Boathouse Café

The Boathouse Café is located opposite the play area in Thompson Park and is open between the months of April and September. Our friendly team of locally employed staff and volunteers are here to ensure your visit to the café is enjoyable and efficient.

The Boathouse Café is a takeaway service with outside seating available on the boat deck and around the park serving a range of quality snacks and drinks including:

  • Marshfield Farm Scooping Ice Cream
  • Marshfield Farm Plant Based Ice Cream (Vegan)
  • Rijo 42 Freshly Ground Coffee 
  • Chilled Drinks
  • Selection of Cakes and Sweet Treats
  • Confectionary, Sweets, Crisps & Snacks
  • Tiffin Freshly Packed Hot & Cold Sandwiches (subject to availability)
The boathouse cafe showing the hatch and main entrance

How to get served?

The Boathouse Café is a takeaway service.  Customers can either get served by entering the café via the automatic doors on the front of the building or by visiting the takeaway hatch on the front of the building. Here is some useful information about getting served.

The Inside Café

You can see everything we have on offer when you enter the Boathouse Café, from our range of fabulous scooping ice cream, sandwiches, drinks and snacks.  You can then access the boat deck seating via the large automatic doors in front of you.

The Takeaway Hatch

The Hatch has a slightly more limited selection of scooping ice cream, and you won’t be able to visually see what sandwiches, cakes and snacks we have on offer.  Don’t worry though our team will be able to help you get everything you need.

Card & Cash?

You can use both card and cash at the Boathouse Café Hatch and Inside , we believe customers should be able to choose the payment method they want to use.

Doing our bit to keep Burnley Green

Wherever possible we are trying to reduce our use of single-use-plastic however we understand this is not always possible therefore, we have introduced recycling bins to separate plastic, paper and general waste.  Please use these bins to help us keep Burnley Green.

Waste we create (paper and plastic) is all recycled and we are working towards zero-to-landfill and are committed to reducing and eliminating plastics from our venues.  

Opening Times

  • Seasonal Opening 1st April to 30th September
  • TERM TIME Weekends & Bank Holidays only 11am-5pm
  • HOLIDAY TIME Seven Days a Week 11am-6pm
  • Opening is weather dependant, please check the website and our social media page for up to date information.

Contact Information

The Boathouse Café is operated under license by Burnley Leisure & Culture, a not-for-profit registered charity based in Burnley who operates Leisure, Culture, Hospitality and Wellbeing venues and services across Burnley. 

The Boathouse Café
St Peter’s Leisure Centre,

Church St
BB11 2DL

Telephone: 01282 664444




Food Hygiene Rating: 5

no dogs allowed in the park
no alchohol allowed in the park
no dogs barbecues in the park

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