River Rafters and High Flyers
Calling all River Rafters!
Get ready for a raft adventure. Climb aboard a 25 foot raft and float down the River Severn whilst enjoying the views of Ironbridge and Jackfield. Whether you are experienced river rafters or a rafting novice, this an unforgettable adventure not to be missed! On the 60 minute journey you will see the world’s first ever iron bridge from a completely new perspective…by drifting underneath! We then step back in time and visit Blist Hill Victorian Town. Here, you will experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Victorian age. On this tour there is also the opportunity to visit RAF Cosford which houses over 70 aircrafts of international importance and a Cold War exhibition, perfect for high flyers!
Dates available on request
Travel to hotel via RAF Cosford
On the way to the hotel we call into the The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, home to over 70 historic aircraft and offers a fun, entertaining day out for all. Aircraft on display include the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique TSR2 and the mighty Vulcan bomber to name but a few. Whilst you are here visit the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition. Visitors will discover Cold War stories and explore thrilling displays of aircraft, iconic cars, models, tanks and even life-sized Russian dolls. There is then time to relax before dinner in the evening.
River Rafting and UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge
Located just outside Telford, Shropshire Raft Tours take groups on scenic tours down the river Severn from world heritage site Ironbridge to the picturesque town of Jackfield. There are no whitewater rapids meaning visitors aged 2 to 92 can enjoy floating down the river on the 16 seater rafts. The tours are guided and focus on the history of the river activity during the industrial revolution and surrounding area. There is also wildlife to spot along the way including kingfishers, otters, wagtails, swans and so much more. There are allocated coach drop off and pick up points on the route.
As the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986, Ironbridge is one of the wonders of the world. In the morning before the raft we visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, a recreation of a late nineteenth century town. Meet the Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, see curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories.
Allow 90 minutes for Scenic Float Tour. Rafts run @ 11.30am, 2pm or 4.30pm. Access to the boat involves walking up and down rough terrain. Rafts may not be able to run in extreme weather.
The Telford Centre Hotel ***
Modern hotel on the edge of the town located near a large shopping centre. There is a comfortable lounge, bar, restaurant and fitness centre with indoor pool. The bedrooms are functional & comfortable. The hotel has a lift and onsite coach parking.