A canal boat is like camping on water. How exciting to be sleeping “on the water”.

They will absolutely love helping with the steering and coiling up the ropes!

Most children love the locks. Usually an experience only witnessed from the towpath, this time they get to have a go at pushing open the lock gates and watching the boat go through, and closing them afterwards.

There are so many attractions geared up for children along the canals. Here on the Ashby Canal you are close to the Shackerstone Railway, Bosworth Battlefield and Conkers to name a few!

Everything about boating is a group affair when you’re away with the children. They can be involved in every aspect from steering to opening the locks. Give it a try!