South Pennine Boat Club, based in Mirfield, West Yorkshire is staging a ‘Wild West Open Day’ and Boat Rally where local people and visitors can enjoy an afternoon of family fun and entertainment.
The Rally takes place on Saturday, May 2 from 11am until 5pm and will include events aimed at both children and adults alike.
There is to be a children’s fancy dress parade and prizes for boys and girls with the best dressed wild west outfits plus lots of other exciting activities and competitions.
Everyone will have an opportunity to take photographs in the ‘wild west’ photo booth, whilst fully-fledged cowhands will have a chance to test their rodeo skills on an electric bucking-bronco bull.
‘Towns-folk’ can view the inside of a modern narrowboat which are based on the traditional designs of the working boats of the past and enjoy a canal cruise in the Calder Navigation Society’s trip boat ‘Savile’.
Rally Coordinator, Peter Davies explained, “We are inviting visiting boaters and the public alike to come along to enjoy and experience the local waterways at our Club open day.We are expecting a large turnout as past rallies have attracted crowds of over 800 visitors.”
There’ll be plenty of ‘vittles’ too including a sizzling barbecue, plenty of doughnuts, other refreshments, an all-day real ale ‘saloon’ bar plus live music and entertainment too!
And all of this won’t cost a nickel or a dime as admission, car parking and temporary moorings are all free.