Love Parks Week

Love Parks Week is back! 

From keeping the kids entertained to improving your fitness, Love Parks Week is the ultimate opportunity to get outdoors and get a breath of fresh air.

Events in the Lee Valley

Here are our top events during Love Parks Week to make sure your summer is full of fun!

Event Date
From Wasteland to Playground: Lee Valley Regional Park is 50 3 - 17 July
Butterfly Bonanza 14 July
Fish and Chips Cruise 14 July
Cream Tea Cruise 16 July
A Walk in the Park 16 July
Ploughmans Lunch Cruise 19 July
Summer Holidays at the Farms 22 July - 3 September
Great British Tennis Weekend 22 July
Music at Myddelton - Folk 23 July
Sunday Lunch Cruise 23 July

Not found what you're looking for? Check out our other events!

 

Summer holiday fun

tobbogan run at Lee Valley Park Farms

Whether the kids are after an action-packed activity, a family fun day at Lee Valley Park Farms or a picnic in our open spaces, keep them entertained with boredom beating activities this summer.

Fun on two wheels

You can cycle on the same track as your cycling heroes including Laura Kenny and Sir Bradley Wiggins at Lee Valley VeloPark! Tackle the track, battle BMX, rock the mountain bike trails and rule the road circuit at Lee Valley VeloPark.

Meet your farmyard friends

Meet your favourite farmyard friends and enjoy all of our usual activities, PLUS different animals will take centre stage for two weeks in our themed fortnights! Visit us for:

  • Hawking Around - 22 July - 4 August
  • Horse Play - 5 - 18 August
  • Critter Crazy - 19 August - 3 September

Visit us or book online today to save 10%

School holiday fun

Not quite sure what to get up to during the summer holidays? Check out our top picks on our School Holiday Fun page! Still not found what you're looking for?

 

Explore our open spaces

open spaces in the Lee Valley

Celebrate our 50th birthday with us by exploring everything the Lee Valley has to offer. Whether you book a stay at the brand new Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne, take part in our three angling challenges or explore our open spaces to discover the history of the Lee Valley.

Discover wildlife at our nature reserves and don't forget your binoculars as you can use our bird hides to spot your favourite birds. Once you've spotted your wildlife, submit your sightings on our website or share your photos with us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

Choose your route

Giant Chair Sculpture

 Whether you're closest to the north or south of the Lee Valley, explore all 26 miles using our taliored walking, running or cycling routes.

Walking

With routes ranging from one to eight miles, walk at your own pace and discover Lee Valley! Check out our recommended walking route.

If you would rather get out and about with a guided leisurely walk, our Monthly Walks are perfect for you. Stroll from Rye House Gatehouse to Roydon and take in the local wildfowl. Find out more.

Alternatively, take yourself on a stroll across our vast 26 mile landscape! Take a friend, or four legged companion to accompany you as you explore Lee Valley!

Running

With routes created with runners in mind, make your way through Lee Valley Regional Park and get moving! Ranging from 0.5 to 8 miles, experience different scenery on every run!

Our most popular running route is Valley views. This eight mile trail starts and ends in the Lee Valley Park Farms car park, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF. There are various places to stop for toilets and refreshments along the way.

For our top routes, take a look at our recommended running routes.

Cycling

Cycling is one of the most popular activities in Lee Valley Regional Park. From cycling at a leisurely pace to getting fit and becomming a serious cyclist, all is beneficial to your health!

Our recommended cycle route: Marshes and Meadows.

This five mile cycle take you through lavish grasslands and wildflowers at historical sites Gunpowder Park and Sewardstone Marshes. Discover beautiful scenery as you make you way south, following Section 18 of the London Loop along to Swan and Pike Pool.

Our cycle routes offer miles of traffic free trails. Take at look at our cycling routes.

Sculpture trails

Mix art and exercise on our Artworks Routes. Whether you take along your family, friends or pets, discover all of our sculptures in our NEW scultpure trails.

Artworks route one

On this route you will pass the Glade Sculpture, Otter Trail interpretation panel, Play Boulders, Stag Beetles, Natural Play, The Giant Chair Sculpture, Musicality, The Viking Ship, Banded Demoiselle and Bird Transition.

Artworks route two

On this route you will see The Glade Sculpture, The Otter Trail interpretation panel, Play Boulders, Stag Beetles, Viking Sign Post and Bird Transition.

Artworks route three

On this route you will see The Glade Sculpture, The Otter interpretation panel, Wildlife Benches, Pochard Hide, Play Boukders, Stag Beetles Natural Play, The Giant Chair sculpture, The Shrine sculpture, Musicality, The Viking Ship, Banded Demoiselle and Bird Transition.

Want to know exactly which sculptures appear in which route? Check out our sculpture page and begin your search!

 

Make a weekend of it

Cocoons at Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park

Make a day (or two) of it and explore the Lee Valley as a family. From camping to glamping, book your stay at one of our campsites, where you can enjoy the peace and serenity of nature whilst being a stones throw away from the hustle and bustle of London!

When you book your stay in the Lee Valley, you'll receive your very own camping card to help save money on several activities around the Lee Valley. These include discount on your entry to Lee Valley Park Farms, and even on white water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre!

To make everything that little bit easier, we're providing you with both one and two day itineraries showing you what you can get up to during your stay in Lee Valley.

One day itinerary

Two day itinerary

  • Awake bright and early, see what wildlife you can hear and see around Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park, Edmonton
Day one
  • Get wet and go wild at Lee Valley White Water Centre with white water rafting for just £35pp*
  • Meet your favourite farmyard animals at Lee Valley Park Farms
  • Stay for a spot of lunch at The Terrace Bar & Café and overlook the action on the water!
  • Enjoy a delicious hot or cold lunch in the Orchard café at Lee Valley Park Farms
  • Take a leisurely walk around River Lee Country Park. We recommend our Lakes and Riverside Trail
  • Take an evening stroll through the sculpture trails in River Lee Country Park, see what wildlife you can spot!
  • If you're visiting us on a Friday, head to Lee Valley White Water Centre, enjoy a cocktail or mocktail at The Terrace Bar & Café, relax with family and friends and listen to live local bands at Friday Night Live
Day two
Or, try this alternative itinerary:
  • Glide on ice at Lee Valley Ice Centre or enjoy a round of golf at Lee Valley Golf Course
  • Play a round of golf with friends or family at Lee Valley Golf Course
  • Head to Lee Valley VeloPark for an outdoor pay and ride session on our road or mountain bike circuits
  • Head to Myddelton House Gardens for lunch and a cream tea, and explore the beautiful gardens
  • You can stay at Lee Valley VeloPark for a light hot or cold snack and drink, or take a short drive back to River Lee Country Park for a spring picnic!
  • Discover our Artwork Trails and see what sculputres you can spot!
  • Relax in River Lee Country Park with an evening stroll

 

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