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Sunday 25th February, 2018

Ardleigh Showground, Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh, Essex


Essex Spring Boat Jumble

Visit www.boat-jumbles.org.uk for a booking form. Chaddock & Fox Promotions also hold events in the South in Dorset, Hampshire, Essex and Kent and in the Midlands at Newark Showground.

The Ardleigh Showground situated to the North of the Ardleigh Reservoir north-east of Colchester holds the well-liked Chaddock and Fox Spring Boat Jumble. The boat jumble attracts visitors from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and as you would expect, Essex. The grass site also holds regular car boot sales throughout the year.

Organiser : Chaddock & Fox Promotions

Telephone : 07887 771 451

Other Boat Stuff

Boat Jumble related businesses and services in the Essex area include:

  1. Ipswich Marine Valeting undertakes yacht deliveries and valet services as well as boat cleaning services.
  2. Gelnshine Mobile Fibreglass Repairs offers boat and jet ski repairs and services for all types of glass fibre products.
  3. Peter Clarke's Boatyard Ltd in West Mersea provides launching, hauling of boats as well as, general maintenance, moorings, and paint spraying.
  4. Essex Sea Fishing located in West Mersea, Colchester offers fishing boat hires, as well as fishing trips.

Directions To The Event

The Ardleigh Showground is located just off to the west of the A12. If you are travelling south, exit off Ipswitch Road onto Old Ipswitch Road follow the road south, and your destination will be on the east. If you are coming from the A120, take the Old Ipswitch Road exit on the roundabout heading north.

Use the postcode CO7 7QR for car navigation systems.

Other Activities Around Ardleigh Showground

To the north of the boat jumble showground along the Ipswitch Road, you will find plenty to do around the River Stour. The Munnings Art Musem on Castle Hill, for example, exhibits a fantastic collection of Sir Alfred Munnings pictures and paintings. Further north toward the River, visit the historic and picturesque Dedham Parish Church and don’t miss the famed Constable location of Flatford Mill on the north bank of the river.

Activities in and around Ardleigh Showground

Accommodation In The Essex Area

If you are interested in a hotel for your stay in Ardleigh, the Premier Inn Colchester is a close three-minute drive off Old Ipswitch Road and is your closest option if you’d like to stick close to the event. There is also the Four Seven B&B offering contemporary Victorian-styled rooms. For the caravan tourists out there, Ardleigh Caravan & Camping Park is about 5 minutes east of the event and should suit your needs.

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