Short break itineraries
Hire a cruiser to escape the rush of modern life, exploring the remote upper reaches of the River Thames.
Jerome K Jerome’s ‘Three Men in a Boat’ experienced both magic and mayhem on their epic journey up the River Thames in a camping skiff. The magic is still there for you to experience, in days on the water and nights spent under the stars.
This itinerary offers a selection of top-notch choices to fill four decadent days in some of the most exclusive areas of the River Thames.
For a great family break, you need plenty to keep the whole party amused. Hampton Court Palace and Legoland both make an amazing day out, with plenty of attractions and rides to keep everyone in the family happy.
Explore the beautiful, relaxing and inspiring
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.