Boating For Everyone

Welcome to your 2024 Narrowboat holiday afloat on the UK canals.

  Our 2024 breaks cost no more than 2023. Only £180 per night for up to 8 People

"As family people, there are no price hikes in mid or high season or school holidays"

A Warm Welcome Aboard Narrowboat Maddison

Here's where you can start your canal boat holiday adventure. 

"Spending time with family and friends on the canal is one of the UK's best kept secrets" 

Whether you’re a seasoned boater or new to canal boating and want to experience a barge holiday aboard our family boat, we'd like to offer you the opportunity to get afloat at an affordable price and experience the joys of the UK Canal Network.      

With our base in Penkridge, Staffordshire on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal, you'll have access to some fantastic canal routes. It's perfect for a peaceful and enjoyable canal boat holiday with your family and friends.

Maddison The Boat

Maddison is fully equipped with everything you need whilst you cruise and explore the canals.  She's your home-from-home afloat, giving you a very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing canal cruise. Take a look inside.

Located in Penkridge on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal gives you access to some wonderful canal holiday routes. From countryside to industrial heritage. The choice is yours. It's perfect for an adventure on a boating holiday with family and friends who want to enjoy the UK canal boating holiday. 

Why We Offer "Maddison" For Hire

We're just ordinary family people who happen to own a boat that we had built and love to use. We take a certain pride in maintaining Maddison to high levels, personally making sure everything is up to our own standards.

To continue the boating experience, our aim is to support the Inland Waterways, Canal River Trust and all the canal restoration projects who spread the word about the joys of canal boating and introduce affordable UK Boat Hire to people wanting to experience a canal adventure, whether it's your first time afloat or you're a seasoned boater.

Family First - As a family we enjoy spending time together, So we answered a question we'd asked ourselves years before!   "Why should anyone be asked to pay more for a holiday with your family just because it's high season and the sun is out, the schools are on a break or it's Bank Holiday"

That's why when we retired and had the time and flexibility to dedicate our time to Maddison, we made a conscious decision to offer our boat to you, keeping the hire fees the same all year round

Our base & Contact details

Maddison is moored at Otherton Boat Haven. Penkridge, Staffordshire, England. ST19 5NX.

Her mooring here is where you'll start your canal boat holiday and where you will return her to.

Click here on Jones Family Cruising or on the map for directions. Alternatively, use the Post Code ST195NX on your Sat Nav.

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Call or WhatsApp on 07477643432

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Business Hours

Monday to Friday - 9am : 6pm

Saturday - 10am : 5pm

Sunday - 10am : 5pm