Win family tickets to the Crick Boat Show

The show attracts tens of thousands of visitors
The show attracts tens of thousands of visitors
Share this article

The organisers of the 2014 Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival, which will take place at Crick Marina near Rugby from May 24 to 26, are offering 10 sets of family passes to Rugby Advertiser readers.

The annual event, which showcases the inland waterways industry with over 250 exhibitors from across the canal world, offers a fantastic day out for all the family with dozens of new boats to look round, free boat trips, live music, a real ale marquee, free children’s entertainment at the new waterway wildlife area, and a variety of food and drink stalls.

Organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina, the Show is expected to attract 25,000 visitors.

Show director Peter Johns said: “Crick Boat Show combines the best in the canal boat world with a great family day out alongside the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line. We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2014 event with plenty of entertainment planned for all the family, including free boat trips and fun fair rides, plus lots of wildlife-themed activities in and our exciting new children’s waterway wildlife area.”

Crick Boat Show 2014 will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday May 26, when it closes at 5pm. Evening entertainment runs from 6pm to 11pm. Visitors can save up to 25 per cent off on ticket prices by booking in advance.

For more information or to book tickets, visit or call 01283 742950. Family tickets (for two adults and up to three children under 16) are £35 on the day, £26 if bought in advance. Under-fives go free every show day and all under-16s are free on Monday 26 May. Adult tickets are £13.50 on the day, £10 if booked in advance.

To enter our competition, please answer the following question: How many visitors is the show expected to attract?

Please send your entries on a postcard, including your name, address and phone number, to Boat Show competition, Rugby Advertiser, 2 Albert Street, Rugby CV21 2RS.

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Thursday April 24. Good luck!

Boat Show facts and figures:

15th 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

20 bands and entertainers

50 boats exhibited, including heritage working boats

4 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 26 May when it closes at 5pm. Evening entertainment from 6pm to 11pm on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May.

For more tickets and more information visit or call 01283 742950.