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Experience the Harry Potter Studio Tour on a Family Charter Cruise
Our collection of themed barge holidays include an impressive family charter, taking kids on an interactive, educational and unforgettable adventure along Britain’s majestic River Thames on board our Magna Carta hotel barge. Top sights include a tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Legoland, and Thorpe Park amusement park.
With daily excursions keeping everyone entertained; parents and grandparents will especially enjoy the delights of our onboard master chef, who cooks up daily meals, served with complementary wines for the adults, and plenty of delicious options for kids.
A Magical Cruise
Visiting the Harry Potter studio couldn’t be easier on Magna Carta. With our family cruises, you can swap up to four excursions from the barge’s classic cruise itinerary, and the ‘boy wizard’ is always a top favorite. Spot many of the costumes and props from the movies, experience all the wonders and magic of their iconic sets such as Diagon Alley and The Great Hall – the latter whose real-life inspiration, The Great Hall at Oxford’s Christ Church College, is also on the itinerary.
Younger children can also explore Beale Wildlife Park, which is set on 30 acres of grounds and forests. The attraction includes miniature train rides, a toy museum and a deer park, as well as kid-friendly animals such as owls, meerkat and the llama-like alpacas. Another option is a visit to Brooklands Museum. Considered the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, it offers an excellent history of transportation, including cars, motorcycles and planes, and features an aircraft factory, a flight simulator and the world’s first purpose-built race circuit.
More scientifically minded youngsters will enjoy a visit to Look Out Discovery Centre, which offers more than 90 science-themed activities for children. These include launching hydrogen rockets and building a life size house with giant blocks. On other outings, guests can explore prehistoric caves, take archery lessons, as well as go paintballing and canoeing. They can even waterski at Thorpe Lake Waterski, among other outdoor sports.
There’s so much to do on a European Waterways’ family charter that the only time you’ll see disappointment in a child’s face is when you tell them the trip is over! But watch their faces light up again when they get back home and tell their friends about the great time they had.
For more information on our 6-night family charter cruise aboard Magna Carta, click here.