Osterley 2020

We Have paddling at Osterley Park

Please check out our Opening up at Osterley Park Page for details of protocols we have put in place do deal with Covid-19.


We are have restarted our sessions at Osterley Park, Jersey Road, TW7 4RB. Please note that due to the Coronavirus, we will be operating in a slightly different way, to ensure both our staff and patricians are kept safe. We will get people on the water in their “bubbles” to maintain social distancing, so there may be a slight delay in you getting on the water, but you will get your full 40 minutes on the water. We will also be operating a cashless system, you can book online, pay by bank transfer or card.


Please note the National Trust is operating a booking system for parking at Osterley Park, this is to ensure safe social distancing can be maintained. If you need to use the carpark at the Park, please do this via their website: When booking your parking slot, please ensure you select times to ensure you arrive with us on time. Please note, Parking is FREE to National Trust Members. You need to book your parking space by 3pm the day before at the latest, so please do it straight after you have booked your session.

Also, if you book your Parking session, it includes access to the Gardens, so why not make a day of it, the Café is also open till 4pm.

There is some on-street parking nearby, there are restrictions Monday to Friday and likely to get busy at weekends.

The Park will be shutting the gates at 5pm each day, so please make sure you have left the Park by then. There are other facilities open at Osterley Park, including the Café, which is operating a takeaway service to ensure social distancing protocols are maintained for your protection and the protection of their staff.


The Sharks are running sessions at Osterley Park this Summer every Sunday through till the end of October.

Sessions start at noon and are every 45minutes, so noon, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, and 3pm.

As usual there will be both double and single sit-on-top boats. These boats are very stable and easy to use, we ask that you turn up 15 minutes before the session starts so we can get you ready, give you basic instructions and get you on the water in time for your start time. please be aware due to restrictions of Coronavirus, there may be some delay in getting on the water, but you will ge your full allotted time.

You can book online here, or you can just turn up and pay on the day, although on hot days we do get booked up, so best to reserve your space. Please note, we are not accepting cash at the moment, if you have not pre-booked you can pay by card or bank transfer.

As stated above, there are slightly different operating procedures in place to deal with Covid-19 restrictions, which are subject to change by the Government. If you do book online and sessions have to be cancelled we will make a full refund. Our Cover-19 statements is available to read.


We will be running sessions on Saturday till the end of September, with the same time table as our Sunday sessions; noon, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, and 3pm.


We will operate sessions on Wednesdays during August, noon, 12:45. 1:30pm, 2:15 and 3pm.

Bank Holidays

We will also be in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August.


We can also host activity sessions where you get exclusive use of all the boats, there is a minimum booking of at least 10 people for this. For more information please email: osterley@thesharks.or.uk or call 07951 770241.

The National Trust

We are proud to be working with the National Trust in delivering this activity and we thank them for the support they have given us over the years and would encourage people to enjoy their day and make the most of the Park, visit the House and Gardens and of course the Stables Café. You can support the National Trust by becoming a member, either online or at the Park.

Joining the Trust as a number of advantages, free parking at their locations, there is limited on street parking near Osterley Park, there is a carpark on site (free to NT members), access to all National Trust properties and help with the great work they do.

British Canoeing

We also want to thank British Canoeing for the help they have given us in delivering this project and the many other activities we do. The Sharks are affiliated to British Canoeing, which provides us with a variety of services including insurance, staff qualifications, and DBS checking our staff.

You can become a member of British Canoeing here.

The Sharks

There is a lot more to The Sharks, please take the time to look around our website and come and enjoy some of our other activities. For more information give us a call on 07951 770241 or emailL canoeing@thesharks.org.uk.

Please note that this is a water based activity you will get wet, but it is very unlikely that you will fall in the water. We always have a qualified instructor there for your safety and to help you. Please feel free to talk to them or any of our staff about other opportunities, your feed back is always welcome.

The London Borough of Hounslow

Hounslow Council helped get this project up and running and we would like to than them for their support in doing this.

London Sport

We would like to thank London Sport for the help they have given The Sharks in running a number of projects, including sessions at Osterley Park