Children enjoy the canals, and there are many activities for them along the canal side. Swimming, play grounds, fishing, cycling etc. They can also enjoy locking through, and for the older children this is an opportunity to help & improve their French. The boats are equipped with life jackets and these come in a range of sizes to suit all ages. Pets are welcome on the boats, but you must ensure they have the appropriate documentation for travel to France. We can also help organise the vet’s visit prior to your return home if necessary. We do not however have any pet’s life jackets. Bikes are the perfect accompaniment to a canal cruise. They provide some exercise off of the boat and are ideal for, visiting villages a little way from the canal, collecting the baguette and croissants, and for checking out the local restaurants. Many of the canal-side tow-paths have been turned into long distance cycle routes. These are usually metalled and are perfect for cycling in a safe & car-free zone. BBQ’s are available for hire with charcoal & firelighters to be used off of the boat. The tow-path is an integral part of the canal and you may use it for your overnight stops. If you are looking for the peace and quiet of the countryside, why not enjoy it with wildlife for your neighbours, and a rural BBQ?