Opening Times

Boat Show opening times 2021

Friday 20 August    10am – 6pm

Saturday 21 August     10am – 6pm

Sunday 22 August   10am – 5pm

 

 

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

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 at the 2019 Show included fish & chips, farmer's grill, baguettes & paninis, indian rassoi, pizza, pasties, doughnuts and tea & coffee and we aim to offer a similar selection at the August 2021 Show.

For August 2021 the Food Court will operate in accordance with Covid-19 precaution guidelines to ensure visitor safety.

 

The Wheatsheaf Bar

Crick local, The Wheatsheaf, will once again be offering a selection of local beers and ciders in the beer tent at the August 2021 Show.

Camping & Mooring

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 19 August to Sunday 22 August inclusive. Boats are moored breasted up.

Access to the Show for 2021 is via the newly constructed permanent footbridge alongside the roadbridge (Bridge 12) and a temporary pedestrian crossing with traffic lights to bring visitors from the moorings to a new Pedestrian Entrance into the Marina. There will be no temporary footbridge over the canal. Mooring Zone distances are now measured from the new Pedestrian Entrance, which is on the Marina road.

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 Bridge 12 (road bridge with permanent footbridge) where a temporary pedestrian crossing with traffic lights and the Marina road will give assess to the Show. Moorings in Zone 1 are between 300m and 450m from this Pedestrian Entrance .

Zone 2

Zone 2 moorings are between Bridge 11 and the tunnel and also the towpath opposite the Boat Show site. The bank here is mainly piled or concrete and the towpath level. Most boats are moored two abreast. Zone 2 moorings are between 450m and 800m from the Pedestrian Entrance to the Show.

Zone 3 

These are the most picturesque and tranquil moorings. Located between 800m and 1200m from the Pedestrian Entrance to the Show,  Zone 3 is between the canal entrance to the Marina and 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.

 

Camping 

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. 

For 2021 there will be additional cleaning of toilets and showers, which will be maintained by a specialist cleaning company. 

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 capming 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.

Covid-19 precautions at Crick Boat Show August 2021

Even with many people vaccinated, risks from Coivd-19 will still be with us at the time of the Show. The Organisers will, therefore, have in place measures to minimise the potential for covid transmission and we request that visitors, exhibitors, suppliers, contractors and volunteers work with us to follow these and will maintain vigilance throughout the event.

  • There will be increased spacing between exhibitor stands.
  • Exhibitors will be requested to maintain good ventilation in their stand areas and to sanitise surfaces as appropriate.
  • The Organisers request that visitors, exhibitors, contractors and volunteers are prepared to wear a face mask when in areas where they are in close contact with others and in enclosed spaces such as toilets.
  • There will be hand sanitisation stations at the entrances to the Show and at the entrances to the main show strictures. All at the show are asked to use these facilities repeatedly over their time at the Show.
  • There will be enhanced cleaning of toilets and campsite showers by a specialist cleaning company.
  • Contactless card payment will be available at the ticket office, bar, food outlets and many exhibitor stands. Visitors are encouraged to use contactless payment wherever it is available.

FAQs

What have you done to make the 2021 Show covid secure?

Covid-19 precautions at Crick Boat Show August 2021

Even with many people vaccinated, risks from Coivd-19 will still be with us at the time of the Show. The Organisers will, therefore, have in place measures to minimise the potential for covid transmission and we request that visitors, exhibitors, contractors and volunteers work with us to follow these and will maintain vigilance throughout the event.

  • There will be increased spacing between exhibitor stands.
  • Exhibitors will be requested to maintain good ventilation in their stand areas and to sanitise surfaces as appropriate.
  • There will be hand sanitisation stations at the entrances to the Show and at the entrances to the main show strictures. All at the show are asked to use these facilities repeatedly over their time at the Show.
  • The Organisers request that visitors, exhibitors, contractors and volunteers are prepared to wear a face mask when in areas where they are in close contact with others and in enclosed spaces such as toilets.
  • There will be enhanced cleaning of toilets and campsite showers by a specialist cleaning company.
  • Contactless card payment will be available at the ticket office, bar, food outlets and many exhibitor stands. Visitors are encouraged to use contactless payment wherever it is available.

 

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?

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. 

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 trainline.com. 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 August 2021 Show, your wristbands will be delivered in early August. Orders placed between 12 and 15 August will be despatched on Monday 16 August. If you have not received your wristbands by the Thursday before the Show opens, please contact our Burton-on-Trent office on 01283 742970. Please note that this office is closed over the show weekend of  Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August

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.

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About Crick Marina

Crick Marina

Since opening in 1996, Crick 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.

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 Marina an ideal place to moor.

Crick Marina is one of Castle Marinas' seven inland marinas.

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

Aerial view of Crick Marina

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 742950 (office hours) or

email subscriptions@wwonline.co.uk

 

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Exhibiting

If you would like to enquire about exhibiting at Crick Boat Show, please contact

Jake Tyers by email j.tyers@wwonline.co.uk or phone 01283 742977.


For any other enquiries please email admin@wwonline.co.uk

 

 

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