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!

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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.

  • Allow 3 - 4 hours for the whole experience   
  • All participants must be aged 14+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • 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
  • Standard £50 | Peak £65
  • Peak season: Saturdays from 2 May to 26 September 2015
  • White Water Raft Adventure Voucher is redeemable against this activity

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 £50 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!

  • Allow 3 - 4 hours for the whole experience
  • Maximum of 9 people per raft  
  • All participants must be aged 14+ and weigh under 18 stone 
  • Standard £450 | Peak £540 
  • Peak season: Saturdays from 2 May to 26 September 2015

Save up to £30pp with Fast and Furious Fridays

Throw yourself into the weekend with some fast and furious action on the rapids from just £35pp! Charter a raft on any Friday session to take advantage of this special offer.

From £35 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 in our licensed café bar with live music from 19:00 and happy hour from 19:30! Find out more about Après White Water fun. 

  • Allow 3 - 4 hours for the whole experience
  • All participants must be aged 14+ and weigh under 18 stone 
  • Maximum of 9 people per raft  
  • Fast and Furious Fridays £315 | Standard £450 | Peak £540 
  • Fast and Furious Friday is available on all Friday sessions

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 £35 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.

  • All participants must be aged 12+ and weigh under 18 stone 
  • Take advantage of our special offer when you book a 10:30 Saturday session for just £35 per person, saving you £15! 
  • Special offer £35 | Standard £50 

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!

£100 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!

  • All participants must be aged 12+ and weigh under 18 stone 
  • Standard £100
  • We offer group savings on groups of 10 or more call 08456 707 606 
  • White Water Activity for Two Gift Voucher is redeemable against this activity

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 £35 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.

  • All participants must be aged 12+ and weigh under 18 stone 
  • Hot Dogs are for two people
  • Take advantage of our special offer when you book a Sunday session at 16:30 it’s just £70 per boat, saving you £30! 
  • Special offer £70 per boat | Standard £100 per boat 
  • We also offer group savings on groups of 6 or more call 08456 770 606 
  • White Water Activity for Two Gift Voucher is redeemable against this activity

PADI Scuba® Diving

Take your first breaths underwater and have fun as you explore the aquatic realm. One of our qualified instructors will take you through all the basic safety skills you’ll need to begin your journey in discovering the wonderful underwater world. 

£45 per person

Further details

Before booking one of our diving sessions please ensure you have read and understood our medical statement. If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions you'll need to bring written consent from your GP to allow you to take part in this activity.

  • All participants must be aged 12+
  • All equipment is provided - just remember your swimmers and a towel!
  • Participants 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.

Family lake paddling – Go Canoeing

Our Go Canoeing sessions are fun for all the family! Paddle on our crystal clear lake in these hour sessions. These school holiday sessions are a great activity to combine with a day out in River Lee Country Park.

£5 per person

Further details

  • Sessions include kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid. Wet suits and towels are available to hire for an additional £5
  • Children aged between 8 – 12 years must be under direct parent/guardian supervision on the water with 1 parent/guardian to every 4 children (max). 
  • Children aged 13 – 16 years must have a parent/guardian that remains on site at Lee Valley White Water Centre for the duration of the session, with 1 parent/guardian to every 4 children (max).
  • 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.
  • All participants must be aged 8+ 
  • £6 paddling vouchers are redeemable against this activity

Family lake paddling – U Canoe Unleashed

These weekend, instructor led sessions are a great family activity - whether you’re trying something new or want to take your first ‘paddle’ into canoeing and kayaking.

£10 per person

Further details

These fun and informal sessions are a great way to paddle with your kids or friends on our lake. No experience is necessary and you can improve your skills as you go - whether you fancy a one off session combined with a visit to River Lee Country Park or want to join us regularly.

  • All participants must be aged 8+
  • Two hour sessions include kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid. Wet suits and towels are available to hire for an additional £5. 
  • Children aged between 8 – 12 years must be under direct parent/guardian supervision on the water with 1 parent/guardian to every 4 children (max). 
  • Children aged 13 – 16 years must have a parent/guardian that remains on site at Lee Valley White Water Centre for the duration of the session, with 1 parent/guardian to every 4 children (max).
  • 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. 
  • £10 paddling vouchers are redeemable against this activity

Family fun activity - Disc Golf

Disc Golf is a great group activity and you can play in the beautiful River Lee Country Park just a stone’s throw from the centre. Pick up your score cards at reception and bring your own Frisbee and play for free or hire/purchase discs from us.

Further details

River Lee Country Park is full of fun for the family but this is one of our favourite activities! Make your way around the 9 hole course, as you attempt to throw your flying disc into the goal – see if you can make par!

  • Discs are £5 to hire and you will need to pay an additional £5 refundable deposit 
  • Alternatively you can bring your own Frisbee or buy one of our flying discs for £10 
  • Find out what else you can do in River Lee Country Park - it’s great for cycling and walking, you can hire river boats or why not get your four-legged friends practicing to become the next Britain’s Got Talent star with our dog agility course. 

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.

  • Participants must be 18 years or over
  • On successful completion you’ll receive a Lee Valley White Water Centre membership
  • Wetsuits can be hired from the centre for an additional £5

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.

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Wetsuits can be hired from the centre for an additional £5

Lee Valley Aquathlon

After all your hard work training and perfecting your techniques, why not take our Aquathlon challenge. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced triathlete, you can enter this event which takes place throughout the year.

From £12 per person

Further details

This event takes place on the following Tuesdays:

  • 4 August
  • 1 September

Registration takes place from 18:30 except September’s Aquathlon which will be from 18:00.

  • Wetsuits can be hired from the centre for an additional £5.

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