Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

Updated 21 May 2020

Keeping our visitors, staff and volunteers safe is our top priority. We’ve assessed the latest advice from the Government on Coronavirus and decided that our fisheries and golf course can reopen under the guidance.

Our other sport and leisure venues will remain temporarily closed (see list on right hand side). We’re monitoring the situation closely and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Our parklands are open. All car parks which serve our green spaces are open seven days a week. With the changes to Government advice on Coronavirus, we feel that this is the right time to reopen them fully. The guidance is still to stay local and, of course, you must follow social distancing when you are out. If an area looks busy please go elsewhere. Our venue car parks remain closed.

We know that green spaces are crucial for exercise and mental wellbeing, but anyone visiting must follow the Government’s rules to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

This means enjoying exercise outside such as a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household. If meeting with one person outside your household ensure you are two metres apart and follow social distancing when walking through the park.

Team sports and social activities (e.g. picnics, playdates) with people outside of your household should not be taking place. We’ve taped off benches and picnic tables to restrict these actions. Gatherings have been banned.

Our Rangers, security team and the police are out in the parks urging people to follow social distancing rules.

Observe social distancing, staying at least 2m apart from other people

  • Use all areas of the park that remain open, not just the paths, so you can maintain an appropriate distance from others
  • If the park is crowded, do not enter if you cannot safely stay at a distance from others, consider exercising in quieter less-used streets.

Avoid touching surfaces (such as gates or hand-rails) and your mouth and face. Please follow Public Health England advice on hygiene and wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Pay attention to any instructions from our team. Temporary measures have been put in place to safeguard you.

Do not visit if you have any symptoms – fever, coughs, shortness of breath. See NHS guidelines if this applies to you.

Keep safe and stay well

NHS and Public Health England Guidance

We are constantly reviewing the situation, and following all NHS and Public Health England guidance. 
Please follow the Government’s health and safety advice:
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve. Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.


Frequently asked questions about our venues and services

We've pulled together information on the key questions our visitors are asking, along with their answers and compiled them into this handy document. It covers bookings, gift vouchers, contact information and specific things for each of our venues and services.

Download a copy here.


Gift Vouchers update in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Do you have a voucher that’s due to expire?

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we’re extending the expiry dates on our gift vouchers whilst we’re closed by an extra 12 months. So if you have a voucher that would have expired after 21 March 2020 you will automatically receive an additional 12 month window to redeem it.

Our booking portal is not open at the moment but follow us on our social media channels and we’ll let you know as soon as you can book your experience.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to the venue, in the meantime stay safe.


Our gift voucher are now valid for two years!

If you’re thinking of buying a voucher whilst we’re closed, you’ll benefit for our extended redemption offer – we’ve increased the window from 12 to 24 months from date of purchase.

Shops may be closed, but you can still bring smiles to loved ones faces with a Lee Valley experience day voucher –choose from white water adventures, track cycling days, horse riding, fun on the farm and holidays.



Opening status of venues

In light of the situation with coronavirus and the current guidance from the Government, some services maybe disrupted. This situation will be constantly assessed and this webpage will host the latest status of our venues and services.
Currently OPEN
Currently CLOSED:
Services currently closed:
Toilet blocks currently closed:
  • Dobbs Weir car park
  • River Lee Country Park, Fishers Green
  • Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows
  • Gunpowder Park
Birds hides currently closed:
  • Longlands Hide (Lee Valley Park Farms)
  • Grand Weir Hide (River Lee Country Park)
  • Grebe Hide (River Lee Country Park)
  • Teal Hide (River Lee Country Park)
  • Cornmill Meadows Hide (Cornmill Meadows)
Events being held and/or run at these venues have been cancelled/postponed. All of our What's On listings will be updated with the latest status of the event. The organising party/venue will be in touch with you with the rescheduled date or to offer a refund. If you require any further information please contact the organising party/venue directly.
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