Families looking for something to do in the upcoming summer holidays need not look further than boating in Llanymynech.

The Llanymynech Wharf Visitors Centre, on the English side of North Road, will be taking the boat out along the canal, one each Friday during next month, provided they are being joined by a responsible adult.

A spokesman for the centre said: "School summer holidays are nearly here.

"If you are looking for an activity for your youngsters, look no further than Llanymynech Wharf Visitor Centre (SY22 6EA).

"We are offering free half-hour boat trips along the Montgomery Canal for children on the five Fridays in August providing that they are accompanied by an appropriate adult, with their tickets costing £4.

"The boat trips will be at 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm and dogs are welcome.

"While you're here why not explore the Limeworks Heritage Area? There are acres of woodland and meadows to roam.

"Go through the tunnel under the road and up the incline on to Llanymynech Rocks. See the remains of this once-thriving lime industry, including the impressive Hoffmann kiln (one of only three remaining in the country and the only one to still have its chimney).

"A great place for a picnic (and for walking your dog)."

Booking is recommended from Liz 01691 828165 or at www.llanylime.co.uk and www.llanymynech.org.uk