We’re excited to once again have 11 boats on the lake, 6 rowing boats and 5 pedalos with each one allowing up to 4 people. Boating use to be very popular and we are hoping it will be again.

Tickets can be purchased from the Lakeside Hut. The cost is £10 per boat for up to 4 people for 30 minutes, or £14 per boat for up to 4 people for 45 minutes. 

Opening Times

Open at weekends and every day during school holidays*; 

  • Monday - Saturday 10.30am until 4pm (last admission). 

  • Sunday 12.30pm until 4pm (last admission)

*Subject to weather conditions

Code of Conduct:

• Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult 

• Persons under the influence of drugs / alcohol will not be allowed on the boats 

• No standing in the boats 

• No animals allowed in the boats or to be left unattended 

• Boats must not cross the designated safety lines 

• Please avoid crashing into other boats and the side of the lake 

• Do not disturb the wildlife 

• Act with consideration for other users 

• No swimming in the lake 

• Our staff have the right to refuse or remove participants from the activity if they feel that the code of conduct is not being adhered to 

• Life Jackets must be worn at all times 

• Do not access the boats without staff assistance


Contact us today on: 01298 23114

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday   09:30am - 5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday   09:30am - 5pm
  • *See Opening Times for our full opening hours  

About Us

The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful historic venue dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Set within 23-acres of magnificent landscaped gardens and play areas the venue provides the perfect setting for fun and relaxing family days out, with great food and drink, shopping and over 100 events and festivals throughout the year.

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Pavilion Gardens St John's Road Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6BE