Christmas Event at Lee Valley White Water Centre

This winter Lee Valley White Water Centre are trading paddles for ice skates as we become home to an ice rink alongside our fun fair and Santa’s Grotto. Open from 1 December, this is a must-do activity for the festive season.

Ice Skating 

Ice ice baby! Get in the festive spirit as you glide around our all weather ice rink and warm up after with a mulled wine or hot chocolate from The Terrace Bar & Cafe. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets today and get ready for a Christmas experience you’ll never forget.

From £5 per person

Further details

  • Sessions are 45 minutes long
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the session start time.
  • Skate hire is included in the price
  • Skate aids are free of charge but subject to availability
  • Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the ice. 
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, which can be from outside of the rink barrier (within the ice rink area).
  • Find out more from our Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please read our Terms & Condition's for our Ice Rink here before booking

Opening times

1 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Day Ice Skating opening times
Friday 17:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:00

24 December & 1 January

11:00 - 17:00

27 - 31 December, 2 - 6 January 

11:00 - 20:00

Christmas Day & Boxing Day 

Closed

Pricing 

Ticket Type Standard  Special Offers (Selected dates) 
Adult (14 and over) £9.50 £5
Child £7.50 £5
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children) £30 £20

 

Ice Skating - Family Pass

Time for some quality family time this Christmas with our Family Pass! Wrap the little ones up warm and get ready for a glide that will make them count down the days until Father Christmas's visit.

From £20 per pass

Further details

  • The Family Pass is valid for 2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children
  • Sessions are 45 minutes long
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the session start time.
  • Skate hire is included in the price
  • Skate aids are free of charge but subject to availability
  • Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the ice. 
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, which can be from outside of the rink barrier (within the ice rink area).
  • Find out more from our Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please read our Terms & Condition's for our Ice Rink here before booking

Opening times

1 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Day Ice Staking opening times
Friday 17:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:00

24 & 31 December 

1, 2 & 3 January 2019

11:00 - 17:00

27 - 30 December 

11:00 - 20:00

Christmas Day & Boxing Day 

Closed

Pricing 

Ticket Type Standard  Special offers (Selected dates)
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children) £30 £20

Curling 

You go curl! Whether you're on your own or with friends you can spend quality time together with an outing filled with stones and sweeps. You'll be channeling the Winter Olympics on our sheets with a game of Curling that'll have you more competitive than Monopoly this Christmas. 

£5 per person

Further details

  • Sessions are 1 hour. You may share this session with other players (max. 8 players per session).
  • These sessions are available Wednesday and Thursday at: 12:00, 17:00 19:00. Please note our 17:00 session is our family friendly session. Children are welcome to play at all times but we expect our 17:00 session to be popular with families.
  • You can book for a maximum of 6 players at any one time for this session. If you wish to play for 7 or 8 players please book our Exclusive Curling where you will have a lane dedicated to you and your group.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the session start time
  • Stones and Brushes are included in the price
  • Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the ice. 
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, which can be from outside of the rink barrier (within the ice rink area).
  • Find out more from our Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please read our Terms & Condition's for our Ice Rink here before booking

Opening times

3 December 2018 - 20 December

Day Session times
Monday By prior arrangement
Tuesday By prior arrangement
Wednesday 12:00, 17:00, 19:00
Thursday 12:00, 17:00, 19:00

 

If you wish to make a group booking for Monday or Tuesday please contact us for prices and availability for exclusive hire whitewaterevents@vibrantpartnerships.co.uk

Pricing 

Ticket Type Price
1 Hour Curling session  £5pp

Exclusive Curling 

Get your team together for some quality bonding time on our ice sheets or enjoy an exclusive session for you and your friends! Grab your ice shoes and lets get curling.

