White Water Rafting

Activities at Lee Valley White Water Centre

For unforgettable experience days, family fun activities and white water action – Lee Valley White Water Centre is the place to be! Set in the River Lee Country Park, this unique visitor destination in Hertfordshire is easily accessible from London and offers a range of water activities including white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking and much more!

Kids & families

Great days out for the whole family - activities for little and big kids alike!

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White Water Raft Adventure

A must for anyone’s bucket list! Forget the beach and ride the waves of our Olympic Course as you plunge into our crystal clear water…paddles first! White water rafting with us will leave you wanting more.

From £50 per person

Further details

You’ll be kitted out by our team with wetsuits, wet boots, helmets and buoyancy aids. Once you’ve got your kit on you’ll be introduced to your raft guide who will help you navigate the drops and eddies of the rapids.

First things first, they’ll talk you through the basic skills and safety elements of rafting. You’ll then paddle across our lake and complete our Activity Assessment.

  • We advise allowing at least 3 hours for your experience. This includes pre-arrival time, your session on the water (including an activity assessment) and time to change afterwards. However we welcome all of our visitors to relax and refuel with us after your session in The Terrace Bar & Café where you can also view photos of your experience
  • Rafts hold up to 9 people, we'll always try our best to keep groups together but this can’t be guaranteed unless you charter a whole raft
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • Standard £50 | Peak £65
  • Peak: Saturdays 10:00 - 15:00 from May to September
  • White Water Raft Adventure Voucher is redeemable against this activity

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 14+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Participants aged under 18 years must have our Parental Consent Form signed by their legal parent/guardian before being able to participate in a water based activity at the centre

White Water Raft Charter 

Get friends and family together and take on the rapids as a team with our raft charter package. Afterwards, relax on our terrace with a complimentary £50 drinks voucher* and raise a glass (or a bottle!) to surviving the Olympic rapids!

From £44 per person

Further details

Get ready for a pep talk as you get kitted out with wetsuits, wet boots, helmets and buoyancy aids. 

Your captain (or raft guide as we like to call them) will talk you through the basic skills and safety elements of rafting so they can help you successfully navigate the course.

On successful completion of our Activity Assessment you’ll be ready to ride the waves of our rapids white water rafting!

  • We advise allowing at least 3 hours for your experience. This includes pre-arrival time, your session on the water (including an activity assessment) and time to change afterwards. However we welcome all of our visitors to relax and refuel with us after your session in The Terrace Bar & Café where you can also view photos of your experience
  • Maximum of 9 people per raft  
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • Super Saver £396 | Standard £450 | Peak £585
  • Super Saver: Saturdays at 09:00, 10:00* and 17:00* and Sundays throughout the year
  • Peak: Saturdays 10:00 - 15:00 from May to September

*During April and October only

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 14+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Participants aged under 18 years must have our Parental Consent Form signed by their legal parent/guardian before being able to participate in a water based activity at the centre

*A £50 drinks voucher is not included when booking a raft charter as part of our Fast and Furious Fridays offer

Save £'s with Fast & Furious Fridays

Throw yourself into the weekend with some fast and furious action on the rapids from just £38pp! Charter a raft on any Friday session to take advantage of this special offer.

From £38 per person

Further details

You and your buddies will get kitted out with wetsuits, wet boots, helmets and buoyancy aids and then your dedicated raft guide will talk you through the basic skills and safety elements of white water.  

To make sure you’re rapid ready you’ll need to successfully complete our Activity Assessment – then let the fast and furious fun begin! Plunge into the rapids as you experience drops, twists and turns on our Olympic Course!

Afterwards, why not carry on that Friday feeling with a drink or two and something to eat at The Terrace Bar & Café with live music from 19:00 and happy hour from 19:30! Find out more about Après White Water fun. 

  • We advise allowing at least 3 hours for your experience. This includes pre-arrival time, your session on the water (including an activity assessment) and time to change afterwards. However we welcome all of our visitors to relax and refuel with us after your session in The Terrace Bar & Café where you can also view photos of your experience
  • Maximum of 9 people per raft  
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • Fast and Furious Fridays £342 per raft
  • Fast and Furious Friday is available on all Friday sessions

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 14+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Participants aged under 18 years must have our Parental Consent Form signed by their legal parent/guardian before being able to participate in a water based activity at the centre

Hydrospeeding

Nothing beats this exhilarating activity which is pure white water fun! Jump into action as you surf your way down the rapids holding on to your hydrospeed.

From £45 per person

Further details

Get kitted up with everything you need to take on the rapids in this hour and a half session. After a short swim test you’ll be ready to leap into the Legacy Loop with your hydrospeed – these are a cross between a float and a body board.

