CHESTERFIELD: Crowds flock to canal festival - with video

Crowds flocked to Chesterfield canal festival for a packed programme of fun at the weekend (June 29 and 30).

A host of activities took place at Staveley Town Basin including boat trips, live music and entertainment.

NDET 29-6-13 RKH 40 Chesterfield canal festival -  Canal boat trips

NDET 29-6-13 RKH 40 Chesterfield canal festival - Canal boat trips

Eight band performed in the marquee and dance troupes and the Babbling Vagabonds storytellers were also on hand to entertain the crowds.

Other attractions included canoeing, zorbing, a miniature train ride and the Raptor Foundation flying Birds of Prey.

Children’s rides (including bungee trampolines), a huge range of stalls, seven different caterers plus a real le bar were also on offer.

Chesterfield Canal Development Manager was also on hand to explain the next phases of restoration and hold Question and Answer sessions.