Our Boat hire remains closed

Part of our Covid-19 response Updated 16.05.2020

As we return some of our services at the cafe, the boat hire remains closed.

 In the coming weeks we will look to safeguard this service and see if and when we can re-open it for the summer of 2020. 

For updates on this, please check back here or visit us on social media. Thank you.


Boat hire in Bedford

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Outside of local school holidays please note that boat hire is generally only available on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. During local school holidays boat hire is open 7 days a week.

For safety a maximum of 4 people only are permitted for each boat rental

Life jackets are provided and recommended.

Children under 14 years of age must wear a life jacket.

Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.

All riders must be 12 months or over.

A hire agreement is signed  at the time of hire.

Hire may be closed at any time due to high winds or adverse weather.

This service cannot be pre booked.

A Deposit of £10.00 is required per boat.

For special access / filming or exclusive hire please call us - 01234 954913

Opening times

October 27th 2019 - March 2020

Closed - seasonal closure

April - October 2020

Monday - Friday - Closed

Saturday  10:00 -17:00

Sunday 10:00 -17:00

Bank holidays - 10:00 -17:00

Summer Holiday 2020

Open everyday from 10am

Local half term 2020 

Open everyday from 10am

The Boats

Row boat hire, viking boats in Bedford

Row Boats

We have 11 large row boats.

These boat are easy to row and can take up to 4 people. 

Don't worry we can show you how if you have never tried before.

A unique choice for boat hire in Bedford. 

Bookings are not available for boat hire at this time. 


Peddle Boats - out of service

We have 4 peddle boats available to hire. 

These boats seat up to 4 people.

Operated by foot, both backwards and forwards.

Use a central rudder control to navigate the lake

Make sure to take turns, it's a good workout :)

It's the best way to see Bedfords Embankment 



30 minutes - £10.00

60 minutes - £15.00

Deposit Required 

Cash & card welcome