Swingbridge community boats

Outdoors activities that nurture skills and confidence


THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE A resident from the York Road homeless project learns how to crew Swingbridge1.

Our two Swingbridge boats provide a wonderful environment for people to learn new skills and develop confidence. Read about Kevin’s story here.

Swingbridge1 and Swingbridge2 together are accredited as a training centre by the National Community Boats Association, and Swingbridge2 is also a base for environmental volunteering.

Courses and activities for young people and adults can also be booked by other charities, schools, organisatons, companies and private groups.

In the spring and summer, Swingbridge1 runs relaxing trips on the River Wey.

For more information about booking a trip, course or activity visit the Swingbridge website.

To find out more about volunteering on our community boats email us.

Directions to the boats are on the Find Us page


Swingbridge Santa Cruises

Dates: Sat 4/Sun 5 December, Sat 11/Sun 12 December, Sat 18/Sun 19 December,

Mon 20/Tues 21 December at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Where: Millmead Island Guildford

Join us on our Swingbridge1 broadbeam boat for a gentle festive family cruise along the River Wey. Meet Santa and see
Guildford from the river.  The boat will depart from Millmead Island for a 45 minute cruise upstream. Enjoy mince pies and a glass of mulled wine on the way as well as arts and craft activities for the children.

All profits raised will support our work of enabling local people to overcome the disadvantage of low skills, poor educational achievement, limited opportunities and tough financial circumstances.

Book online at tickets.visitguildford.com, call 01483 444333 or visit the
Tourist Information Centre at 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ

Joining instructions for ticket holders

More information about Swingbridge

Book a CourseBook a TripEnvironmentVolunteer

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO You can call us on 01483 426990