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Splash Boat at East Park

Splash Boat at East Park


Visit Hull's largest park, one of the premier park venues in the north of England, East Park fully opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. There is something for everyone, you can take a stroll around 130 acres of parkland, brave a ride on our Wicksteed splash boat, visit our animal education centre or enjoy afternoon tea in our cafe.

Splash Boat
Need some fun during the summer holidays? Come and enjoy a ride on our splash boat! Just one of three in the country, our listed Wicksteed splash boat has been providing thrills and memories for visitors since 1929. A footpath runs alongside the length of the water chute so viewing is made a lot easier and wetter!

Animal Education Centre
Our unique regional attraction is home to an eclectic menagerie of animals. If you're feeling brave then get close up to our indoor collection of snakes, tarantulas, millipedes and beetles - shudder! To calm your nerves, wander over to the paddocks and aviaries to see our furry and feathered friends. Guinea pigs rub shoulders with goats and sheep, whilst rheas run alongside deer, alpacas, wallabies and showy peacocks.

For a special treat visit the walk-through aviary. It's one of the largest in the country and includes Koi carp, waterfall gardens and exotic birds.

Boating Lake
In 1913 Thomas Ferens gifted the land for the building of a 16-acre boating lake to the people of Hull. A haven for wildlife, boaters and anglers which was dug out by unemployed locals after World War I.

Take a peddle around the lake during the summer in a swan pedallo boat, or enjoy a trip in a more traditional row boat. All boats run from the wooden jetty in front of the boathouse.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Grounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking allowed

Opening details

Opening Times
Monday to Sunday - 08:30 until dusk


East Park,
Holdernness Road,



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Map reference: TA 122312  Lat: 53.76525 Long: -0.29903


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed