Top things to do in the Lee Valley this May half term
Breeze through the half term
What better time for a walk or cycle in the Lee Valley than during the school holidays when the kids can explore to their heart’s content? You can choose from over 30 walking routes and over 20 cycle routes to find the perfect day out for your family. We guarantee the whole family will love Artworks Route Two, this route incorporates various sculptures and natural play pieces that will keep the kids excited for a whole 3.5 miles. For those who want a full day in the Lee Valley we recommend our Farm and Wetland Trail so the little ones can enjoy a trip to Lee Valley Park Farms combined with a circular route linking to the wetlands of River Lee Country Park. An ideal cycle or walking route for all ages and abilities!
Keep them busy on two wheels!
Calling all daring riders age 7 – 16 this May for Lee Valley VeloPark’s BMX Thrills and MTB Skills and all 12 - 16 year olds for Road and Track Attack! We guarantee to beat any school holiday boredom with a mountain bike session followed by a BMX session or a track session followed by the mile long road circuit in these all day sessions. Not forgetting a break for lunch in which riders can refuel at Café 42 Degrees or bring their own packed lunch. These sessions work to improve skills, teach new techniques and build confidence on two wheels. Grab the handlebars and book a school holiday session today.
We guarantee you’ll love this family fun activity so bring the family together for a game that can be enjoyed by everyone as you play this unique nine hole course! We recommend combining it with a family walk in River Lee Country Park and a pit stop at The Terrace Bar & Café at Lee Valley White Water Centre for a refreshing beverage and a bite to eat. Pick up your equipment and download a score card...
Sheep Week at Lee Valley Park Farms
The lambing season is in full swing at the farm and what better way to celebrate than by taking over with a full sheep theme! From watching sheep shearing demonstrations to cheering your favourite lamb to the finish line in the Olambpigs, Sheep Week is a fantastic day out for all the family. Get ready for some baa-rilliant fun, book your tickets today and save 10%!
A little getaway
As the warmer weather is starting to make an appearance, what better way to enjoy it than in the great outdoors? Surrounded by picturesque countryside and all within easy reach of London, our three campsites are perfect for you school holiday break! Choose from a range of accommodation options, from camping to caravanning and even glamping! Plus, you’ll receive a Lee Valley Camping Card full of fantastic discounts so you can make the most of your stay and experience all the activities Lee Valley has on offer. Book your perfect break today.
Bring the summer in at Lee Valley White Water Centre! On Sunday 28 May it’s FREE entry all day, so bring the kids for a splashing family day out. From live music, garden games and a bouncy castle to white water activities like Hydrospeeding, Hot Dogs and white water rafting, there's plenty of school holiday fun to be had. Whatever you fancy, there’s a range of activities to keep you and your kids busy both on and off the water!
If you want to take part in any white water activities pre-booking is advised to guarantee your white water adventure. Entry to this event is FREE however some activities may have a charge on the day. Book ahead today!
Calling all children for a pony mad May half term!
Whether your little ones are new to the sport, itching to get back in the saddle or an avid rider looking for some pony mad school holiday fun, they will love Lee Valley Riding Centre’s own a pony days. Children can broaden their equine knowledge and enjoy a half hour riding lesson as well as having a taste of grooming and handling their pony. For those looking to get their children in the saddle for longer, Lee Valley Riding Centre offer group and private lessons to suit all abilities! Give your little riders a taste of pony heaven today.
Serve up and swing this spring
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre have a range of junior tennis courses running throughout the spring term for every age group. These sessions are set in smaller, more structured groups and let your kids train with their peers, learn new skills and gain confidence... Hotshots Pay and Play sessions are also on offer. These sessions give players an introduction to the game in a more action packed way and involve a mix of drills, teaching and games that will make for an enjoyable half term. Find the perfect session for your child today.
Take a whirl around the rink
Whether your child is new to the sport or a champion skater they can slip their skates on and slide across the ice! Lee Valley Ice Centre welcomes all ages and abilities on the ice and has sessions to suit all. If they want to skate for fun they can join one of our public skating sessions which run seven days a week and if they want to glide across the ice with friends they'll love a Friday night disco session in which they can skate the night away. Skaters wanting to learn new skills can book on to a school holiday crash course taught by qualified National Ice Skating Association instructors who'll get them sparkling on the ice in no time!
Sport activities ideal for kids!
Calling all budding athletes aged 6 - 15 to Lee Valley Athletics Centre this May for their Star Track courses and Master Classes! Children will receive expert tuition to improve their skills in the various athletic disciplines during Star Track, or they can choose to focus on a specific athletic discipline each day in a Master Class. From techniques and tips on sprinting, hurdles, high jumps and javelin, to a whole load of school holiday fun we guarantee your mini athletes will enjoy themselves and improve their athletic skills! Book now to start your child's journey.
Enjoy a kickabout with a twist!
Try something new this half term, like FootGolf at Lee Valley Golf Course. FootGolf fuses football and golf together into one sport, perfect for a unique family day out. Find out how to play and book your session today.