Have you thought about a boating holiday on a narrow boat, but decided against the idea because you've got young children, and the thought of them puttering all day that they're bored has put you off. Well, have a look at the narrow boat which is "Muddy Waters", available from Thrupp in Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire. The boat is designed around the Dan Clacher books - if your children are not familiar with the characters it's worth nipping across to Amazon (other book shops are available...) to get some of the Muddy Waters books. Back to the boat though; the boat offers an all-weather play den for the children with DVD, Wii, widescreen TV and art and craft stations. There is even a CCTV camera in the play den, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a boating holiday, while the kids have a fantastic time - and you can keep a discreet eye on them.
Details about Thrupp in Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire
Thrupp is situated on the Oxford Canal, and you can cruise along the Cherwell Valley from Oxford to Banbury. Muddy Waters sleeps 8 people, so should be big enough for your family holiday. What more can I say? This is the boat to look at for a family holiday on one of Britain's canals.
Topcraft Cruisers is a family
run boat-yard, supplying top quality cruisers for your boating holiday. Ranging
from 2 berth to 8 berth - there's bound to be something which takes your fancy. If
you're after a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, this could be the place for
you to hire your boat from.
Royalls Boatyard is a family
run boat-yard, supplying a range of top quality cruisers for your boating holiday. Situated
in Wroxham, this boat-yard makes an ideal starting point for you Norfolk Broads adventure.
Heritage Narrow Boats allows you
to rent a variety of canal boats - coming in a range of berthages, from 2 - 12. A great place to explore
several canals - including the Huddersfield
Canal, Cheshire Ring, Four Counties Ring, Macclesfield Canal, Peak Forest Canal or the
A boatyard in Scotland, Falkirk Marina is on Forth & Clyde and Union Canal. This boatyard is
an ideal base to cruise to Edinburgh or Glasgow. You can also take your narrowboat through the iconic
Falkirk Wheel; it's worth having a look at Falkirk Marina for a Scottish canal holiday.
For a Norfolk Broads adventure starting in Wroxham, try Summercraft cruisers. A great position on the River Bure, you
can take in the high ways and by-ways of the Norfolk Broads. Have a look at the Potter Heigham bridge too!
Anderson Boats has a reputation
for the high standards of its boats - which are available for you to cruise down a whole host of
canals, including the Llangollen Canal, Macclesfield Canal,
The Cheshire Ring, Four Counties Ring, Chester and Shropshire Union Canal. With a choice of
narrowboats which sleep between 2 people (great for a romantic break) to 8 people.
The houseboats from Hippersons boatyard are on the River Waveney at Beccles. These houseboats make a fantastic
holiday if you're looking to holiday on the Norfolk Broads - but don't want to cruise the broads and rivers.
Enjoy a boating holiday on the Thames, or on the Kennet and Avon Canal, with the narrow boat Gina, available from Mill Green in Caversham. Sleeping 6 people, with is lovely narrow boat to explore the waterways.