Going On A Boating Holiday With Children
Sailing is an experience that any child can benefit from. Whether your child is adventurous already or looking to build their confidence, there is so much to be learnt onboard a boat.
From learning how to tie knots to planning a route, there are plenty of things for children to get involved in to really immerse them in the adventure whilst developing their independence.
The Norfolk Broads offer many great activities for children to get stuck into. Our personal favourite stop-off points include: Wroxham Barns, Bewilderwood, the Seals at Horsey Gap and Ranworth Nature Reserve. On the other hand, if on-board entertainment is what you’re looking for, books, puzzles, or classic games that can involve the entire family are always good fun – we have ‘Games packs’ here in the yard – so do shout if you would like to borrow one. We recommend avoiding technology as much as possible to really embrace family time in nature.
Whilst it can definitely be a challenge at times when introducing children to sailing, the way that the adventure can capture that curiosity and excitement is priceless. Generally from about the age of 7-8 children can become more useful crew in helping with the jib etc. By 10 they should be useful crew members and able to take the helm and hoist sails! However, we have children of all ages on our yachts from under 1 to 100!
If you are considering a family sailing holiday, give us a call for advice on which boats would work best for you, as well as further information to consider.