Based at the historic junction of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals at Braunston in Northamptonshire, LNBP Community Boating provide canal boat holidays, short break residential and day trips experiences for a wide range of community groups and organisations of all ages and interests, and schools and colleges.
From February through to October each year, we provide the opportunity for groups to come aboard our boats for weekend, midweek or extended short breaks holidays with us to sample life, the delights and experience the benefits that canal boating and experiencing life afloat brings.
Our boats come with an experienced and fully-qualified LNBP skipper who will manage the boat for you, plus there is also the opportunity to self-steer our boats without an LNBP skipper if you hold a current and valid CCBM. Groups with young people aged 8-16 often find as part of their weekend, midweek or extended holiday experience that their members love to try their hand at steering the boat in addition to other activities on the boat and along the towpath.
Alternatively simply sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surroundings at an altogether slower pace.
Our day trips and evening trips (on selected dates) are just the thing for relaxing and taking in the beauty of the central England countryside, and watching the world go by from a different angle and perspective.
If your group is anything like the thousands of groups from the UK and overseas who we have welcomed onto our boats for short breaks, longer holidays and day trip over the last 40 years, you can expect to return refreshed, enriched, inspired and invigorated from your time with us.
Many of our groups come back year-after-year as they and others find that a trip with LNBP Community Boating has and continues to be a life-changing experience.