‘Muddy Waters.’ A brand new family canal boat holiday experience

Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters

Children and adults alike are set to love an entirely new boating holiday experience – child friendly narrowboat ‘Muddy Waters’ on the South Oxford Canal.

The base at Lower Heyford boasts a modern fleet of beautifully maintained narrowboats sleeping up to twelve people. The latest addition to the hire fleet is 69ft ‘Muddy Waters’, a semi-traditional style character narrow boat designed especially with children in mind.  Sleeping up to four adults and four children in two doubles and four single bunks, ‘Muddy Waters’ is packed full of goodies, including fun features for children and extras for adults.

Features for children…

Located in the bow of the boat, the dining area has been magically transformed into a children’s playroom. Complete with bean bags, a widescreen TV with Wii games console and a play table, the playroom is the first of its kind on a narrowboat. There’s plenty of extra storage for toys and a large floor space for family play time. When you book your holiday you will receive a free ‘Muddy Waters’ children’s book to read before you start your big adventure.

Muddy Waters features for the children
Muddy Waters features for the children

Extras for adults…

The playroom is situated at the front of the boat next to the children’s bunk beds, so the children don’t need to sneak past mum and dad! In the top corner of the playroom there is a camera which is linked to a TV monitor at the stern of the boat, so whilst driving you can still see and hear your children playing for peace of mind.

Not just a holiday for children, the rear galley is a sophisticated space designed with adults in mind. The TV monitor doubles as a TV/DVD for adults wanting to stay up past their children’s bedtime in the evening. Waiting for you on arrival is a bottle of wine and other grown up goodies.

Muddy Waters extras for the adults
Muddy Waters extras for the adults

The local area…

Situated on the South Oxford Canal and close to Oxford City centre and the River Thames, there’s an abundance of things to see and do. A fusion of contemporary culture and historic charm, Oxford City centre has lots to offer. Skirting the Cotswolds, the Oxford Canal meanders alongside picturesque parks – great for a family picnic and a chance to walk the dog. A must see for children is Oxford University’s grandest college, Christ Church. This building was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s novel, ‘Alice in Wonderland’. J.R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis frequently visited Oxford centre to relax in the many public houses.

Within easy reach of your floating holiday home is the magnificent Blenheim Palace. Set in 2100 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, the Palace is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.

An adventure on ‘Muddy Waters’ brings imagination to life; it’s simply an unforgettable canal boating experience for all ages.

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