Alexandra Palace Boating Lake and Park

Alexandra Palace Boating Lake and Park

The Ally Pally Boating Lake is open daily between April and November. Ally Pally has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats. The lake is next to the children’s playground.


The lake at Ally Pally has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats, each boat holding 4 people. Take a ride on a Dragon, be elegant with a Swan or race in a car what ever you fancy the boating lake at Ally Pally has it all. But make sure your fit enough to race each other by paddling full steam ahead. Prices from £4.95!

There is both indoor and outdoor seating in the cafe which overlooks the lake. With free Wi-Fi, baby changing facilities (women’s toilets), colouring sheets for the kids, and occasionally live music and special events.

Next to the lake is a small children’s playground with a younger area (two sandpits, swings, two small climbing frames including a small slide) and an older area (large slide, swings, climbing frame including monkey bars and climbing wall). There is also a Skate Park for inline skates and skateboards.

Opening Times

April – November: 11.00am – 6.00pm (weather permitting)

The park and cafe are open all year round. Cafe closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


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.

Rowing Boats Half hour
Adult £4.95
Child (under 16) £3.95
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £14.95
Min. fee £7.95
Tamara Pedalo(Yellow), Swan, Dragon & WV Beetle Pedalo Half hour
Adult £5.95
Child (under 16) £4.95
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £16.95
Min. fee £8.95

More information

  • Babies under 12 months are not permitted.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • In the grounds of Ally Pally is Little Dinosaurs soft play and a deer enclosure.
  • Drop in
  • Free parking

  1. naycolman says:
    Posted June 9, 2016 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    We had such a lovely half-day outing here with our kids aged 8, 5 and 2. The boating lake is good fun. There’s lots of space for picnics, both in the sun and shade. The playground is small and a bit limited, but we still spent a good hour in there, playing in the sandpits and on the equipment. The kids had a great time. I also loved that there was free parking in the car park there!