Discovery Day

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Discovery Day


Sunday October 8th

A Great Family Day Out!

Free Entry ~ Free Parking ~ Free Entertainment

Your Mistress of Ceremonies!

Local Radio Presenter

Suzie Sparkles!


 Richard Parry

Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust

 will open this year’s

 Discovery Day!


Narrowboat Rides

Children £2.00            Adults £3.00

Wildlife Stands

Raptor Rescue ~ Hedgehog Welfare ~ Lincolnshire Bat Group

Great to know there are so many local groups caring for our sick and injured wildlife – they may even have some of their recovering patients for us to see!

The Woodland Trust will be with us – where would we, or our wildlife be without our woods!

Family Activities

to include – The fabulous Creation Station & more!

‘Inspire your child and unleash their creativity with award winning creative fun brought to you by the friendly folk at The Creation Station.  At this year’s Discovery Day, enjoy a creative journey of discovery through fun hands-on art and craft activities.’

Check out their Facebook Page!

Dancing Girls

Clog Dancing by the Maids of Clifton

 ‘Have a Go’ fun 🙂 

From the heart of Sherwood Forest ~ The Wobbly Bodger!

So well received at last year’s event ~ we’ve enticed him out of his natural habitat again ~ try your skill at pole lathe turning!

More Dancing – Girls & Boys this time!

Let Allington Morris entertain you!

In the Marquee

Sustrans – ask them about cycling routes in this area & beyond

Waterway Groups ~ Crafts ~ Butterfly Conservation & More!

Pick up your free copy of Towpath Talk – The UK’s Number ONE read for all waterway users

In the Carpenter’s Shop


Homemade Cake ~ Tea ~ Coffee ~ Soft Drinks

Live Music!

The Trent Navigation Shanty Crew

Gary Cadwallader

Outside attractions include

Sizzling Sausages BBQ

Canoe Rides

by Newark Canoe Club

Be a souper trooper 😉

Enjoy homemade soup from our WW1 Field Kitchen – fueled by wood

Dirty Duck Race

…the silliest duck race you ever did see…

as if duck racing is ever serious 😉

Duckmaster Ayup Meduck

Camping and Caravanning on site – make a weekend of it!

Why not stay longer?  Fabulous views of the majestic Belvoir Castle, Towpath Walks, Canoeing, fishing, quiet lanes for cycling

Good Food at the Dirty Duck!

Explore the Vale ~ Discover the market town of Grantham

or the ancient charm of Stamford & Newark

***Where to find us***

The Carpenter’s Shop Canal Depot, Duck Lane, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Nr. Grantham. NG32 1NY

If in doubt – just make for the Dirty Duck pub!

Camping & Caravanning only:

Telephone Belvoir Castle Reception 9am – 5pm: 01476 871001

The Dirty Duck only:

Telephone: 01476 870111

Discovery Day enquiries only:

Contact us

…and finally ~ couldn’t do it without them:

With grateful thanks to the Belvoir Estate and licencees Jean-Francois & Lynne of the Dirty Duck for permission to use their car park and facilities 

fuelled by volunteers!

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