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Barrow on Soar, Loughborough, England
+44 7721 064206
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Some friends from work visited this place so I knew a bit about it, and when staying in the area on a very sunny weekend in July, it ticked the boxes for something to pass the time outdoors with friends. The place itself is basic,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KatieF1499
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We hired a 3 person canoe for 2 hours. The canoe was comfortable and light and our son took the seat at the front. He loved being 'first' down the river. We travelled down to Mountsorrel and back and thankfully the weather stayed dry, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LME1402
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We hired a Canadian canoe for 3 hours, we took our 2 dogs. Weather was lovely, navigated the pond life and lilies. Saw some amazing wildlife on route. A great way to see all the baby swans and ducklings. The staff so helpful and friendly....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We hired a barge for 10 of us on friends trip. The weather was beautiful and although the river was low we managed to negotiate the reeds at the side . Turned round with no problems. The facilities were great and the people helpful at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jean F
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Weather was beautiful and the staff was helpful showed us the tricks of canoeing. Safety always...children had life jackets we were also offered. Surely will come again. Canoe...bicycles on lakes....great. children aged 5 and 8 loved it

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alis0n82
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We performed a religious ceremony from the boat today and it was all the things that is mentioned on the website. They are so friendly and did it all with dignity. Respected our wishes. I can not recommend it highly enough. Also recommended a lovely...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Paresh04_11
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great customer service by telephone and in person. Very friendly, welcoming. Well able to cope with busy bank holiday demands in a polite and realistic manner. Loved our row boat hour on the river. Such a great was to spend time off from work. A...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank hantonlock
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

DO NOT GO HERE!!! What should have been a nice chilled day for our friends bday turned into a nightmare. The boat wasn't powerful enough to handle the wind yesterday (not much wind really) and after half an hour of cruising along the boat was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank hannah24victory
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Visited Barrow many times cheap exercise in the form of canoe, row boats, hydro bikes and other stuff to hire on the canal. Was sad to learn due to idiots they wont hire out anymore of the narrow boats for day trips but still plenty...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here. The staff are fantastic and very accommodating. It is an ideal venue for a sunny weekend afternoon when you can have quality family/friends etc time and then sit in the shade and have a lovely ice cream. It just...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank bryjud
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