Osterley 2020

Paddling at Osterley Park is currently suspended


Please note activities in Osterley Park are suspended due to the Coronavirus, we Are currently working with the Park to put measures in place to ensure we can return to activity, whilst ensuring social distancing measures. Pease be safe and look after yourselves, family, friends and others in your community.


The Sharks will be running sessions at Osterley Park this Summer as soon as conditions mean it is safe to do so and we will run through every Sunday till the end of October.

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

During the months of June, July, and August we also be having an additional session from 3:45pm till 4:30pm.

As usual there will be both double and single sit on boats. These boats are very stable and easy to use, we ask that you teen 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.

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.

We are aware of the issues of Coronavirus and things may change, we will keep this page updated, at present we are continuing with sessions as normal. 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 school holidays

Bank Holidays

We will also be in the Park on Bank Holidays.


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, list 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 or a Pais for car park on site (but 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 ten 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