The Lee Valley doesn’t always spring to mind as a destination when planning the next break away. However when you see the fantastic locations, brilliant activities and great days out available it will be a holiday destination that you’ll fall in love with.
With London just 40 minutes away you can make your own adventures with a stay in the Lee Valley. After exploring the city step into nature, away from the hustle and bustle in our idyllic campsites.
From adrenalin fuelled activities to tranquil picturesque settings coupled with cutting-edge city adventures the Lee Valley can offer it all – truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Step into nature
The sound of bird song as your morning wake up call, flip flops on the dewy grass, the sense of calm as you have a bite to eat - revel in the glorious outdoors and wonderful nature.
Make your own adventure
Whether you like to explore by bike, on foot or even canoe the Lee Valley has a way for you to get out there and to embark on the day’s adventure.
Light up your summer
The smell of summer camping trips - burning logs in a fire pit, marshmallows charring and BBQs. The perfect evening entertainment!
Seek the fun
Love local history, bird watching, adrenalin fuelled white water rafting or iconic London attractions? There’s an activity out there to suit.
Things to do in and around the Lee Valley
Lee Valley White Water Centre Looking for a thrill ride? Ride the rapids at the Olympic White Water Centre! From white water rafting to open water swimming or even just a relaxing coffee on the cafe terrace, the Lee Valley White Water Centre is a watersport lovers dream. Find our more here.
Paradise Wildlife Park This family-run zoo makes for a great family day out. Come face to face with big cats, tropical creatures and farmyard animals. The newly opened World of Dinosaurs transports you back in time giving you the chance to walk with our Jurassic predecessors. Discover more.
GoApe! Cockfosters Swing through the treetops, tackle the highropes and embrace your inner Tarzan at GoApe Cockfosters - London's hidden leafy gem. Explore the treetops here.
William Morris Gallery Want something a little more sedate? Visit the William Morris Gallery and discover the man behind the pattern. Find out about William Morris.
Lee Valley Park is ideal for walking, cycling and exploring with (or without!) kids. Discover the River Lea at the heart of the park and explore the wetlands, woods and walking trails!
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