Holidays

Holidays on our boat ‘Serenade’

Serenade takes 10 people on four night holidays. Find out more about Serenade including booking details.

Holidays on our narrowboat ‘Melody’

Melody

Interior of Melody. Melody is available for weekly hire.

Melody is available for ‘self drive’ hire (training will be given) to families  with a disabled member. She allows them to have a proper holiday together and a unique experience. She sleeps up to six and is available for week-end hire, and for mid-week breaks, as well as weekly hire by a family or group with one or more disabled or seriously ill member. If you would like to have a taster of a canal experience you can even book her for a day trip (subject to availability). Click here to Find out more about Melody including booking details.For ‘short’ hire information contact the Trust on 01509 265590

Last summer Serenade took out groups from as far afield as Devon (for the sixteenth year running) and Cornwall. Here are some of the messages the passengers and their carers left for Chris Morton, our Skipper:

‘Another fantastic week. Chris the skipper is a joy to be around and nothing is ever too much trouble. Our group is very varied in age and ability but all have had a great experience. Chris is excellent at dealing with all our needs and shows wonderful understanding of the issues that many of our group have. Everyone wants to come again next year – that speaks volumes from a group such as ours.’
Lead carer from Tuesday Club, Swadlincote

‘ ‘Simply the best.’ ‘My favourite is Chris. Can I come again next year? Actually I loved it all.’ ‘Great boat, lovely for fishing.’ ‘My favourite is working the locks.’
Children from Woodlands School, Plymouth

‘To Chris the Skipper. Thank you for helping us all the time. Love Charlotte.’
Crocus Fields

‘The guys we brought had a fantastic time, they were chilled out and had loads of smiles. Chris was a great captain and all in all it was a great experience. Would definitely recommend it.’
Lead carer from United Response, Cornwall

‘Stewart and I have had a brilliant four days and we would love to come with you again. As you know Pauline has loved this trip and we appreciate your kindness towards her It has been a lovely family trip, you included Chris. Lots of love Stewart and Mary.’ ‘A big thank you for being such a fantastic skipper and a nice bloke too.’ ‘You are a great skipper, Chris. Me and Joe have had a great holiday and we can’t wait for next year.’ ‘Thank you for my first big boat holiday.’
Stewart and Mary……and their family