Including dinghies, boards and kayaks


There’s something for everyone to hire here at Ardingly Reservoir!

We offer Paddleboard and Sit on Top Kayak hire from 10am – 5pm (except Mondays). We are OPEN this Bank Holiday Monday 2 May. For hire times, availability and prices, click {here} to be taken to EOLA, our external booking provider. If you are looking to bring your own equipment, please see the details further down this page before visiting us. 

We are OPEN Bank Holiday Monday 2 May


Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing and most popular sports in the UK! It’s a great workout while also being loads of fun for everyone. Our boards are available for you to hire from 10am -5pm and require no experience – just hop on and paddle away! 



Sit on Top Kayaks

Sit on Top Kayaks are great for big groups or families. From little ones to older ones, our Sit on Top kayaks are super versatile, so everyone can join in and splash about this summer! We have single and double kayaks available to hire from 10am-5pm  and with no experience required, you can book right away!



Bringing your own equipment to Ardingly. 

We are OPEN Bank Holiday Monday 2 May.

Ardingly Activity Centre allows Stand Up Paddle Board and Sit on Top Kayak launches from our slipway only, subject to our opening times. We do not allow launches from any other entrances or banks around the Reservoir. 

Please note: Children under-18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times when on the water. 


  • One person kayak or SUP – £10 per day
  • Two person kayak or SUP – £15 per day

Before launching, you must:

  1. Sign our Hiring Disclaimer. You can do this online {CLICK HERE} or at the office at our centre. 
  2. Ensure all members of your party have their own buoyancy aid. For your own safety, this must be worn at all times whilst on the water.
  3. Ensure you have Third Party Liability Insurance.

Please call us on 01444 892549 if you would like further information.

Can be hired by sailors with RYA Level 2 or above.

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Available for hire to competent windsurfers.

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