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    Join Us at Barton Marina's Open Day: A Fun-filled Event by the Water

    Sign up before the Open Day for a chance to win a year's FREE mooring

    Our upcoming Open Day, taking place on Saturday 5th August 2023 promises a delightful day filled with live entertainment, thrilling boat activities and mouth watering food. It is the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the marina, meet our dedicated team and take a look at our available boats and moorings. Join us for an unforgettable experience surrounded by stunning waterscapes and the warm community atmosphere of Barton Marina.

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    Exciting Prizes to be Won

    All proceeds from our Open Day Raffle will be donated to the Canal & River Trust.

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    Enjoy a short break in a luxury floating pod on the tranquil Tattenhall Marina in Cheshire. These luxury floating pods feature all your home comforts, including a fully equipped kitchenette, double bed and bathroom, as well as beautiful glass fronts and private decking with stunning views. Here you'll find fantastic local attractions including the historic walled city of Chester, Chester Race course, Chester Zoo and the award winning Cheshire Ice Cream Farm.

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    Kindly donated by Midland Chandlers.

    From all your essentials such as coal, wood, mooring pins and ropes, to blacking your hull, giving your boat an exciting new splash of paint, or picking up that exciting bit of kit you've been eyeing up, treat yourself and your boat with this £150 chandlery voucher!



    Get the lastest narrowboat news right to your door from Britain's leading inland waterway magazine!

    You could win an entire year's subscription to Waterways World free of charge, including 3 Waterways World Annuals and Route Planner.

    Red carpet cinema


    Enjoy a free trip to the cinema courtesy of Red Carpet Cinema & Cafe Bar!

    The Red Carpet Cinema is an independent two screen cinema with an attached café bar and large outdoor patio, where you can enjoy film and food all under one roof.

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    Celebrate in style with someone you love! The Boat House - Kitchen & Bakery by Pom's have kindly donated a Bubbles & Brunch for Two.

    The Boat House Kitchen & Bakery proudly serve fresh produce from local Staffordshire suppliers.

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    Win a luxury hamper, donated by The Butcher, Baker Farm Shop!

    The Butcher, Baker Farm Shop just across from the marina provides fresh locally sourced produce from the National Forest, in order to support local farmers and reduce food miles.

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    Enter our raffle to be in with a chance of winning a Champagne Afternoon Tea! Kindly donated by The Apple Tree Coffee Lounge.

    Enjoy an afternoon indulgence of afternoon tea with champagne.

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    Win your very own bespoke pottery from The Mug Tug!

    The Mug Tug is a paint-a-pot studio on board a 70ft Narrowboat, offering everything from Prosecco Evenings to Tots, Pots & Tales.

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    Awarded “Art Retailer of the Year” by the Fine Art Trade Guild, Gallery Three is the Midlands’ most progressive and exciting art destination.

    Event Highlights

    Live music

    Live Music with Shaun Foster-Conley

    As seen on ITV's popular TV series Benidorm, we're delighted to present the phenomenal Shaun Foster-Conley at Barton Marina's Open Day.

    Shaun has won numerous awards including Number One Vocal Entertainer in the North West and North East of England no less than 5 times.

    Boat Tug Of War

    Join us for an exhilarating game of Tug of War like no other. Which boat will win? Judged by Shaun Foster-Conley.

    Live Music with Fitzy Zuma

    We'll be joined by Fitzy Zuma, a local favourite! Playing all the best hits.

    Live Music with DJ Phil Hyde

    Get into the summer spirit with a DJ set from Phil Hyde! Performing throughout the day.

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    Suppliers at the Open Day

    River Canal Rescue

    River Canal Rescue

    River Canal Rescue, based in Stafford, offer a membership-based 24/7 breakdown assistance with membership starting from just £75.

    Enjoy peace of mind as you cruise the canals, especially now that they've included their replacement parts cover, which protects you against the cost of the failure of specified parts.

    Titan boat canopies

    Titan Boat Canopies

    One of the UK's leading manufacturers of boat covers, Titan Boat Canopies specialise in high quality bespoke boat canopies, boat covers and upholstery solutions.

    Chat to them at the Barton Marina Open Day and find out how they can upgrade your boat canopy or seating area, tailored exactly to you and your boat.



    Waterlodge are the manufacturers of contemporary and iconic floating homes, designed to look as good as city centre studio flats, family or retirement luxury apartments floating on the water.

    We have a stunning floating lodge for sale at Barton Marina, created by Waterlodge, who will be on hand at the Open Day to show you around.

