Wild family fun on the water at canal festival

A raptor will be on display at Chesterfield Canal Festival
A raptor will be on display at Chesterfield Canal Festival
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Birds of prey are on display to the public when the annual Chesterfield Canal Festival takes place later this month.

The Raptor Foundation will be bringing along several species which people will be able to see flying and get close to.

Other attractions at the festival, to be held at Staveley Town Basin on Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, include boat trips on the Chesterfield Canal.

At the same time as the festival, Barrow Hill Roundhouse will be running open days.

Events run between 10am and 5pm each day and admission is £3 or free for under 12s.

Entertainment includes eight bands, four dance troupes, and storytelling from the Babbling Vagabonds.

Other attractions include canoeing, zorbing and a miniature train ride.

A spokesman for Chesterfield Canal Trust, which is running the festival, said: “Add in children’s rides including bungee trampolines, a huge range of stalls, seven different caterers, plus a real ale bar, and you have a recipe for a super day out.”

On the Saturday night, there will also be a concert featuring the Swing Commanders at 7.30 pm.

Sunday’s highlight will be a Fun Dog Show.