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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!

Pumpkin display at Myddelton House Gardens

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.

Monty the meerkat with and inflatable pumpkin

Lee Valley Animal Adventure Park

23 – 29 October, 10:00 – 17:00

From £16.99

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

From £11

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 🍁

Poster that reads 'WIN with Lee Valley's autumn quiz - £30 Love2Shop voucher up for grabs' with a pile of autumn leaves in the background

We have pages dedicated to all the best things you can do in the park throughout autumn. You can check them all out here

Fancy winning a £30 gift voucher? Take a read of our Embrace Autumn page and have a go at the quiz to be in with a chance

Get active 🏃🏻‍♀️

Young boy running up to take a throw of a foam javelin

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

Family ice skating with a coach - couching down and taking direction from the coach

Lee Valley Ice Centre

23 October - 27 October, 10:00 – 10:30

From £8.80

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.

Grou of young people of BMX bike lining up at the start light of the drops

Lee Valley VeloPark

Thursday 26 October, 11:00 - 15:00

From £29

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

Various locations


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

We love seeing your adventures in the park – share them with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram don’t forget to tag us in your post


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