The Crick Boat Show
The Crick Boat Show and Inland Waterways
Festival is the largest inland waterways show in the UK and has been running
since 2000. The show is a perfect
opportunity to discover all you could ever want to know about the inland
waterways and narrowboating in general.
We compiled a list of typical
things you will find at the Crick Boat Show and Inland Waterways Festival.
Canal Boats and their accessories
If you’re interested in buying a new
or used canal boat at the show, or you already own a narrowboat, there are a
plethora of different products, services and advice to make the most of. In the marina basin the biggest collection of
new canal boats is on show with many, if not most boat builders exhibit their
crafts at the show. If you’re looking
for a used narrowboat then all of the larger brokers are there like us, Whilton
and Venetian Marina.
Chandlery companies usually set
up shop displaying a large array of items for sale from engines, solid fuel
stoves, to windlasses. Insurance and
finance companies are also usually exhibiting, so you can speak to someone face
to face if you’ve got a specific boating question you’d like to ask.
Canal Boat Advice
If its advice that you’re looking
for then there is usually a seminar area where Waterways World, Canal and River
Trust, River Canal Rescue and The residential Boat Owner’s Association will
answer questions in topic areas including buying a boat, living aboard and boat
If you are thinking about getting into narrow boating as a
hobby, or considering it as your new way of life. Then taking a canal boat trip at the Crick
Boat Show and Waterways Festival is a great place to experience cruising on the
canal and seeing if you like it!
Alternatively this makes a great day out if you’re looking for somewhere
to take your kids.
Family fun rides
There is always plenty for families to do. The Crick Boat Show often features a traditional
funfair with carousel and Punch & Judy Show.
Entertainment and live
There is live music day and night with acts that have a
boating feel to them, food and craft marquees with a selection of food
available, cookery demonstrations, and a real ale bar. There is something for everyone.
Normal opening dates
The Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival is usually held on
the last May bank holiday weekend on the Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday
Monday. Sometimes this changes, as in
the Queens Jubilee in 2012 when it was held over the Jubilee weekend.
If you’re coming from far away to
the show then you can either camp on site or moor at the marina. Take a look at the Crick Boat Show and Inland
Waterways Festival’s website for more information about this.
Ticket’s are available in advance, saving up to 30% on the
gate price and can be purchased through the Crick Boat Show and Inland
Waterways Festival’s website.
Crick Boat Show visitor information - http://www.crickboatshow.com/visitorinfo.html