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March 14, 2019

Easter Deals on UK Canals: Waterways Holidays

Waterways Holidays, the one-stop shop for UK canal holidays, has a raft of savings – up to £569 – on narrowboat hire from a range of start points across the UK.

“Easter marks the start of the busy hire season on Britain’s canals,” says managing director Nigel Richards, “and there are some fantastic deals on weekends, midweek breaks and full weeks to suit all school holiday dates”.

With discounts, a week’s hire of a narrowboat starts at under £1000, with Oscar 2 on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal now £850 for seven nights from 13 or 20 April (saving £149), while Snowdrop on the Grand Union Canal is £950 (saving £105) for seven nights from 13 or 20 April and Firefly on the North Oxford Canal is now £995 (saving £320) for a week starting 6, 13 or 20 April.

The boats above sleep up to four and, as with all craft offered by Waterways Holidays, are fully-equipped for self-catering.

The biggest savings are on Princess Class boats based at Bradford upon Avon on the Kennet and Avon Canal, at Chirk in north Wales, in the Peak District and at Acton Bridge in Cheshire. Seven nights hire starting 13 April is now £1330, saving £569 for a four-star narrowboat with flexible accommodation for families of up to six people.

For holidays starting Easter Saturday, offers include Duchess Class boats based at in Worcestershire or the Peak District, with seven nights from 20 April reduced by £279 to £1120.

Prices/availability correct at date of issue. Please refer to individual hire descriptions for details of what is included in the price.

Waterways Holidays: 01252 339023,


March 17, 2015

Waterways Holidays Cuts Family Holiday Prices for Easter

Families are invited to take advantage of an exclusive discount on Easter holidays, courtesy of the leading boating holidays agency, Waterways Holidays.

“We’re cutting the cost of a family holiday with 20% off the hire of Broads cruisers from Potter Heigham this Easter,” announced managing director Nigel Richards.

“The deal applies to any boat hire – short breaks or a full week – between 27 March and 16 April, by any family that includes a child aged five to 16 years of age. The discount also applies to teachers who are tied to school holiday dates,” said Richards.

For families, a week’s holiday on a Broads cruiser from Potter Heigham is reduced to as little as £504, saving £126 on the hire of Evesham Light. This 30-feet long cruiser has a double cabin for Mum and Dad, a single bed and seating in the saloon that converts into a further double, so the boat sleeps up to five people. There’s warm air heating, a bathroom with shower, wash basin and flush wc, and a well-equipped galley. The only extras are fuel used during the week and damage waiver fee.

Alternatively, a luxurious Supreme Light cruiser ideal for two couples, has a massive saving of £238 on a week’s hire (now £952, when one of the hirers works in education). The modern cruiser has bow and stern thrusters to make steering this 35-feet long boat easy, and satellite tracking to receive Freesat TV channels. Of course it has warm air heating and there are two bathrooms onboard.

In a week’s hire from Potter Heigham, holidaymakers have time to explore the whole of the Broads, now marketed as Britain’s 15th National Park.

Children must be present on departure along with proof of age. Teachers must offer proof of employment.

Waterways Holidays, 01252 339023,


March 13, 2015

Family mobile home savings this Easter – up to 40% – from Venue Holidays

It needn’t cost ‘an arm and leg’ to take the family away at Easter is the message from camping and mobile home operator, Venue Holidays.

There are savings of up to 40% to enjoy which means, for example, a 10-night holiday at Punta Sabbioni on Italy’s Venetian Riviera – starting on 4 April – is now priced at £330, saving £220. This price is for two adults and up to four children, with accommodation in a three-bedroom mobile home with air-con and decking at Camping Marina di Venezia, superbly located next to a magnificent beach.

There are lots of sporting activities including a huge water complex – with Olympic-sized swimming pool, wave pool, water slides and Jacuzzis – along with tennis, canoeing, pedalo and cycle hire. The campsite is also just 15 minutes from Punta Sabbioni from where the ferry leaves for the 40-minute journey to Venice.

On the Cote d’Azur, a seven-night holiday starting on 4 April – for two adults and up to four children in a two-bedroom mobile home with air-con and decking – now costs just £173, a reduction of £93. The campsite has sport facilities for all ages including a heated swimming pool, plus slide and toddler pools, short tennis, boules and volleyball. Sightseeing opportunities nearby include Cannes (24 miles) and St Tropez (25 miles).

Closer to home, just 147 miles from Calais, is Berny Riviere in Picardy where a nine-night holiday in a two-bedroom mobile home – for two adults and up to four children – from 9 April is now priced at £297, a reduction of £198. The campsite has an impressive indoor swimming complex, a wellness centre with gym, sauna and steam room, numerous sporting activities and is just 69 miles from Disneyland Paris.

The above prices do not include a ferry crossing, but these can be arranged by Venue Holidays on request and cost, for example, from £72 for a return P&O Dover/Calais saver midweek crossing for car and passengers.

01233 629950,




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