Stag And Hen Trips

A UK Canal Boating Article

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A UK Canal Boating Holiday is an excellent way to celebrate your Stag or Hen event but sometimes a weekend is just not long enough.
You can achieve so much more in a week's cruising - combine the nightlife in a vibrant city with a relaxing pint at a canal side pub.
Booking a week aboard will mean that your hen or stag can take time to relax and wind down free from pressure before the big event.
You may want to visit a town or city that is just a bit to far away to be achieved in a weekend.

So, for those of you who are lucky enough to be able to take an extended break, check out our suggested trips that take a week or more.

Tamworth – Route Drayton Manor from Alvechurch
If theme parks ride are your thing book your UK Canal Boating Holiday from Alvechurch and cruise on the Coventry Canal to Drayton Manor. For fans of white knuckle rides Drayton Manorcan offer you the thrill of the Apocalypse or the sheer force of the Maelstrom.

Also visit Tamworth home to the Snowdome which has real snow every day of the year. There is always a host of winter activities under one roof, including a 170 metre main slope and the two Snow Academy areas. The Snowdome offers a wide variety of skiing and snowboarding lessons and sessions.

Bristol – Route Bristol and return from Hilperton
From our base at Hilperton the Kennet and Avon Canal meanders it way past some great canal side pubs straight into the heart of Bristol. A stag canal trip to Bristol will offer you brilliant pubs, excellent music venues and superb comedy nights.

Head for the harbour area where there are dozens of great drinking venues and restaurants. In the centre head for Park Street and Whiteladies Road which are lined with one bar after another then finish your stag night at a one of the clubs around Nelson Street.

For a very unusual gift for your stag why not let him be a zoo keeper for the day at Bristol Zoo. For science lovers no trip to Bristol would be complete without a visit to At-Bristol.

With to over 300 hands-on exhibits At-Bristol is one of the most exciting science centres in the UK. Meet Wallace and Gromit and even become an animator for the day.

Oxford – Route Oxford and return
Gayton is situated in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside and is a perfect choice for a hen canal boat holiday to Oxford. What could be more sophisticated than sipping champaign whilst floating on the River Cherwell in a punt.

For ladies that lunch Oxford is over flowing with trendy bars, wine bars, tea shops and top class restaurants. Why not indulge in a spot of retail therapy along Cornmarket and Queen Street which is home to the city’s two biggest shopping centres.

Wander around the markets where you can pick up everything from killer heels to a vintage ball gown. At night the atmosphere in the pubs and bars is funky and vibrant and there is a good choice of live music playing throughout the city The Cowley Road, Jericho and the city centre are the best areas to head for a night out.

Leicester – Route Leicester and return from Union Wharf
Our stunning marina at Union Wharf in Market Harborough is a perfect place to begin you Uk Canal Boating for a hen canal boat trip to Leicester. As you would expert of a diverse and cosmopolitan city such as Leicester the city has something to offer everyone.

Leicester is probably most famous for its superb wealth of curry houses but there are some wonderful exotic restaurants as well. For something a little different why not book a belly dancing class or take the mike at one of the comedy clubs the city is famous for. If shopping your thing then you will find the big brand names to the small independent shops of St Martin's. The "Golden Mile" is packed with shops and traders selling South Asian food, clothing and jewellery

Windsor – Windsor and return from Aldermaston
Our UK Canal Boating base in Aldermaston is ideal for hens wanting to visit Windsor for a truly memorable canal boat holiday.
Windsor and nearby Eton are a shopper's paradise and is where high street retailers, designer labels, antiques shops and department stores sit alongside quaint, specialist and souvenir shops. Windsor will not disappoint you in the evening as there are good choice of eating and drinking establishments within the town centre.

Within sight of Windsor Castle you will find historic pubs and restaurants, continental style pavement cafés and traditional tea rooms. No trip would be complete with out a visit to the Castle view the magnificent state rooms and take a buggy ride around the grounds of Windsor Park.

Chester – Routes Chester and return from Whitchurch or Chester and return from Wrenbury
From our UK Canal bases at either Wrenbury or Whitchurch cruise to the Roman city of Chester. The city is topped to become one of the most must see cities in Europe as it is bursting with history, with evidence of the Ancient Roman walls and settlements all around.

Ladies why dust off your hats and make a day of it at the races as Chester racecourse offers a day full of fun gambling. The great thing about Chester being a smaller city is that it allows any hen to easily walk to each destination, great for those killer heals. Nearly every street is peppered with bars, pubs and nightclubs so you can sip champagne and cocktails, eat at fancy restaurants or visit nightclubs and casinos

Bristol - Route Bristol and return from Hilperton
If you want to shop then look no further than Bristol for your hen destination as the city is retail heaven. Bristol is renowned for it's wide range of shopping areas, The Cabot Circus is Bristol's newest shopping experience and features over 120 shops and 25 cafes and restaurants.

In the Broadmead area you will find over 300 shops as well as the handy services that you might expect on the high street. In Bristol's Old City you will discover the wonderful St Nicholas Marketwhich leads to the Christmas Steps, a shopping quarter dating back to the 1600's and is now home to many unique shops and galleries.

Stag and HensFor the ultimate girlie night out head for the harbour area where there are some great drinking venues and restaurants. In the centre of Bristol head for Park Street and Whiteladies Road which are lined with one great bar after another. The city can easily be reached from our UK Canal Boating Holiday base in Hilperton on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Some hints that may help
Don't forget a camera
Pack sensible clothes and flat non slip shoes for the day time
Find out if you have to book any of the activities in advance
Stay safe remember that drink, boats and water can be a dangerous combination
Consider a 'kitty' so everyone can contribute an equal amount
Remember, give yourself enough time to plan, don't leave it to late to book your UK Canal Boating Holiday



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