CANAL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES TO KEEP YOUR KIDS ENTERTAINED
Travel slowly, watch the world go by, unplug from social media – sounds like every child’s nightmare.
But there is so much more for your kids to do on their canal holiday.
From helping with the boat to manning locks, plotting the route to choosing stops, there are loads of new activities to discover.
And you can prep like a pro with our Towpath Activity Guide, featuring inspiring ideas from family adventurer David Mellor.
The Towpath Activity Guide
SPY IT. DRIVE IT. CATCH IT. FIND IT. REACH IT. READ IT. PLAY IT.
When you book we’ll send you the Towpath Activity Guide, packed with 10 exciting challenges for your children to tackle on their canal holiday.
All have been created for Black Prince by family adventurer David Mellor, an explorer, teacher, dad, OS #GetOutside Champion and writer of the popular blog, Potty Adventures.
David has years of experience creating adventures for his own family and others and has created an award-winning blog to document his exploits.
The ideas he’s provided for the Towpath Activity Guide cover every age group and most require no specialist kit, so you can set off with a plan for the activities you want to complete, or dip in to try something new if you have an hour or two spare.
“Cruising the UK’s waterways brings new excitement around every bend. With a little bit of know-how, you can see the UK countryside in a whole new light.
David Mellor, family adventurer
EVERY ROUTE HAS ITS OWN ATTRACTIONS
As you drift along every day there’s always something new to enjoy. Incredible countryside. Cool city centres. Tiny museums. Thrilling theme parks. Every route offers its own mix of entertainment. You can find out more with our recommended routes for families, and when you book we’ll send you tailored cruising notes with ideas for what to see, where to stop and how many miles to travel each day.
YOU CAN STAY CONNECTED
And when you’re not outside adventuring, your boat has a TV with freeview, DVD player and 240 volt sockets so your kids can bring their appliances too. You’ll also get WIFI. It’s an on-the-boat service so the signal’s not strong enough for streaming films or gaming, but you can connect to the internet, keep up with emails and stay social… if you want to.
Really fun time. Take teenage children a) to occupy them off electronic gadgetry b) to steer (our two were fantastic at it and better than us!)