Wat-er way to enjoy a day of family fun

By far the biggest event in the town’s diary is the Linslade Canal Festival held at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park.
Now celebrating 10 years of success, the event organised by Leighton-Linslade Town Council promises to be another bumper occasion as requests for stalls have poured into organiser Gill Miller.
Everything is set for this Saturday (July 28), and it looks set to be a sunny one at the waterside park in Mentmore Road, Linslade, 11am to 5pm.
76 businesses and crafts have already confirmed and now events manager Gill has implemented a waiting list.
Attractions already secured for the event, which is designed to support and raise awareness into conservation and heritage of the town’s green spaces, canal life and rural arts and crafts, include Llamas, Birds of Bray, rural crafts including Love Spoon making, basket weaving, chair making, Besom Brooms, Trug and walking stick construction.
Bee hives and honey making will be on display and not forgetting all the canal boats which make a special trip to Linslade for the occasion.
There will be a wide array of jewellery stalls, painted ceramics and glassware.
The Waterways Trust and the Canal Trust will be around to answer questions on the Grand Union.
Various entertainments are planned from Morris Men and Canal Folk Singers to a drum display workshop. You can also try a Segway experience!
Oh, and watch out for a nine-feet-tall giant heron strutting around the park! Not a real one of course, but a puppet raising awareness into the heron population and Ornithology in general.
A Ferris wheel is booked along with other children’s rides.
Various drinks and foods will be available dotted around the lake and paddock.
Gill Miller said: “Admission is free to this fun-packed day out for all the family whatever the age group.”
The ever popular boat trips will again be provided by Grebe Canal Cruises and in addition to the pleasure boat, a ferry boat service will operate from town centre wharf to the park.
Parking is £3.50 at the school sites.

*Watch out for your community and business supporting I Love Leighton Buzzard magazine at the festival. Why not come along to our stall and say hello to the team.

Posted on: 24/07/2012