Things to do on May day in Skipton with the family

The Skipton Waterway Festival is an event where families and boat lovers can spend three unforgettable days on May day in Skipton. A wide variety of Narrowboats will make the canal an exhibition on the water that you will not want to miss.

A canal boat event that has been celebrated every year since 2001, and each year the number of people participating grows.

They attract between 8,000 and 10,000 people during the three days, each year. Without a doubt, this is an event for the whole family.

Themed Narrowboats: Victory in Europe Day 

You will enjoy all the themed narrow boat decorations on VE day (Victory in Europe Day).

The VE day is to commemorate the day that after six years, Victory in Europe was achieved during the Second World War, so this May 8th you will see many boats decorated with great meanings.

It will be full of fun and meaningful activities that will surely please you and your family on May day in Skipton.

The Skipton Waterway Festival is organized by Pennine Cruisers, dedicated to all the local boat lovers.

This is a totally non-profit event, admission is free. It takes place with the help of all the donations and local sponsors who faithfully support this initiative every year.

May day in Skipton

The Skipton Waterway Festival will be held from May 8th to 10th, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Apart from all the creatively decorated boats, this event will bring many more activities for your entertainment.

You can enjoy a selection of craft stalls, charity stalls, and a wide range of activities dedicated to children, and adults alike.  With this being a celebration of VE day you should expect to hear lots of 1940’s Swing and jive music, with dancers to keep you all entertained.

And of course many food stalls as well, there will be something for almost everyone. It is certainly a good option when looking for things to do on May day in Skipton.

The event is accessible for wheelchairs.

If you want to decorate your narrowboat and join this special event or if you want to ask any questions about it, you can click here for any enquiries or call this number 01756 795478 directly.

Address: 19 Coach Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1LH

If you are looking for more activities to enjoy with your family, you have to visit Days Out in North Yorkshire, here you will find what you are looking for.


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