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Great for families

Not for anyone else though. Fond memories from as a child, could do with more maintenance in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Havant, United Kingdom
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Free boating lake

This is a very popular free activity for families, with water birds, a café or two and a park for... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Jeanette H
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St. Helens Parade, Portsmouth PO4 9RG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not for anyone else though. Fond memories from as a child, could do with more maintenance in the lake but surrounding, is well kept. There are a few cafes, but I have never seen any of them open, the rose garden nearby is very tranquil...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to see all the scum ion toop of the water today. The council needs to put their finger out and get his cleaned before the summer gets into full swingl

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jane S
Reviewed May 7, 2019

This is a very popular free activity for families, with water birds, a café or two and a park for the children. The natural sea water brings crabs in which is also a delight to the young.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeanette H
Reviewed May 7, 2019

The state of the lake is awful, lots of slimy weed, some of which even got draped round a swan's neck - pongs a bit too. Let's hope it gets tarted up for the Summer season as it's quite seedy at present. The scourge of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank OffshoreAlan
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Lovely park, splash park and zip wire! Rose gardens are beautiful at the right time of year and just minutes away from the beach. Pond is used well and beautiful swans. Flowers around the pond are starting to look lovely.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Luvabeau
Reviewed April 24, 2019

This is a great place to come for a walk. There are swan boats for children to rent, also there was lots of children fishing for crabs. Very nice area with lots to do whether it's walking the dog or riding bikes. If I lived...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ideal21
Reviewed April 18, 2019

Great entertainment for the kids great big swan bouts for hire. Good cafe and lots of benches around to sit on. Nice grass areas as well.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank johnvincent
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Seriously, a very pleasant man made public boating lake, children’s play area and floral bedding areas including the Southsea Rose Garden. There were plenty of family pedal boats in the shape of swans and mallard ducks available for hire, but we didn’t see any canoes....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Nice place for a few hrs out with the family . Swans on the lake and children go fishing for crabs. There is a play area for the kids and a mini golf ,there are 3 cafes and just across the road is the beach...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank BRENDA S
Reviewed April 13, 2019

when its not hot enough for the beach go to canoe lake, its got cafe, refreashments and model village close by, you can canoe or ride a white swan, and the lake is filled with crabs for the kids to catch

Date of experience: July 2018
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Not sure, but I think about £4.50.