Fun and games planned for Crick Boat Show

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THOUSANDS are expected to flock to this year’s Crick Boat Show when it sails into the village next month.

The show is one of the biggest annual events in the region and attracts huge crowds from both the Daventry area and across the UK.

This year it will once again take place at Crick Marina on the Grand Union Canal on the late May bank holiday weekend (May 28-30).

Event organiser Peter Johns said the show will be packed with activities and is a great day out for all the family, as well as everyone who loves boats.

He added: “Crick Boat Show offers a great day out for all of the family, our canals and rivers are a unique and much loved feature of our countryside and towns.

“Come and experience them at first hand and learn more about all they have to offer. And there is plenty of entertainment for all of the family, whatever their ages.”

It will feature a huge range of exhibitors specialising in all things boat related as well as food, crafts, leisure and arts.

For the young and young at heart there is a long list of activities including face painting, circus skills and traditional fairground with a Punch and Judy show.

There’s also arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, pedal karting, bungee-trampolining and a giant spider mountain to be climbed and conquered.

Little ones will also be treated to daily appearances from Peppa Pig, who will be meeting children at various intervals during each show day.

Adventurers can try their hand at walking on water (while staying dry) in water spheres or have a go at canoeing.

For those who prefer something more leisurely there will be regular free boat trips, and there will also be live cookery demonstrations, a heritage marquee, real ale, wildlife features from The Wildlife Trusts and RSPB and live music.

Amongst the performers will be BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees James Fagen and Nancy Kerr, David Gibb and rhythm and blues band Soul Deep.

There will also be £6,000 worth of prizes to be won at the show, ranging from a short break holiday to batteries with lots of other things in between. is also giving away ten three-day family tickets worth £52 each to the show. Each ticket admits two adults, and two children. For a chance to win visit

To find out more about the Crick Boat Show, or to book tickets or a mooring or camping space, visit the website