  • We advise allowing at least 3 hours for your experience. This includes pre-arrival time, your session on the water (including an activity assessment) and time to change afterwards. However we welcome all of our visitors to relax and refuel with us after your session in The Terrace Bar & Café where you can also view photos of your experience
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 12+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Participants aged under 18 years must have our Parental Consent Form signed by their legal parent/guardian before being able to participate in a water based activity at the centre

Hydrospeeding for Two

If you’ve been lucky enough to get a White Water Activity Gift Voucher for Two, you can redeem it on this fun and thrilling activity! You and your friend can take on the rapids as a duo with our hydrospeeds!

From £90 for two

Further details

You’ll both be kitted out and you’ll head across to our Legacy Loop where you’ll complete a short swim test - you’ll then be ready to jump in with your hydrospeed!

  • We advise allowing at least 3 hours for your experience. This includes pre-arrival time, your session on the water (including an activity assessment) and time to change afterwards. However we welcome all of our visitors to relax and refuel with us after your session in The Terrace Bar & Café where you can also view photos of your experience
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • White Water Activity for Two Gift Voucher is redeemable against this activity

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 12+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Participants aged under 18 years must have our Parental Consent Form signed by their legal parent/guardian before being able to participate in a water based activity at the centre

Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs with a difference! These inflatable two man kayaks are a great way to tackle the rapids as a duo. You’ll feel every wave of the rapids as you plunge into the drops of our Legacy Loop and paddle your way down the course.

From £45 per person

Further details

Once you’ve both been kitted out, you’ll head across to our Legacy Loop where you’ll complete a short swim test – after that it’s time to get paddling as you enter the water on your Hot Dog. Practice your paddle skills before taking on a whole run of the course and our travelator will take you to the top of the course.  

Afterwards, why not refuel with an actual Hot Dog from our delicious BBQ! Our café and terrace is the perfect place to get your breath back after this wild water activity.

  • Hot Dogs are for two people
  • We advise allowing at least 3 hours for your experience. This includes pre-arrival time, your session on the water (including an activity assessment) and time to change afterwards. However we welcome all of our visitors to relax and refuel with us after your session in The Terrace Bar & Café where you can also view photos of your experience
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • White Water Activity for Two Gift Voucher is redeemable against this activity

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 12+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Participants aged under 18 years must have our Parental Consent Form signed by their legal parent/guardian before being able to participate in a water based activity at the centre

Tubing

Throw yourself into fun tubing and ride the waves in this exciting white water activity! These rubber donuts aren't for relaxing in the pool but are for splashing, bumping, twisting and turning down the rapids of our Legacy Loop.

From £35 per person

Further details

Prepare yourself for some soaking great fun! On arrival you'll be greeted by our friendly reception team and kitted out in wetsuits, wet boots, helmets and buoyancy aids. After a short swim test you’ll be ready to jump into the Legacy Loop with your Tube – these are similar to the rubber donuts you use at the beach or in the pool but are specially made to be suitable for the white water rapids. As you start improving you'll be able to start controlling your tube with a paddle, or share it with a friend!

  • We advise allowing at least 3 hours for your experience. This includes pre-arrival time, your session on the water (including an activity assessment) and time to change afterwards. However we welcome all of our visitors to relax and refuel with us after your session in The Terrace Bar & Café where you can also view photos of your experience
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 12+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Participants aged between 8 – 18 years must have our Parental Consent Form signed by their legal parent/guardian before being able to participate in a water based activity at the centre

Open Water Swimming - Assessment

If you want to join us for our weekly public open water swim sessions you’ll need to successfully complete our swimming assessment. This includes demonstrating your ability to swim by swimming a lap of our lake.

£10 per person

Further details

Open water swim assessments take place Tuesdays from 19:00.

  • On successful completion you’ll receive a Lee Valley White Water Centre membership
  • Wetsuits can be hired from the centre for an additional £5
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 18+ and weigh under 18 stone

Open Water Swimming

Once you’ve passed our swimming assessment practice your open water swimming on our lake. Whether you’re training for a marathon swim, Triathlon or one of our Aquathlons come and develop your swimming skills at your own pace.         

£5 per person

Further details

Our open water swimming sessions take place every Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 except on our Aquathlon event days.

  • Wetsuits can be hired from the centre for an additional £5
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 18+ and weigh under 18 stone

Lee Valley Aquathlon

It's time to put all your hard work and training to the test in our Aquathlon challenge. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced triathlete, you can enter this event which takes place on the first Tuesday of the month from May to September.

From £12 per person

Further details

We have 2 races for you to choose from:

Race 1: 250m swim followed by a 3km run

Race 2: 500m swim followed by a 5.5km run

View the race route

  • Wetsuits can be hired from the centre for an additional £5
  • All participants must be aged 18 or over

2017 dates and entry information coming soon

Results

Results for each Aquathlon will be posted below on the following Wednesday morning.

2016 results

Taken part in one of our previous Aquathlon series? View past results 


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