Don Gorge Day 2018

21-07-18 All day
Nursery Ln, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5, UK
Address: Nursery Ln, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5, UK

Join us for the annual celebration of the Don Gorge

  • Community Stalls with arts & crafts, activities and more by the Lock House
  • Lock Demonstrations at 11am, 12am, 1pm and 2pm. Open the lock gates and guide the canal boat through using the tower control room!
  • Free boat trips on the Wyre Lady at 12, 1 and 2pm (boarding at the back of the Boat Inn)
  • Let’s Fish taster sessions (for under 18s) at the visitor moorings. Advance booking through our eventbrite page only FULLY BOOKED.
  • Bush Craft with Living Adventure
    10:00 – 11:00 – Fire craft
    11:00 – 12:00 – Camouflage and concealment
    13:00 – 14:00 – Shelter building
    14:00 – 16:00 – Wide games
  • Award-winning Open Cottage Garden & Plant Sale (all donations go to the Don Gorge Community group)

Please consider using alternative transport on the day! Free parking can be found at:
Copley Junior School (Cadeby Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5 7SD) – All day parking, 10-15 minute walk from the event down Boat Lane
Sprotbrough Country Club (Cadeby Rd, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5 7SD) – free parking till 5pm, 10-15 minute walk from the event down Boat Lane
Ivanhoe (DN5 7NS) Melton Road – All day Parking, 10-15 minute walk from the event down Boat Lane

Nursery lane (DN5 7NB) – Accessible parking only please, All day 
The Boat Inn  (Nursery Lane, DN5 7NB) 2 hours max stay ticketing system and food/drink must be bought inside & licence plate registered.

Special thanks to the Don Gorge Community Group, Canal & Rivers Trust, Copley Junior School, Sprotbrough Country Club, Ivanhoe Pub.

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