Swimming & Kayaking

Swim and Paddle in our 35-acre lake surrounded by the stunning scenery of Park in The Past.

Parking is free and the park opens at 09.00hrs till 8.00pm each day.  The Lake is around 35 acres and has some sections which are 30 meters deep.  Currently, we have half of this water for you to use and may extend this dependant on our wildfowl population

Booking Slots

If you want to swim or have your own kayak or Sup board you can book a slot here https://www.wtm360.co.uk/sales/park-in-the-past-1562946645
or click on the tabs below

Hire a Kayak

If you want to hire a kayak or SUP board, please speak to George at Direct Kayaks tel 07423 283050

Important Information

To kayak or paddle safely you must wear a life jacket.
To swim safely you must have a tow float. You can buy a tow float from us when available.
Please note that we are unable to allow dinghies on our lake at this time.

YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO SWIM OR KAYAK AT PARK IN THE PAST YOU MUST BE AN ADULT.  We reserve the right to suspend, revoke or cancel your ticket should you breach any of our rules and behave in such a way as to disturb or be disrespectful to our wildlife and supervising wardens and team.  You may only swim or paddle in a designated area of the lake and must not cross the tow line. Please read and understand the risks of swimming in the park in the past lake. 

Please note that we are unable to offer fishing facilities until October.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Merry Xmas to all keep close, keep safe, keep well.

What’s going on at the Park?

Closed till spring 2021
The park has been flat out all year supported by the most amazing committed volunteers and supporters so that we could remain open
Supporting our NHS, Key workers and community through Covid-19 crisis.
Our huge and grateful thanks.
The park is finally starting its transformation from quarry to something very special and much more than just a country park. We are becoming a landscape, last seen by our ancestors. A huge uplift in our ecology, flora and fauna, a broader ecological base to support more diversity of species and vegetation, a place for our mind, soul and body to relax and enjoy, all long planned for.
This is going to require a lot of work and effort by our team with the complete closure of the park till the core work is complete and no public access. This will take at least till spring 2021.
We would greatly appreciate your co-operation and support.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our progress over the, too many years, taken to get to this point.
Our directors past and present, all those monthly Donors, financial supporters, corporate sponsors and supporters. Those who have who been behind the park, the vision and the work, the future legacy.
The future park is going to be amazing. We are all very very excited for work to begin. But not as excited as we are to once again open the gates and reveal the vision to reality.
“What we do in life echoes in eternity”.