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 or Bank Holiday Monday.

Virtual Crick Boat Show - until 23 April 2021

Registered ticket holders who visited Virtual Crick Boat Show can to see video content and exhibitor information pages until 23 April 2021. There is no longer any online help or chat with exhibitors.


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

Details of our procedures to make the Show covid secure will be published here soon. Please check back later for updates.


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.

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. Visitors who are registered as disabled pay the concessionary ticket rate.

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. Therefore, 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?

Contact Rugby Visitor Centre for public transport timetables on 01788 533217. Please note that no service buses run to Crick on Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday.

Do you have concessionary ticket rates?  Who do they apply to?

Concessions apply to over 65s, registered disabled, war veterans and full–time students. You will need to bring proof of eligibility for concession with you to the Show. 

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. If you have not received your wristbands by the Tuesday 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.

If you are unable to contact our Burton-on-Trent office and you have orderd advance tickets, 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

If you have an enquiry about tickets, please email

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

Ian Sharpe by email or phone 01283 742977.


For any other enquiries please email



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