Opening Times

Boat Show opening times

Saturday     10am – 6pm
Sunday      10am – 6pm
Monday    10am – 5pm


If you are buying tickets on the day or collecting advance tickets at the Show, the Ticket Office opens at 10am each day.

Your ticket gives you access to the evening entertainment, which begins at 6pm Saturday and Sunday in the Crick Tavern marquee. The Ticket Office closes at 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Trade & Preview Day opening times

10am – 6pm for pre-registered Trade visitors
10am – 6pm for Preview Day Visitor ticket holders


How to Get There


CRICK MARINA IS AT: West Haddon Rd, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SQ.

By Water

Crick Marina is on the Grand Union Canal between bridges 12 and 13. Crick is 5½ miles and 7 locks from Norton Junction (on the Grand Union main line), and 17 miles and 10 locks from Foxton Bottom Lock (on the Grand Union Leicester Line).

By Road

From M1 Junction 18, take the A428 towards West Haddon, bypassing the centre of Crick Village. After the end of the bypass, the A428 crosses the Grand Union Canal on a hump-back bridge. The entrance to Crick Boat Show is on the left just after the bridge.

By Rail/Air/Coach

For the help getting to Crick by public transport, please see Traveline (opens in new window). Please be aware that there is no bus service to Crick on Sunday.

Closest Train Stations: Long Buckby (6 miles) and Rugby (7 miles).

Food and Drink

The Food Court at Crick Boat Show

We aim to offer food and drink at Crick Boat Show to cater to all tastes and budgets.

The food outlets around the Food Court include fish & chips, farmer's grill, baguettes & paninis, indian rassoi, pizza, pasties, doughnuts and tea & coffee open throughout the Show.

Fish & chips, indian rassoi and pizza are also open into the evening.

If you find yourself in the Marina you can get a coffee or tea from a beautifully converted vintage van.


The Crick Tavern marquee

There will be a selection of local beers and ciders in the beer tent at the 2024 Show.

Camping & Mooring


There are reserved moorings for the Show on the main line of the Grand Union Canal for visitors who wish to come by boat. These moorings must be booked in advance and are available from Thursday 23 May to Monday 27 May inclusive. Boats are moored breasted up (except in Zone 3).

Access to the Show for 2024 is by the temporary footbridge over the canal. Mooring Zone distances are measured from this footbridge.

Please note that show tickets are not included in the price of mooring space and must be purchased separately. Moorings are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Our Show Visitor Moorings are in three zones. 

Zone 1

Concrete or piled bank with level towpath. Most boats in this zone are moored breasted up to the north and south of the temporary footbridge access to the show, which will be in place in 2024. Moorings in Zone 1 are up to 150m from the temporary bridge.

Zone 2

Zone 2 moorings are mainly piled or concrete and the towpath level. Most boats are moored two abreast. Zone 2 moorings are between 150m and 400m to the south of the temporary footbridge entrance to the Show. There are no zone 2 moorings to the north of the temporary footbridge.

Zone 3 

These are the most picturesque and tranquil moorings. Located between 400m and 800m north of the temporary footbridge entrance to the Show, Zone 3 extends to Bridge 14. The canal bank here is eroded and the towpath uneven. We advise that this zone is suitable only for boaters who are relatively fit and are prepared to use a gang plank. Moorings here are not ideal for boaters with animals aboard. Boats should tie to the wooden posts provided, and not put stakes in the bank, which is home to many water voles.


Please note that Crick Boat Show visitor boats do not have access into Crick Marina and boaters are advised to fill up with water and empty toilet tanks, etc before mooring at the Show.


Crick Boat Show has its own camping field for caravans, motorhomes and tents. The site provides access to water, showers, toilets, sanitary and refuse disposal. 

The campsite has a gentle gradient and is therefore not entirely flat. Please note, spaces are limited and availability is not guaranteed unless booked in advance. Bookings are on a first come, first served basis. 

