Covid-19 Statement

We are Closed at the moment, Please see our news page for more information!

About the lake

So Beckenham Place Park has an outstanding lake with Swimming and Boating area's. The lake was built last year by Lewisham Council as part of the historic restoration of the Park. It is based on the Original Georgian lake that once stood when John Cater owned the property back in the early 20th Centry. 

We are PTP Coaching LTD and we run the activities at the lake in Beckenham Place Park, partnering with Lewisham Council. We offer a range of Activities, Course and Trips for Schools, Uniformed groups and the General Public. We even have a swim following called The Beckenham Bobbers, this is a lovely local group whom all love to swim outside!

We have a few different programmes for Term Time and Holiday Times so we can organise activies to suit everyone. Persons wishing to swim in the lake must be 8 years plus and able to swim 25 meters, all swimmers will be issued a Tow-float to make them more visable to Lifeguards. Persons wishing to take part in Paddling activities such as; Canoeing or Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) will need to be 16+ to go alone (8+ for SUP's) or 2 years+ and accompanied by an Adult (18+). We also offer a variety of Learn to courses that teach you the basics, A kids club (7+) where you can drop them off with fully qualified and DBS check staff, as well as our Parent and Todder/Child sessions where a qualified staff member will teach you the basics as well as singing songs and playing games to build the little ones confidence.

We are currently Closed

We are working hard on a phased re-opening plan for the lake to keep all swimmers and staff safe!

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Term Time Programme


This is subject to change depending on weather conditions and bookings


Medway Canoe Trail

Fancy a day out! Then why not join us on the trail! - more information on our Courses and Trips page


Learn To

Feel like you need a bit more tuition in a boat or on a board then why not join in one of our Learn To Sessions! if this doesnt suit you and you want more of a 1:1 then we can organised a private session as well.

Holiday Programme - Inc Half terms and Bank Holidays


This is subject to change depending on weather conditions and bookings


Kids Club!

This is a Paddling Club aimed at Children aged 7 -17, it will encourage the development of their paddling skills as well as awareness of other water uses and envirmental impacts paddle can have. We offer British Canoeing Certified courses so they can work towards achieving Certificates( these may incur a small fee)


Thames River

This is a Family Friendly Day trip that we run all year around. Its 9 km trip that takes you from the scenic Thames through Historic Marlow Town down to the Marlow Road Bridge. Great day out for all the family, children must be 5 yr + any person under 18 must be accompanied by an Adult (18+).

Session Pricing

Open Water Swimming - 8 years +

Adults - £5 

Juniors - £3.50

Boat Hire -

30 minute - £10

1 hour - £15

Stand Up Paddle Board Hire -

30 minutes - £8

1 hour - £12

Structured Sessions-

Kids Club (2 hours) - £8

Learn To (1 hour) - £10

Parent and Toddler (1 hour) - £8

Parent and Child (1 hour) - £8

SUP Yoga (1hour) - £18

School or Uniformed Sessions-

We offer a range of session plans for schools and groups as well as a build your own programme to cater to your needs. Weather it be a one-off introductory session or a 6 week programme we can help you build confidance, socialising skills, problem solving skills and physical activity all whilst having fun outside the classroom!

Please get in contact to organise your sessions -

Parties or Group sessions-

These sessions are typically 1.5 hours long with an entire hour on the water. All safety equipment is provided just make sure you bring clothes your are happy to get wet and some spare clothes/ towel for afterwards. You will have a dedicated Staff member to lead activities, teach skills and play games to make it a fun and memorable experience.

Please get in contact to organise your sessions -

Contact Us

If you would like to book a private session, birthday party or School groups then please get in contact with us.

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

PTP Coaching LTD

Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham Hill Rd, Beckenham, England BR3 5DE, United Kingdom

Office Hours




09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00