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Lee Valley White Water Centre

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Address: Station Road, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB, England
Phone Number: 08456 770 606
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Lee Valley White Water Centre was host to the London 2012 Olympic Games and...

Lee Valley White Water Centre was host to the London 2012 Olympic Games and you can now experience a range of activities at this venue. Rafting the Olympic course is a must for anyone ticking things of their bucket list! You'll get several runs down the course. We progressively up the fear factor each time and by your final run you’ll be surfing, high siding, spinning and nose dunking with the very best!

You can also choose from our range of other white water activities and a choice of canoeing and kayaking sessions, from family paddling on our lake to mastering our two white water courses.

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Fun, Family Friendly good honest fun

Visted with my partner for a good honest days fun, and was not let down. Having watched it be built, we was intrigued to how good it would be, and it exceeded expectations. Staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dan D
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visted with my partner for a good honest days fun, and was not let down. Having watched it be built, we was intrigued to how good it would be, and it exceeded expectations. Staff were friendly, helpful and full of knowledge, it honestly blew my miond, much much more than a tourist attraction.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a non swimmer unfortunately wouldn't take part in this sport but what great fun to watch, brilliant way to pass a few hours away

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Thank Denise H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

fantastic day out whether you visit to watch the locals white water rafting or plan your visit to watch the professionals, or even get a group...

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Thank eddie19631963
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a brilliant time at Lea Valley on a Stag party. Staff were excellent and attentive, and the course was interesting and lots of fun for all of us - much shorter than expected, though it's repeated several times. I'm not a strong swimmer, but the different coloured helmets to distinguish between the weaker among the group did help. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find, whether you visit to watch the locals white water rafting or plan your visit to watch the professionals, or even get a group together to participate, I can assure you, fun will be had. Not gourmet food, but then that isnt the reason for coming, anyway you could bring a picnic, or just spending time sipping hot... More 

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VisitLeeValley, General Manager at Lee Valley White Water Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review for Lee Valley White Water Centre. There’s always plenty going on at our centre both on and off the water as you’ve discovered and we’re glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your visit. Whether you enjoy dipping your toe in the water or keeping your feet firmly on dry land, we’ve got a range of events and... More 

Enfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a nice atmosphere and I try to take my kids there as often as I can. The young ones love it and have so much to do.. its safe and I would recommend every family to go.

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VisitLeeValley, General Manager at Lee Valley White Water Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We’re pleased to hear you and your family enjoy your visits to us. We’ve added even more activities for the younger ones this year with the launch of our new family rafting on our Legacy Loop which we think your family will love. You can find out more about this over on our website and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I got the experience as a surprise birthday present from my family. The overall experience was amazing and great fun. The instructors are great and very friendly and you feel in safe hands the whole way through. It is very fun especially going through the the rapids and when people get knocked off. But rest assure you are in safe... More 

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VisitLeeValley, General Manager at Lee Valley White Water Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your birthday surprise visit to Lee Valley White Water Centre. We’re glad you had such an amazing time celebrating you birthday with us. Rafting is an exciting and unusual way to celebrate those special occasions, so we can see why your family wanted to treat you to the experience! We’ll be sure to pass on your kind... More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I'm not much for outdoor style activiites to be honest but I've been rafting before in Idaho and in Colorado in the US and had a great experience there so I though being close I'd give it a go with the fam and it was a blast, down right good fun. My kids loved it and I loved the experience,... More 

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VisitLeeValley, General Manager at Lee Valley White Water Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your white water rafting experience at Lee Valley White Water Centre. We’re pleased to hear you and your children enjoyed your time on the rapids with us. We have to agree that everyone should try it at least once, however we have heard that just once isn’t always enough! If you’d fancy giving it another go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Went here at the end of the summer for an after work activity and I honestly didn't stop laughing from beginning to end. I felt very safe and looked after following the safety talk and activities and liked the 2 different coloured life jackets depending on water confidence. I was initially unsure about the activity as I have done this... More 

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VisitLeeValley, General Manager at Lee Valley White Water Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Lee Valley White Water Centre. We’re pleased to hear you had such a great time on your white water rafting experience and felt safe throughout. Safety is always our number one priority but ensuring everyone’s having fun is a very close second! Our live music nights on a Friday evening return 15 January... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Free to wander around and watch the various water sports. Snacks & refreshments available in the very good cafe/bar (with Olympic size coffees...) Live music sometimes- see the web site for details. The rafting and kayaking look awesome!

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VisitLeeValley, General Manager at Lee Valley White Water Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. Our café is open throughout the year and serves a range of hot and cold food and beverages to keep you refreshed and refuelled during your visit. We have live music every Friday night in our café or on our terrace during the summer months and... More 

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