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Take a trip on a UNICORN at this Park - The Magical Unicorn Lake

Last month we were invited for a ride of the magical unicorn boats at Barking Park. We loved the experience! The unicorn pedalo boats seat up to 5 people. Life jackets are included in the cost of boat hire. The children loved steering the boat and feeding ducks, who came right up to the boat.

The lake is located right next to a cafe, toilets and playground, so you can spend a great few hours at this park!

Barking Park Playground
Barking Park Playground

If you would like to hear more about the playground at Barking Park CLICK HERE

Where is the Magical Unicorn Lake?

The Magical Unicorn Lake is located in the middle of Barking Park.

📍Magical Unicorn Lake

Barking Park


IG11 8TA

Magical Unicorn Lake Barking
Magical Unicorn Lake Barking

Where to park for the Magical Unicorn lake?

🅿️ Parking

South Park Drive Car Park - Free Parking

Long Bridge Road Car Park IG11 8TA - enter through the main Barking Park gates. Two hours free parking

Up to 4 hours- £2

Up to 6 hours £4

Pay by phone App

When is the Magical Unicorn Lake open?

📅 Opening Hours

1st of April till the end of October

Open on all weekends, Public and school holidays and any sunny days during term time between, weather dependent.

11am - 7pm

Magical Unicorn Lake
Magical Unicorn Lake Boats

How much does it cost to visit the Magical Unicorn Lake?

💰 Price

20 or 40 minute slots

Children over 2 from £5, Adults from £7

Family of four from £22 for 20 minutes

Other seasonal attractions at Barking Park

💦 Barking Splash Pad

Barking Splash Pad is open from May. They offer 90 minute sessions which start at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Children over 2 from £8, Adults from £5.

🏰 Bounsea - Giant inflatable bouncey castle!

Opens from April

30 minute sessions. Children 5-15 £9, Children 2-5 £7, Adults £11

Where to eat and drink at Barking Park?

The Big Friendly Coffee is located next to the playground and lake. The cafe sells hot and cold drinks, ice cream and other sweet treats. They also serve pizza.

Toilets at Barking Park

Toilets located close to the lake and cafe.

Don't forget to check the Park Directory for more park inspiration -


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