    Promarine finance

    Promarine Finance

    Always wanted to buy a boat, but worried about the costs or having to pay a hefty lump sum up front? Come along to our Open Day and speak to Promarine Finance, who will tell you all about their financing options. You can buy your boat and pay in manageable monthly installments, just like paying a mortgage on a house.

    This is a great way to get started on your boating adventures, so be sure to visit Promarine Finance at Barton Marina's Open Day to find out more!

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    Moorings and Boats For Sale

    Immerse yourself in the world of boating as we highlight our premium residential and leisure moorings, as well as our 11 beautiful boats for sale.

    Our dedicated Lakeland Leisure Boat Sales team will be available to provide expert guidance and answer any questions you may have. Located near the floating lodge and The Waterfront pub, this area is designed to showcase the best of Barton Marina's boat stock.

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    Exciting Local Businesses

    At Barton Marina, we're bursting with community spirit. Not only with our great community of residential and leisure moorers, but with a fantastic choice of vibrant local businesses surrounding the marina.

    This is the perfect opportunity to discover what exciting local establishments there are around our marina, making this a fantastic place to visit for the day, moor up for the winter or even to call your permanent home.

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    Be Our Guest

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    Complimentary Visitor Moorings

    To make your visit even more convenient, Barton Marina are offering complimentary visitor moorings from Friday 4th August to Monday 7th August 2023. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the marina at your leisure and discover why it is a must visit destination.


    Free Drink For Existing Moorers

    As a token of appreciation, our current moorers will be greeted with a complimentary drink upon arrival. We'll provide you with a wristband, just show yours to claim your free drink.

    Wristbands will be available for collection from the Marina Office from 1st August.

    Full Itinerary

    12:00pm: Phil Hyde DJ Set

    2:00pm: Live music with Shaun Foster-Conley

    2:40pm: Live music with Fitzy Zuma

    4:00pm: Boat Tug Of War

    5:00pm: Phil Hyde DJ Set

    6:00pm: Live music with Shaun Foster-Conley

    7:00pm: Phil Hyde DJ Set

    9:00pm: Barton Marina Open Day finishes

    Throughout the day: Enjoy delicious food and drink, talk with local suppliers, learn about our available residential and leisure moorings, take a tour of our boats and floating lodge for sale, and take part in our charity raffle with exciting prizes to be won.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is Barton Marina located?

    Barton Marina is situated on the Trent & Mersey Canal in the peaceful surroundings of Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire. You'll find us on Barton Turn just off Station Road, B5016.

    If you're visiting by boat, we're located 17 miles, 5½ furlongs and 12 locks from Great Haywood Junction.

    Barton Marina, Barton Turn, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 8DZ

    How much do tickets cost?

    Entry is absolutely FREE!

    Just be sure to register your place online with us beforehand to be entered into our exciting prize draw, and you could be in with a chance of winning a year's free mooring at Barton Marina.

    Will there be food and drink available?

    Yes, we'll be supplying a delicious range of food throughout the Open Day.

    Enjoy a range of appetising options from flavoursome chilli to mouth watering burgers, and quench your thirst with a variety of refreshing beverages available at our bottle bar.

    How can I get a visitor mooring?

    To make your visit even more convenient, Barton Marina are offering complimentary visitor moorings from Friday 4th August to Monday 7th August 2023. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the marina at your leisure and discover why it is a must visit destination.

    Just get in touch with the marina office on 01283 711666 or email to request a visitor mooring.

    Mark Morgan, Managing Director at Lakeland Leisure Estates, comments:

    "We are thrilled to be hosting our first Open Day at Barton Marina less than a year after we added the marina to our portfolio. Over the past few months we have substantially invested in the site and have made some significant improvements already, including introducing a Lakeland Leisure Boat Sales office, modernising facilities and upgrading walkways to use the award-winning Dura Composites GRP Mesh, so it will be great to celebrate and showcase these achievements to visitors.

    It will also be a fantastic opportunity for moorers, visitors and the Barton Marina team alike to come together and simply have a good time. There’s plenty happening throughout the day for all to enjoy, from tucking into homecooked food from our café to listening to live music and soaking up the atmosphere, not forgetting the chance to talk to our team about moorings, and buying or selling a boat. We cannot wait to meet you all!"

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    Join us on Saturday 5th August 2023 at Barton Marina's Open Day for an unforgettable experience by the water. Discover the perfect moorings, explore boat sales options, enjoy live performances, savour delicious food and help support the Canal & River Trust through our exciting raffle.

    Sign up before the event for a chance to win a year's FREE mooring! Come and be a part of a vibrant community that celebrates the beauty of boating at Barton Marina.

    Register here
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