Event category: Boating

Flatford Nature Day

Seasonal, nature based activities such as pond dipping, spoon carving, minibeast hunting, arts & crafts, and river trips.

£3 per child

Teddy Bear Boat Rides

This event by the River Stour Trust is held annually usually on the second May Bank Holiday Monday at The Granary Tea Room in Sudbury. They offer free boat trips for young children (under 12 years old) and their teddy bears when accompanied by a fare paying adult.

There is no admission charge to the event and no pre-booking for the boat trip before the day. However, there is a bankside ticketing system on the day meaning that you are able to book places on trips running approximately every 30 minutes. Buoyancy aids are provided for all child passengers.

The Tea Room offers a simple ‘teddy bear’s picnic’ including lovely homemade cake and a selection of hot and cold drinks. Enjoy the riverside location and relaxing with friends and family whilst you wait to board the boat.

Return trips to Great Cornard Lock
Regularly departing from the Granary Tea Room
Half hour non-landing return trip
No pre-booking before the day

Fares

  • Usual – Adult £5.00, Child £3.00, Dog £1.00
  • This event – Adult £5.00, Child FREE, Dog £1

Walk ‘n’ Water

A River Stour Trust guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk has two stiles and is a little hilly, it will start at 10.00am from the Granary walking to the Henny Swan and returning by boat. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch!

Cost: £15 per adult, £7.50 per child.

Walk ‘n’ Water

A River Stour Trust guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk has two stiles and is a little hilly, it will start at 10.00am from the Granary walking to the Henny Swan and returning by boat. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch!

Cost: £15 per adult, £7.50 per child.

Walk ‘n’ Water – Sudbury to Henny

A River Stour Trust guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk has two stiles and is a little hilly, it will start at 10.00am from the Granary walking to the Henny Swan and returning by boat. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch!

Cost: £15 per adult, £7.50 per child.

Trail Boat Festival

The River Stour Trust invites members of the public and boat owners to enjoy a weekend of cruising and activities along the River Stour between Sudbury, Great Cornard, and Great Henny. Further info: http://www.riverstourtrust.org

Sudbury to the Sea S2C, River Stour Trust

Paddlers in canoes, kayaks and other small, manually propelled craft navigate the 24½ miles (37km) of the River Stour, from Sudbury to Cattawade. Organised by the River Stour Trust.

A social paddle enjoyed by both experienced and novice paddlers alike. The River Stour Trust provides help and advice beforehand and along the route including arrangements assisting with craft hire, safety checkpoints and sweeper boat, overnight accommodation, food and drink and a shuttle service between the overnight and finish locations.

 

Proceeds towards the restoration and conservation of the River Stour Navigation. More infor and to book: http://www.riverstourtrust.org

Pirates on the Stour, River Stour Trust

Free boat trips for young pirates (under 12 years old) when accompanied by fare paying adult.All children must be accompanied on the boat by a fare paying adult. Buoyancy aids are provided for all child passengers. The Tea Room offers a simple food menu and drinks. Enjoy our riverside location and relaxing with friends and family whilst you wait to board the boat. Proceeds towards the restoration and conservation of the River Stour Navigation. More info: http://www.riverstourtrust.org

Coracle Regatta, River Stour Trust

Organised by coracle owners with support from the River Stour Trust to offer everyone an opportunity to try to handle one of these unusual craft.The ‘coraclers’ not only share their craft but spend time explaining the best way of moving along the river. If you own a coracle but would prefer not to share it just bring it along and join in the fun! Camping for coraclers is available at Rushbanks Farm, Bures Road, Wissington, Suffolk, CO6 4NA.People of all ages can have a go and some get wet! Life jackets are available and there are safety boats on hand. Spectators are kept entertained throughout the afternoon by races such as the ‘Poachers Run’. More info: http://www.riverstourtrust.org

Proceeds towards the restoration and conservation of the River Stour Navigation.