Instagram competition

*worth over £560

This autumn sees the launch of our new Instagram account especially for those new to canal boats, and to mark the occasion we’re offering entry into our competition to win a fabulous minibreak on our family narrowboat, Gosling.

This canal boat is designed for groups of friends or family and the winner (+ optional pet) will have its sole use from Friday 13th – Monday 16th March 2020. Our hire base at Market Harborough specialises in holidays for narrowboat novices, so beginners are very welcome.

Choose to cruise through the world-famous Foxton Locks, enjoy Leicestershire’s plentiful canal-side bars and restaurants, or make the most of our stunning rural landscape with towpath picnics. If you’ve never been on a narrowboat minibreak before, be inspired by our collection of specially-written routes and itineraries.

On board, Gosling has been designed to suit modern families, with two shower rooms and complete privacy between each of the three sleeping areas. You can choose between a variety of layouts which include single and double beds.

The amenities include a full kitchen and dining area, but if canal-side pubs and restaurants are more your thing, there are also plenty of pubs and restaurants en route.


Included in your prize:

  • Unlimited WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Fuel
  • Parking
  • Full training

You can read more about Gosling here.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is:

1. Follow our Instagram page

2. Correctly answer the following question in the Insta post comments: ****Name the famous flight of locks near Market Harborough****

3. Tag the person or people who you’d like to bring along if you won.


Good luck!

Sharon and Aaran, and the team at Union Wharf Narrowboats x


*The winner will be drawn at random by 31 December 2019, for the prize weekend 2pm 13th – 9.30am 16th March 2020. You must be over 18 to enter and happy for us to use your name and photo in publicity. The winners must agree to abide to Union Wharf Narrowboats’ standard Terms and Conditions.  There must be a minimum of two over 18s in the winning party, although children are welcome. The competition is in no way endorsed by Facebook or Instagram but by all means share with anyone you think might be interested 🙂

We are delighted that more and more narrowboat novices are enjoying the canals around Market Harborough. We are putting together a series of Beginner Guides to help you prepare for your holiday and find a few solutions to common problems en route.

We offer all kinds of narrowboats, from Day Boats to Boutique Narrowboats and boats suitable for families. All our hires involve full training and we welcome those new to narrowboating.