Discovery Day 2018

Discovery Day is building.  Note: we are awaiting confirmation on a couple of those mentioned.

We welcome waterway, ecology & waterways craft stalls – particularly those who are happy to demonstrate/involve our visitors – please use ‘contact us’ on our homepage, to be considered for stand space

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Discovery Day

2018

Sunday October 14th

10am – 4pm

A Great Family Day Out!

Free Entry ~ Free Parking ~ Free Entertainment

Your Mistress of Ceremonies 😉

Radio Presenter

Suzie Sparkles!

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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 ~ 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

Refreshments

Homemade Cake ~ Tea ~ Coffee ~ Soft Drinks

Live Music!

with

Clarty Sough

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

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Gary Cadwallader

Gary loves to sing for us on Discovery Day

and

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  

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

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Plus: Lock 15 restoration – Guided Tours

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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

Email: reception@belvoircastle.com

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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