£200 for up to 16 participants. Check availability and book

£295 for up to 24 participants. Check availability and book

About this party

Fancy a unique birthday experience that will be unforgettable? Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre has the party for you.

A Bell Boat is a twin-hulled open canoe. This party is best suited for groups who want to try out a new experience in the certainty of great stability and an excellent opportunity to bond on the water.

A mixture of fun, games, songs and challenges to get everybody afloat on a very stable platform. With bigger group there is the option of plenty of high energy races against the other boats. 

A session is up to one hour of paddling in a very stable catamaran style open canoe with capacity for up to 24 participants evenly spread between 2 bellboats.

All guests need to arrive changed and ready to take part, 5 minutes beforehand is sufficient.

The staff will do a quick safety brief and get them kitted out in buoyancy aids (and waterproof jackets if necessary) and then get them afloat to enjoy lots of fun and games.

We supply a buoyancy aid for all participants and we have separate male and female changing rooms with showers and toilets.

The centre reserves the right to alter the activity based on weather or safety concerns on the day.


  • All participants on the water must have reached their 8thbirthday
  • You can bring up to 24 participants
  • Any individuals participating in water sport activity should feel confident in water.
  • The party organiser needs to make the guests’ parents aware of what activity the party is taking part in. Accepting the invitation is considered by the organisers to have given been parental consent.

What to bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing (no jeans), include waterproof jacket
  • Old trainers needed for on the water (something secure, not Crocs, flip flops or wellies)
  • Complete change of clothes (including underwear and shoes), you are likely to get wet
  • Towel

Fancy making a day of it?

Bring a picnic and use our complementary garden facility either 1 hour before or after the party time (this is non-exclusive use of our garden area, not inside the building). There may be times when there is no staff supervising whilst you are in the garden area.

We endeavour to make all activities as inclusive as possible.

Please call to discuss any alternative needs that your group may require.


If you cancel more than 21 days before the booking date we will offer alternative dates and times. No refunds will be given. No refund or alternative times will be given if you cancel less than 21 days before the booking date.

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 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.