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News article created on 12 May 2015

Free activity day in Worksop

People living in Worksop will have chance to enjoy some free waterside fun as part of a day of activities taking place on Saturday 6 June.

The event, taking place at the Lock Keeper Pub and nearby Chesterfield Canal, will give families the opportunity to enjoy a boat ride, try canoeing or even have a go at fishing. It’s all part of a drive to get more people out into the fresh air and exploring the town’s great outdoor places such as the historic Chesterfield Canal.

The day is being organised by the Canal & River Trust, Chesterfield Canal Trust, the Angling Trust, Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw and Bassetlaw District Council, and supported by the Grafton Angling Association, Worksop & District Anglers Association and the Lock Keeper Pub.

Try something new

Glyn Williams member of the Canal & River Trust’s East Midlands waterway partnership said: “We held a similar event last year which was a great success and this promises to be even more fun and a great opportunity for people to try something new. With fantastic outdoor spaces like the Chesterfield Canal there’s lots for families to do in and around Worksop and we want to show them what’s available on their doorstep.

“This event will enable people to find an activity that suits them, whether it be canoeing or something a little more relaxing like fishing - we’d simply urge people to come along and have a go”.

The event is free of charge and all activities begin at 11am on Saturday 6 June. Families are encouraged to wear waterproofs and suitable footwear and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Lock Keeper Public House is situated off Sandy Lane opposite Sainsburys adjacent to the A57, postcode S80 1TJ.