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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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This weekend local people in Northamptonshire are being encouraged to come along to a family festival taking in Stoke Bruerne
Now in its 11th year the festival is taking place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June and is being organised by The Friends of the Canal Museum.
The two day event will include a wide range of fun activities, which will celebrate the important heritage of the waterways in Northamptonshire.
The event includes a huge variety of activities such as boat trips, craft demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, trade and charity stalls selling a wide variety of items as well as local food and real ales. Entry to the festival is free although there is a fee of £5 for parking.
Vicky Martin, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “Stoke Bruerne is a really beautiful part of Grand Union Canal and is a great place to visit for a family day out away from the hustle and bustle.
“There will be lots to see and do at this family festival but no trip would be complete without a visit to the museum at Stoke Bruerne. Housed in a former corn mill the museum is a real treasure trove of historical artefacts, pictures and videos and a visit is not to be missed.”
The address for the festival is Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, NN12 7SE.
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