Watersports Centre

Equipment Hire is available from the Watersports and Information Centre, on the waterfront next to the gym. No booking needed, just turn up to hire equipment. 

Boat hire is a great way to get out onto the lake, with a range of equipment available for those who have little or no previous experience on the water. Our friendly Swan and Dragon pedalos are great for the family, and boats like our single kayaks give the freedom for people to explore on their own, often with parents watching with feet firmly on the land!

Boat Hire Opening Times

Boat hire is available from the first weekend of the Easter holidays to the last day of October.

Boats need to be in before the water closes - therefore the last boat hire for a half hour or hour period is 30 minutes and 60 minutes respectively before the closing times shown below.

In certain circumstances, such as windy weather, some hire equipment will be restricted or unavailable for safety reasons.

Period Days Open Mon-Fri Off Water Time Sat - Sun Off Water Time
           

Easter Holidays

(1st April - 17th April)

7 days 11:00 - 16:00 15:30 11:00 - 16:00 15:30
April 18th - 30th Weekend only Closed   11:00 - 18:00 17:30
May 7 Days 11:00 - 18:00 17:30 11:00 - 18:00 17:30
June 7 Days 11:00 - 18:00 17:30 11:00 - 18:00 17:30
July 1 - 21 7 Days 10:30 - 19:00 18:30 10:30 - 19:00 18:30
Summer Holidays 22 July - 3 September 7 Days 10:30 - 19:00 18:30 10:30 - 19:00 18:30
September 7 Days 11:00 - 18:00 17:30 11:00 - 18:00 17:30
October 1st - 23rd Weekend only Closed   11:00 - 16:00 15:30

 

October Half Term Oct 24 - Oct 30
7 Days 11:00 - 16:00 15:30 11:00 - 16:00 15:30

NB: All  Hire users need to be off the water by the Off-Water time. 

Day launching of own craft is within the Boat Hire opening times under hire safety cover. Supervised groups (courses, schools, parties) may start operations sooner.

Last boat hire for a 30 minute rental is therefore half an hour before the published Off-Water time.

These times may be extended

Boat Hire Rates

 Equipment 1/2 Hour  1 Hour  Max people Experience required 
Family Boats
 Blue Pedalo £12 £18 4 None
 Swan/Dragon Pedalo £15 £25 4 None
 Katakanu £15 £25 4ad+2ch None
 Paddlesports   
 Kayak Single £5 £9  1 None
 Kayak Double £9 £15 2 None
 Open Canoe £9 £15 2 None
 SUP £5 £9 1 None
Sailsports
Pico/Funboat

Min 1hr charge.

Total time

charged pro-rata

 £20  2  RYA Level 2/Stage 3
Laser Bahia  £30  4  RYA Level 3/Stage 4
Windsurf Kit  £20  1  RYA Start Windsurfing

 

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