Please note that show tickets are not included in the price of camping space and must be purchased separately.


Local Hotels

For those who do not wish to camp or moor for the show, there are a number of hotels in the area including the Holiday Inn, Rugby - Northampton, which is just over a mile from Crick Marina so ideally situated for those attending the show.  The Holiday Inn has a large car park with EV charging, large lawns for dog walking/exercising, a full-service Bar & Restaurant alongside a gym with pool and sauna.


Can we bring our dog(s) to the Show?

Please feel free to bring your canine friends along to the Crick Boat Show. 

Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times. Please do not leave dogs unattended in parked cars. Please take care to clean up after your dog.

Access conditions 

As an outdoor event, the Show is held on a mix of grass, where the terrain can be uneven, and surfaced areas. Ground conditions vary according to the weather. All-weather, trackway is laid on all the main walkways of the Show Village and there are access ramps to the marquees. Pathways around the Marina have a top-dressed hardcore surface. 

However, please be aware that uneven surfaces remain and care should be taken when moving around the site.

I'm registered disabled - what facilities will there be for me at the Show?

Disabled moorers and campers will be assigned with appropriate positions closest to the facilities and Show entrances, provided that their camping and mooring spaces are booked in advance and it is made clear at the time of booking that the booking is for a disabled pitch.

A disabled car park area allows easy and quick access to the Show entrance.

Disabled toilets are available in several locations across the Show site.

Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available to hire, subject to availability. If you have booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, just print off your confirmation and visit the Advance Ticket Collection window of the ticket office at the main entrance of the Show to collect on arrival.

mobility scooter on Village trackway

Given the ground conditions associated with an outdoor event, we recommend that if you are bringing your own wheelchairs and mobility scooters these are suitable for all terrains.


I have a specific query about boating that I'd like to speak with an expert about - will there be someone for me to speak to at the Show?

A number of seminars led by experts cover a wide range of subject areas over the course of the Show.  We advise that anyone wishing to talk to an expert attends the appropriate seminars and gets involved in our question and answer sessions.

What are the car parking facilities and charges?

There is plenty of car parking at the Show and there is no charge for this.

I'm travelling by train/bus to the show - how do I find out the local bus and train timetables?

The nearest railway station is Rugby, which is about 7 miles away. Train times and tickets from For buses from Rugby to Crick see rome2rio,com (links open in new window)  Please note that no service buses run to Crick on Sunday. There are taxis at Rugby Railway Station.

I've ordered tickets but they've yet to arrive - when should I expect them?

For the 2024 Show, your wristbands will be delivered in April or May. If you have not received your wristbands by the Wednesday before the Show opens, please contact our Burton-on-Trent office on 01283 742970. Please note that this office is closed over the Bank Holiday for the duration of the show, Friday 24 to Monday 27 May 2024.

If you have ordered advance tickets that have not arrived, please do still come to the Show; we are able to check and verify all advance ticket purchases at the Show Ticket Office.


Rekindle memories of past shows with our selection of images from previous years

About Crick Waterside & Marina

Crick Marina

Since opening in 1996, Crick Waterside & Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country.

Its peaceful rural setting with pleasant landscaped grounds and location on a 21-mile lock-free pound, make the marina ideal for relaxed weekends afloat, yet handy for all major cruising routes.

Aerial view of Crick Marina

Its close proximity to a friendly village with pubs, shops, Post Office and restaurant plus friendly, helpful marina staff are all extra factors in making Crick Waterside & Marina an ideal place to moor.

Crick Waterside & Marina is one of Aquavista's 29 waterside locations.

You can find out more about Crick Waterside & Marina by visiting Crick Marina website

Contact Us

Tickets, Camping, Mooring and General Enquiries

If you have an enquiry about tickets, camping or mooring or any other general enquiry, please call 01283 742 950 (office hours) or email

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If you would like to enquire about exhibiting at Crick Boat Show, please contact by email or call Ian Sharpe on 01283 742 977.


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