What better way to explore the Lake than by hiring a boat and discovering the delights of the wildlife on the surrounding shores encompassing the tranquil Valentines Park


The Boating lake has rowing boats available for hire and the boating lake is open from 1pm - 7pm (usually later when the long summer day are here!).

Weather permitting the boats continue operating into late September at the weekends.

Boat Hire


Rowing boats can have a maximum of 4 persons. A basic knowledge of rowing is helpful when using these boats, but it is by no means essential and first-timers are more than welcome.



One hour - £20

Hal Hour  - £15

(Boat hire maybe subject to a £5 Deposit which is refundable upon return)


Tickets can be purchased at the boating office  by the boating platform on the lake side and 1 adult must be in charge as children are not allowed out on their own.


For more information and to check for latest prices and opening times contact Jeff at Hainault Forest Boats on 020 8518 0994 or email us: jeff@valentinesboats.co.uk



Come and take a look at everybody having a good time on and off the water....


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Meet The Team


The staff are here for you!  They are all very good at what they do and will always be happy to help, give advice and ensure you have a good time!


Please stop by and say a BIG hello.