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Waterways Top Tips for Easter Breaks

Waterways Holidays is recommending short breaks by narrowboat this Easter 2018, visiting family-friendly sights in and around Birmingham.

The company's bases at Tardebigge and Alvechurch are on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, making Birmingham a great destination for first-time boaters.

Attractions with special Easter events include Cadbury World, where, in addition to its regular chocolate-themed sights and tours, the Easter weekend includes multiple performances of two child-friendly stage shows: Partytime with Freddo, and Story Time with the Caramel Bunny. Family tickets start at £51.

Cadbury World is a short hop by bus or train from the canal boat moorings in the Gas Street Basin, at the heart of a historic complex offering great cafes, restaurants and shops. This is a great spot from which to visit the city sights, from its amazing Library to the National Sea Life Centre. On the return journey, the canal also passes close to the famous Botanical Gardens.

A three-night weekend break from Tardebigge, boarding ‘Rowan 4’ on Friday 30 March, costs from£640 for a family of four. This 48-feet long narrowboat has central heating, a double cabin and comfortable seats in the saloon which convert to two single beds.

The boat is well-equipped with shower room with flush wc, galley kitchen with hob, grill, oven, microwave and fridge, TV/DVD, CD/Radio and WiFi. The boat is dog-friendly too, with no charge for one pet. Car parking at base, damage waiver, initial tuition and loan of buoyancy aids is all included in the price. Clients just pay for fuel as used.

Waterways Holidays has a portfolio of more than 1800 narrowboats, cruisers and sailing yachts with more than 80 different start locations across the UK. Boating holidays in France and Portugal are also available.

Visit: Waterwaysholidays.com

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Date Published:
5th March 2018


David Betterton
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