The official FOAC information page can be found here:

Note that other centres on the lake provide rowing, katakanoes and pedal boats on weekends and there is a sailing and rowing club on the lake that provide annual memberships for private members. You can find their details on the VisionRCL pages or on this site under ‘The Lake’. Details below are only for the Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre.

2022 Summer season

The centre is open for bookings during the week and every other Saturday through till the full season, althrough this is expted to move to most Saturdays soon. To book sessions call or email the centre or for Saturday sessions, just turn up. If you do not have experience you would be best advised to call or email first.

2022 Adult coaching

Our calendar lists a number of advertised courses for adults and youth that we have been updated about. If you are looking for paddling, paddle boarding or power boat courses, please email the centre as these are run on a demand based basis.

2022 Group bookings

To make group bookings, you should complete their booking form below and email it to

Booking form:

The current terms and conditions for hire are here:

Individual hire

For individual bookings or information you can contact the centre on 0208 500 1468 or email

For paddle boarding you can book online here:

Advertised prices on for individual hire for activites at the centre are:

Bike hireFor two hours, including helmet
Mountain Bike (adult / junior)£14.50 / £12.50
Road Bike (adult / junior)£14.50 / £12.50
BMX Bike (adult / junior)£10.50 / £9.50
Dinghy sailingOne hour, including buoyancy aids
(adult / juinior)
£10.50 / £8.50
PaddlesportOne hour, including buoyancy aids
Kayaking(adult / junior)£10.50 / £8.50
Canoeing(adult / junior)£10.50 / £8.50
Stand up paddle board£10.50 / £8.50
RowingOne hour, including buoyancy aids
Rowing (at FOAC centre)£15.00
Paddle boardingTwo hours. Use FOAC boards or bring your own
Paddle boarding (adult)£10.00
Paddle boarding (junior)Not currently available