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!

Ride Tex the Tractor at Lee Valley Park Farms
Ride Tex the Tractor at Lee Valley Park Farms

Things to do in the Lee Valley this summer!

It’s time to get out about in the great outdoors. Explore our open spaces or join us for one of our fantastic events – you’ll never be stuck for things to do during the school holidays!

Keep the family entertained this summer in the Lee Valley. Choose from activities at our London 2012 venues; cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark, go canoeing at Lee Valley White Water Centre or try a new sport at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre; or head to Lee Valley Park Farms to discover the World of Farming, take a ride on Tex the tractor and go wild in our indoor and outdoor play areas. That's not all... read on to find out what else Lee Valley has to offer this summer!

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

Summer camping breaks in the Lee Valley

Make the fun last longer and enjoy a half term family break at one of our campsites, we’ve got three to choose from! 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.
 

Taster sessions
Get inspired this summer with our fantastic sports programmes

Summer holiday sessions for kids at
Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Now’s their chance to be a part of the legacy and experience our London 2012 venues. If your kids are aged 7 – 16 they can take on the berms on the BMX track, the smooth road circuit or the hills of the mountain bike trials at Lee Valley VeloPark. To experience the velodrome track, kids must be aged 12 -16. Find out more and book a session online today. We've also got great programmes running at the newly opened Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Learn to play tennis with our mini tennis camp or get the whole family and hire a tennis court. To keep the kids really busy why not sign them up for the sports activities programmes which combines hockey, tennis and BMXing in one action packed day!

Go Canoeing at Lee Valley White Water Centre
Go Canoeing at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Make a splash in Lee Valley

Check out the water activities available at Lee Valley White Water Centre. Book online today for Go Canoeing. These hour long sessions take place during the school holidays and are the perfect activity for family and friends to enjoy the spacious flat water lake!

Alternatively, 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+).

Find out more about what you can do at Lee Valley White Water Centre.

See what's growin in the Victorian Glasshouse
See what's growing in the Victorian Glasshouse

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!

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.

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!

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