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Family Fun on the River Thames

As the Winter approaches, there’s still plenty of places to enjoy the river with one of the walks for all the family whether you’ve got a buggy, the dog or use a wheelchair.

If you’re feeling lazy join one of the popular cruises on all-weather boats, ideal for families, along different sections of the River Thames offered by:

Explore Henley-on-Thames or Windsor and discover how much there is to do. Check out the Daily Express's 10 Things to Do in Windsor. Looking for something different to do this summer, take a family activity break on the River Thames.

Museums are fun places these days and great for rainy days...

Voted one of the top museums in the world by The Times, The River & Rowing Museum, Henley shows what a great time can be had in a museum.  There are interactive displays such as Row Together,  visit the magical Wind in the Willows exhibition, which brings to life the much-loved story with 3D models, lighting and music. Why not visit on one of the Family Days which offer extra activities for your admission price.

The River & Rowing Museum is only one of over 70 museums in the Thames Valley. A new website ‘Thames Valley Museums Group’ lists many of these, providing lots of options for rainy days.  Museums offer a variety of ways to engage as a family, from free Family Trails or activities.  One of the best for families is the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

• Pitt Rivers Museum offers free family friendly fun every Sunday 14.00 – 16.00
Make a bee-line to the Pitt Rivers and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History for a relaxing afternoon. Try our activity backpacks, sorting boxes, trails, colouring sheets, story corner and craft activities. Suitable for all ages.

Thinking about next year’s holiday, take a boating holiday on the famous River Thames. The following provide boats for Boating Holidayswhy not make 2014 the year to have a holiday afloat?

  • Hobbs of Henley – the ultimate luxury Linssen cruiser
  • Calmer cruising - A luxury Self-Drive 60ft by 11 ft Widebeam with the style of a Canal Boat
  • Kris Cruisers - 15 cruisers ranging in size from 29ft-48ft, 2-10 berth motor cruiser
  • Myrivercruising - River Thames Day Cruises and Boating Holidays
  • Le Boat - provides a wide selection of boats, with different features, styls and sizes to suit any party size.

Children’s Party Cruises with MyRiverCruising

Dates still available for half term and December

Why not book a Pirate cruise or a Swallows & Amazons cruise or even a Princess cruise and give your child a birthday party to remember? Ideal for children aged six to 11 and catering to a maximum of 12 people, your ‘skipper and captain’ will take your party on an exciting cruise, where you can stumble upon a treasure trail, eat a hearty captain’s feast and maybe even explore your own island.

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French Brothers Ltd

French Brothers Ltd

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....