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!
October half term fun
Things to do this October half term
Explore the autumn colours in the great outdoors or join us for one of our fantastic events – you’ll never be stuck for things to do this at this half term!
Keep the kids entertained; book now for the usual sporting fun at Lee Valley Athletics Centre’s Star Track or if it’s spooky family fun you’re looking for then join Lee Valley Park Farms for Mischief and Mayhem this Halloween. There’s even more ghoulish fun to be had on the water with the Spooky Spectacular Halloween Boat or why not get on your bike and join us for the Halloween Night Ride. October half term fun doesn’t end there…
Go camping with the family in Lee Valley
Half term 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.
Choose from one of Lee Valley VeloPark's four disciplines including BMX
Sports activities at Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Be a part of the legacy and experience our London 2012 venues. If your kids are aged 10 – 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. Book a Lee Valley VeloPark half term session online today. You can also learn to play tennis on Saturdays with our special Hotshots pay and play tennis coaching sessions at the newly opened Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre or why not hire a tennis court to get the whole family involved. There's also half term hockey and tennis sessions to look out for this half term; keeping the kids active is easy!
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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 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!
See the animals at the farms
Fantastic farm fun
Sneak in another visit to the farm before it closes for the winter season on 3 November. Spook-tacular Goings on at the Farms will be taking place on 26 October – 3 November and will be packed full of fun activities! Find out what animals we have at the farms and make sure you keep an eye out for our new arrivals. Don’t forget - although the farms shut before Christmas, Santa will still be paying them a visit. Book today to see him in his grotto at their Farm-tastic Santa event.