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Family Fun on the River Thames

There are plenty of great ideas for family activities to do on the Thames this summer.

As well as all kinds of boating, you can walk the Thames Path National Trail. Whether you’re walking or on a boat there’s plenty to see, iconic buildings, ancient countryside and nature reserves, islands and locks for camping, churches and abbeys and historic towns and villages along its 184 miles from the Cotswolds to London.

The River Thames makes a great playground with Geocaching, kayaking, orienteering, dragon boat racing or climbing the wall at Longridge. Visit Hampton Court Palace and its new Magic Garden, kids can climb the fiery red dragon as he guards the Magic Garden and the Towers. Explore the towns such as Henley-on-Thames, Marlow or Windsor on foot or take a Scavenger Challenge.

Enjoy exploring the next few sections, we’re sure you’ll find something special for you and your family and there’s walks for all the family whether you’ve got a buggy, the dog or use a wheelchair.

These sections provide some inspiration for family days out and holidays on the River. To make it easier we’ve divided it into:

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French Brothers Ltd

Windsor Majesty on the Thames at Windsor

French Brothers run boat trips on the River Thames from Windsor, Runnymede and Maidenhead. Choose from a short return trip or a full-day cruise...