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Bancroft River Avon Cruises Stratford Upon Avon Warwickshire

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West Midlands

Bancroft Cruisers Crowne Plaza Mooring, Stratford Bridgefoot, CV37 6YR

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MONTHS OPEN

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AGE GROUPS SERVED

PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Bancroft River Cruisers in stratford-upon-avon have provided guided tours along the river to schools, colleges and educational groups from around the world, their 45 minute River tour can be tailored for all study subjects or just for fun!

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | English | Safety Awareness | Outdoor Education | Ships & Maritime Museums | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Boat Trips | Tours and Trips | Leisure and Tourism | History | Geography | Environmental Studies | Wildlife and Nature Reserves


What we offer

Let's go messing about on the river…

Schools, nurseries and colleges from around the world use our 45 minute River Avon cruises to complement study subjects or just for fun!

On the Rita Ellen wide-beam cruiser we have tables and chairs which can be used as workstations.

We also offer information and quiz sheets that can be used on the cruise and after. The quiz sheets can be tailored after a chat with group leaders.

On our cruises our onboard tour guides give an interesting and amusing commentary which touches on:

the history of Stratford upon Avon;

the development and management of rivers and canals;

the life, times and works of William Shakespeare;

local architecture;

and the wide and varied wildlife along the banks of the Avon.

The commentary can be tailored to suit the age of the students and subjects being studied.

Cruises depart from the Crowne Plaza hotel in the centre of Stratford upon Avon.

Students can bring picnics onboard or we can provide a packed lunch.

The Rita Ellen boat is fully accessible with a hydraulic lift for wheelchairs

Bancroft Cruisers are based at Crowne Plaza hotel a few minutes walk from the main coach park. Schools often book a cruise in the morning when they arrive as we are on the route into the town centre or Royal Shakespeare properties. Alternatively the cruise can be booked as the last attraction on the way back to the coach.

We are a friendly company very close to the town and welcome guests with limited mobility and wheelchairs users. Our commentary is informative and entertaining. It's not boring!

If children become restless we often put music on to keep them occupied and group leaders happy!</p  

What makes us a great choice?

Bancroft Cruisers are the only boat company offering a live commentary tailored to suit the age of students and the areas of interest. Our cruises can be from 45 minutes up to 2 hours.

Group Sizes Catered For

On each cruise we can accommodate 36 students. For bigger groups we can run consecutive cruises.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We can offer work sheets and quizzes. These would be designed after discussions with the lead teacher.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

No restrictions but permission must have been gained from parents by the school or college.

Risk Assessment Details

Bancroft Cruisers can supply a comprehensive risk assessment and a code of conduct.

Pricing Information

For school and college students and adults the cost of a 45 minute cruise is £4.50 per person. 2 teachers free of charge. 
One hour cruises cost £6.50 per student adults. 2 teachers free of charge.

Clothing Requirements

Sensible shoes.

First Aid Information

We have a qualified first aider on all cruises.

Available Facilities

Children are seated at tables and can bring packed lunches. Soft drinks, crisps and biscuits can be bought onboard. For teenage groups and international exchange groups we offer cream teas which cost £6 per person and are very popular. Cream teas must be ordered in advance. Teachers and group leaders are offered tea and coffee free of charge.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

The boat is the only one on the river in Satrtford upon Avon that is fully accessible with a lift and toilet facilities for wheelchair users. All windows are at a height suitable for little guests or people in wheelchairs.

The Rita Ellen boat is fully accessible with a hydraulic lift for wheelchairs

Opening Hours & Information

Availability all year weather permitting. Times flexible by arrangement with bookers.

Other Information

Bancroft Cruisers are based at Crowne Plaza hotel a few minutes walk from the main coach park. Schools often book a cruise in the morning when they arrive as we are on the route into the town centre or Royal Shakespeare properties. Alternatively the cruise can be booked as the last attraction on the way back to the coach.

We are a friendly company very close to the town and welcome guests with limited mobility and wheelchairs users. Our commentary is informative and entertaining. It's not boring!

If children become restless we often put music on to keep them occupied and group leaders happy!


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