LNBP at Braunston Community Boating have been introducing children and young people, particularly from the inner cities, to the enjoyment of canals and inland waterways for over 35 years.

In that time we have welcomed so many different groups and organisations from local communities spread right across the UK, and even from overseas.
One question though we do get regularly asked is “what type of groups do we cater for?”
The answer?
Many, and of all ages and interests.
We have a minimum age of 8 years but no maximum age. Group size is a maximum of 12 persons per boat inclusive of a minimum of two leaders, but exclusive of an LNBP Project Skipper.
Here’s a quick look at some of the types of groups we welcome to enjoy the beauty and benefits that canal boating can offer.

  • Youth Groups and organisations working with young people
  • Local Authority Youth and Children’s Services
  • Young Carers Network
  • Voluntary Youth Organisations (National Association of Youth Club member organisations, Princes Trust, etc.)
  • Youth Performing Art Centres
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Centres

Uniformed Organisations such as

  • Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network
  • Brownies, Guides, Senior Guides
  • Boys Brigade
  • Cadet Forces

Community Groups and Projects including

  • Church Groups
  • Military organisations & Army Welfare Service
  • Senior and veteran clubs and associations
  • Social Groups – Over 60’s, Ramblers, WI, U3A.
  • Groups and organisations working with the disabled, the handicapped and those with special needs
  • Organisations and projects working with the disadvantaged and the unemployed.


Also, Schools and Colleges

  • Junior
  • Secondary
  • Special Needs Schools – including with the visually impaired, those with special needs and partial disability



  • Would your group be interested in a canal boating holiday experience with us?
  • We offer short breaks holidays for groups which can be over the course of a weekend, during midweek or longer breaks of a week long up to 10 days. And depending on your length of break, there are many interesting routes to take and places to potentially visit along the way. 
  • To find out more about our boats, check current availability and make a booking for spring, summer or autumn 2017, call us on 07967 406 875, email us at bookings@lnbp.co.uk or send us an enquiry via our online form here

We look forward to welcoming you and your group on board our boats to enjoy the unique experience of the canals and the inland waterways here in Central England