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Canal Boat Holiday Finder
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Our canal boat holiday locations are:

Reading in Berkshire

Anderton in Cheshire

Alvechurch in Worcestershire

Ellesmere in Shropshire

Falkirk in Sterlingshire

Gailey in Staffordshire

Blisworth Arm in Northamptonshire

Abergavenny in Monmouthshire

Trowbridge in Wiltshire

March in Cambridgeshire

Reedley in Lancashire

Rugby in Warwickhsire

Market Harborough in Leicestershire

Whitchurch in Shropshire

Worcester in Worcestershire

Wrenbury in Cheshire


Canal Boating and Kids



Canal boat hire provides an exciting and inspiring holiday for children
canal boat holidays.

Canal Holidays are fun for all the family

Canal boat hire provides an exciting and inspiring holiday for children. They're a great chance to get the whole family to spend time together and kids can really get involved on board the canal boat. Whether they help to navigate, map read, work the locks or swab the decks, there's something for kids of all ages on a canal boat holiday.

Kids get interested in their environment on a canal boat holiday

Children love to see the wildlife that flourishes on the British canals. Fantastic arrays of birds are attracted to the peaceful and thriving habitat of Britain's canals. Expect to encounter ducks, swans, and herons, toads, kingfishers and dragonflies, and if you're really lucky you'll see the endangered voles and otters.

It's easy to stop and moor up your canal boat anywhere on most canals, so an afternoon walk through the woods or a museum stop off can make a pleasant change to cruising. Bike rides, pony treks and canal side fishing are all easy options that are sure to go down well with the kids. Many of the canal side pubs are kid-friendly and with all the fresh air they'll get on this holiday, they're sure to sleep soundly through the night!

Canal boats have modern conveniences

Should children begin to get weary, there's a television and DVD player on board- so bringing some films with you may be wise if your kids' attention span is likely to wane.

Safety on a canal boat

We provide life jackets for children, so there's no need to worry about safety, though of course children should be supervised at all times when out on deck. Working the locks definitely needs a team effort, and older children will jump at the chance to help out.

Our experts at the marinas will advise you on safety issues when you arrive, so you know what the dangers are and how to ensure you have a safe and fun journey!

Canal boat holidays are a real adventure for the whole family. Each of our marinas offers a choice of routes with different activities and sights along the way. On a canal boat holiday, you determine the distances you travel, the places you stop and the general pace of your trip. This makes it a perfect holiday for adults and children alike.


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Moored at the canalside

Freedom to choose

The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
The canal boat lounge,equipped with TV & DVD
Canal boat holidays,
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