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School Residential Trip to Lee Valley

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 1/3



Board coach for departure

Young Mariners Base activity session



Arrive at accommodation and check in



Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/3



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

Day 3/3



Breakfast at accommodation

Rafting activity at the Lee Valley White Water Centre



Begin transfer home

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon2 nights' full-board accommodation
  • tick icon3 days' executive coach hire and driver throughout
  • tick iconDetailed info pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconFull-day Young Mariners Base activity session
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconKayaking session
  • tick iconRaft building session
  • tick iconStand up paddle boarding session
  • tick iconVAT
  • tick iconWater Wipeout activity
  • tick iconWhite water rafting session

Educational activities and visits

Herts Young Mariners Base Activity Session

Herts Young Mariners Base Activity

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

A fantastic variety… Read More

Kayaking at Lee Valley

Kayaking at Lee Valley

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

Raft Building at Lee Valley

Raft Building Activity

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

Rafting at Lee Valley

Rafting Activity

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 at Lee Valley

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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

Water Wipeout at Lee Valley

water wipeout

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

Your students can compete… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Bring Harry Potter to life with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London. With the help of qualified teachers… Read More


YHA Lee Valley
YHA Lee Valley

YHA Bristol is set in six wooden lodges containing a café style communal area and conference rooms. YHA Lee Valley is only 20 minutes from London by train and is in a perfect location for sightseeing.Groups are usually accommodated on dormitories with shared bathroom and staff in twin rooms.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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Need help?

Laura Lucas — Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Great place. Safe, very cultural and great for speaking Spanish. Well worth the journey. — St Gabriel’s RC High School

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  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
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