Take an exciting electric boat trip and cycle ride at Rother Valley Country Park

Published Friday, 26th May 2017
Children on the electric boats
Children enjoying the electric boats at Rother Valley

If you’re looking for an exciting day outdoors, the beautiful countryside setting of Rother Valley Country Park now has new electric family boats and electric cycles available for hire.

The Park has plenty of open spaces and pathways to provide family cycling in a safe environment. A ride in an electric boat enables visitors to explore the attractive views from the lake.

Rotherham Council’s Assistant Director of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Polly Hamilton said: “A visit to Rother Valley Country Park provides families with a brilliant day out in the fresh air.

“The two new additions of the electric family boats and electric cycles give visitors a brand new experience at the Park.

“We encourage families and children to come along and have a great day out. A trip to the Park this summer will give lots of fun and excitement for the whole family.”     

An electric boat can be hired at £10.00 for 15 minutes for a group of five (two adults and two or three children) and the electric cycles are suitable for between four to six people at a cost of £21.00 per hour (a £5.00 deposit and some form of ID is also required)

The cycle centre is open every day from 9.30 am, except on Christmas Day and the Watersports/Activity Centre is open every day from 10.00 am during the summer months.
 
The Watersports Centre also offers hire of water zorbs, canoes, paddle boards, wind surfs,rowing boats and pedal boats.The instructors at the centre can provide courses for you to learn how to canoe, sail, windsurf and drive a powerboat.
 
A visit to the Rother Valley Country Park also provides other wonderful attractions for children including a miniature train ride, Adventure Valley play area, a free play area, and Station Farm, where there is the opportunity to see and feed the goats, sheep, llama and alpaca.
 
The park also has refreshment facilities available at the Stables Café or you can bring your own picnic. 

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