Sports programmes for schools
Lee Valley Regional Park is home to a number of world class sports venues where young people can experience playing a variety of different sports, see some of our sports programmes designed for schools.
Learn how to play hockey
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Home to the London 2012 Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Competition, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre offers a range of hockey and tennis activities for school groups of different ages and group sizes.
Mini tennis and Quicksticks hockey provide an ideal introduction to the game for primary school aged pupils, with adapted equipment and rules ensuring that all young people can achieve. For secondary schools, the centre can offer coached tennis sessions for up to 30 students, combining expert coaching with social play and competition. Alternatively why not book a cardio tennis session, providing your students with a high intensity workout on court. The centre also offers Rush Hockey for secondary school students as well as full pitch training sessions.
Lee Valley hockey and Tennis Centre is also an ideal venues to host a schools competition or festival.
Hiring the tennis court and hockey pitches
Type of hire
Bespoke packages are also available.
For more information please contact Craig Willis, Tennis Duty Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Warwick-Munday, Hockey Duty Manager on email@example.com
White water rafting
Lee Valley White Water Centre
Offering a wide range of activities, Lee Valley White Water Centre can provide a thrill seeking experience for your students. White water rafting, instructed flat water kayaking, hydrospeeding and bespoke team building activities are all available for students aged 12+. A short summary of each can be seen below.
White water rafting legacy loop
Each five person raft is guided down the fast flowing rapids of the 160m legacy loop by one of our experienced instructors.
Age: 11 years and over
Price: £22 per student (minimum 20 participants)
White water rafting Olympic competition course
Guided by our instructors your students will have the opportunity to tackle the 300m Olympic course in our nine person raft.
Age: 14 years and over
Price: £315.00 per raft
Navigate the rapids on a hydrospeed – a cross between a body board and swimming float. This fun white water challenge will enable students to carve, turn and surf under their own power
Age: 12 years and over
Price: £50.00 per student (minimum 9 participants, discounts available for larger groups)
Instructed flat water kayaking
Learn the basic skills of canoeing and kayaking under the instruction of one of our qualified canoe instructors. All equipment is provided.
Age: 12 years and over
Price: £10.00 per student (minimum 5 students)
Team building sessions
Why not try some raft building or tackle our inflatable assault course, Water Wipe Out. These bespoke sessions can be adapted to meet your needs.
Age: 12 years and over
Price: £15.00 per student (minimum 5 students)
Lee Valley White Water Centre are in the process of launching a new Schools Outreach Programme which is currently being piloted. This will be available for schools in the summer term.
Use your White Water experience to bring geography to life, combine your secondary school visit with a White Water Investigation
or a Post 16 visit with a Guided tour.
Cycle around the velodrome
Lee Valley VeloPark
Lee Valley VeloPark on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offers a range of inspiring cycling activities for schools. This ranges from cycling on the indoor track to tackling the bumps and jumps on the BMX track, racing around the road circuit and exploring the mountain bike trails or learning cycling skills
Choose from one of our four options:
Option 1 - One session
This session will provide an introduction to one of the following disciplines. Choose from either track, BMX, road or mountain biking.
Price: From £80.00
Number of students: for up to 15 students.
Option 2 - Two sessions
Two, one hour sessions focused on the introduction to a chosen discipline. Choose from either track, BMX, road or mountain biking.
Price: From £160.00
Number of students: maximum of 30 children over the two sessions.
Option 3 - Four week programme
This programme of sessions will provide an introduction to all four cycling disciplines, the different bikes and basic skills for track, BMX, road and mountain biking.
It includes two, one hour sessions on each discipline over the course of four weeks.
Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the track cycling session.
Price: From £640.00
Number of students: Two groups of 15 children each week (maximum of 30 children). Each group has one hour on each discipline. The same riders should complete the four week programme.
Option 4 - Two cycling disciplines in one day
Students can experience two cycling disciplines in one day. The session will provide two, hour introductions to the bike and the basic skill of two selected cycling disciplines, the disciplines include a choice of track, BMX, road or mountain bike.
Price: From £320.00
Number of students: Two groups of 15 children.
Minimum height and age requirement for cycling disciplines:
Track cycling: Age 12 - 18 years old, minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9in
BMX: Age 7 - 18 years old, minimum height 127cm / 4ft 2in
Road cycling: Age 10 - 18 years old, minimum height 145cm / 4ft 9in, if riders are shorter than 145cm / 4ft 9in they can use our mountain bikes
Mountain biking: Age 10 - 18 years old, minimum height 135cm / 4ft 5in
Use your cycling experience to bring geography or design and technology to life with our primary and secondary VeloPark education programmes
For more information please contact Rahana Begum at Lee Valley VeloPark on 020 8221 7782.
School sports days at Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Boasting outstanding indoor and outdoor track and field facilities, Lee Valley Athletics Centre has a range of school offers which can be seen below:
Sports day experience
A perfect venue for your school sport day, offering exclusive use of the indoor and outdoor facilities. All equipment will be set up and ready for you to use.
Age: 5 years and over
Price: £75.00 per hour exclusive use of either the indoor or outdoor track
Why not inspire your students by teaching your class in this high performance athletics venue. This can include GCSE assessments and preparations.
Age: 5 years and over
Price: £3.00 per student which includes shared use of the indoor or outdoor track
For more information please contact Mick Bond on firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your class riding
Lee Valley Riding Centre
Lee Valley Riding Centre provides schools with the opportunity for students to learn the skills of horse riding. The centre has both indoor and outdoor floodlit arenas ensuring that activities can still take place whatever the weather.
Learn the skills of horse riding through our schools’ riding lessons. Sessions run Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00 and may need to be booked up to four weeks in advance.
£14.50 per student per half hour session
For more information please contact the centre on email@example.com
Get your classes skates on
Lee Valley Ice Centre
Used by ice hockey teams, skating clubs and professional stars, Lee Valley Ice Centre is excellent for ice skating and ice sports in London and the south east.
Learn to skate
Lee Valley Ice Centre's learn to skate lessons are run in weekly slots that follow the school term timetable (courses are minimum of six weeks). This programme includes:
A half hour group lesson with qualified instructors
Entrance onto the public session
Record of achievement booklet and qualification
Price: £5.50 per student, per lesson (minimum of seven students)
Find out more or contact the centre: firstname.lastname@example.org