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  • Family friendly staycations

    We’ve compiled a cracking list of family friendly boats for your next UK staycation - each with handpicked suggestions to fill your days whilst you and your family have an amazing #stayonaboat.

    Boats are great for family breaks as you can all get your own space without needing 2 hotel rooms, and come evening there's stargazing on deck while the kids are tucked up down below....perfect.

    Viking landing

    Top of any list for a family stay on this incredible houseboat has to be the Jorvik Viking Centre.

    Or if you and the kids are more into transport and all things engines what about the National Railway Museum?

    Wander the narrow walking streets of this beautiful city and find its hidden treasures along with a visit to the stunning York Minster. 

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    This little piggy went aboard

    Located just outside the nautical city of Southampton, Paultons Park is the home of the world famous Peppa Pig World. Not only will it keep all your little piggies perfectly happy, there's some great rides for teenagers & adults too.

    The accommodation is a specially designed and spacious marina pod, close to lots of restaurants to get to fill those tired bellies and set you up for another day's fun. Bacon Butties all round?

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    Seawater baths

    We have lots of family friendly boats in Lymington but this one is brilliant, with a bottle of bubbles for Mum and Dad included.

    Moored a stone's throw from the Lymington Sea Water Baths where you can spend hours playing on inflatables.

    And in the market town of Lymington, just 10 mins stroll away you’ll find loads of restaurants ready to welcome the kids. Not forgetting the Beaulieu Motor Museum, 10 minutes by car (you can park yours for free right by the boat).

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    Dinosaur island

    Escape the mainland and visit the oldest town on the Isle of Wight.

    With so much to do on the Island that you’ll have to stay all week. There’s great transport links so getting around is easy, or hire some bikes and take one of the many cycle routes.

    Osborne House is a must see and for dinosaur fans visit Compton Beach famous for dinosaur remains. Go there at low tide and see if you can find the two enormous three toed feet.

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    Theme parks by London

    A great location for those looking for the thrills of theme park rides. The boat is right by the gates to Thorpe Park and only a 25 min drive to Legoland and to Chessington World of Adventures.

    For a more historic day out then Windsor Castle is within easy reach, with all the lovely shops and restaurants you'd expect from a royal home!

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    Magic city

    Nestled amongst the trees on a private mooring you won’t even realise that you are in the heart of London.

    Markets, shops, theatres all within walking distance and with one of the world's busiest train stations nearby you can get anywhere, anytime - what about a Eurostar stopover?

    A visit to Platform 9 ¾ to start the day (there's also the Harry Potter shop) and end the day by borrowing the row boat for a trip down the river!

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    Floating home

    A houseboat in a small town on Cardiff Bay, away from the hustle and bustle of the City. A great place for those that want to try stand up paddle boarding or perhaps a trip out fishing? At White Water Olympic Park you can have a go at the rapids, kayaking or tubing amazing fun for the family. 

    There's plenty of walks along the stunning coastline of Wales to wear out the energetic little ones and the odd castle or three before you head back to this floating home away from home. 

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    Novel charms

    A charming little fishing town on the South Devon Coast.

    Catch the ferry to Greenway House & Gardens, the home of Agatha Christie and a National Trust property.

    Take a coastal walk to Berry Head and see the iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic fort with stunning views across Torbay.

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