Family fun alongside the canal

Dacorum Grand Water Festival promo picture.
Dacorum Grand Water Festival promo picture.

A WATERSIDE festival this weekend promises a feast of fun for all the family.

The Dacorum Grand Water Festival, organised by the Apsley Paper Trail, is being held on Sunday.

There will be a free ferry boat running between Apsley Lock and Frogmore Mill where fun activities will be on offer.

Events at the lock and the Paper Mill pub, which are being hosted by Radio Dacorum from 11am to 6pm, include trying out kayaking, African drumming workshops, a meet and greet with a paralympic Gold medallist and musical entertainment,

There will also be stalls, face painting and a magician.

At Frogmore Paper Mill free arts and crafts will be running including paper making, letterpress printing, canal art and mask making from 11am to 4pm.

The highlight of the day will be a water pageant parade of decorated boats, which will be launched by Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning at 4.30pm. Mayor of Dacorum Bert Chapman will present a prize to the best decorated vessel.