Treat your Mum to a day out boating for Mother’s Day

Take your Mum for a family day out boating this Mother's Day

A family day out cruising gently through the countryside is the perfect way to treat your Mum this Mother’s Day

We offer day boat hire from a number of our bases across England and Wales, with prices starting at £99 for a boat for up to 10 people. Tuition is included, so it’s a great way to try canal boating.

All our day boats are equipped with the facilities you need for a day afloat – cutlery, crockery, a kettle, 2 burner hob, fridge, sink and toilet. So you can plan a picnic afloat along the way or stop off at a canalside pub for lunch. There’s indoor and outdoor seating on all our day boats, so whatever the weather, you can enjoy the ever changing view.

Here’s a guide to our Top 5 day boat destinations to celebrate Mother’s Day:

1. Cruise to Nantwich in Cheshire

You can reach Nantwich on a day afloat from Bunbury on the Shropshire Union Canal near Tarporley. The two-hour journey takes you through six peaceful miles of Cheshire countryside.  You’ll pass the canalside Barbridge Inn and you’ll cross the impressive Grade II listed Nantwich Aqueduct with panoramic views across the town. There are no locks along the way, making it a leisurely day, perfect for narrowboat novices.

2. Head to Rugeley in Staffordshire

On a day out from Great Haywood on the Trent & Mersey Canal you can cruise to the historic market town of Rugeley. It’s a four-mile journey through the Staffordshire countryside.  You’ll pass through two locks and you’ll travel through the Cannock Chase Forest area of outstanding beauty. You can moor up at bridge 68 for a pub lunch at The Wolseley Arms.

3. Travel to Whitchurch in Shropshire

From Whixall on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal, you can reach the historic market town of Whitchurch.  You’ll pass the Hadley Farm Café along the way and there’s a good choice of places to eat in Whitchurch, including the Black Bear pub.  The journey to Whitchurch and back takes around five hours.

4. Navigate to Wilmcote in Warwickshire

From Wootton Wawen you can cruise south along the Stratford Canal to the village of Wilmcote and back.  The journey will take you across the Edstone Aqueduct, the longest aqueduct in England, with views across the Warwickshire countryside.  From moorings at the top of the Wilmcote flight, it’s a short walk into the village to the Mary Arden Inn.  The journey to Wilmcote and back takes five hours.

5. Boat to Llangollen in North Wales

From our day boat hire centre on the Llangollen Canal at Trevor, you can reach the historic market town of Llangollen.  The journey to Llangollen, where there’s a great choice of places to eat, takes around two-and-a-half hours and there are no locks.

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