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Activities for all the Family

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Activities for All

Leybourne Lakes Country Park is a popular venue with families, cyclists, walkers and water sports enthusiasts alike. There’s an exciting calendar of events running throughout the year including holiday activities, wildlife activity days, as well as a popular school programme.

Close to the Children’s Play Area is our Refuel Cafe offering a selection of hot and cold food, plus doggy treats for your canine friends. The Cafe has unisex toilets with baby changing facilities and a dedicated disabled toilet.

Calendar of Events
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Walking & Cycling

A variety of paths are available to enjoy with a number of Public Rights of Way to and through the park. The best accessible paths for visitors with wheelchairs and/or pushchairs are around Ocean Lake which are hard surfaced and reasonably flat. There are no width restricting features, such as stiles or non RADAR kissing gates.

We also have a range of suggested walks/Trails you can enjoy:

Cyclists should take care to avoid pedestrians and there are cycle racks in the car park (near the toilets). Dogs are allowed in accordance with the rules around public spaces; dog waste bins are provided.

Ranger-led Activities

Our park rangers offer fun activities for children at the park including:

  • Pond dipping
  • Nature discovery trails
  • Wildlife orienteering

These activities are popular with schools, nurseries, cubs, scouts, brownies and rainbows. We can tailor activities to meet your requirements.

Interested? Please email and we will contact you to discuss your requirements and check availability.

For all visits, a copy of the school/organisation’s public indemnity insurance and any risk assessments must be supplied when making payment.

More options:

If you would like to volunteer to help maintain and improve the Country Park, we’d love to hear from you. As a volunteer you will be helping to maintain and become actively involved in shaping the future of the Country Park, as well as learning new skills. You can volunteer at times that suit your schedule or as a member of our monthly Conservation Volunteer Group.

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is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event that takes place at the Country Park each Saturday at 9am. You can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you. It’s free to take part but you need to register before you first come along.

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A permanent orienteering course is available at the Country Park for everyone to use. Download the Dartford Orienteers Map.  You can also complete these courses using your mobile phone.

Ocean Lake Triathalon Club (OLT) is based at the Country Park and promotes a ‘Whole Club Ethos’, so whether you are an elite athlete, novice, returning athlete or a late bloomer you have a place in the club. The Club offers three levels of membership – full, youth and volunteer.

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All the lakes in the Country Park are licensed by angling clubs. To fish in a lake you must be a member of the relevant club.

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Leybourne Lake Watersports Centre, established in 1991, offers paddle boarding, SUP Yoga classes, kayaking, scuba diving and open water swimming on the tranquil 30 acre inland freshwater Ocean Lake.

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