Sometimes you get a bit stuck for new experiences for children. I hate when we have nothing planned and end up in a play barn hell on earth. Also I think it’s important that family time isn’t always children orinatated. To be honest primary colours make my blood pressure rise. If playbarns were shades of grey and cream I’d probably be a frequent goer.
When I heard about hiring a canal boat for the day I was apprehensive. I was worried about whether I’d have to jump off the boat to moor it and end up soaked, whether we’d lose a child overboard and whether actually any of us would enjoy it.
We booked with ABC boat hire as you could have the boat just for the day. Baby steps and all that. We turned up with absolutely no boat experience. The Marina we went from was Alvechurch Marina and they were so friendly! We had to watch a video on what to do and then we had someone come and talk us through everything properly on the boat.
We we away after about 40mins, on our own. I was like ‘Si you were listening right?’ Luckily he was. Hence why he was the Captain. I’d love to say I was first mate but I’m pretty sure I ranked lower than that.
We were on the boat for hours but the time flew by! The boys were so excited the whole time. It’s so funny that actually this boat trip held their full attention even more than days out like Thomas Land. We moored up and went for a pub lunch and little park play for the boys.