Half day itineraries
For rowing enthusiasts – and everyone who loves the river – Henley-on-Thames is the classic choice for a visit. The river here is broad and beautiful - a scenic setting for passenger boats and hire craft and lovely waterside walks along grassy banks.
The oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world has made Royal Windsor irresistibly unique, dominating the town as it stands guard over a beautiful stretch of the River Thames. There are loads of highlights to choose from in the majestic destination!
The magnificent buildings of Hampton Court Palace cover six acres and span 500 years of history. There is lots to see and do here whether your inside discovering the palace's history or outside exploring the gardens and maze.
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Fun on the River Thames doesn't always have to cost you. There are plenty of free ways to have a cheap day out with the kids on the River Thames. Take a stroll, get on your bike, catch a fish or play Pooh Sticks...
There really is so much to do on the river and nearby, that a day is not long enough. There are plenty of family-friendly places to stay nearby or on the river. Make your base at one of our family friendly hotels and you can discover history or enjoy a spot of camping...
Don’t forget there are endless ideas for adventure on the river. Check out our ideas for Great Family Days Out. The simplest way to explore the river is a rowing boat For a rainy day visit one of the Thames Valley Museums.