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Discovery Day


Sunday October 8th

10am – 4pm

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     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!

Training the next generation of canal restorers 🙂

Try your hand at bricklaying with the Waterway Recovery Group!

WRG are helping us restore locks 14 & 15 in the Woolsthorpe Flight 

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

thank you to Newark Canoe Club

Try your skill in a variety of craft ~ you’re advised to bring a change of clothes & towel ~ hopefully you won’t need them 😉  This does tend to be a damp activity even without falling in 🙂  A small charge will be made for canoeing/paddle-boarding  

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

Lock 15 restoration – Guided Tours

A minibus shuttle service will operate from the main Discovery Day site to Lock 15

Thank you to the Waterway Recovery Group for providing this service 🙂

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, 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 ~ we 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 

fueled by volunteers!

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