Mini-raft hire will need to be booked in advance.


Coalport to Bridgnorth

Our mini-raft hire runs from Coalport to Bridgnorth.  As well as all the equipment we also provide a free minibus shuttle.  Each mini-raft can hold between 2-5 people with a minimum of 2 adults per raft required.

 You can paddle this route in approximately 2½-3½ hours but we allow you up to 4 hours so you can enjoy a floating picnic along the way.

In addition to enjoying a river trip you can also enjoy a breakfast at The Brewery Inn in Coalport beforehand on our first trip of the day. After parking your vehicle in Coalport your table will be waiting for you at The Brewery Inn where you can spend an hour enjoying your freshly cooked breakfast before meeting us for your river trip. (Please note that the cost of breakfast is not included in the hire and you will pay this to The Brewery Inn on the day. Pre-ordering of food is not required however we will reserve a table for you ). Dogs are welcome however you will need to sit outside on the terrace overlooking the river.

For the 10am and 11am trips please park in the Severn Park car park (WV15 5AF) which costs £5.50 for full day parking where our staff will pick you up. 

On arrival at the start we will fit you with a buoyancy aid, paddle and provide you with a dry bag. We will also give you a safety briefing before heading off on the river.

We recommend you wear old trainers you don’t mind getting wet or wet suit shoes as your feet may get wet when launching. In addition, please also dress for the weather on the day.

As we run multiple minibus shuttles in the morning we cannot wait for late arrivals so please arrive earlier than necessary so you do not miss your trip! In the event that you are running late please call us. However, if you arrive late we will have to leave without you and we will not provide a refund or reschedule in this instance. 

Your trip finishes in Severn Park, Bridgnorth where you vehicle is parked.

For our breakfast club we will send you details of where to park before your trip. After finishing in Severn Park, Bridgnorth we will transport you back to your vehicle.

Distance: 7 miles

Duration: Approximately 2½-3½ hours (up to 4 hours allowed)

Breakfast Club Bookings Only: Park your vehicle in Coalport at 8.50am. You will meet us at 10.05am ready for your trip just a minutes walk from the pub.

Minibus Leaves Bridgnorth: 10am and 11am

Age Limit: Children aged 4 and above can participate

Hire Includes: Free minibus transport, mini-raft, buoyancy aid, paddle and dry bag

Don’t Forget!: Please bring a fully charged mobile phone, lunch/snacks and soft drinks, photo ID

Weight Limits: Maximum weight limit per mini-raft is 75 stone


mini-raft hire for couples


£27.50 Per Person


Boat hire


£23 Per Person


4 person mini raft


£22.25 Per Person


5 person mini raft hire


£21.80 Per Person


Please read the notes below before making a mini-raft hire booking.

Please read the health and safety guidelines, rules and regulations below.

We require a minimum of 2 adults per mini-raft.

We will email you a few days prior to your trip date with all the necessary information you need.  Our minibus will leave on time from Severn Park in Bridgnorth. If you arrive late we will have to leave without you with no refund or reschedule given. We recommend you arrive early to pay for parking and sort your bags. 

Please note that the parking machines do not accept cash. You can make payment online via the app or with a debit card.

Children from the age of 4 onwards are welcome.

We recommend you bring a change of clothing and towel for the end of your trip in the event you get wet.

PLEASE NOTE: As a security deposit for our mini-raft hire services, we require a photo ID for each booking, i.e driving licence or passport.  A staff member will safely keep this for the duration of the hire period. However, should you fail to bring the required documents on the day we reserve the right to cancel your booking with no refund given.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before making a booking.

You can only book online for dates between 1st April to 30th September.

During our low season (October to March) please Call Us or email Ironbridge Coracle Hire

If your chosen date and time is showing sold out please call us as we may have some extra availability.

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Breakfast Club


After parking your vehicle in Coalport where your trip starts, you can enjoy a tasty breakfast at The Brewery Inn, a traditional family run pub that has been a local favourite for over 40 years.

Run by Fiona and her friendly team, treat yourself to a scrumptious breakfast made with locally sourced ingredients. From hearty cooked breakfasts to lighter options, there is something to satisfy every taste, including vegetarian and vegan choices. 

After savouring your meal, take a short stroll to the river, just a minutes walk away, where your journey begins at 10.05am.

At the end of your trip in Bridgnorth’s Severn Park we will transport you back to your vehicle, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.

