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Bubbles and boats at Banbury Canal Day

PUBLISHED: 11:46 30 September 2016 | UPDATED: 12:24 30 September 2016

Banbury Canal Day in 2011 | fuzzball2009, Flickr CC2.0

Banbury Canal Day in 2011 | fuzzball2009, Flickr CC2.0

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Thousands of people will bring the Oxford Canal to life with an entertaining family day celebrating the town’s waterway heritage on Sunday 2 October

The free, fun and friendly Banbury Canal Day has grown in popularity year after year, with boaters, traders, crafters and lovers of the waterways descending on the town from all over the country.

To see

Boats, bridges and towpaths will all be decorated in keeping with this year’s theme – bubbles. It makes for a picturesque stroll along the Oxford, especially in the autumn sunshine.

Tooley’s boatyard will be open for the day, displaying boats and engines and giving people the opportunity to watch a blacksmith hard at work.

Banbury Canal Day | Paul Spencer, Flickr CC2.0Banbury Canal Day | Paul Spencer, Flickr CC2.0

To do

At Spiceball Park, visitors can enjoy live music from local bands during the day, or head to Banbury Museum and the Mill Arts Centre, which are putting on entertainment and activities. And to get from place to place, hop on a water taxi and see the sights of the day from the water.

With charity stalls, a craft fair, falconry displays and a funfair, the Canal Day is great for pottering.

Compton Road Food Court will be offering a variety of appetising bites, which can all be washed down with ale from Hook Norton Brewery.

Banbury Canal Day is free and runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm this Sunday, 2 October.

Also this weekend:

Nottingham Canal Festival: 1 October

Wey & Arun Canal celebrates 200 years

Walk down into the drained Long Eaton Lock this weekend

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