Special Needs

Special needs schools and groups

The Youth and Schools Service is experienced at working with special needs students.

Tutors leading these activities are Makaton trained

“Fantastic workshop, well organised and nicely run. The children and adults really enjoyed it.”
Alex Pierides, Chesterfield School, participated in Explore project

Book now to secure your place!

Explore project

Discover the Lee Valley Regional Park in bite size portions!

Combine a range of three short workshops to create a unique and relevant programme for your students.

Call us to discuss your three activities, which link to the following topics: bird watching, minibeast hunting, pond dipping, local history, orienteering, rivers, plant science, sensory and environmental art activities.

In addition, all of the programmes offered in the primary and secondary school sections can be adapted to suit the requirements of groups with a  range of disabilities or educational needs.

Prices:    (from 1 April 2020)

  • £8.60 per student for a full day’s visit (2 programmes)
  • £5.60 per student for a half day’s visit (1 programme)

Please take a look at our primary and secondary schools sections for programmes which may be adapted to suit your groups.

Teachers pack available


The majority of the Regional Park is fully accessible to those with mobility issues. Most of the Lee Valley Regional Park has hard paved paths running throughout. Many of our sites benefit from easy access gates and ramps.


Activities can be run at venues throughout the park, please contact Youth and Schools staff if you’d like to arrange a pre-site visit.


All Youth & Schools tutors are Makaton trained.

Bookings and enquiries

For more information on how to book, charges or to discuss activities and the needs of your group in more detail, please contact the Youth and Schools Service at:

Lee Valley Regional Park Youth and Schools Service
Abbey Farmhouse,
Abbey Gardens,
Waltham Abbey,
Essex EN9 1XQ
Tel: 03000 030 618*
Email: youthandschools@leevalleypark.org.uk

*Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number. This applies to calls from any type of line, including mobile.



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