February 26, 2018
By Beacon_PR

Visit Birmingham and Cadbury World by Narrowboat

Waterways Holidays’ top tip for families this Easter is to hire a narrowboat from one of their Warwickshire hire bases to visit Birmingham’s family-friendly sights.

Canal bases at Tardebigge and Alvechurch are both on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, making Birmingham a great short break for first-time boaters.

Family-orientated 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 famous 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 as little as £640 for a family of four. This 48-feet long narrowboat has central heating, a double cabin for mum and dad and comfortable seats in the saloon which convert to two single beds for children.

The shower room has flush wc, and the galley kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering, from the hob, grill and oven to microwave and fridge. TV/DVD, CD/Radio and WiFi complete the package.  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 this price: just pay for fuel as used.

Rowan 4 is just one of hundreds of narrowboats available for Easter breaks from over 80 different start points across the UK.


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Waterways Holidays’ spokesman is managing director Nigel Richards: 01252 796400


Waterwaysholidays.com offers live availability on more than 1800 narrowboats, cruisers and sailing yachts operated by the UK’s leading boat operators and with more than 80 different start locations.  The website offers advice on boating holidays as well as featuring listings of the latest special offers. Boating holidays in France and Portugal also available.




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