Stretching an incredible 26 miles along the banks of the River Lee, Lee Valley Park offers beautiful countryside and open spaces and is an ideal place to spend the day with your family.
Lee Valley has many many wonderful river side walks to enjoy during your day out and the Lee Valley Regional Park website gives 40 such walks with wonderful descriptions of the picturesque scenery that can be enjoyed along the way; there is even a “Hidden Gem” walk that unveils three hidden gems of East London. Lee Valley also many special walking events that are carried out throughout the year so you could plan your visit around one of these dates!
If walking isn’t a favourite with your family then why not take your bikes (or hire them!) and explore the many different cycle routes that show you peaceful countryside, nature reserves and urban green spaces. The Lee Valley Pathway provides safe off-road cycle paths for all levels of cyclists – it also forms part of the National Cycle Network.
Not restricted to just walking and cycling, you can also take part in watersports, angling and fishing as well as visit farms and gardens! Lee Valley Park Farms are great fun and educate your children in the workings of a real dairy farm – they’ll see cows being milked and can even ride on mini tractors. For a break from the farm, take them in to the brand new Bundle Barn indoor soft play area.
Tri-golf for the kids
Waterworks Nature Reserve & Golf Centre boasts an 18 hole golf course. The Golf centre also offers Tri-golf – this new angle on the popular sport is a great way for school aged children to learn the basics. It’s a mini version of golf, using adapted equipment and a variety of games designed to provide an enjoyable introduction to golf.
Highlight of the Day
Carthegena lock – one of the prettiest locks to be seen!
Nearest train station : Broxbourne
Parking : four main car parks
Website : www.leevalleypark.org.uk