Boating

Dunorlan Park is a great place to relax and enjoy being outside just a five minute walk from the town centre.

The boats are available to hire for half-hour to an hour and offer a chance to get out on the water for a bit of fun, exercise or just to have a go at something different.  There are no age restrictions, but everyone under the age of 14, and all those going out in canoes will have to wear life jackets.

So for a great day out with your friends / family come and visit us!  Click here for pricing details and opening times

Pick 'n' Mix Parties

Our Pick 'n' Mix Parties have proved more and more popular over the years with groups from different areas and backgrounds including:

  • schools

  • youth groups

  • charities

  • Birthday Parties

We want to ensure you can get the most out of being at Dunorlan Park and by using our Pick 'n' Mix offering you can use any of the boats we have to offer. The Pick 'n' Mix parties are available Monday to Saturday and provided they are pre-booked they can take place outside of our usual working hours.

Great fun for any occasion, pricing starts from 14 people at £5.00 per person (minimum charge of £70 for a party). For further details or to book your party Contact us.

Dunorlan Park Boats Gallery

Throughout the years...

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Since 1954, we have been running the boats in Dunorlan Park. During that time much of the park and the world around has changed, but we are still here (although looking a little older), supplying the same good, honest fun on the water that we have always done!  It's always a pleasure to see new customers enjoying themselves, as well as the same faces that come back year after year, with stories of, 'how when they were young Mr Matchett had taught them to row'... and believe us there have been a few over the years.

If you are interested in a bit of nostalgia, we managed to find this recording of 'Soundbites from a Spa Town' which is Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery Collection Team's oral history project'. A bit of the history of how the Matchett Brothers (Norman & Ron) came to have such a entwined history with the park from where it all began for them in the 1950's.