Boating at Tuckton
As we were nearing the end of the summer holidays we realised we wouldn't be able to complete the whole Summer Holidays Activities List so we asked the children to pick a few things that they really wanted to do. Ice skating was their main choice (which I ended up missing out on because I was unwell and hubby took them by himself), but they were also very keen on going boating.
We always end up at Tuckton when we want a boat ride. Their self-drive motor boats are easy to use and the river route is relaxing and scenic. We were lucky that we picked a sunny day to go because it made our boat ride even more special.
The boats can hold up to 8 people and each boat costs £30 to hire for an hour or £20 for half an hour. We went for the shorter option because we weren't sure how E would react to being in a boat, especially for a whole hour!
We ended up being glad we chose half an hour because, while she was more than happy being in the boat, by the time we were on our way back she was starting to get fidgety.
We decided not to wear life jackets this time but they are available on request.
T and N started the trip at the front of the boat so they would have a good view of where they were going.
We admired the other boats on the river.
Even the smaller ones...
As I said before, E (with her spectacular bed-head hairstyle) was very happy being in the boat and spent most of the time pointing at things and squealing!
T and N were hoping a train would be going over the bridge as we went under it, but no such luck.
Everyone had a go at driving the boat, even E with a little help from Daddy. All three children were actually rather good at it, maybe we have future sailors on our hands!
We saw lots of ducks which was another thing that made E squeal. She really is a big fan of animals, I recently caught her kissing the gecko through the glass of our vivarium, the funny part is that the gecko was on the other side of the glass doing exactly the same thing!
It may have only been a short trip but it was so enjoyable and is another experience under our little ones' belts.
Have you been boating with your family? I'd love to hear about it.