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Autumn Canal Holidays Near London

Autumn on the canal lets you experience quieter times after the busy summer holidays have passed. The canal reflects the beautiful colours of autumn leaves and light as the days begin to draw in. Misty mornings, cosy pubs with open fires, in the evenings sitting round the table on board with friends or family. Whatever you decide to do you can be sure to wind down and enjoy life at a slower pace. Click Here for availability

Accessible Family Narrowboat Holidays in Southern England

If you have a family member who has mobility difficulties or is a wheelchair user and want to explore the waterways on a narrowboat, we have the solution.

London to Relaxing Canal Break in an hour

Surrey and Hampshire’s beautiful Basingstoke canal is very quiet with none of the problems you sometimes encounter on busier canals. On short breaks you only have to negotiate one lock. We are located approximately 30 miles South West of London and 30 miles North of the South Coast. If you travel by train we are on a direct rail route from Waterloo to Hook (60 mins). There is a Tesco supermarket next to Hook station where you can get supplies and call a taxi from to get to the boatyard (about 8 mins away).

UK family holidays on the water

Not sure what to do for your holiday this summer? Maybe a narrowboat holiday on the Basingstoke Canal is the answer. A narrowboat holiday combines; your accommodation, your activities during the day and your means of transport. Once you have paid for the holiday, any further expenses are much less.
Don't worry if you have never driven a narrowboat before, full instruction is given and the Basingstoke Canal is one of the quietest in the UK.

Family Friendly Narrowboat Adventure Holidays

Water is part of our heritage here in the UK, we are after all an island and we are never more than an hour from the coast, a river or a canal. Boating is in our blood and you don't need to have qualifications to get on the water safely in a narrowboat. Full instructions are given at the start of your holiday. A narrowboat is cosy and intimate and ideal for families with children of all ages. living on a boat is exciting and there are lots of things to see along the way.