Top Easter destinations on the UK waterways

The Easter Holidays are a fantastic time to escape with the family and enjoy some time away together. With the days gradually getting longer, the chance of some sunshine increasing and the newborn spring animals in the passing fields; it’s not hard to see why it’s such a popular time to go boating.

We’ve had a look at some of the events happening close to the waterways to find you the top Easter destinations afloat:

Swans on the Norfolk Broads

Swans on the Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads

Beautiful, lock-free cruising with plenty of pubs, villages and attractions, it’s no wonder the Norfolk Broads has earned the nickname ‘Britain’s Magical Waterland’. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at Bewilderwood- the tree house adventure park. Children can venture into the chocolate bunny burrow and search the tunnels & tree houses for the hidden Easter eggs. They can also join in the fun at the crafts centre with face painting and settle down for the story of the ‘pesky bunnies’ at the story-telling stage.

Visit Bewilderwood

Visit Bewilderwood

Cadbury World

Where better to spend the Easter Holidays than the home of Cadbury chocolate? Each day over the Easter Holidays there’s a chance to meet the Cadbury characters. The children can enjoy celebrating Freddo’s birthday at his  party or sit down for story time with the Caramel Bunny. Over the Easter bank holiday weekend even more events are taking place! Including a daily bonnet competition and an Easter egg hunt! Cadbury World & the centre of Birmingham is easily accessible from our Alvechurch & Tardebigge bases.

Moor in Birmingham & visit Cadbury World

Moor in Birmingham & visit Cadbury World

Warwick Castle

The famous medieval castle is celebrating the 950th anniversary of William the Conqueror’s Mott & Bailey Castle this Easter. Children can enjoy the new interactive exhibition – by climbing the Conqueror’s Fortress. Other events include the Horrible Histories Maze- featuring a Viking Ship and the trenches. Warwick Castle is a short cruise from our bases at Stockton or Warwick. For a slightly longer holiday, depart from Braunston or Rugby.

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Black Country Living Museum

The 26 acre open-air museum has plenty of traditional Easter events to choose from. Let the kids follow the Bunny’s trail through the canalside village, following the clues and finding the prizes! There is also an egg-rolling competition and an egg-and-spoon race to take part in. Try a freshly baked hot cross bun from the bakery or treat yourself to Fish & Chips in the traditional 1930’s chip shop! For the adults- a visit to the Bottle & Glass Inn is a must to sample a selection of the whiskey & gin on offer. Search for boats departing from our Alvechurch and Tardebigge bases to reach the museum.

Visit Dudley & the Black Country Living Museum

For more information on boating holidays during the Easter Holidays please visit our website – www.waterwaysholidays.com, or feel free to call us for friendly boating advice on 01252 796400.

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