Holiday Inspirations

Top weekend city breaks by boat

Posted by on January 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

A boating weekend is a fantastic way to experience the water. Whether it’s with family or friends sometimes a short break is all that is needed to slow down and recharge. We’ve chosen 5 of the best locations for a weekend city break by narrowboat:   Birmingham A great choice for groups of friends wanting […]

Great Canal Journeys- The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Posted by on December 14, 2017 at 9:10 am

Often referred to as one of the most beautiful canals in the UK- the Mon & Brec in South Wales is located amongst the rolling hills and picturesque scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The canal meanders its way through beautiful Welsh countryside for 35 miles from Brecon to the basin at Pontymoile. The […]

Visit Coventry by narrowboat- The City of Culture 2021

Posted by on December 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Last night it was announced that Coventry had won its bid to become the City of Culture 2021. It came top above Swansea, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent and Sunderland. Hull is the current City of Culture;  cities bid for the title every 4 years.  Hull has gained an investment of around 1 billion and the economy is […]

A newbie’s guide to boating

Posted by on November 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm

If you are considering a boating holiday for the first time we understand the prospect may be a little daunting, so we have put together some useful information for novice boaters: No previous boating experience is necessary, full training will always be given on arrival. Narrowboats sleep a maximum of 12 people, including babies and […]

Great Canal Journeys on the Norfolk Broads

Posted by on October 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The latest episode of Great Canal Journeys saw everyone’s favourite boating couple Tim & Pru explore Britain’s magical waterland- the Norfolk Broads. The episode followed the couple onboard the classic 1938 wooden cruiser ‘Lady Christina’ as they took a trip back in time, discovering the history of this ancient waterways network. Highlights of their journey […]

Cosy couples boating breaks

Posted by on October 12, 2017 at 9:28 am

Autumn is not only a great time for families but for couples to get away too. We have a selection of cosy two-berth narrowboats, some featuring solid-fuel stoves on the UK canals and a selection of two-berth cruisers on the Norfolk Broads. So whether you prefer the meandering canals or the wide open waters of […]

October half term boating holiday ideas

Posted by on September 28, 2017 at 8:32 am

Fancy something different this October half term? Why not try a family boating holiday on the UK canals or the Norfolk Broads. Keep the kids occupied helping out with the locks on the canals, or bird spotting on the Broads. No previous experience is necessary and we would be more than happy to help you […]

Heather’s first boating holiday

Posted by on September 25, 2017 at 8:56 am

As the newest member of the Waterways Holidays team, my first 6 months with the company fast approaching, I decided to take my family on our first ever narrowboat holiday to celebrate my mother’s 70th Birthday. Day One We were collecting “Marilyn” from Uplands Marina at Northwich on the August bank holiday and were looking […]

Top 3 canals for an autumn break away

Posted by on September 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Autumn is a fantastic time of year for a boating holiday. With the hustle and bustle of the school holidays over it’s a much quieter time to enjoy the waterways. The golden autumnal colours are brought to life on the waters, with the scenery becoming even more spectacular. Wake up to beautiful misty mornings and […]

Our sailing trip on the Norfolk Broads

Posted by on September 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm

This week 3 of the team here at Waterways Holidays were lucky enough to have a few days sailing on the Norfolk Broads. Our partners at Upton very kindly provided us with the beautiful 34ft yacht ‘Leda’. ‘Leda’ has a gaff rig, which means unlike a Bermudan rig, the main sail is four-cornered. Not only […]