Hi5 Ski School, Reading Lake, Pingewood, Reading RG30 3UN

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Beale Park (near Pangbourne) Family fun on the water

Exclusive access to the 7 acre lake in the stunning grounds of Beale Park – only available through Hi5 Ski.

Now closed for Winter – Paddleboarding still available at Reading Lake

Available to hire: Beale Park Lower Basildon, Nr Pangbourne, RG8 9NW

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding– £17.50 per person per hour (ages 7 plus)
  • Sit on Kayak – £17.50 per person per hour (ages 7 plus)
  • Canadian Canoes – £20.00 per hour (maximum 3 people*)
  • Kata Kanoes – £40 per hour (maximum 6 people, maximum 2 adults)

Important Note – All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18+ years) who must either accompany the participant or remain at the lake side throughout the session.

Stand Up Paddle Boards – Suitable for ages 7 plus with younger children (age 5 plus) being able to go out on their parent’s  board – a great family activity.

Sit on Kayaks– Suitable for ages 7 plus

Canadian  Open Canoes – * Minimum 2 people aged 12 plus, 1 adult required per under 12 year old

(Maximum 2 adults and 1 under 12)

KataKanu – suitable for up to 6 people (2 adults maximum) Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Hire price includes a buoyancy aid for every participant, and these must be worn while on the water.

All participants must be able to swim at least 25 metres.


We offer sessions on the following days:

August 2020

Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout August and Bank Holiday Monday 31st  10:00 – 17:30

September 2020

Every Friday from 14:00 to 17:45

Saturday 5th and 26th from 10:00 to 17:30

Sunday 13th and 20th from 10:00 to 17:30

For Group bookings over 10 people please call



1 Do you have free parking?

Yes  – park in the main car park and look for the signs to the lake.

2 Can I bring my pet?

Yes – well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the lake area of Beale Park.

3 Do you provide lessons?

No we only operate a hire service, but we will give you tips on how to get going safely on the water.

4 What should I wear?

Swimming costume, we will supply you with a buoyancy aid.

5 What if the weather is bad?

Please call us and we can re-arrange. We will not run sessions in high winds, thunder or lightning or in heavy rain.

6 Do I have to pre-book?

Yes we only operate on a pre-booked and pre paid basis, book online link above.

7 Is entry into the Wildlife Life Park included?

Beale Park provide free parking for our lake experiences, but entry into the wildlife park is an additional cost – see www.bealepark.org.uk

Interested in finding out more? Call us on 0118 939 4709 or enquire below