Open every day of the week, including bank holidays, although closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Opening hours are 10:00-16:00 in the Winter (October-March) and 10:00-18:00 in the Summer (April-September).
The Lakeside Cafe, situated alongside the Palace. Go and taste the delicious food and drinks, and view the indoor display of paintings featuring local artists. Step outside and watch the water wildlife, take a boat ride around the lake, or simply sit back and enjoy the acres of tranquil, breathtaking scenery of leafy parkland around.
There is both indoor and outdoor seating. With free Wi-Fi, baby changing facilities (women’s toilets), colouring sheets for the kids, and occasionally live music and special events – sign-up to the Mailing List, twitter or Facebook for details. If you would like to exhibit your art at the café, contact someone in person or email us your details.
Venue hire for birthday parties, workshops and private lunches are available.
Swan Lake on your doorstep! Lakeside Boats offers a fantastic range of boats to choose from including pedalos and classic rowing boats. Come and have a sensational experience, a great day out for all.
The lake at Ally Pally has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats, each boat holding up to four people.
We are next to the Lakeside Café so you can make a day of it and enjoy great coffee and wholesome food and soak up the atmosphere before or after your ride.
We are open to the public everyday from April to November, 11am to 6pm weather permitting.
Boating Lake Prices
Boat hire is calculated on the number of passengers. Please note, for only 1 person there is a minimum fee for each boat. Children aged 2 and under go free.
|Child (under 16)||£3.95|
|Family (2 adults + 2 children)||£14.95|
|Tamara Pedalo(Yellow), Swan, Dragon & WV Beetle Pedalo
|Child (under 16)||£4.95|
|Family (2 adults + 2 children)||£16.95|
- Babies under 12 months are not permitted.
- Pets are not permitted.
- Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Lakeside cafe Contact details
Vitrine Limited/Lakeside Cafe
You are welcome to use the Fishing Area; all we ask is that you have an Environment Agency Rod Licence which is available from the Post Office.