Showground and River Lee Country Park

Postcode: EN9 1AB

This versatile flat, grassy event space is 160,000m2 and regularly holds large scale events including fairs, mass participation sports events and is suitable for festivals

Positioned at the start of the 1,000 acre River Lee Country Park, this area attracts over one million visits a year and is next to Lee Valley White Water Centre. The Showground is over 160,000m² and is a totally flat space ideal for large or small scale events with enough room for an event car park on site. The Showground has great access to the rest of the park and can be the start point for a tried and tested 10k route for runs or walks. It’s a 20 minute walk from Waltham Cross railway station with trains running into London Liverpool Street.


Key information

  • Size of footprint: 327,674m²

  • Size of hireable space: 163,764m²

  • Surface: Large flat grass open space with compacted loose gravel vehicle access paths. As the site is open we’ll require it be fenced during events

  • Utilities (power, water, waste drainage): Water supply

  • Lighting: Not available onsite

  • Toilet facilities: Not available onsite

  • Ground reliability: Good

  • Transport links: Car: no permanent car park, but the site can be divided in half to create a car park which will hold approx. 500 cars, road access from A10 and J25 or J26 M25. Rail: Waltham Cross or Cheshunt (both a 20 minute walk). Bike: various cycle paths within River Lee Country Park. Buses stop close to the site

  • Vehicle access width: Via Station Road - 6m. Left hand turn only in and out of the site

  • Pedestrian access width: Via Station Road - 6m via bridge via Lee Valley White Water Centre - 2.8m

  • Availability: March to October

  • Nearest accommodation: Premier Inn London Enfield, EN3 7XY (seven minute drive). Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, EN9 3LX (nine minute drive). YHA London Lee Valley, EN8 9AJ (13 minute drive)

  • Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council