Your residential school trip to Lee Valley offers your students the opportunity to have a go at a variety of watersports at an Olympic facility!

The Lee Valley White Water Centre was built to host the canoe slalom events at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Here, your students will have the exciting opportunity to have a go at kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. They’ll also get the chance to take on the Water Wipeout course – an inflatable obstacle course on the lake. And they’ll be able to improve their teamworking skills with a raftbuilding exercise too!

Next to the Lee Valley White Water Centre is the Herts Young Mariners Base – an outdoor activity centre. On your Activities Week school trip to Lee Valley you can choose from a number of activities offered here, such as climbing, canoeing, kayaking, caving, archery, fencing, stand up paddle boarding and sailing.

We’ll tailor make your Activities Week school trip to Lee Valley to ensure it meets your group’s specific requirements. This is a fantastic opportunity for your students to try something a little different and to bond as a group. And you never know, you may even find that some of them leave with a new passion for adventure sports!

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Board coach for departure

Young Mariners Base activity session

Arrive at accommodation and check in

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Arrive at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Group to rotate between kayaking and stand up paddle boarding

Water Wipeout and raft building

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Rafting activity at the Lee Valley White Water Centre

Begin transfer home

Arrive back at school

3 days, 2 nights Price from £300 pp
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation
  • 3 days' executive coach hire and driver throughout
  • Detailed info pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Full-day Young Mariners Base activity session
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Kayaking session
  • Raft building session
  • Stand up paddle boarding session
  • VAT
  • Water Wipeout activity
  • White water rafting session


Educational Activities

Herts Young Mariners Base Activity

Herts Young Mariners Base Activity Session

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Herts Young Mariners Base is an outdoor activity centre that’s located right next to YHA London Lee Valley.… Read More

Kayaking at Lee Valley

Kayaking at Lee Valley

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Kayaking was invented by the Inuit thousands of years ago and is similar to canoeing except in the sitting position… Read More

Raft Building Activity

Raft Building at Lee Valley

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Challenge your students to build a raft that will float! This is a fantastic teambuilding exercise that will encourage your… Read More

Rafting Activity

Rafting at Lee Valley

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Give your students an exciting introduction to rafting! Jump aboard one of the 5-person rafts and you’ll be guided down… Read More

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Lee Valley

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Stand up paddle boarding originated in Hawaii and involves standing on a board and using a paddle to propel yourself… Read More

water wipeout

Water Wipeout at Lee Valley

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Water Wipeout is a huge inflatable obstacle course that is erected on the lake at Lee Valley.… Read More

Cultural Activities

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

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Bring Harry Potter to life with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London.… Read More

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