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Pupils take boat trip ahead of Crick Boat Show

Pupils from Kilsby Primary School near Rugby have enjoyed a free boat trip to celebrate children aged 16 and under having free entry to the Crick Boat Show

Kilsby School boat trip

The children took a 30-minute canal boat trip along the Grand Union Canal. They also got to meet the great canal engineer James Brindley, whose 300th anniversary is being celebrated at the Crick Boat Show.

Peter Johns the show director, says: “We hope the children had a brilliant day experiencing a boat trip and learning how and why our incredible canal system was built. It's particularly special that they get to learn this from the man who was instrumental in developing the canal network - James Brindley. The children are getting an exclusive preview of the boat trips and the Brindley impersonator that Crick Boat Show-goers will enjoy meeting this year.”

Crick Boat Show 2016 will be open from 10am until 6pm every day except Monday 30 May, when it closes at 5pm. Evening entertainment runs from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

Adult ticket prices are £15, senior citizens and concessions are £13.50. All children aged 16 and under go free. Three-day tickets are also available for £29.

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Last Edited: 25 May 2016

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