Children's activities

Childrens activities

Lee Valley Riding Centre is a great place for kids to start their journey to being a confident rider or continue to develop their riding skills and knowledge. With a variety of lessons and activities, children can start as young as 5 years old all the way up until the adult riding age of 16 years. 

 

Meet the Minis

Meet the Minis

Come and meet our mini horses, Charlotte & Sugar. A great introduction for younger children to build confidence around ponies, or for teens and adults to have some fun. Book a 30 minute session on weekdays anytime before 16:00 and spend time grooming, plaiting and taking photos with our miniature ponies.

Essential information

  • Minimum of 2 people per session and maximum of 6 people
  • Sessions are subject to availability and must be booked in advance
  • Suitable for ages three plus to adults
Meet the Minis

Price

Just £17.50 per person

Session dates and times

Weekdays - anytime before 16:00

To book

Places must be booked in advance by calling 020 8556 2629.

Half term activities

This half term there's no need to have bored little faces; our range of horse riding activities is perfect for keeping them entertained.

Horseriding
Own a pony

Own a Pony day

Get hands-on experience in all aspects of horse care such as grooming, handling and putting on saddles and bridles. Once the horses are ready, they'll enjoy a half an hour ride on their pony. Sessions are aimed at children aged 7 and up.

Price

£50 per person

Session dates and times

Wednesday 4 April from 10:00 - 14:00

Tuesday 10 April from 10:00 - 14:00

Thursday 12 April from 09:00 - 13:00

To book

Call us on 020 8556 2629 to book your spot. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Own a Pony day
Mini Own a Pony

Mini Own a Pony day

Mini Own a Pony sessions give your little ones aged 5-8 years old the chance to really experience what it's like owning a pony. Children will have fun and gain confidence being around ponies on this two hour course and will receive qualified instruction throughout while grooming, tacking up and riding.

Price

£30 per session

Session dates and times

Tuesday 3 April from 10:00 - 12:00
 

Thursday 5 April from 10:00 - 12:00


Friday 6 April from 13:00 - 15:00
 

Monday 9 April from 12:00 - 14:00
 

Wednesday 11 April from 10:00 - 12:00
 

Thursday 12 April from 13:00 - 15:00
 

Friday 13 April from 13:00 - 15:00

To book

Call us on 020 8556 2629 to book your spot. Spaces are limited to 10 per session, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Pony Club

Pony Club

Anyone can join the UK Pony Club – take a look at pcuk.org for details. Pony Club members who regularly ride at Lee Valley Riding Centre are eligible to join the Lee Valley Pony Club, who meet once a week. Pony Club is about much more than just riding – children learn about caring for a horse too, with achievement badges covering subjects like feeding, equipment, pony behavior and grooming.

Brilliant Birthday Parties

Brillian birthday parties

How cool is this? A birthday party at the centre with up to 15 friends and horses too! 

Children of 5 to 15 years can celebrate a birthday on horseback on Saturday afternoons at 16:15 or Sunday mornings at 10:00. The centre can accommodate four to 16 children and  you can bring your own food to eat in the picnic area. Please note, these parties are highly popular, so we encourage parents to book at least a month in advance for a brilliant birthday to remember!

Prices start from £17.50 per child.

For more information click here

Book now

Call us on 020 8556 2629 or email ridingcentre@vibrantpartnerships.co.uk

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Lee Valley Riding Centre

Lea Bridge Road
Leyton
London E10 7QL
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