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Corporate Entertainment, £3.60-£8.10

Avon Boating

Avon Boating


Nick Birch or Jade Swinfen

01789 267073


Swans Nest Boathouse,
Swans Nest Lane,
CV37 7LS


Avon Boating provides a fleet of traditional passenger vessels for private charter hire and extended cruises, buffets, river picnics which can create the ideal coporate event. Your delegates can experience Shakespeare's Stratford whilst cruising along the River Avon. Drinks, canapes and finger food and a bar service can be provided on board. Rowing boats and self-drive motor boats are also available for hire.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Our Boathouse is only a short walk for the Pay & Display carpark on Swan's Nest Lane. Nearest public toilets are behind The View Fish & Chip Restaurant.


Group Rate Charges for Private Bookings
A 10% discount is offered off our standard rates for all group bookings.
40 Minute River Trips
£5.40 per Adult
£4.50 per Concession
£3.60 per Child
Minimum charge £100.00

One Hour River Trips
£8.10 per Adult
£6.75er Concession
£5.40 per Child
Minimum charge £150.00




Plan route to Avon Boating using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SP 205548  Lat: 52.19115 Long: -1.70065

From Stratford town centre, cross over the road towards the river and go along Waterside. Avon Boating is on your left-hand on the river front within the Bancroft Gardens next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Our Boathouse is only a short walk for the Pay & Display carpark on Swan's Nest Lane. Nearest public toilets are behind The View Fish & Chip Restaurant.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp


  • Avon Boating Ltd is an outdoor visitor attraction. At no point do the general public enter a building. River bank is clearly marked. The general public are assisted in entering any water craft by trained staff members. Due to the nature of our boats we are unable to take wheel chairs aboard any of our water craft. Any body with the ability to leave their chair is assisted safely into the water craft. For further information on access please contact us on 01789 267073.


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

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