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Ten Reasons to Take Your Family on a Boating Holiday

Published on October 12, 2015 By Waterways Holidays

We now have our 2016 holidays available to book on the Waterways Holidays website and thought we would share 10 great reasons as to why a holiday on the canals is a perfect holiday for families. Two-in-one holiday. Canal boats are a great combination of accommodation and transportation. Making a boating holiday the equivalent of […]

Narrowboating Holidays for all the family

Published on February 3, 2015 By Waterways Holidays

‘Lucy May’, sleeping up to 6 people, has been designed to accommodate families with infants. Located on the Warwickshire Canals from Stockton Top Marina. Stockton is a popular starting point for boating holidays, as there are so many varied route options available including cruising the Grand Union Canal east to Warwick or west towards Northampton. […]

Boating Holidays with WiFi

Published on November 17, 2014 By Waterways Holidays

Boating holidays with WiFi are becoming increasingly popular and the trend is set to continue into 2015. We’ll have WiFi on over 30% of our narrowboats and Broads cruisers next year. Here’s some useful information about using WiFi on your next boating break: WiFi is normally free of charge, you may be asked to leave […]

Stretton under Fosse- boating short break routes

Published on December 3, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

A short break from Stretton under Fosse to Braunston: Arrive at the Stretton under Fosse marina and receive your detailed show through of the boat to make sure you are comfortable with your hire boat. Once you feel comfortable operating your narrowboat, cruise south on the North Oxford Canal, meandering through the woodlands before reaching […]

Canal boat hire – Bath by boat

Published on November 5, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

Hire a canal boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal and cruise to Bath on a traditional narrowboat, a relaxing break ideal for novices. Select your favourite narrowboat from either Bradford on Avon, Hilperton or Bath and explore the historical city of Bath including the iconic architecture, Roman Bath Spa’s and shopping facilities. An ideal […]

The Cheshire Ring

Published on May 16, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

Ring Stats Distance 102 miles Locks 92 Hours approx. 55hrs Celebrate the re-opening of the Trent & Mersey Canal following the canal breach last year, and go on a boating holiday on the Cheshire Ring.  This two week cruising ring takes your boat crew onto several canals, floating through Cheshire countryside, and the Peak National […]

Canal Boat Festivals in Spring 2013

Published on March 5, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

A canal boat holiday is a perfect spring getaway, feeding the ducklings and spotting the kingfishers in the reeds, with the sun shining and picturesque views. There are several boat festivals taking place across the canals to celebrate all things boating over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, offering plenty of family based activities and […]

Cruising Routes from Devizes on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Published on January 16, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

NEW for 2013, Waterways Holidays features canal boating holidays near Devizes on the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal. Cruising west from the marina: Bradford-on-Avon – 5 hours by boat A historic market town, there is a variety of interesting historic architecture dating from the Saxon period right through to the Industrial Revolution. Bradford on Avon […]

New canal boat base on the Grand Union Canal

Published on January 9, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

This year we’re set to introduce even more boating holiday locations, including a brand new marina to Waterways Holidays located on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal near Loughborough. ‘Acumen II’ is a cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2006. The boat has a fixed double cabin in the rear, with walk in wardrobe […]

Fantastic Savings for October Half Term!

Published on October 1, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

Thinking of ideas for keeping the family entertained this October Half term? Why not book a last minute boating break and take advantage of our Autumn 2012 special offers. The canals and rivers are a perfect family activity, providing a healthy dose of exercise, navigating the boat and working the locks, as well as the […]