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The Meare

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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First things first - you will get soaked. If you canoe here they don’t tell you that but you will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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We had a couple of row boats for two hours and rowed around this huge lake. The children found the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“peter pan”(21 reviews)
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Never more than 3 feet deep the Meare is the ideal place for children of all ages to explore and have their own adventures. A wide range of boats are available including dinghys (generally suitable for one to two people), larger rowing boats, punts...more
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The Meare, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 1728 832523
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All reviews peter pan rowing boat boating lake row boat great fun big lake lovely lake boiling hot fun activity been coming here for years leisurely pace few hours a lot of fun four hours picnic lunch tea shop sunny day
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First things first - you will get soaked. If you canoe here they don’t tell you that but you will get soaked. However, once you accept that it’s really good fun! So relaxing and lovely little places to moor up to as well! Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of row boats for two hours and rowed around this huge lake. The children found the Peter Pan themed sites interesting and we all enjoyed ourself. Price seem high but cheaper than heading to the broads!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the boat lake today with my children and of course they were excited to have a go on the rowing boats so I enquired about prices to be told it would be £12 for half an hour I said brilliant I will be back...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Aldeborgh and had lunch watching the Regatta of families in rowing boats have great fun. The food on offer is ok for a cafe with a large range of sandwiches, jacket potatoes and cakes. It was pretty busy but didn’t wait too...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ash2212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A windy trip on this beautiful boating lake was not as relaxing as we’d hoped, but that was down to the winds (and in no small part our lack of rowing ability). That said, the staff were great. Very helpful - even towing us into...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rw391
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

This was a lovely experience but it was so odd the way that we were ‘dealt’ with as customers. Strangely, both the man who took our money and the ‘boys on the veranda’ who sorted the boat for us spoke very little and didn’t even...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KeepStepping
Reviewed August 8, 2019

... and so nice to see people enjoying themselves rowing and paddling their various boats on this lake. Lots of places to sit and watch the world go by. Places for eats, drinks, ice creams, and even a horse pulled carriage trip. probably not kore...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely 2 hours rowing around the lake, the boats are quite sturdy and easy enough to steer around the small islands and other people. We wished we had brought our picnic lunch as there were loads of little places further up where you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sharry_Travels
Reviewed August 1, 2019

We visited to view the house in the clouds and take a boat trip. It was a lovely place to spend a few hours but apart from the lake there doesn’t seem much more to do. The beach seemed to be quite exposed and very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Samantha K
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

We did an hour around the boating lake, best lake I’ve ever been on, loads of islands to go round, can even get off whenever you want. Can also pay by the half an hour. Really good fun.

Date of experience: July 2019
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June 21, 2019|
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Response from flowerpot606 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah I would imagine if the dog is well behaved obviously, because of the wild birds etc. But I'd ring first to be sure.
Jay B
March 11, 2019|
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Response from c s | Reviewed this property |
Also a five minute walk to the stone beach
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September 14, 2018|
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Sorry, don't know. Try the local information office website