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.

March Mayhem

Burst into a new year of white water rafting with some March Mayhem. Get involved in the experience of a life time with a Rafting Adventure for £38pp or a Raft Charter for £342! Make sure you tick us off of your bucket list in 2018.

From £38 per person

Further details

Before you hit the rapids this March 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
  • March Mayhem £38 | Standard £50
  • March Mayhem is only available during March 2018 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Standard price applies on Saturdays in March
  • White Water Raft Adventure Voucher is redeemable against this activity

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

Open Air Cinema - 21 April

See it BIG and hear it LOUD - we're bringing Hollywood course side for the first time in 2018! Grab your popcorn and pull up a blanket - there's no better way to watch a movie than under a starlit sky and ALL proceeds will go to The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre. 

£10 per person

Further details

Film: Sister Act 

  • 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

Friday Night Live - Bank Holiday Specials 

Get your bank holiday off to a flying start with our Friday Night Live specials.  

Free entry

Further details

  • From 20:00 until late
  • Free entry
  • Selection of cocktails from £5

Upcoming acts:

  • 30 March - Revolver UK 
  • 4 May - Soulfools

Extreme Canoe Slalom Selections - 21 - 22 April

Want to be a World Champ? Get your paddles at the ready for Extreme Canoe Slalom Selections! Take your Boater X skills to the next level and tap into your competitive side to make the team and compete at this years World Championships and next year's ICF World Cup 2019. Who knows you could be competing in the Olympics...

 £20 per person

Further details

Time to the hit the Olympic Course for this selection event! The races consist of: 

 Race Date and time
Race 1 - Time Trail 21 April at 17:00
Race 2 - Head to Head 21 April at 19:00 - 21:00
Race 3 - Head to Head 22 April at 8:00 - 10:00

To be eligible to enter you need:

  • 15 years old and over (Participants aged under 18 years must have our Parental Consent Form signed by their legal parent/guardian before being able to participate)
  • Eligible to compete in British Canoeing races 
  • British Canoeing Membership
  • British Passport

To book onto the Men's Competition - click here 

To book onto the Women's Competition - click here 

What to bring

  • Kayak
  • Equipment
  • Passport
  • Parent consent form

What's not included?

  • Accommodation 
  • Food and beverages


Go Canoeing Week- 26 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 distance challenge around our lake.  

£6 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 £6pp 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 distance challenge 

Friday Night Live - Every Friday night from 20:00 from 1 June 

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. 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!

Free entry

Further details

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

Upcoming acts:

  • 1 June - Bad Girls Groove
  • 8 June - Out to Lunch
  • 15 June - Bad Girls Groove
  • 22 June - Big in Brazil
  • 29 June - Free Electric Band
  • 6 July  - Bad Girls Groove
  • 13 July - Airplay
  • 20 July - Elevators
  • 27 July - Revolver UK
  • 3 August - Bad Girls Groove
  • 10 August - Out to Lunch
  • 17 August - Bad Girls Groove
  • 24 August - Gregory Gang
  • 31 August - Bad Girls Groove
  • 7 September - The Curfew

Beer Festival - 30 June

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



FREE entry

Further details

Good to know:

  • From 12:00 until late
  • Free entry
  • I.D. will be required for all alcohol purchases
  • Please remember alcohol should be enjoyed responsibly

 More information coming soon... 

Summer Splash - 1 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

More information coming soon... 

Pavilion in the Park

Head down to the Pavilion in the Park to enjoy some autumn beach fun and have a play on our new natural play area

FREE entry

Further details

  • The Pavilion in the Park is located at between the Olympic and Legacy courses.
  • This is the home to our small beach area and new natural play zone, which are all free to use.  
  • We ask that all visitors to the beach and play zones adhere to our Rules and Regulations
  • Beach games including buckets and spades can be purchased from the Finish Line Café (subject to opening times)

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 2018 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

2018 Dates

  • 1 May
  • 5 June
  • 3 July
  • 7 August
  • 4 September 

Results 2018

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


2017 results

Series Results

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