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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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Sports Beach Hire

Have a kick about with on our urban beach! 

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Summer Bounce

An action packed day of fun

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Save £'s with Fast & Furious Fridays

Throw yourself into the weekend with some fast and furious action on the rapids! Charter a raft on any Friday session to take advantage of this special offer from just £349.

From £349 per raft

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!

  • 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.
  • Maximum of 9 people per raft  
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • Fast and Furious Fridays £349 per raft
  • Fast and Furious Friday is available on all Friday sessions
  • If you are rafting at the weekend, a photographers will be there to capture the moment. If you are rafting on a weekday and would like photos of your adventure, please contact hello@myactionphoto.co.uk to book your photographer

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 Adventure

A must for anyone’s bucket list! It's time to 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.
  • 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
  • Super Saver £39 | Standard £50 | Peak £65
  • Super Saver: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday in March, April, October & November.
  • Peak: Saturdays 11:00 - 15:00 from May to September
  • White Water Raft Adventure Voucher is redeemable against this activity
  • If you are rafting at the weekend, a photographers will be there to capture the moment. If you are rafting on a weekday and would like photos of your adventure, please contact hello@myactionphoto.co.uk to book your photographer

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 and raise a glass (or a bottle!) to surviving the Olympic rapids!

From £39 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.
  • Maximum of 9 people per raft  
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • Wild Weekdays £349 | Fast & Furious Fridays £349 | Super Saver £399*Standard £450*Peak £585*
  • Wild Weekdays: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday March, April, October & November.
  • Fast & Furious Fridays: Fridays May to September 
  • Super Saver: Sunday in March, April, October & November. Saturday at 09:00 May to September. Bank Holiday Monday at 12:00 and 14:00.
  • Peak: Saturdays 11:00 - 15:00 from May to September
  • If you are rafting at the weekend, a photographers will be there to capture the moment. If you are rafting on a weekday and would like photos of your adventure, please contact hello@myactionphoto.co.uk to book your photographer

*Includes £50 drink voucher

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

Family Rafting Charter

Turbo boost your family time as you and your loved ones take on the rapids of our Legacy Loop. Share the laughs, as well as a good soaking, as you play and surf the waves down the course.

£175 per raft

Further details

It's just three easy steps to a morning of splashing fun with your family. Step 1 - check in at reception and get your kit on (we'll kit you out in wetsuits, wet boots, helmets and buoyancy aids). Step 2 - say hello to your raft guide who'll be there with you every wave of the way and talk you through the important safety bits and basic elements of rafting. Step 3 - Hop in your raft and paddle across our lake and complete our Activity Assessment. Once you've completed these three simple steps it's time to hit the rapids!

  • 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
  • Our family rafts hold a maximum of 5 people per raft, with a maximum 2 adults in the raft.
  • Parents/guardians are not required to participate in the activity however we strongly recommended that they remain onsite
  • Gift vouchers are not redeemable against this activity
  • If you're aged 14+ and fancy a real adrenalin rush, you may like to try rafting our Olympic course for something a little more challenging

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 10+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Maximum 2 adults in the raft.
  • Participants under the age of 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 2.5 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.
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • Standard £50 | Off Peak £45
  • Off Peak: Sundays 12:30 from April - October

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 2.5 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.
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • White Water Activity for Two Gift Voucher is redeemable against this activity
  • Standard £100 | Off peak £90
  • Off Peak: Sundays 12:30 from April - October

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 £90 for two

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 2.5 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.
  • Please ensure you have read our essential information before booking
  • White Water Activity for Two Gift Voucher is redeemable against this activity
  • Standard £100 per boat | Off peak £90 per boat
  • Off peak: Sundays 16:30 from April - October

 

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.

£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 2.5 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.
  • 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

Water Wipeout Splash

Our Water Wipeout is THE activity for the kids this holiday! Tackle our inflatable obstacle course on our lake and compete against your mates to see who can complete our course in the fastest time. Leaping over obstacles before whizzing down the slide at the end - it's sure to make your holidays splashing!

£15 per person

Further details

After you've been kitted up with wetsuits, wet boots and buoyancy aids, you'll be fully briefed by one of our friendly instructors on the do's and don'ts of our Water Wipeout.  Enjoy a fun filled session battling through the obstacles, you soon will feel like an Olympic Champion!

  • Please make sure you arrive 30 minutes before your activity start time to check in at reception and collect your wetsuit. The experience will be 1 hour, which includes kit distribution and a session briefing.

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 8+ years old and weigh under 18 stone
  • Parents/guardian must sign a Safety and Risk Declaration Form at the centre and supervise their children under 12 at all times.

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.

£7.50 per person

Further details

  • Sessions include kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid. Wet suits and towels are available to hire for an additional £5
  • £7.50 gift vouchers are redeemable against this activity

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 8+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Children aged between 8 – 12 years must be under direct parent/guardian supervision on the lake side with 1 parent/guardian to every 4 children (max)
  • Participants aged between 13 – 16 years must have their legal 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)
  • Parents/guardian must sign a Safety and Risk Declaration Form at the centre and supervise their children under 12 at all times.
  • All participants must wear closed toe shoes and a t-shirt while on this activity. No sandals or flip flops.

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.

  • Hour and half sessions include kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid. Wet suits and towels are available to hire for an additional £5
  • £10 paddling vouchers are redeemable against this activity 

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 8+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Children aged between 8 – 12 years must be under direct parent/guardian supervision on the lake side with 1 parent/guardian to every 4 children (max)
  • Participants aged between 13 – 16 years must have their legal 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)
  • Parents/guardian must sign Safety and Risk Declaration Form at the centre and supervise their children under 12 at all times.
  • All participants must wear closed toe shoes and a t-shirt while on this activity. No sandals or flip flops.

Paddle boarding - Go Sup

Stand up and paddle with Go Sup! for lake paddling with a difference. These fun sessions during the school holidays are a great way to get friends and family together and discover the world of stand up paddle boarding - all you'll need is good balance and a sense of adventure and you're ready to go!

£7.50 per person

Further details

  • Sessions include sup board, paddle and buoyancy aid. Wet suits and towels are available to hire for an additional £5
  • £7.50 gift vouchers are redeemable against this activity

Age and weight restrictions

  • All participants must be aged 8+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Children aged between 8 – 12 years must be under direct parent/guardian supervision on the lake side with 1 parent/guardian to every 4 children (max)
  • Participants aged between 13 – 16 years must have their legal 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)
  • Parents/guardian must sign a Safety and Risk Declaration Form at the centre and supervise their children under 12 at all times.
  • All participants must wear closed toe shoes and a t-shirt while on this activity. No sandals or flip flops.

Open Water Swimming Assessment

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.         

£10 per person

Further details

Our open water swimming sessions take place from 6 May 2019, every Monday at 18:30 and 19:30.

  • 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 16+ and weigh under 18 stone
  • Participants under the age of 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.

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

Time to challenge yourself in 2019 with our Aquathlon series this summer! 

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

Lee Valley Aquathlon Joining Instructions

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

2019 Dates and results

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

  • 7 May - Results
  • 4 June
  • 2 July 
  • 6 August
  • 3 September

Results 2018

Series Results

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

 

Family fun activity - Disc Golf

Disc Golf is a great group activity and that's just a stone’s throw from the centre in River Lee Country Park. Pick up your free score card at reception and either bring your own frisbee 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!

  • £10 per disc which if returned to the centre you'll get a £5 refund!
  • 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

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