October half term boating holiday ideas

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 find your perfect family holiday.

Get children helping with the locks

Get children helping with the locks

Here are our top picks for a family boating holiday this October:

Birmingham
Cruise into the centre of Birmingham

Cruise into the centre of Birmingham

Birmingham is a fantastic destination to visit, with so many attractions for families of all ages. Starting at our Alvechurch or Tardebigge bases, travel into Birmingham city centre to visit the National Sea Life Centre, the ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum and Cadbury World. Moor up directly in Gas Street Basin to visit the numerous shops and restaurants on offer. Cruising along the canals you can also reach the Black Country Living Museum and even Drayton Manor Theme Park in a week-long holiday.

 

The River Thames

Start your holiday from one of the many bases we have situated along the River Thames. The Thames offers an extraordinary mix of historical towns and places of interest. For the history buffs why not visit Hampton Court Palace, home of Henry VIII, with its Maze and Magic Gardens. Visit one of the royal residences of Her Majesty the Queen; Windsor Castle is easy accessible from the River Thames. For the thrill-seekers in the family, both Legoland and Thorpe Park can be visited, moor at the Penton Hook Marina for Thorpe Park and in Windsor for the shuttle bus to Legoland.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

 

The Norfolk Broads

Known as ‘Britain’s Magical Waterland’, the Norfolk Broads offers 125 miles of lock-free cruising. Ideal for families who would like to the freedom to cruise and explore uninterrupted. There are many places to explore on the Norfolk Broads, for children, try mooring up at Horning for a short walk to Bewilderwood- a treetop adventure park. Wroxham is also a great place to head to; there is the Wroxham Miniature Worlds and Wroxham Barns with the children’s farm. Of course most of the fun is had on the boat, watching the world go by and spotting wildlife. Head up to Horsey Mere for a chance to spot the seals!

Seals at Horsey Mere

Seals at Horsey Mere

 

We have some fantastic savings of up to 30% off from selected locations on the UK canals or book a week for the price of a short break from selected locations on the Norfolk Broads! Search https://www.waterwaysholidays.com for live availability or call us on 01252 796400.

 

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