Discovery Day 2018

Discovery Day


Sunday October 14th

10am – 4pm

A Great Family Day Out!

Free Entry ~ Free Parking ~ Free Entertainment

Your Mistress of Ceremonies 😉

Radio Presenter

Suzie Sparkles!


Special Guest Appearance

Shrek the Boat Horse 🙂

Narrowboat Rides

Adults £3  Children £2

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


Dancing Girls


Clog Dancing by the Maids of Clifton


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 & 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!


Clarty Sough

have a listen:

Work’s a Bitch

Winners of the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Songwriting Competition 2005

With “The Day We Went a Drinking at the Show”

Winners of the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Folk Songwriting Competition 2001

With “Jag Day”

The Musicians Union Trophy for Best Live Performance


Gary Cadwallader

Gary loves to sing for us on Discovery Day


we love to listen to his dulcet ‘man in black’ tones

Gary Cadwallader

Outside attractions include:

Hand painted Canal Art by Sugarfoot

This exquisite hand painted heart – only £4.99!

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  


Mini Willow Weaving Workshops


Have fun and test your skill at willow weaving with the expert guidance of Tom Askew (small charge applies)

Hook a Duck

Oi! put me down, me duck!

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, 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 permissions to use their car park and facilities 

fueled by volunteers!

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