AD Disclaimer – This blog post ‘(AD) Family Day Out at The Little Green Boat Company’ has been written in paid partnership with The Little Green Boat Company. All views are our own and honest.
We were so excited to have been invited by The Little Green Boat Company to have a go on one of their electric boats down the River Thames and also for a game of mini golf on their brand new golf course at Lammas Recreation Ground, Staines-Upon-Thames.
What did we do on our Family Day Out at The Little Green Boat Company?
After parking the car (car park details below) we walked across Lammas Recreation Ground to meet the team at The Little Green Boat Company at their mooring by the river, very kindly we were also met with a coffee and hot chocolate from their cafe!
After an informative and engaging safety briefing, we were shown on the map the best route to take for our voyage and supplied with life jackets, the children were also thrilled as they were kindly given a captains hat each and some food for the swans!
We then headed off down the river on our trip which took us about an hour. We saw plenty – we went under bridges, saw a Union Jack and a church, navigated boats – motor, rowing and canal barges and saw plenty of wildlife. The highlight of the trip for us was feeding the swans, there were so many of them and they came right up to the boat and then after we had stopped feeding them they followed us on our journey – it was pure magic to see our children’s happy faces.
On the way back we went round a small island and moored the boat where we began. It was such a fun yet relaxed hour and even the children got to have a go at being captain.
After the boat trip we then went and had a go at The Little Green Boat Companies brand new 9 hole mini golf course. It was great fun and I loved the fact that they had golf clubs for all ages from adults to toddlers.
The mini golf course is awaiting the final path (coming in the winter) but the course is designed to be wheel chair and buggy accessible which is fantastic.
The golf course is challenging with some hidden bumps, but as with any mini golf course it’s a brilliant family activity for all ages and we really enjoyed our game.
To conclude our day we had a picnic overlooking the river and finished with an ice cream from The Little Green Boat Company – it was delicious and their cafe hut and seating areas are all really well kept and serve a selection of food and drink.
A huge thank you to The Little Green Boat Company for looking after us all so well during our visit, we will definitely be back to Lammas Park for a game of mini golf and hiring a boat again. If Lammas Park is not near to you, The Little Green Boat Company also hire boats in Marlow as well.
One thing we absolutely need to mention is ‘green’ aspect of this business – from the electric boats to the recycled cups and paper bags for the swan food. It’s great to see a business doing their best to help the planet.
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Did the boat trip feel safe?
We felt safe during our boat trip. We were given a detailed briefing which also included where to go and which parts of the water to avoid due to obstacles. We were all issued with life jackets and given a phone number to call in an emergency. The boat also had a wooden paddle in case we needed to row to shore and boat was also limited in terms of speed. The boat felt very sturdy in the water.
What else is at Lammas Recreation Ground?
In addition to the river there is a large open playing field, band stand, skate park, tennis courts, two play areas and also a splash pad. There are also toilets.
Where can I park?
There is a play and display car park which can be found at Lammas Recreation Ground, Wraysbury Road, Staines-Upon-Thames, TW18 4XZ.
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