Top things to do in the Lee Valley this October half term
It's the holidays again!
What better time for a walk or cycle in the Lee Valley than during half term when the kids can explore to their heart’s content? Walking or cycling, we have over 30 walking routes and over 20 cycle routes to help you find the perfect day out. The whole family will love Tottenham Marshes as it incorporates a variety of wildlife habitats and paths to cycle or walk. This will keep the kids excited and filled with adrenalin all day. If you really fancy a challenge, discover our sculptures dotted around River Lee Country Park. They're made in different styles and from different materials but all to be enjoyed! See if you can explore them all this half term.
A thrilling cycling experience this half term
Calling all daring riders aged 7 – 16 for Lee Valley VeloPark’s BMX Thrills and MTB Skills, all 7 - 11 year olds for NEW #ClubVPK MTB and BMX and for all 12 - 18 year olds Race Ready Youth Madison! Don't sit around indoors, these all day sessions of grinding gears and pushing pedals will give you a cycling experience like no other! 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.
Football with a twist
If you want to try something new this half term, give FootGolf a go at Lee Valley Golf Course. A fun mixture of football and golf combined into one sport. Gather the family for this unique family day out.
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Mischief and Mayhem at Lee Valley Park Farms
This Halloween head to Lee Valley Park Farms from 22 October - 30 October for a fun packed family day out, full of frightening activities and a trick or treat trail. Get your carving skills ready as you and the kids can carve and decorate your own pumpkin and challenge your friends and family to see who can create the scariest one! For even more spooky fun, turn into your favourite ghoulish characters with our face painters. To top it off, enjoy a tour around our haunted house and feel the goosebumps. After a fun and spooky day enjoy some tasty food and drinks at The Orchard Café.
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What better way to enjoy half term than in the great outdoors? Surrounded by picturesque countryside and all within easy reach of London, our three campsites are perfect for your school holiday break! Whether you're camping, touring or wish to stay in one of our cosy cabins or cocoons, keep an eye out for our special offers! Save 50% on mid-week glamping at Lee Valley Campsite Sewardstone. Also, save 28% on touring this autumn with seven nights for the price of five and four nights for the price of three! Perfect for a family trip away this half term. 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.
Thrills & Chills at Lee Valley White Water Centre
Don't be afraid, grab a paddle and take to the water this Halloween to experience white water rafting with a twist. Your ghoulish adventure starts the moment your family and friends put on their wetsuits. So come on down and witness the Halloween horror we have installed for your family and friends and book a charter so you're not in it alone! Those who book a charter will also receive a £50 drinks voucher. For even more exciting fun, enjoy our Horror Hot Dogs and paddle as fast as you can to escape the horrors! To top it off, a Halloween themed feast will be served in The Terrace Bar & Café after your session. Suitable for ages 12+
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Join us at Amwell Nature Reserve and discover wadding birds such as the Redshank and Little Ringed Plover. Don't miss out as Amwell is one of the best sites in the park for dragonflies with 19 species breeding, there so bring the kids and see if they can find all 19 species! Suitable for all ages so plan your visit today.
Calling all horse lovers!
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'll love riding lessons at Lee Valley Riding Centre. Children can broaden their equine knowledge and enjoy riding lessons as well as a scenic led route around Walthamstow Marshes. For those looking to get their children in the saddle long term, Lee Valley Riding Centre offer group and private lessons to suit all abilities! Give your little riders a taste of pony heaven today.
Are you up for a challenge? Gather your family and friends and try and find your way around the Lee Valley to gain as many points as you can. All you need is a map which costs a small fee, post descriptions and a score card. Get your orienteering pack from the visitor centre at Myddelton House Gardens or they can be delivered straight to your doorstep!
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Swing into action this half term
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre have a range of junior tennis courses running through half term for all ages. These sessions are set in small focused groups and let your kids train with their peers, learn new skills and gain confidence... Little Smashers Tennis sessions are also on offer for your tiny tots. These sessions are perfect for introducing tennis to your child and developing their skills in small group sessions that will make for an unforgettable school holiday.
Find the perfect session for your child today.
Skate your way on to the ice!
Whether your child is new to ice skating or a champion skater they can slip on their skates and slide across the ice! Lee Valley Ice Centre welcomes all ages and abilities and has sessions to suit all. If they want to skate for fun they can join one of our public skating sessions which runs seven days a week, or glide across the ice and skate the night away with friends in our Friday and Saturday night disco sessions! Get active this half term with our school holiday sessions from the 24 - 28 October. Skaters wanting private tuition sessions can book a private skating session with qualified National Ice Skating Association (NISA) instructors who'll get them sparkling on the ice in no time!
Athletic activities for kids
If your child is a budding athlete aged 6 - 15, come down to Lee Valley Athletics Centre this half term for our Star Track courses and Master Classes! Children will receive expert tuition to improve their skills in various athletic disciplines during Star Track, or they can choose to focus on their favourite athletic discipline each day in a Master Class. From techniques and tips on sprinting, hurdles, high jumps, javelin and more, to a whole load of school holiday fun, we guarantee your mini athletes will enjoy themselves and tell all their friends about it when they return to school!
Book now to start your child's journey.
Six Day London!
Six Day London is back! Join us at Lee Valley VeloPark for six days of competition as you watch the world’s best riders take to the track against international cycling stars from the 25 - 30 October. There'll be five different types of races, so keep an eye out for your favourite ones and don't miss out on such a spectacular event!
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If you're new to the world of Disc golf then come down to River Lee Country Park this half term! It's a great family fun activity for all ages, so gather the kids and take on our unique nine hole course! After a fun packed day, cool off with a family walk around 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. Download a score card and pick up your equipment from Lee Valley White Water Centre if you don't have a frisbee with you.