School holiday fun

School holiday fun!

Things to do this Easter school holiday

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!

With so many activities in the Lee Valley, there’s bound to be something for everyone! To make it easier, we’ve made you a list of things to do in the Lee Valley…

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

Kids aged 10-16 who prefer being adventurous on two wheels,
Lee Valley VeloPark is the perfect place, with four cycling disciplines under one roof there’s something for all interests. This Easter holiday kids can try two cycling disciplines with our action packed day sessions; choose from Track and Road or MTB and BMX. For more experienced riders aged 12-16, youth training club sessions are perfect for young people looking to improve their general bike handling on road or track.

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, why not take part in 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 sign up for a Master Class. These one day courses are aimed at kids aged 12 – 15 who want to gain 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

Try a range of water sports for the entire family to enjoy at Lee Valley White Water Centre. Go Canoeing, is an hour long session kayaking on our spacious flat water lake the perfect activity for family and friends.

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+).

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

Spring has come to Lee Valley Park Farms for the Easter holidays! Join in with Spring-tastic Farm Fun - say hello to all our new spring babies and take part in all the seasonal activities down in the farmyard alongside all the usual farm fun. Plus our brand new farm themed outdoor play area will be open so you can explore the amazing new slides, climbing features and roundabouts for the very first time!

As an eggs-tra special treat we’ll be hosting our annual Easter Eggstravaganza weekend too, take part in our egg-cellent Easter egg hunt around the farm and see which of our animals are taking part in the hunt too! While you’re here head down our Orchard Café for a slice of delicious home-made carrot cake or a hot cross bun to finish the day.

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 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 in one of our campsites. 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 25% off entry to Lee Valley Park Farms. 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 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.

Even with a chill in the air the Lee Valley makes for the perfect location to explore the great outdoors, with 10,000 acres of open spaces, why not discover something new during the holidays.

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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