From £20 per sheet

Further details

  • Sessions are 1 hour
  • Please note a session time is for 2 players and additional players must be added on the day for an additional £10 pp
  • Minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per sheet
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the session start time.
  • Stones and Brushes are included in the price
  • Children under 6 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the ice. 
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, which can be from outside of the rink barrier (within the ice rink area).
  • Find out more from our Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please read our Terms & Condition's for our Ice Rink here before booking

Opening times

3 December 2018 - 20 December

Day Session times
Monday By prior arrangement
Tuesday By prior arrangement
Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00

 

If you wish to make a group booking for Monday or Tuesday please contact us for prices and availability for exclusive hire whitewaterevents@vibrantpartnerships.co.uk

Pricing 

Ticket Type Price
Exclusive 1 Hour Curling session (2 people) £20
Extra person  £10

Santa's Grotto

Deliver your Christmas wishes directly to the big man himself! Take a visit to jolly old Saint Nick and watch the children's faces light up as they receive a special gift from Santa.

From £8.50 per person

Further details

  • Running every weekend from Saturday 1 December - Monday 24 December
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your time to see the big man
  • We advise to pre-book your visit to Santa to avoid disappointment 
  • Each child will receive a special Christmas gift from Santa
  • Supervising adults enter for free
  • Take your cameras to capture that special moment with Santa 
  • Please ready our FAQ's before booking your visit to Santa

Opening times

Saturday 1 December - Monday 24 December

Day Santa's Grotto opening times
Monday - Friday Closed
Saturday 10:30 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30 - 18:00
24 December  10:30 - 16:00

Christmas Market - 15 - 16 December

Time to get those last minute presents at our Christmas Market. Over the weekend, local businesses with gather with all their festival goodies for you to browse and enjoy just in time for the big day!

FREE entry

Further details

Browse the selection of local stall holders and you may find beautiful trinkets, unique presents and that perfect angel to go on top of the Christmas tree. 

  • Running on 15 & 16 December 2018
  • Free entry to the Christmas Market
  • Feel the warmth of the fairground lights with a range of rides.

Would you like a stall on our market? Email whitewaterevents@vibrantpartnerships.co.uk

Opening times

Open on 15 & 16 December 2018

Day Christmas Market opening times
Saturday 15 December 10:30 - 18:00
Sunday 16 December 10:30 - 18:00

Funfair

Take a spin in the Tea Cups, explore the Fun House and have a go at winning a prize all under the glow of our Christmas lights.

FREE entry

Further details

  • Running every weekend from 1 December 2018 until 6 January 2019
  • Rides included are Dodgems, Star-flyer, Super-Bob, Avalanche, Children’s Race-a-Rama, Children’s Mini-Wheel, Waltzer, Children’s Tea Cups, Children’s Bungee Trampolines, Children’s Toy Set, Children’s Train, Prize giving games stalls. Rides are subject to change and closures
  • Entry to the fairground is free, charges apply per ride 
  • Height restrictions apply 

Opening times

1 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Day Funfair opening times
Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday 17:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:00 
24 December & 1 January
11:00 - 17:00

2 - 6 January 

11:00 - 20:00

Christmas Day & Boxing Day

 

Closed

 

Lee Valley Santa Swim Challenge

Time for you to take on the quest of our winter season: The Santa Swim Challenge! As part of the launch of our Christmas Event, we're challenging you to brave our freezing cold lake in our open water 100m swimming session *Burrrhhh*

£10 per person

Further details

Get your winter wetsuit ready to really kick the festive season off with a swim! We challenge our strong open water swimmers to take on our lake donning your Santa Swim Hat. 

The Challenge is: 

  • on 1 December at 14:00
  • Swim 100m from our pontoon to shore in our cold winter lake (approx temperature 4 - 5 degrees)
  • For strong, confident swimmers over the age of 18
  • Wetsuits are provided if you don’t have your own
  • Every participant will receive a free Santa Swim Challenge hat and a free Ice Skating session on the launch day of our Christmas Event* 

Terms and Conditions

Bookings are subject to LVWWC Terms and Conditions as agreed to at the time of booking. You may view these online here.

*Subject to availability.  

 


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