Boat trips and holidays

If you don't own your own boat there are plenty of other ways you can get out and about on our canals and rivers. From hiring out a boat with friends for an afternoon to taking a two week holiday with your family there’s something out there to suit every occasion and budget.

Sowerby Bridge, Rochdale Canal
Sowerby Bridge, Rochdale Canal

If you don’t fancy taking charge of a boat yourself there are plenty of other ways to get on the water. Taking a boat trip is a wonderful way to see the canals and rivers as you can relax while someone else does all the hard work.

Alternatively you could book yourself into a hotel boat or take a meal on a restaurant boat. In this section of the website you’ll find everything you need to know about taking a boat trip or holiday on the Trust’s waterways.

Use the menu on the right hand side of this page to find out more about boat trips and holidays.

Boating with kids

Little boy enjoying boat trip

The summer holidays are here, and for those of you who are gracing the waters with children this year, there are plenty of ways to keep them entertained. Don’t give boredom breathing space – here are five activities to keep the kids busy, whatever the weather.

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Boat trips and holidays