Activities for kids and families

Mums, dads, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters and grandparents - it's time to get the whole family involved! From wacky white water rafting on our Legacy Loop to playful paddling on our lake, there's plenty to keep both the little kids and big kids entertained all year round. Our family friendly activities coupled with a stroll through River Lee Country Park make for the perfect adventure day out with the family in the Lee Valley.

Kids Birthday Parties

Let the kids have a whale of a time with our birthday parties!

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Events

From live music to family fun days, there is something for everyone.

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FAQs

Find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions 

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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.

£150 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

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

Available from May until October. 

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
  • 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

Summer Land Activities

Have a #SwellSixWeeks with us! We now taking to dry land to put on some epic activities to challenge the kids this summer. Find your path up our climbing wall, play a life-sized version of Hungry Hippos on our Dash 'n' Grab and jump over the rotating arm to become the Last One Standing! 

£10 per person

Further details

 Due to a poor weather forecast for Thursday (16/08),the Summer Land Activities will be closed. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • This one hour session is packed with summer fun, located in the middle of the Olympic Course!
  • Bring your socks and closed toe shoes ready for your on-land adventure
  • Make sure your shoulders and knees are covered
  • Please remove all jewelry before starting the activities   
  • Book on the day at the follow sessions:
Day  Session Times  
Monday - Friday  11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30
Saturday & Sunday 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30
  • Please note, this area in the open air so make sure you bring suncream and sunhats on the hotter days

Height restrictions and Parental Consent

  • Our advised height for this area is 1.25m. The minimum height for the area is 1m. 
  • These activities are physically demanding. Please ensure that your child is capable and meets the height requirements before booking.
  • Children aged under 12 years must be under direct parent/guardian supervision on the activity area side with 1 parent/guardian to every 4 children (max)
  • Participants aged between 13 – 17 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)
  • All Children under 18 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

Pavilion in the Park Playzone

Now it's time for the little ones to have some fun with our inflatable playzones!  

FREE  ENTRY

Further details

  • Bring your socks ready for your on-land adventure
  • Please remove all jewelry before getting onto our inflatables 
  • Our Pavilion in the Park Playzone is open from 11:30 - 15:00 everyday over the six week summer holidays
  • Please note, this area in the open air so make sure you bring suncream and sunhats on the hotter days

Height restrictions and parental supervision

  • The Pavilion in the Park Playzone is for children under 1m
  • All children must be under direct supervision of their Parent/Guardian at all times when they are on the playzone 

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.

£6 per person

Further details

  • Sessions include kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid. Wet suits and towels are available to hire for an additional £5
  • £6 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)
  • All Children aged 8- 18 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 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)
  • 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 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!

£6 per person

Further details

  • Sessions include sup board, paddle and buoyancy aid. Wet suits and towels are available to hire for an additional £5
  • £6 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)
  • All Children aged 8- 18 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 wear closed toe shoes and a t-shirt while on this activity. No sandals or flip flops.

 

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

 

Lee Valley Park Farms

You'll find haystacks of fun at Lee Valley Park Farms, just a short leisurely walk from Lee Valley White Water Centre in the Essex countryside. Little explorers will love making new friends as they discover animals from around the world. Plus if you book online, you'll save yourself a nifty 10% off entry! 

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Say hello to farmyard favourites alongside more exotic creatures, such as the mischievous Meerkats or bright-eyed Bearded Dragon, as you and your flock delve into farm life.

But, there’s more than just animals to keep your herd occupied during your visit - let their imagination (and legs) go wild in the indoor and outdoor adventure play zones or hitch a ride on Tex the Tractor over to their working dairy farm and learn how the milk that we splash on our cereal is made in the interactive learning area.

River Lee Country Park

You've enjoyed paddling on the wild side so now it's time to take a walk on the wild side. River Lee Country Park is full of family fun activities to keep the adventure going, whatever the season.

Further details

Whether you're a family that likes to explore on two feet or two wheels there's plenty in River Lee Country Park for both big and little adventurers.

Enjoy a scenic stroll or cycle through miles of traffic-free trails in 1,000 acres of open space or take a break and relax with a picnic. Don't forget to look out for the wildlife too - what animals will you cross paths with on your travels?

Plus, if they're still bursting with energy, the kids can climb and play in a safe environment as they discover natural play.

Rye House Kart Raceway

The UK’s foremost Go-Karting centre, offering the perfect introduction into the world of Motor Sport and a an opportunity to enjoy the thrills and exhilaration of Go-Karting, the ultimate outdoors driving experience!

 

Further details

Enjoy the high energy setting and outstanding facilities at Rye House Kart Raceway and secure your winning place on either the Main Track or Junior Circuit. Once booked and signed in, it is full speed ahead with no stopping! Drivers are fully kitted out with race suits, helmets and gloves and then briefed on all aspects of safety and the race ahead. After that, it's into the kart and onto the track.

 

Standard ticket prices:

  • Adults from £56.96 each
  • Juniors from £34.45 each

Availability

  • Recreational sessions for either 30 or 60 minutes are available throughout the day, 7 days a week, all year round and in all weather.

Requirements:

  • Children as young as 3yrs subject to a minimum height of 3ft 6” may race on the Junior Circuit.

Additional activities:

  • Rye House Laser Combat
  • 9-Hole Crazy Mini Golf
  • 2-Lane Mini Bowling Alley
  • Outdoor and indoor play areas at Rye-Assic Adventure Park

Opening Times:

  • 10:00 - 20:00

Location:

  • Rye House Kart Raceway, Rye Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 0EH

Nearest Train Station:

  • Rye House, 0.5 miles (Hertford East Line from Liverpool Street)

Contact:

www.rye-house.co.uk


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