Spring Bank Holiday events at marina

A canal boat sets off from Shepley Bridge Marina in Mirfield. (D542B330)
A canal boat sets off from Shepley Bridge Marina in Mirfield. (D542B330)

Families can enjoy an open day at Mirfield’s Shepley Bridge Marina over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Safe Anchor Trust will host the events between 10am and 4pm on May 28, 29 and 30 at the Huddersfield Road marina.

Visitors can enjoy stunning views of Mirfield from the Calder and Hebble Navigation on canalboat trips, watch the trains on the garden railway and take advantage of light refreshments in the Marina cafe.

There is no charge for the rides but donations are welcomed.

The Safe Anchor Trust was set up in 1995 to support and continue a canal trips project developed by the Probation Service in 1993.

By December 2015, more than 220,000 passengers from 750 community groups had enjoyed outings on the trust’s boats.

The main aim of the trust is to provide access to the canals for special needs groups, those with health and mobility problems, and socially disadvantaged groups.