The Brewery Inn
Trip Advisor
Brewery Inn Patio

Please note that due to other customers who require transport you may need to wait until our minbus is filled (8 seats) before we drive back.

Full details of where to park will be sent to you prior to your trip. 

Please note that the boat hire price does not included the cost of breakfast. You will pay The Brewery Inn on the day. Pre-ordering of food is not required but we will reserve you a table when you book with us. 

You can also bring small well behaved dogs on our mini-raft hire, however for breakfast you will need to sit outside on the pubs terrace which overlooks the river.

Menus are shown below but may be subject to change at short notice so if you have any questions regarding food please contact the pub direct beforehand. Please also be aware that no alcohol is allowed to be consumed before your river trip.

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Health and Safety Guidelines, Rules and Regulations

The safety and enjoyment of your trip depend on both river and weather on your chosen trip day. We do not allow any trips to proceed when severe conditions are occurring or expected. Furthermore, heavy rainfall over the days leading up to your trip date affects the river levels, especially rainfall over the Welsh mountains some two days before departure. We will offer you an alternative date if we are unable to run your trip due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you have any questions about your mini-raft hire, equipment or the River Severn please do not hesitate to ask.

Furthermore, if your party have any health issues, please discuss this with us first and make us aware of these conditions. As a consequence of certain health issues we may discourage you from taking part in the event. Anyone with a history of epilepsy should also avoid participating in this activity.

Maximum weight per mini-raft is 70 stone. We do not allow children under the age of 4 years in the mini-raft. Any children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by an adult on a one to one basis. The minimum hire age is 18 years old and an adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18.

It is important to note that participants must have the ability to swim a minimum of 25 metres.  An adult who can swim must accompany anyone who cannot swim this distance.

You cannot fish unless you have the appropriate permit to fish on the stretch of the river your journey takes you on and a National rod license.

Please ensure you arrive no later than the time stated in the email that is sent to you.  Due to other customers requiring travel in our free shuttle, if you arrive late we will have to leave without you with no refund or reschedule given.

You must wear your buoyancy aids at all times whilst you are in the mini-raft.  Do not stand up in the mini rafts whilst on the river and take care when getting out. When you leave the river take all your belongings, buoyancy aids and paddles as these are your responsibility and we will charge you in full if they are lost or stolen.

You are not allowed to smoke whilst wearing your buoyancy aid or sitting/standing in the mini-raft. You cannot run the rapids.

Most importantly, please note that you should not consume alcohol prior to your trip. We will not allow you to hire or participate in the event if you are found under the influence of alcohol or any other substances and we will not provide a refund in the event of cancellation.  Furthermore, you cannot take alcohol on the river and we have the right to confiscate it until you return. If you refuse to relinquish alcohol we will cancel the trip with no refund given.

Participants are responsible for ensuring they have the correct clothing and are fit enough to complete any trip comfortably. The route will take 3-3½ hours to paddle even in low summer river levels but we allow up to 4 hours.  With this in mind, if you exceed the 4 hour time we reserve the right to make a surcharge of £25 per extra hour, per boat, overrunning the time limit. In the unlikely event that you are not able to return to the end of the trip and you need a staff member to retrieve you and your boat(s) (dependent on where you are located on the river) there will be a £100 retrieval charge.

Dogs are welcome, however do not leash them in the mini-raft and please advise us in advance. We do not provide buoyancy aids for dogs.

There is no safety cover on the river however you can contact us at all times. For the most part, mobile phone coverage on the river is minimal for a lot of the major networks. However you can also contact us on WhatsApp on 07497 086936.

What to wear and spare equipment: Loose clothing, i.e. t-shirts, shorts, leggings and trainers (NOT wellington boots, flip flops or jeans).  Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day. Furthermore, when sunny please wear sunscreen as your chance of heatstroke or sunburn is increased as a result of the sun reflecting off the water. Weather conditions can also change very quickly so please bring a raincoat. In addition, we also recommend you bring a change of clothes and towel for the end of your trip.

Do bring: A drink, chocolate bar, snack/picnic and sun tan lotion. Especially important is a waterproof mobile phone.

Do not bring: Expensive jewellery, watches, cameras/video cameras if not waterproof as we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any of your effects.

Please do not leave rubbish on the river banks or drop it in the river. Bring it back with you and we will dispose of it.

Before making a booking, please review our full terms and conditions.