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Day Hire Canal Boats, Self Drive Canal Boats and Day Hire Narrowboats

Great days out on the river for the whole family. Day hire canal boats, self-drive canal boats and day hire narrowboats on canals and rivers throughout the UK. Enjoy the wonderful waterways, hire by hour or full day. Full instruction given, no experience necessary, just don't forget the picnic!

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For over a quarter of a century, the name Turk has been synonymous with fun afloat on the Thames. With our large, modern, versatile fleet and unrivalled experience we are able to provide a personal and flexible service to accommodate your needs and budget. We remain the first choice for any kind, or size, of party.

From April to mid-September we operate a scheduled, fully licensed passenger boat service between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court, enabling enjoyment of the historic landmarks and places of interest in this area.

Please contact (020) 8977 1567 for further information.

Address: Town End Pier, 68 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1HN


(020) 8546 2434

Category: Day Hire Canal Boats, Self Drive Canal Boats and Day Hire Narrowboats



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The Boathouse has been hiring out small boats and running passenger vessels on the Avon for over 100 years. The Avon is a real delight; explore over 3 miles of peaceful river and historical sites. Enjoy a quiet picnic under the willows or simply laze on the river and have fun. We supply:

Small Boat Hire

  • Rowing Boats
  • Outboard Motor Boats
  • Pleasure Punts and Canoes

River Cruises

  • Private Charter of Passenger Boats
  • Hire of our exclusive Venetian Gondola
  • Special packages with top local restaurants and pubs for small or large groups

Perfect for days out with children in Stratford-upon-Avon. There is no better way to experience the river’s tranquil waters than with Avon Boating:

Address: The Boathouse, Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS


(01789) 267073

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Kate Boats

Kate Boats is a family run canal business established for over 18 years. Our hire fleet offers narrow boat cruising holidays on the Grand Union Canal, from bases at Warwick and Stockton.

Whether you're looking for a family holiday with a difference or just want to unwind and take life at a more tranquil pace, each boat in our narrow boat fleet provides a level of comfort and convenience that is normally associated with privately owned craft.

Kate Boats we will give you the personal care and attention that you require to ensure you enjoy your holiday to the full whether you have previously enjoyed a holiday on the waterways or are a 'land lubber' looking to experience life afloat for the first time.



Address: The Boatyard Nelson Lane, Warwick CV34 5JB


(01926) 492968

Category: Day Hire Canal Boats, Self Drive Canal Boats and Day Hire Narrowboats


canal holidays in wales Share

Canal holidays for families in Wales

Cambrian Cruisers is a family run business established for over 20 years offering canal boat holidays of the highest standard on the beautiful and unspoilt Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Our fleet of luxury canal holiday boats, range from two to six berth all offering uncompromised levels of comfort for families looking for short breaks or longer holidays. All our boats are furnished to a very high standard with well equipped kitchens, constant hot water and central heating via radiators for those cooler days, 240 volt supply for small appliances (up to 800w), quality bed linen, sprung mattresses on permanent beds and many exclusive extras.

Our Canal Holidays can be as active or relaxed as you wish; from gliding along the lovely winding and meandering waterway admiring the views to exploring interesting villages, historical remains, taking short walks in stunning surroundings and enjoying lunches at great pubs along the way.


01874 665315

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Situated in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Thames near Windsor, the runnymede-on-thames luxury hotel offers fantastic child friendly facilities and value for money breaks for families and is perfectly situated for visiting many local attractions including Thorpe Park, Windsor Castle, Legoland and loads more.

The gorgeous family rooms make the perfect family break. The hotel offers a range of facilities and activities including:

  • Award winning spa open to families with children
  • Outdoor pool and splash pool, tennis courts, outdoor play area and junior gym trail.
  • Riverside walks – bags of bird seed given to feed the ducks!
  • Cruise up or downstream on their fab little riverboat
  • Borrow books, games or DVD’s and visit the dedicated kids’ room with Scalelectrix
  • Special family-friendly 'ducklings' dinner for younger guests every Friday, Saturday and during school holidays

See website for special weekend rates for families plus special deals that include theme park tickets, accommodation and breakfast.

the River Thames boat hire - Available from mid April until October
Riverboats open to residents and non-residents. Go upstream for the day and you'll see Windsor Castle, downstream, you'll pass through Staines and Laleham where there are plenty of pretty pubs with moorings. Both of our boats take up to 6 passengers - with room for a giant picnic basket too! And because they're powered by an electric motor, it's wonderfully peaceful. See here for full details

Child friendly hotel in Surrey

Address: Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG


01784 220961

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Explore the wonders of the beautiful Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal with Beacon Park Holidays. We offer a range if options for relaxing family holidays and days out on the canal.

Quality narrowboat hire holidays: We offer a choice of 13 luxury boats, the widest range on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Full day, half day or hourly boat hire: Experience a lock, cross the river Usk 25ft up on the Brynich Aqueduct, pass 5 lift bridges and have lunch in Talybont or Pencelli in one of the canal side pubs or take a picnic.

Wharfinger's Cottage: Child friendly cottage holiday in Wales situated on our private wharf just outside Abergavenny. Set in a stunning location amongst 30 acres of broadleaf woodland on the side of the Blorenge mountain. Sleeps 6 people and is available all year round for short breaks or longer holidays.

Family friendly holidays and kids days out in Monmouthshire



01873 858277

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Hobbs of Henley

Hobbs of Henley have ben established for 136 years and provide families and children with the opportunity to enjoy the River Thames at Henley from April to October.

Families can either hire self drive launches for up to 12 people by the hour or for the day or buy tickets for our one hour boat trips that take place everyday and feature a recorded commentary.

Boat hire is from 10-6pm and the one hour rivertrips run at different times - it is always best to call (01491) 572035 to find out the times.

Details of Rowing Boat, Motor Boats and Rivertrips and prices are on

Address: Station Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AZ


(01491) 572035

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Taggs Boatyard Ltd (Ditton Cruisers & Harts Cruisers)

Taggs Boatyard is a family run company offering a good selection of self drive cruisers for hourly, half day or full day hire. Relax and enjoy all the natural beauty that the River Thames has to offer, picnic on its banks, moor up and visit any spot that takes your fancy or stop for a bite to eat at one of the many riverside pubs and restaurants.

It couldn’t be easier, choose a boat and after an introduction to the simple controls just cruise away and enjoy the river at your leisure leaving the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind.

Please contact us on the above number or log on for further details.


Address: 44 Summer Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey (Nr 'Ye Olde Swan') KT7 0QQ


(020) 8398 2119

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Family boating holidays Share

Canal Junction opens up hundreds of fascinating things for kids and the whole family to do. Hire a boat for a day or a week, go on an organised boat trip, visit canalside parks and visitor centres or just walk or cycle through pleasant countryside, untroubled by noisy traffic and close to nature.

Find out how canals were built, where the amazing roses and castles painted boats and cans came from and just where that canal near you goes to. All this and lots more at Canal Junction.

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