BOAT FAQs

Are Life Jackets provided ?

Yes Life Jackets are provided with all boat tickets and are mandatory for under 12s

What is the minimum age for solo boat hire?

The minimum age to take a boat out at Fairlop is 12 years old, and 16 years old if they want to take children under 12 years of age.

What types of boats do you have?

We have the following types of boats; Row Boats, Pedalos and Kata Kanoes. They are all very easy to use and operate safely however some training may be required if you have never rowed before.

How many people can go on a boat?

The maximum number of people on any single boat is 6 people.

Is it safe? 

Yes. We have multiple staff on duty who have had safety training as well as safety patrol boats who regularly check on customers who look to be in difficulty steering or operating their boat. Safety is an utmost priority and we are pleased that over the last 20 years of boating operation in general, there have been almost zero boating related accidents. 

Will I fall in the water ?

If you do not follow our rules and act like an 'idiot' then the chances of you falling increase significantly. Please do behave responsibly and hopefully we won't have to give you a towel ! See you soon.

BIKE FAQs

Are Helmets provided

Yes. Helmets are provided and cleaned before and after use. all children under 18 MUST wear a helmet.

What is the minimum age for solo bike hire?

The minimum age to take a bike out at Fairlop is 12 years old, and 16 years old if they want to take children under 12 years of age.

What types of bikes do you have?

We have normal Raleigh Helion bikes with sizes for all ages. We also have trailers for which toddlers (up to 4) are able to ride in behind the main cyclist.

Is it safe? 

Yes. however, riding a bike is at your own risk and depending on your behaviour when using the bikes this can determine the level of safety while riding.

The Little Train FAQs

Is Pre-Booking Required?

Pre-booking is not available and is not required just show up and enjoy the ride ! See you soon. 

When does The little train depart?

The Little train departs on the hour and then every 15 minutes from the boathouse side station.