School holiday fun

School holiday fun!

There’s plenty to keep you and the kids entertained during the school half terms and holidays in Lee Valley. From toddlers to teenagers there’s a whole host of activities, fun days out and events to get all the family out and about. Lee Valley has so much to offer, not only in the holidays but all year round too!

Holiday fun
School holiday fun

Things to do in the school holiday

This Christmas explore the great outdoors and discover the changing colours of autumn to winter. There’s a load to do, from riverside bike rides to going wild at natural play in  River Lee Country Park; or if you like sports why not take part in one of our holiday courses or activities at our sports venues. If you’re looking for some festive family fun why not head down to Lee Valley Park Farms for Farm-tastic Santa and meet the man himself, you'll even receive a gift to take home. There's so much fun to be had in the Lee Valley you'll be spoilt for choice!

Go camping with the family in Lee Valley
Go camping with the family in Lee Valley

School holiday camping breaks in the Lee Valley

Make the fun last longer and enjoy a family break at one of our campsites, we’ve got three to choose from! Check out what special offers you could recieve when you book a stay in one of our campsites during November, December or January. Stay with us and you’ll receive a Lee Valley Camping Card which gives you fantastic exclusive discounts including 25% off ice skating at Lee Valley Ice Centre and 20% off a pony trekking experience at Lee Valley Riding Centre. Find out more and see terms and conditions.
 

Explore the great outdoors!

We have miles of traffic-free trails for cycling, walking and running so whether you all like to have fun on two wheels or by foot Lee Valley has over 26 miles of countryside to discover. If you prefere something more traquil explore our garden spaces and historical sites and be enchanted by their heritage.

Myddleton gardens
Take a walk around Myddleton House Gardens

Explore the gardens

Myddelton House Gardens is a great place for all the family to visit all year round; you can explore the gardens and learn about them too! The Visitor Centre has a selection of fun activity booklets available. Try one of Ossie the Ostrich’s Children’s Trails or have a go at the Discover Explore Myddelton House Gardens Explorer pack. There are also lots of other explorer packs available around the Lee Valley, check them out here. Once you’ve completed your booklet why not treat yourself to a bite to eat at Bowles Tea Room, they’ve got some delicious cakes!

Wildlife in the Lee Valley
Discover a wealth of wildife

Get close to nature


Our nature reserves and open spaces are thriving with wildlife. See how many of the 200 recorded bird species you can spot, our bird hides at Fisher’s Green in River Lee Country Park or at WaterWorks Centre nature reserve and Middlesex Filter Beds are great spots to keep an eye out. Take a trip to Cornmill Meadows or discover our wet woodland trail through Gunpowder Park and along Sewardstone Road.

Wild Kingdom at Three Mills Green
Wild Kingdom at Three Mills Green

River Lee Country Park

Climb around and run free in our specially created natural play space in River Lee Country Park or test your favourite four-legged friend on our dog agility course!

Three Mills Green

Have some family and friends time; go for a walk or a cycle at Three Mills Green where you’ll find the world’s largest tidal mill and Wild Kingdom – a unique outdoor play area where the kids can go wild!

Cycling routes
Try out one of our cycling routes

Cycling and walking in Lee Valley

Get the family up on their feet and try one of our many cycling routes across the park. Practice safe cycling on family-friendly trails with beautiful surroundings. We've also got loads of great walking routes for you to choose from.

Discover Explore

Discover fun-tastic locations throughout the Lee Valley including Waltham Abbey Gardens and Secret Island-Royal Gunpowder Mills. Complete daredevil missions, reveal hidden stories and win super duper badges. The perfect exploration game for families and young children, Discover Explore!

Wild Kingdom
Wild Kingdom at Three Mills Green Image courtesy of Dan Childs Film

Wild Kingdom


Let their imaginations run wild by getting your little ones to roam the Wild Kingdom! This rustic play space in the heart of east London will expose them to the great countryside where they can tackle the obstacles of nature. Stepping logs and beams can test their balance whilst natural materials can be used to build a den or even inspire them to build their own playground.

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