Avon Boating Ltd Stratford - upon - Avon
Swans Nest Boathouse, Swan's Nest Stratford upon Avon, West Midlands, CV37 7LS
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Drama / Performing Arts | Safety Awareness | Outdoor Education | Ships & Maritime Museums | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Boat Trips | Educational Tours | Leisure and Tourism | History | Geography | Environmental Studies | English | Wildlife and Nature Reserves
What we offer on a school trip
We operate a fleet of five passenger vessels, with departure points at the Bancroft Gardens, next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, or our Boathouse on Swan's Nest Lane. For older groups, at the Boathouse we hire out rowing boats, punts, and self-drive motor boats for those that want to explore the further reaches of the river by themselves.
Our cruises pass by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Holy Trinity Church (final resting place of William Shakespeare) and pass under the two bridges, the 19th Century Tramway Bridge and 15th Century Clopton Bridge. We then cruise into the surrounding country side which can give groups the chance to see the varied wildlife found on the river.
The boat trips can take any form you wish and we will tailor them to fit in with whatever lesson plan you want to use, be it cultural, historical or social. A live commentary is also available if required and the crew is always on hand to answer your questions.