Magna Carta

Family Cruise – England

Family Cruise - England


If you are a family with children, we are able to create a bespoke itinerary and substitute a maximum of 4 excursions from our Classic Cruise Itinerary with your preferred family activities.

The following activities can usually be arranged on-board directly with the barge Captain and included in your itinerary without any extra charge (unless otherwise stated):

The Look Out Discovery Centre

An exciting hands on science centre with over 90 activities for children to enjoy and learn, launch hydrogen rockets or experiment with boats on the indoor stream, there’s plenty to keep them occupied!

Beale Park

A wonderful outdoor wildlife park set in 30 acres of grounds and forest, take a miniature train ride, visit the toy museum, stroll through the deer park or meet some of the friendly animals such as alpacas, owls and even meerkats.

Bekonscot Model Village

The world’s oldest model village! Opened in 1929 there are over 1.5 acres of gardens and detailed model buildings to explore, not to mention one of the largest model railways in Europe – a must visit with the family.


Watch as the iconic building blocks of their childhood come to life, a simply spectacular theme park  with DUPLO play areas for toddlers, a driving school, hands on LEGO building activities and over 55 Roller Coasters, shows and attractions.

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios

Another visit ticked off the childhood bucket list! Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and explore the wonders of the wizarding world and step onto iconic sets like the Great Hall and Diagon Alley and experience the magic from book to screen.

Other activities* – shown below – can be arranged but, due to their nature, they should be booked directly by the client with the activity provider. These activities are:

Liquid Leisure

A floating aquatic adventure obstacle course on a man made lake close to Windsor, participants must be 6 or older and competent swimmers

Go Ape

Time to monkey about amongst the treetops as you strap in and cavort about the place on ropes, swings and zip wires – minimum age of 10 years.

Paintballing/Go Karting 

Hit the track or the forest for a high adrenaline day of driving or battling your opponent amidst the paint and the trees! Age restrictions apply

Bracknell Leisure Centre

A variety of activities are on show here, from the ice skating to skiing or snowboarding there’s a little something for everyone.



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Magna Carta

Magna Carta is a deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the charming upper stretches of the Royal River Thames in England

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