Leybourne Lakes Watersports Centre

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Leybourne Lakes Watersports Centre

Leybourne Lakes Watersports Centre
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Water sports Centre in the beautiful setting of Leybourne Country Park.
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Niceaspies
Brentwood, UK93 contributions
Friendly, wonderful people
Aug 2021 • Friends
Lovely, friendly, welcoming , knowledgeable people. Can’t recommend enough. I am not a seasoned peddler and was meeting a mate here who also had never been. They could not have been friendlier. Such a genuinely great experience to feel welcomed. Definitely a place to have a paddle, swim or whatever adjective befits such a place
Written August 26, 2021
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Julie E
7 contributions
Great place to visit
Aug 2021 • Family
Very friendly and great service 👍 Arrived not knowing the first thing about open water sports. Within minutes of arrival we were looked after and made to feel very comfortable. Nothing was to much trouble. Thank you 😊
Written August 14, 2021
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AngeloftheSouthEast
London, UK31 contributions
Sometimes a secret is worth sharing
Jul 2021
Great value watersports centre with lots of paddleboards to rent. The owners are lovely and friendly and there is a cafe on site (big bonus). Rent or BYO and you are well looked after. The lake? Two easy access points, 30 acres of water, a pontoon in the middle and the water was clean and warm. Ample parking too. Just a shame we turned up the same time as Storm Evert, the rain and wind didn't deter us tho we went out!
Written July 30, 2021
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Dave B
Rochester, UK326 contributions
Family day out
Jul 2021 • Family
Most of our extended family visited Leybourne Lakes for a morning splashing about in and on the water.
With one swimming and 4 in kayaks all enjoyed a warm but overcast day.
Steve and Will are friendly and very helpful, and the watersports centre can rent out kayaks, paddle boards, wind surf boards and wet suits. Or you can bring uour own. Prices are on their web site.
Written July 12, 2021
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Bridie G
3 contributions
Leybourne Lakes Watersports Centre fun!
Jun 2021
We love coming here. The team that run the Watersport’s centre are friendly and so helpful! The prices are reasonable too.There is a little portable cafe open until 5pm to grab yourself a cuppa or a cold drink and a burger.Beautiful
Lakes to walk around and explore once your paddle boarding time is up!
Written June 13, 2021
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Andrew A
1 contribution
Great place
May 2021
Love being in the fresh water rather than the pool. Great team who will look after you and keep you safe, including first aid and safety boat. Various marked distances to help with your training or just keep you on track. They have dealt really well with Covid restrictions. I basically go ready to swim and this saves time and means very little standing around. A sunny day helps, but you’re going to get wet anyway. Enjoy.
Written May 28, 2021
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Sarah H
Kent12 contributions
Friendly, beautiful and safe swimming in a clean and warm lake..
Jun 2020
I've been swimming twice a week in Leybourne Lakes throughout the Covid-19 summer from the first week Will and Steve opened the lake back up to currently. It's been fabulous, there's nothing better than setting off around the perimeter of the lake in the sunshine, seeing fish swimming in the shallows and herons sunbathing on branches over the water.

The Covid-19 regulations mean you have to book in advance for an hours swim but this isn't a problem, there are possibly slightly fewer people in the lake at any one time which means you get to enjoy some peace and tranquillity as you swim. Some days it's as smooth as a mill pond with few waves whereas other days in the wind it can get a real swell at the far end as the water gets some energy making it much more challenging to swim.

I can't recommend it enough - swimming this summer has saved me from a world that is going mad outside and sitting all day in my house working from home. Thank you to all at LLWC for making things safe for us to swim again.
Written September 21, 2020
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Gordon Warner
Sittingbourne, UK6 contributions
Open water swimming
Aug 2020 • Solo
Started to swim here as can’t get to the local swimming pool. Very friendly staff and helpful had to do a induction lesson £30:00 for two years. Then £6:00 per booking there after you will need to wear a swimming hat and a tow float so you can be seen a wetsuit is not compulsory but can help keep you warm.
Written August 21, 2020
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R P
6 contributions
Open Water Swimming
Jul 2020
I am so glad that through all the indoor pools being shut this led me to discover opening water swimming at Leybourne Lake Watersports Centre. Coming here has really made my summer, the lake is so clear, not crowded and you can often manage without a thick wetsuit.

Booking is easy as was setting up an induction. Straight away you are welcomed and looked after. The team somehow seem to remember your name from the word go and are always pleasant and friendly despite sometimes trying to manage lots of bookings.

Thank you for all your work during this difficult time to enable so many to enjoy the outdoors and exercise!
Written August 19, 2020
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Whistler71
Rochester, UK530 contributions
Paddleboarding in the sun!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Due to current restrictions you now have to book a time slot, which if you’re taking your own equipment is £8 for 2.5 hours. You can book and pay in advance online.
Once on site there was plenty of parking available.
There are barriers to help the flow of people and social distancing.
The dock area is way too small, so you can have quite a wait to get in or out of the lake if there are other people there.
This also isn’t helped by the amount of paddleboards tied up at the dock area.
The lake itself is a good size, and we enjoyed our time there.
It’s handy having a choice of lakes local to us, and we will visit again.
Written August 11, 2020
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