Autumn adventures this half term
Autumn has finally arrived in the park following the surprise hot spell we’ve had the last few weeks! Crisp mornings, foggy breath and found treasures are all on the cards this half term. You don’t need to look far for inspirational fun in the park, there are a range of events and activities that will keep the kids busy and some to get them in the spooky mood too!
Get spooky 🎃
Myddelton House Gardens
23 – 29 October, 10:00 – 16:00
The pumpkins have taken over the gardens this half term! Count as many as you can and head back to the Bowles Tea Room to collect a sweet treat.
Lee Valley Animal Adventure Park
23 – 29 October, 10:00 – 17:00
Get dressed up and spend a day with spooky goings on at Lee Valley Animal Adventure Park, with live shows, spells lessons and creepy walks, there is something for all ages to enjoy.
Capel Manor Gardens
23 – 29 October, 10:00 – 16:00
Enjoy bewitching trails through the gardens, do your best Wednesday Addam’s dance moves at the disco and even pick up a pumpkin to take home*
*Additional cost for pumpkin patch and carving
Get crafty 🎨
Fallen treasure is all around us this time of year and it’s the perfect time to collect a bounty and get creative. Our Embrace Autumn pages have two great ideas to get you started:
Let your imagination run wild and share your creations with us on social media – tag us on @LeeValleyPark
Get autumnal 🍁
We have pages dedicated to all the best things you can do in the park throughout autumn. You can check them all out here
Get active 🏃🏻♀️
Lee Valley Athletics Centre
23 October - 25 October, 9:00 - 15:00
Get your budding athlete sprinting with their best foot forward at a three day training camp. Covering a range of disciplines from hurdles and high jump, they’ll be ready to show off their skills in competition on the final day
Lee Valley Ice Centre
23 October - 27 October, 10:00 – 10:30
Check out this great short courses to get your kids confident on the ice – you never know they could be the next Torvill or Dean.
Lee Valley VeloPark
Thursday 26 October, 11:00 - 15:00
Battle the berms and get the kids scaling the mountain bike trail with this great day! They will learn new skills and try two different cycling disciplines
Want to see more of what’s on at our sports venues this half term? Check out the full line up here
Get outdoors 🍂
Daily, 10:00 – 16:00
Head to our wildlife hub to learn about what you can see in the park, enjoy the views over Seventy Acres Lake from the tower and see what you can spot from the hide – this is lots of fun for all the family
We’ve a range of walking routes that are great for getting the kids away from screens and exploring nature around them. The Artworks Routes are perfect for the kids to find the sculptures along the way.
Cornmill Meadows, River Lee Country Park
The tree park is a great place to for find different types and colours of autumnal leaves, you could even try a bit of forest bathing – you can read more about the different colours of leaves you might see and you can find tips on forest bathing here