Roath Park opened in 1894 and has welcomed and entertained generations of families and visitors. Today it is Cardiff’s most popular public park and yet it still retains its classic Victorian atmosphere and layout. Following the Nant Fawr stream, the site has at its heart the 30 acre Roath Park Lake which is a popular facility for boating and Recreation. 

The park has a regular large visitor base; footfall was estimated at 2 million park visitors a year in 2015 and it's easy to see why. With its stunning views, range of family attractions and vibrant ecosystem of plant and animal life there really is something for everyone here.

It is now one of Cardiff’s Green Flag Parks and one of Cardiff’s most beloved visitor attractions 

Parkwood Outdoors manage & operate Roath Park Lake Boathouse on behalf of Cardiff County Council.  We offer use of four person and six person rowing boats and the ever popular Pedalos.  You can also purchase Birdseed from us to feed the numerous species of birds within the park.

So take a look at some of the activities that we offer to make your day out to the park complete or come and find us at the boathouse. We look forward to seeing you soon!

How to book

With a wide range of options for getting on the lake we are sure to be able to help you get onto the water at any time. Some of our more popular activities such as our Water Walkerz do sometimes get booked up so you may want to give us a call or drop us an email to reserve your preferred time and date. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Roath Park opened in 1894 and is Cardiff’s most popular public park. We offer boat hire and other activities to help you enjoy your visit to the lake.


Boat Stage 170 Lake Road East Cardiff CF23 5PG