Explore our 10,000 acre classroom. A wide range of programmes are available for all ages.

Each year over 25,000 people of all ages and abilities enjoy learning in the 10,000 acre outdoor classroom which stretches from rural Hertfordshire to the banks of the River Thames in east London. The park is a fabulous mosaic of marshes, grassland, wooded areas, meadows, open water and rivers, supports a huge variety of wildlife, and is home to some of the most inspirational sports venues in the world. We provide outstanding environmental and heritage education programmes which link to the National Curriculum and exam syllabuses. Our sports sessions give all ages the chance to enjoy some of the best sports around in world class surroundings with great coaching.

Outdoor learning

Our environmental and heritage activities aim to engender a sense of ownership and understanding of the natural world, drawing on internationally important nature reserves and a wide array of species and habitats. All sessions are led by experienced officers. All Youth and Schools tutors are Makaton trained.

Residential accommodation for youth and schools groups is available at the YHA Lee Valley, Cheshunt (call 08453 719 057 for booking information). Lee Valley Regional Park Youth and Schools Service can assist with putting together packages of activities for youth hostel residents.

We have the following accreditations:


Access to FarmsFarms for Schools



For more information on how to book an outdoor learning experience, charges or other enquiries, please contact the Youth and Schools Service at:

Lee Valley Regional Park
Youth and Schools Service
Abbey Farmhouse
Abbey Gardens
Waltham Abbey

08456 770 607
08456 770 608 (fax)

Sports activities

Our world class sports venues provide a diverse range of options for young people to get active. We run three London 2012 legacy venues: Lee Valley VeloPark, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and Lee Valley White Water Centre. These complement our athletics, horse riding and ice skating venues.

Find out more about our Sports Programmes

For the ultimate experience why not combine rafting with our 'White water investigation' to bring geography to life, or cycle the velodrome then discover the reasons behind its unique design on our Lee Valley VeloPark education programme.


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Customer evaluation

We hope you enjoyed your recent visit to the Lee Valley Regional Park. It is very important to us that your visit met your learning objectives.

We would be grateful if you could provide us with some feedback on your visit, using these on-line forms:

Teachers feedback form
Downloadable teachers feedback form

Students feedback form
Downloadable students feedback form

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