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Lee Valley White Water Centre

Address: Station Road, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB, England
Phone Number: 08456 770 606
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: The first London 2012 venue you'll be able to enjoy after the Games - for an action packed season...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: The first London 2012 venue you'll be able to enjoy after the Games - for an action packed season of white water rafting. You'll get several runs down the course. Sessions start with an adventurous first run designed to get you used to the feel of the boat and working as a team. 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!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We found the whole session excellent. Great fun and a real buzz. The policy is to split up the largest group (unless you come in a group of 9 - which fills a boat alone) to make up the numbers in other boats. Where possible they keep the integrity of four person groups. Go big or go home! I would... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed the experience and we’ll pass your kind words onto the team at the centre. Rapid Focus is a third party company, who provide photos of the experiences; we’ll be sure to pass your comments on to the photographyer team. We hope this hasn’t dampened your experience and look forward to welcoming you... More 

chelmsford
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great fun and very easy for all ages. One chap in our boat was 70 years old and celebrating his birthday. No skill required as long as you know your right from left and don't mind getting went you are qualified to have fun here! tip: take soap or shampoo for the showers (there's none there)

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

Thanks for your review. Rafting is great activity for any aged above 14! We’re glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again in the New Year. Next time why not try Hydrospeeding or a Hot Dog sessions. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

I won a trip with work to go white water rafting in November. I was a bit apprehensive because of the cold but despite this, it was a great trip. Jorge our instructor was really nice, patient and got everyone involved. We had so much fun! Even if I did fall in once or twice :) Thanks Jorge!

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

Thanks for your review, Ccongratulations on winning your trip to the centre. We’re so happy you enjoyed white water rafting at the centre even if you did fall in a couple of times. We hope you visit the centre next year and maybe try something different like Hydrospeeding or Hot Dog sessions they’re great fun too. More 

Yateley, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My sister and I booked on to the white water rafting experience after receiving a voucher last Christmas. We arrived on the time and were quickly given our wet suits and shoes before being sorted into groups and given an instructor for our boat. The day was made better by the company of the others in the group who were... More 

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

Thanks for your glowing comments and recommending us to your friends. We’re glad that you and your sister had such a great time at the centre and we’ll pass on your. We hope you’re able to come back next year maybe with a larger group or perhaps try a different activity like a Hydrospeeding or Hot Dog session, they’re great... More 

Bristol, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I took my son and two mates aged 15 and 16. What a laugh. Arec the instructor was great and got the whole group involved in white water rafting. Very professional, good sense of humour and made the whole experiance well worth it.

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

Thanks for leaving a comment. We’re glad you had such a good experience rafting at the centre, we’ll pass on your kind words to the team. We also offer other activities such as Hydrospeeding and Hot Dog sessions which you are able to do at the centre which are also great fun to do. We hope to see you again... More 

Wheathampstead
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We did this for a mates stag-do and it was excellent. The whole day was well organised and we got about 5 runs down the course. Our instructor 'KD' was brilliant. The course was challenging and tiring and did get everyone's hearts pumping (exercise and adrenaline). The changing and toilet facilities where clean and tidy. In fact the whole place... More 

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

Thanks for your comments and we’re glad you had such a great time at the centre. Our expert photographers take amazing photos of you going down the course, they follow each raft to ensure plenty of the best quality photos are taken. Unfortunately we’re unable to allow people to wear GoPro’s on the course as this is a health and... More 

Barnet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've ALWAYS wanted to go and experience the Olympic venue where we won LOADS of medals (they've even got the medal podium still there!!!) so when a colleague came up with the idea of 2 boats of us going, I was well 'up for it'. It was the BEST £30 I've ever spent .... Laughing whilst also being slightly terrified... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at the centre. We’re glad you had a fantastic time at the centre rafting on the Olympic course where team GB won Silver and Gold at the 2012 London games. Our medal podium is a great place to take photos in the exact same place the athletes received theirs. Our photographers... More 

Epping, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

GREAT DAY OUT we took the children and we all had a great time, watching the boats go down the water rapids, great food and drink to sort every taste. GREAT DAY

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

Thanks for your positive review. We’re glad you had a great day at the centre watching the boats on the Olympic course and enjoyed the food and drink in the café. Our terrace is a great space to watch and relax and our new BBQ bar is a great place to grab something to eat. Hopefully we’ll see you next... More 

stevenage
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

as a photographer lee valley white water center is an ideal place to watch the sport of white water kayaking and rafting, restaurants a bit pricey but a coffee and watch the boats can be a good few hours out

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

Thanks for your feedback. Our terrace is a great space to take photos of the rafting and other activities. We hope to see you visiting again soon; next time why not give the rafting a go! More 

Essex england
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I chose to go white water rafting for my boyfriend's birthday and we had a fantastic time! Our trainer (Chris) was very professional and looked after us well! It was a very fun experience and I would definitely recommend it! However, we returned the next day to watch other rafters and bought a coffee from the coffee shop. I have... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at the centre. We’re pleased you had a fantastic time rafting and will pass your comments onto Chris. Safety is a top priority for us and our guides understand the importance of tailoring sessions to each group’s needs. Regarding your comments about a cafe – we pride ourselves on providing excellent... More 

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