Frequently asked questions
How do I book a session?
You can book a session by going to our booking pages. A link can be found at the top of every page.
Why can't I book further in advance?
Due to the regular changes to COVID-19 restrictions we are taking things slowly to avoid having to cancel weeks worth of bookings if we have to close.
How can I get to the park?
By Bus: The 54 bus routefrom Lewisham and Elmers End stops on Beckenham Hill outside the main gate or at the park entrance near Braeside (top of Beckenham Hill) . Any buses passing through Downham will get to within a quarter mile of the Old Bromley Road entrance.
Can I book multiple sessions in one booking?
Unfortunately this is not available at the moment. We hope to have a better booking system in place next year.
What facilities are at the lake?
Unfortunately they are pretty limitted at the moment.
What else is at the park
Please visit beckenhamplacepark.co.uk to find out more about what else is available in Beckenham Place Park.
How do I book swimming at Junior prices?
Please book as if you were booking an adult ticket.
Can I cancel or reschedule my booking?
Yes. You can cancel or rebook your session through the 'My Account' section as long it is not within 24 hours of the session. If you haven't already registered for an account then sign up now. It only takes 2 minutes.
How long is the swimming course at the lake?
A full lap of the lake is approx 450m.
What should my child wear during an activity club?
We reccomend they dress in light weather appropriate clothing, such as shorts, leggings track suit bottoms. Jeans are not reccomended as these do not have the movement required and get very heavy when wet. In particulary wet or windy weather, waterproof trousers and a rain coat are reccomended to keep the wind and rain off. If the weather is cold, a warm hat and gloves are advised. Please wear footwear on the SUP board. This can be old trainers or wetshoes.
Do you provide wetsuits?
No. Unfortuently we do not have the storage facilities needed to have wetsuits to hire.
How deep is the lake?
The lake is 3.4meters at its deepest point. you enter via a beached area which gets gradually deeper. it drops off around waist height. you can stand up around the edge of the lake.
My reciept says swimming supervisor or swim coaching what does this mean?
Dont worry, you are not getting a coaching session you have not paid for when you just want a leisurely swim.