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Watersports price per 8 per hour

  • Cost: £80 per 8 participants, per hour
  • Minimum 8 participants (for bookings between 9am - 4pm)
  • Maximum 32 (please contact the centre if you have larger numbers)
    • Watersports experience with an instructor
    • A gentle way of learning the basics of paddling in a range of crafts appropriate to the weather conditions
    • Can include Kiwis, Kayaks, Bellboats, Canadian canoes and Raft building (basic Funboat sailing)

Group - Sailing price per 6 per hour

  • Cost: £90 per 6 participants per hour
  • Minimum 6 participants (for bookings between 9am – 4pm)
  • Maximum 24 (please contact the centre if you have larger numbers)
    • Sailing experience with an instructor
    • An excellent opportunity to get afloat and build confidence and to work through the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) stages to learn and improve your skills.
    • In boats appropriate to the weather conditions, could include, either double handed boats such as a Topper Argo's or Wayfarer with the instructor on board and / or single handed boats such as Laser Pico's or Topper Topaz's.
    • For those with limited mobility the Access Dinghies can be used.

For enquires and to book please contact watersports.wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk 


  • All participants on the water must have reached their 8th birthday

Times we offer (minimum participants apply)

Weekday bookings

  • From 9am and end by 4.30pm
  • February – December
  • Monday - Friday
  • Minimum charge
    • Group of 8 watersports (maximum 32)
    • Group of 6 sailing (maximum 24)

Day bookings

  • From 9.15am – end by 4pm
  • Any booking of 2.5 hours or more that span over the lunchtime slot of 12.45-1.15 will be charged the day rate
  • Monday – Friday only

Off peak day visits

  • Minimum day rate is £896 (up to 16 participants)
  • More than 16 participants in off peak times are at a cost of £56 per participant, maximum group size of 32
  • Off peak dates apply
    • Monday 15 April 2024- Friday 24 May 2024
    • Monday 3 June 2024- Friday 28 June 2024
    • Monday 2 September 2024 - Friday 18 October 2024

Peak day visits

  • Peak day rates apply for a maximum booking of 16 participants only £1,456
  • Peak dates apply between Monday 1 July 2024 - Friday 30 August 2024

For evening and weekend bookings please visit Organisations and voluntary groups

What to bring and further information

  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled session time, registration will take place outside of the centre.
  • Please check the weather before booking and attending
  • At least two changes of clothes (including underwear and shoes) suitable for the weather conditions (no jeans), include a waterproof jacket and hat
  • Old trainers needed for the water (something secure, not crocs, flip flops or wellington boots)
  • Towel and sun protection
  • All participants need to arrive ready changed in suitable clothes for the weather conditions, having already visited the toilet and washed their hands. The toilets in the Watersports Centre building will only be available for participants at the end of their sessions.
  • If you are attending for a full day, bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinks and snacks (under 18s are not allowed offsite during the course to buy lunch).
  • Separate male and female changing rooms are available for all participants at the end of the session
  • We do not provide wetsuits, feel free to wear your own (most activities do not involve being in the water, so it is not mandatory, unless you're doing windsurfing).
  • Only the participant (and guardian(s) for those under 18) can enter the Watersports Centre operational area, all spectators are welcome to watch from the public benches.
  • The centre reserves the right to alter the activity based on weather or safety concerns on the day.
  • It is the participants responsibility if they have been in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case to self-isolate as recommended by the government, current guidance.
  • We have undertaken new protocols to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 at the Centre, but all participants (and guardians or bookers for those under 18) must take responsibility for the decision to take on the risk of attending.

Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.


Sat nav post code SW18 5NW takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park.

There is a small pay-and-display car park by Revelstoke Road, but it is often full.

Free car parking is also available at the Wimbledon Park Road entrance (sat nav SW19 6PE). It is a slightly longer walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

For more details email watersports.wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk 

During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships there is no vehicle access to Wimbledon Park for dropping off and collecting. These parking restrictions may be enforced before the start and after the end date of the championships. Please check the All England Lawn Tennis website for specific traffic restrictions.