Water Activities

Get Wet at Hadleigh Park this Summer Reservoir

Hadleigh Park Reservoir will re-open in Spring 2018. 

We will be offering scheduled activities throughout the summer including kayaking, sailing, stand up paddle-boarding and open water swimming!

Open Water Swimming

We are proud to announce that Hadleigh Park is working in partnership with Great Swim and Tri Farm to be a host venue for Great Swim Local  throughout July – November. Come and swim our 380m swim course safe in the knowledge that you will be supervised by our qualified lifeguards. Hot showers and changing facilities are provided.

Swimmers are required to wear a wetsuit. Swimmers must be 12years and over and all juniors accompanied by an adult swimmer at all times.  Swimmers must be registered on GSL website prior to swim session.

Swimming times:

Wednesday’s  5.30pm -7.30pm

Saturday’s  8am -10am


Kayaking and Sailing

Hadleigh Park Reservoir has a selection of double and single kayaks and Laser Funboats available for hire.

Kayaking using our Sit on top kayaks is a fun, aerobic activity suitable for all ages and abilities. (Water users must be aged 6+)

Kayak’s are available for individual hire, birthday parties, groups, schools and corporate bookings.

Sailing at Hadleigh is a great place to take to the water on our easy to sail Laser Funboats! Sailing is an active adventurous sport and our Funboats are the ideal boat for beginners who want to give it a go.

For Group booking prices please contact Hadleigh.park@essex.gov.uk

Stand up paddleboarding   Paddle boarding

Hadleigh Park is offering exclusive adults only stand up paddleboarding (SUP) sessions weekly throughout the summer. SUP is one of the UK’s fast growing watersports and with most participants able to pick up the basic moves in just one of our 2.5 hour beginner sessions you will be hooked in no time!

Available Dates:


Booking’s open soon


Hadleigh Park are looking for qualified lifeguards, powerboat drivers, sailing instructors and kayak coaches to work throughout the summer holidays weekdays and saturdays. Interested? Please email hadleigh.park@essex.gov.uk