Holiday Inspirations

Taking your first family boating holiday – The Norfolk Broads

Posted by on April 25, 2016 at 10:57 am

If you are thinking about  your first family boating holiday, the Norfolk Broads is a great location to get afloat. Consisting of a series of rivers and open Broads (connected lakes) the Broads extend from North Norfolk all the way down to the Suffolk borders, offering you 125 miles of easy lock free cruising. With […]

Go boating with Shakespeare and discover 400 years of history!

Posted by on April 25, 2016 at 8:35 am
Cruising to Stratford upon Avon from Pershore

A boating holiday is a unique way to discover Shakespeare’s Stratford, courtesy of Waterways Holidays. The River Avon joins the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal at Bancroft Basin in the very heart of the town, close to the RSC’s Swan Theatre which has productions throughout the season. Bancroft Basin is also within walking distance of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the […]

Ten Reasons to Take Your Family on a Boating Holiday

Posted by on October 12, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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 […]

Boating Holiday on the River Avon from Pershore

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Trudi, part of our team here at Waterways Holidays, has been gracious enough to write up her experiences of the River Avon on her most recent canal boat trip: On a lovely bright Saturday afternoon in May, we collected the narrowboat ‘Ostentatious’ from our boatyard just outside Pershore on the River Avon. The river  flows […]

Narrowboating Holidays for all the family

Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm

‘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. […]

Traditional Broads Sailing Holidays

Posted by on December 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

NEW for 2015: Book your next holiday on a 1930s sailing yacht starting at the village of Ludham off the River Thurne on the Norfolk Broads. The historic mahogany yachts are part of the Norfolk Heritage Fleet Trust and have traditional gaff rig sails. There are 14 boats available for holiday hire, sleeping up to […]

Boating Holidays with WiFi

Posted by on November 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

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 […]

River Thames Boating Holidays

Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

Summer 2014: New base at Penton Hook on the River Thames. Penton Hook Marina is situated near to the vibrant town of Staines-on-Thames and about a mile downstream from Runnymede where King John signed the Magna Carta. The marina is ideally situated for cruising through Surrey villages on the Royal River, spotting wildlife and mooring […]

A weekend break on the River Wey

Posted by on July 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm

The River Wey is one of Surrey’s best kept secrets. Today the 20 mile navigable stretch of the river and its 16 locks, are owned and maintained by The National Trust. The River Wey holds both surprises and untold stories round every bend, it offers people the chance to experience and see the lovely countryside […]

Trudi’s Boating Holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Posted by on June 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

We began our weekend cruise along the lovely Kennet & Avon Canal from the pretty town of Bradford on Avon, next to the lock. We were staying and cruising on the Princess 2, which was perfect for just the two of us, plus our two dogs. The Princess 2 has a ‘reverse’ layout, which means […]