Boat hire in bedford - Open again spring 2019

Hire a boat on Longholme Lake

A tranquil escape, perfect for a spring or summers day with friends or for a fun family day out in Bedford.

This shallow lake is set on 5.8 acres and boasts plentiful wildlife with islands reserved for nesting.

Scroll down for more  information including opening times. 

This service cannot be booked in advance.

Boat hire opening times

OPEN April - October

Saturday, Sunday & Local School Holidays

10:00 - 17:00

Boat hire closes in October an re-opens in the spring.

Outside of local school holidays please note that boat hire is generally only available on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

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

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

Safety on the water

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

Life jackets are provided and recommended.

Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult

Children under 12 years must wear a life jacket.

All riders must be 12 months or over.

Please see our hire agreement below for more terms

Hire Agreement

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