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Ahoy there! Set sail with these blissful boat days

Written by Amy Hughes

If you’re looking to really push the boat out,
Sea lovers will love these without a doubt.
Enter the world of sails, ropes and kegs,
And ride out the waves on your sea legs!

The Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London

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Visit Cutty Sark, the celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time, now an award-winning visitor attraction in London.  Onboard, you’ll meet the colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and discover stories of life on board the fastest ship of her day. Walk underneath Cutty Sark’s gleaming copper hull for an awe-inspiring view and the chance to admire the cutting-edge design that made her so fast. Touch and smell different samples of the ship’s cargo in one of the many interactive exhibits, a real hands-on experience for the kids. BOOK HERE:

Seaprobe Atlantis Glass bottom boat trips, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

These award winning glass bottom boat trips are set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. You can spot the best of the local wildlife, from jellyfish and crabs, to porpoise and whales! All trips include a visit to the protected seal and bird colonies on Seal Island. Find out more here.

Thames River Services, London

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See the sights from the water! Some of the fantastic landmarks you are likely to see include Cutty Sark, The O2 Arena, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, The London Eye, Big Ben, The Shard and plenty more! Cruises run between Westminster and Greenwich and you can book both single and return journeys. BOOK HERE.

Cleethorpes boating lake, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Located next to the Cleethorpes Nature Reserve, there are plenty of ways to explore here. You can hire a pedalow or rowing boat (summer season) and even go fishing (cost involved). Alternatively, take a stroll around the idyllic lake and feed the resident ducks and geese too. The Cleethorpes Light Railway also runs along one side of the lake. Find out more here.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Learn all about the Royal Navy, stepping on board historic ships that changed the world. There are a whole range of indoor and outdoor activities so you can have fun no matter what the weather’s like! Now included in the ticket is mast-rigging, so you can see if you have what it takes to climb to the top of the mast! BOOK HERE.

Lancaster Canal Boats, Barton, Lancashire

Take a trip down the waterways to the award winning Lune Aqueduct which has had a magnificent makeover. You can also take the return waterbus cruise route between Lancaster and Carnforth. There are also a number of fun evening cruises available including the Fish, Chips & Quiz Cruise! Find out more here.

City Cruises Harbour and Island Cruise, Poole, Dorset

City Cruises Poole

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Enjoy the sights of Sandbanks, Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island on this relaxing 70 minute cruise. You will see the Brownsea Castle which was built to protect against French Invasions, and the island which is home to rare red squirrels. BOOK HERE.

World of Boats, Cardiff, Wales

Come to see over 40 rare boats from around the world. TV’s Dick Strawbridge guides you through the evolution of boats, propulsion, navigation and lots more. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, pay a visit to the Look Out Cafe Bar for a magnificent view of the bay. Find out more here.

World of Beatrix Potter, Rail, Sail and Tail, Windermere, Cumbria


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The Lake District’s natural beauty and plentiful wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her popular and much-loved stories. Come and explore this wonderful landscape where the tales are brought to life. You will travel through the beautiful Lake District by steam-train and a scenic lake cruise, followed by a visit to the famous World of Beatrix Potter attraction, the official home of Peter Rabbit. BOOK HERE:

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