News article created on 25 November 2016

Festive floating market comes to Bradford Upon Avon

This historic town of Bradford upon Avon is set to host its first Christmas Floating Market along the 87 mile Kennet & Avon Canal.

Christmas event

Taking place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December between 11am – 7pm, trade boats will turn the town’s picturesque wharf into a bustling waterway Christmas market, selling everything from jewellery to furniture, mulled wine and roasted chestnuts.

Santa is also due to make a visit on his floating grotto and will be handing out pirate themed goody bags to children on the nice list.

Cared for by the Trust, the Kennet & Avon Canal is now a haven for people and wildlife, with over 15 million visits made to its towpaths by boaters, walkers, cyclists and anglers. Opened in 1810, the canal was once a busy trade route, linking the city of London with the Bristol Channel.

Mark Evans, waterway manager for the Trust, said: "We held our first ever floating market on the Kennet & Avon Canal back in the summer and it was a huge success so we’re delighted to welcome the market back to the canal this festive season. 

"This Christmas market will be a really fun family afternoon and will give local people the opportunity to purchase some homemade or unique Christmas presents that you can’t get anywhere else."

For more information visit Bradford Upon Avon Festive Floating Market