Residential Trip to Lee Valley

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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!

Residential Trip to Lee Valley



3 days, 2 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Board coach for departure Young Mariners Base activity session


Arrive at accommodation and check in


Evening meal at accommodation
Day 2


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


Breakfast at accommodation Rafting activity at the Lee Valley White Water Centre


Begin transfer home Arrive back at school
  • 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


YHA Lee Valley

Split over six wooden lodge-style buildings YHA London Lee Valley is approximately 20-minutes by train from central London. Nearby, guest have plenty of access to green spaces and local watersports, as well as of course good transportation links to the capital's attractions. Guests can stay in shared dormitories, private rooms or book an individual lodge building. Free Wi-Fi available in shared social spaces.

Educational Activities

Herts Young Mariners Base Activity Session

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

Raft Building at Lee Valley

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

Rafting at Lee Valley

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

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Lee Valley

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

Water Wipeout at Lee Valley

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

Cultural Activities

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

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

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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