Après white water

We’re not just wild about water. There’s plenty for you to enjoy at Lee Valley White Water Centre whilst keeping your feet firmly on dry land. Drink and dine in The Terrace Bar & Café or go for the grill and grab a bite to eat from our BBQ. Join us for one of the many events and competitions we host throughout the year.

Friday Night Live - Every Friday from 20:00

Add Friday Night Live to your social calendar and celebrate the end of the week with an evening of live music, great food and a lively bar every Friday evening. Whether you’ve tumbled down the rapids in our Fast and Furious Fridays or just want to join us for a drink and hang out with your mates, our live music nights are the perfect way to toast to the weekend. Plus there's selected drink offers all night!

Further details

  • Every Friday evening from 20:00 until late
  • Free entry
  • Selection of cocktails from £5

Upcoming acts:

  • Indigo Star - 10 March
  • Legomen (quartet) - 17 March
  • Legomen - 24 March
  • Revolver - 31 March
  • Free Electric Band - 7 April

Comic Relief - 24 March 

Step right up for the comedy night of the year. Friday Night Live will be host to some of the funniest acts around all in aid of Comic Relief 2017.

FREE entry

Further details

Bring your family and friends to join in the fun at our special Comic Relief 2017 Friday Night Live. On Friday 24 March let your laughter aid a great cause whilst you enjoy the night with great acts, food and drink, what better way to welcome the weekend!

  • From 20:00 until late
  • Enjoy the sounds of live music from Legomen
  • Food, snacks and drinks available at The Terrace Bar & Café

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - 26 March - Fully Booked

This Mother’s Day treat the one you love to a scrumptious afternoon tea. Indulge her with a delicious selection of warmed scones, a selection of delicate sandwiches and mini cakes with a teapot of delightfully brewed tea.

For an extra special treat upgrade your booking to add a glass of Prosecco in there too!

From £4 per person

Further details

Celebrate your mum in style Sunday 26 March with a delicious afternoon tea. Choose from three tea options.

Afternoon tea options:

No booking needed- Option 1:  Cream tea - Classic scones served warm with preserve, clotted cream and your choice of tea | £4.00pp

Fully booked - Option 2: Classic afternoon tea - A selection of homemade finger sandwiches, warm scones, clotted cream, preserve accompanied by mini macaroons topped off with tea of your choice | £12.50pp

Fully booked - Option 3: Prosecco afternoon tea - Indulge her with a glass of Prosecco alongside warm scones, clotted cream, preserve and mini macaroons and a delicious selection of teas | £17.50pp

Times: 12:30 and 15:30

All options are now fully booked.

Easter Weekender - 15 to 17 April

Grab your baskets and your paddles because it's an Easter Egg-stravaganza! Watch on as the British Canoeing Selection Event kicks off or get on the water yourself with a range of water activities for the family. Plus bouncy castles, live music, and Easter egg hunt and much more.

Free entry

Further details

Spend your weekend where the action is at our Easter Weekender. Jammed packed with fun activities for the entire family!

  • Free entry to the British Canoeing Selection event
  • Go Canoeing sessions throughout the weekend*
  • Water activities over the weekend include Hydrospeeding, Hot Dogs and Tubing. Check out our activities page to book
  • Live Music on Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday with lots of prizes to be won!
  • Delicious food and drinks available all day

*Go Canoeing session work on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.

British Canoeing Selection - 15 to 17 April

You're in for a treat as some of British Canoeing's top paddlers battle it out in a weekend of exciting paddle action. Watch the action unfold for free as the country's future canoe slalom stars start their fight to represent Team GB in the canoe slalom European and World Championships.

FREE entry

Further details

Watch on as the action hits the water of the Olympic course. Show your support and see who makes it through the rapids to seek victory!

Plus, join in with a whole host of Easter activities as our Easter Weekender takes place so there's something for everyone. From live music, water activities, Easter eggs hunts and lots more it's set to be an eggs-ellent time so don't miss it!

Open Air Cinema - 6 May

See it BIG and hear it LOUD - we're bringing Hollywood course side! Grab your popcorn and pull up a blanket - there's no better way to watch a movie than under a starlit sky.

£10 per person

Further details

Film: Mamma Mia!

  • Blankets and chairs aren't provided so please feel free to bring your own
  • Snacks can be purchased throughout the evening from The Terrace Bar & Café
  • Tickets: £10 per person

For Bookings please click here 

Go Canoeing - 31 May - 3 June

Grab a paddle and get out on the water during National Go Canoeing Week. Even if you've never paddled before this is your chance to don your water wings. You can choose to take to the water in a canoe or on a sup board and if you fancy a challenge opt to take part in the one or three-mile challenge around our lake. Then put your speed and skills to the test and take part in our competition where you'll have the chance to win fantastic prizes. 

£5 per person

Further details

All of our National Go Canoeing Week activities will take place during our usual Go Canoeing and Go SUP sessions and cost £5pp per hour long session. To take part in any of these activities pre-booking is advised.

BOOK NOW for Go Canoeing


  • Sessions include kayak or sup board, paddle and buoyancy aid. Wetsuits and towels are available to hire for an additional £5
  • All participants must be aged 8+
  • 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
  • We recommend booking two hour long sessions if you wish to take part in the three mile challenge  

Beer Festival - 1 July

From real ales and ciders to live music and delicous food our beer festival is one to mark on the calendar!



FREE entry

Further details

Good to know:

  • From 12:00 til late
  • Free entry
  • Live music from 15:00 til late
  • I.D. will be required for all alcohol purchases
  • Please remember alcohol should be enjoyed responsibly

More details coming soon.

Summer Splash - 2 July

Back by popular demand! Splash into summer with our Summer Splash family fun day. There's a host of free activities and entertainment available throughout the day for all the family to enjoy. From inflatable obstacle courses to live music, you can soak up the action without actually getting a soaking, or if you're feeling adventurous, head for the water with our lake and white water activities.

FREE entry

Further details

Summer Splash activities

Activities taking place between 11:00 – 16:00 include:

  • Live music at The Terrace Bar & Café
  • Inflatable obstacle courses
  • Disc Golf
  • Kids Circus
  • A visit from our furry friends at Lee Valley Park Farms
  • Face painting
  • Go canoeing & Go SUP sessions on our lake
  • Foot-golf
  • White water activities* – pre-book here to guarantee your white water adventure!
  • Beer Festival – Over 18s can try a selection of real ales and crafts beers

Plus lots, lots more…!

Booking for special activities are coming soon, sign up to our newsletter or check back later!

Fun for all the family!

Even though summer has long gone that doesn’t mean you have to pack away your sun glasses. Grab a bucket and spade and head down to our beach area to see who can make the best sandcastle of all time!

Further details

  • The Beach can be found at the Pavilion in the Park 
  • We ask that all visitors to The Beach adhere to our Rules and Regulations
  • Beach games including buckets and spades can be purchased from the Finish Line Café (subject to opening times)