School holiday fun

School holiday fun!

Things to do during the school holidays

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!

Lee Valley VeloPark
Lee Valley VeloPark

Get active!

Take sports to the next level with great activities for kids available at our outstanding sports venues.

Lee Valley VeloPark

With four cycling disciplines under one roof Lee Valley VeloPark is the perfect place to kids aged 10 - 16 who prefer being adventurous on two wheels. During the May half term they can try two cycling disciplines with our action packed day sessions; choose from Track and Road or MTB and BMX. For younger children aged 2 - 5 wanting to learn how to cycle VeloBalance sessions are perfect. Kids learn to cycle with games and activities to help build their confidence taking them closer to cycling on two wheels.

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Hockey and tennis enthusiasts can enjoy a whole day of fun activities at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Kids aged 5 – 12 can develop their hockey skills and get involved with fun gameplay with Quicksticks hockey sessions. If they’ve got enough energy to keep going then why not follow it up with Hotshots Tennis for some challenging drills and lively games! Each session lasts an hour and half and can both be enjoyed in one action packed day, or you can choose to attend just one.

Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Lee Valley Athletics Centre

If athletics is more their thing, sign them up to Star Track at Lee Valley Athletics Centre giving budding athletes aged 6 – 12 expert tuition in different types of athletic disciplines. For more specific training why not book them on to a Master Class. These one day courses are aimed at kids aged 12 – 15 giving them expert training in one or more disciplines ranging from pole vault to sprints.

Lee Valley White Water Centre
Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre

The entire family can try a range of water sports to enjoy at Lee Valley White Water Centre. Feel the thrill of Hydrospeeding or get the family to try their hand at kayaking with our Hot Dog sessions (participants must be aged 12+).

Make waves this half term and celebrate National Go Canoeing Week with us. Book a Go Canoeing session suitable for anyone aged 8+ or take on the special Go Canoeing challenge. These hour long paddling sessions on our spacious lake are the perfect activity for gaining confidence on the water.

Lee Valley Park Farms
Lee Valley Park Farms

Go wild!

Tap into your inner animal and go wild at the farms, you can meet our animals, explore our soft play area or even zoom down the toboggan run in the Alpine Adventure.

Lee Valley Park Farms

Lee Valley Park Farms has got tonnes of baaarilliant things planned for the May half term including special activities to celebrate Sheep Week! Help feed the baby lambs, watch the sheep race and lots more all week alongside all the usual fun. Refuel in our Orchard Café for a slice of delicious home-made cake or maybe a refreshing ice lolly.

If one visit to the farms isn’t enough why not apply for a Petunia’s Farm Club Membership giving you access to the farms all year round – it’s great value and can be paid in a one off payment or three monthly instalments.

Enjoy a short break in the Lee Valley

The Lee Valley is the perfect place take in the beautiful surroundings. With a range of accommodations to choose from and a whole host of activities happening around the park, it's the perfect location for a fun-filled or relaxing break.

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

Camping and caravanning

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 receive when you book a stay. Plus you’ll receive a Lee Valley Camping Card giving you exclusive discounts including 25% off at some of our venues. Find out more.
 

Explore the great outdoors!

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

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!

Natural Play at River Lee Country Park
Natural Play at River Lee Country Park

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!

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.

Myddleton gardens
Take a walk around Myddleton House Gardens

Discover 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!

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