Kids and families

Kids and Families 

Summer holidays always bring with it a need for planning activities for the kids! Don’t worry, we’ve a range of days out from cycling around the park to paddling on the lake at Lee Valley White Water Centre – best part is some of these activities are FREE!  

 A whole world of discovery

Studies show that spending time in the outdoors improves mental wellbeing in children and what better time than summer to get your boots on and binoculars out. 

Lee Valley Park Farms’
Summer of Adventure 
With three different themes throughout the summer holidays, the kids will love learning about all the amazing animals that call Lee Valley Park Farms their home! With daily shows and play around for the kids to let off some steam, this is a great family day out. 



Children's events in the Lee Valley

Lee Valley Bug Club at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Open up the outdoor world to your little ones! With an experienced outdoor educator on hand to help them identify the bugs they may find and help the kids use their imagination to create their own world in the great outdoors. Plus book in advance and save 10%
Family Orienteering Competition
at Waltham Abbey Gardens
Get your team together for this exploration of our orienteering course around River Lee County Park. With a natural twist to our route, you and the kids will have great fun collecting points as you explore the park, but who'll win?
Minibeast Mania Family Event
at Waltham Abbey Gardens 
There are lots of bugs and beasties for you to discover as you go on a minibeast safari on land and in water! So get your eagle eyes ready and we’ll bring the nets.
Mindfulness and Natural Art Discovery Day 
Let your kids experience the benefits of mindfulness in the great outdoors. This session will help them engage with their senses to escape the modern world and enhance their wellbeing.
Book today
Family Woodland Explores Day
at Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne 
On this island, adventure is about the come to life as you and kids create mini shelters, bunting to decorate your camp and try tasty campfire treats.
Wild about Wetlands 
This FREE event showcases the amazing diversity of wildlife the park has from buzzing bees to birds in the sky. With visits from our friends at Lee Valley Park Farms and guided walks around the park and hands on activities, the kids will go away learning something new. 

Get sporting this summer

Summer's all about sport from the Women’s Football World Cup to the Cricket World Cup. Now it’s time for your kids to have a go!

Go Paddling at
Lee Valley White Water Centre 
With the weather warming up it’s the perfect time to try watersports. Can you paddle a canoe like the best of them or is your balance on point with stand up paddle boarding? Give it a go! If they take to it like a duck to water, check out our Junior Paddlesport Development Courses. 
Learn to ride a bike at Lee Valley VeloPark
With step by step sessions perfect for any stage in their cycling career, let them find their pedals. VeloBalance is great for beginners just finding their cycling balance or get them pedalling with the fun and games of Pedal Up! For older kids Pedal Up Pump! is perfect as they get to test out their skills on our indoor pump track before having a go at our BMX track or mountain bike trails. 
Become a skating pro
at Lee Valley Ice Centre
Keep cool this summer with a skating session! With public sessions running every day and development courses throughout the summer, your kids can get their skills down in time for Dancing on Ice. 
Own the track at
Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Star Track – the clue’s in the name! Sign up your athlete in the making to this four day course and let them try different discipline with an expert on hand to help guide them. 

Family fun! 

Think Pokémon Go but with treasure waiting for you to discover. All you have to do is download the FREE app to your phone and start searching…  
Wildlife spotting 
Get wild with this wildlife spotting sheet. Find the critters both on and off land, this will show the kids the variety of wildlife that’s around them. Submit your sightings here.
Think you’re a master with a map? Test out your skills on our orienteering course!
Go outdoors! 
Do you know how to use an open space? We come up with this nifty list to get you out and enjoying the great outdoors!


Think you’re a master with a map? Test out your skills on our orienteering course! Buy a map, pick a starting point and away we go.
Disc Golf 
Think golf but with frisbees! Pick up a disc and scorecard at Lee Valley White Water Centre or bring your own to start playing. Download your scorecard here
Lee Valley Filled with Fun!
 We've put together this great pack that will help you keep the kids entertain all summer long! Packed full with walking routes, wildlife ID card and a sticker chart to track where you've visited in Lee Valley Regional Park, you'll be discovering something new at every turn. 


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