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. 


Coronavirus COVID 19 update


Our children's activities are currently suspended. We hope to reopen these sessions soon.


Meet the Mini Ponies

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


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.

Have a go
Have a Go

Family Have a Go

Children and adults will experience horse riding for the first time in a safe and calm environment. They'll learn from the very basics of how to mount a horse to walking with confidence.


£26 per person

To book

Bookings can only be made online. Spaces are limited to 6 per session, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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 8 and up.


£50 per person

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.


£30 per session

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 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.



Contact us


Lee Valley Riding Centre

71 Lea Bridge Road
London E10 7QL
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