Sports Programmes

Sports programmes for schools


Lee Valley Regional Park is home to a number of world class sports venues where young people can experience playing a variety of different sports, see some of our sports programmes designed for schools.

Learn how to play hockey
Learn how to play hockey

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Home to the London 2012 Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Competition, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre offers a range of hockey and tennis activities for school groups of different ages and group sizes.

Mini tennis and Quicksticks hockey provide an ideal introduction to the game for primary school aged pupils, with adapted equipment and rules ensuring that all young people can achieve. For secondary schools, the centre can offer coached tennis sessions for up to 30 students, combining expert coaching with social play and competition. Alternatively why not book a cardio tennis session, providing your students with a high intensity workout on court. The centre also offers Rush Hockey for secondary school students as well as full pitch training sessions.

Lee Valley hockey and Tennis Centre is also an ideal venues to host a schools competition or festival.

Hiring the tennis court and hockey pitches
Sport Type of hire Cost
Indoor Court
Outdoor Court
Full Pitch

Bespoke packages are also available.

For more information please contact Craig Willis, Tennis Duty Manager on or Paul Warwick-Munday, Hockey Duty Manager on

White water rafting
White water rafting

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Offering a wide range of activities, Lee Valley White Water Centre can provide a thrill seeking experience for your students. White water rafting, instructed flat water kayaking, hydrospeeding and bespoke team building activities are all available for students aged 12+. A short summary of each can be seen below.

White water rafting legacy loop
Each five person raft is guided down the fast flowing rapids of the 160m legacy loop by one of our experienced instructors.
Age: 10 years and over
Price: £30 per student (minimum 20 participants)  
White water rafting Olympic competition course
Guided by our instructors your students will have the opportunity to tackle the 300m Olympic course in our nine person raft.
Age: 14 years and over
Price: £342.00 per raft (minimum 9 participants)
Navigate the rapids on a hydrospeed – a cross between a body board and swimming float. This fun white water challenge will enable students to carve, turn and surf under their own power  
Age: 12 years and over
Price: £35.00 per student (minimum 9 participants, discounts available for larger groups)   
Discover kayaking
Learn the basic skills of canoeing and kayaking under the instruction of one of our qualified canoe instructors. All equipment is provided.
Age: 8 years and over
Price: £10.00 per student (minimum 9 students)
Team building sessions
Why not try some raft building or tackle our inflatable assault course, Water Wipe Out. These bespoke sessions can be adapted to meet your needs.
Age: 8 years and over
Price: £15.00 per student (minimum 9 students)

Lee Valley White Water Centre are in the process of launching a new Schools Outreach Programme which is currently being piloted. This will be available for schools in the summer term.
Educational Opportunity!
Use your White Water experience to bring geography to life, combine your secondary school visit with a  White Water Investigation or a Post 16 visit with a Guided tour.

For more information please contact Paskell Blackwell on
School sports days at Lee Valley Athletics Centre
School sports days at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Boasting outstanding indoor and outdoor track and field facilities, Lee Valley Athletics Centre has a range of school offers which can be seen below:

Sports day experience

A perfect venue for your school sport day, offering exclusive use of the indoor and outdoor facilities. All equipment will be set up and ready for you to use.
Age: 5 years and over
Price: £75.00 per hour exclusive use of either the indoor or outdoor track

PE Support

Why not inspire your students by teaching your class in this high performance athletics venue. This can include GCSE assessments and preparations.
Age: 5 years and over
Price: £3.00 per student which includes shared use of the indoor or outdoor track

For more information please contact Mick Bond on

Get your class riding at Lee Valley Riding Centre
Get your class riding

Lee Valley Riding Centre

Lee Valley Riding Centre provides schools with the opportunity for students to learn the skills of horse riding. The centre has both indoor and outdoor floodlit arenas ensuring that activities can still take place whatever the weather.       

Riding Lessons
Learn the skills of horse riding through our schools’ riding lessons. Sessions run Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00 and may need to be booked up to four weeks in advance.
Age: 5-15 years    
Price: £15.00 per student per half hour session

For more information please contact the centre on
Get your skates on at Lee Valley Ice Centre
Get your classes skates on

Lee Valley Ice Centre

Used by ice hockey teams, skating clubs and professional stars, Lee Valley Ice Centre is excellent for ice skating and ice sports in London and the south east.  

Learn to skate

Lee Valley Ice Centre's learn to skate lessons are run in weekly slots that follow the school term timetable (courses are minimum of six weeks). This programme includes:

  • A half hour group lesson with qualified instructors
  • Entrance onto the public session
  • Skate hire
  • Record of achievement booklet and qualification

Price: £7.00 per student, per lesson (minimum of seven students)

Find out more or contact the centre:


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