call 01283 742970.

Advance ticket sales close online at midnight on Sunday 21 May 2017 and by phone at 4pm on Friday 19 May 2017.

Camping and mooring spaces are available and must be booked in advance.

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