Easter Holidays on the UK waterways

The Easter holidays are the perfect time for a break away with the family. There are lots of events and activities within reach of the UK canals, making it an interesting holiday for children of all ages. On the Norfolk Broads a boating holiday offers lock-free cruising, with plenty of villages to explore. We’ve had a look at some of the top attractions and events close to the UK waterways this Easter:

Norfolk Broads during the Easter Holidays
Norfolk Broads


Located near Horning on the Norfolk Broads, Bewilderwood is a family adventure park. The park features tree houses and zip wires set in a forest. Take a boat ride over the lake and spend an afternoon on the ‘treacherous trail’. This Easter join in the fun and bring the kids along to meet the Easter Bunny. They can even have their faces painted or go on an Easter egg hunt! Bewilderwood is a 15 minute walk from the moorings at Horning Staithe.

Black Country Living Museum

This 26-acre open air museum features rebuilt historic buildings. Highlights includes a full 20th Century village, a traditional 1930s fish & chip shop and a Victorian School. Catch the vintage bus to the canalside village, exploring the 19th century mine and 1930s fairground. Over the Easter holidays you can take part in an egg-rolling competition, an Easter egg hunt and some egg-craft activities. Look for holidays departing from Alvechurch or Tardebigge to reach the Black Country Museum.

Visit the Black Country Living Museum at the Easter Holidays
Black Country Living Museum

Warwick Castle

For a great family day out take a trip to the medieval Warwick Castle. The castle is close to the Hatton Flight, making it perfect for families looking for an active break. The castle features a Horrible Histories Maze and the castle dungeons. Extra special Easter activities include the ‘Wicked Warwick Live Stage Show’ and ‘Flight of the Eagles’. Look for holidays departing from Stockton or Warwick to reach Warwick Castle.


As if you needed more reasons to visit the beautiful city of Bath! Award-winning theatre ‘The Egg’ is playing Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk (18-23 April). There are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy, including egg decorating at the Holbourne Museum. For boating holidays to Bath, depart from our bases at Hilperton, Bradford on Avon, Monkton Combe & Bath.

Bath Abbey at Easter
Bath Abbey

Cadbury World

The ideal destination for a day out with the family, with something for all ages. Visit the 4D chocolate cinema and grab an edible souvenir from the world’s largest Cadbury Shop. There are lots of events happening over the holidays including live magic shows, ventriloquists and an Easter egg hunt. Easily accessible from the Birmingham and Worcester Canal, look for holidays departing from Alvechurch & Tardebigge for short breaks, or for week long holidays depart from Stoke Prior, Warwick or Stockton.
No previous experience is needed to hire a narrowboat or motor cruiser as full tuition is given on arrival. If you’d like any more information on hiring a boat in the Easter holidays please visit our website www.waterwaysholidays.com or call us on 01252 796400.