Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre
5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Waltham Cross, Greater London, England

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,936 reviews
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1,736
Very good
128
Average
21
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Nick S
United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
A White Water rafting experience was purchased as a Christmas gift for me by my girlfriend. Originally we where booked in for June 2020 but due to Covid we couldn’t attend & therefore rebooked for September.
Re-booking the session was easy & we got very lucky with the weather for sure!
We turned up & where promptly booked in, provider with kit & told when our security briefing would start. We where on the rapids with a couple of other boats but Lucinda & I where in a boat with another couple & it was great fun.
Our Instructor Stu was very friendly & made the safety briefing & whole experience for that matter very fun & very interesting.
After a quick but informative security briefing we got straight into going down the rapids.
Each pair taking turns in different positions & gradually as we all got more confident going down the route quicker.
I felt very safe at all times as there are also spotters as each corner of the track, so as well as the training Stu provided, if you do manage to fall off the boat so one is always very close by to help you out the rapids.
I would highly recommend the experience & also our instructor Stu. For me he made the day.
We’ll definitely back!

Nick & Lucinda
Written September 19, 2020
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Lisa
Colchester, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
An amazing experience made all the more enjoyable by the lovely Theo who looked after all of us brilliantly. Booked as a 50th birthday present for two of our party of eight, a few of us were extremely apprehensive! However, Theo was super supportive and extremely professional, making us all feel we were in safe hands. With his guidance and expertise we navigated our way around at least five circuits, each one more thrilling than the last and I can only apologise to Theo for my relentless screaming, especially on the final circuit! A truly fantastic activity that none of us will forget in a long time - especially my husband who managed to fall overboard to everyone else's amusement! Would highly recommend.
Written September 6, 2021
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Lauren H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
I booked an experience that as family never tried and it was one of the funniest things we’ve done. Our guide Ted was patient,as we were total novice and made the experience comfortable and fun . I would 100% recommend this little adventure,it’s well organised and some of us are not the smallest of ladies but not once did we feel uncomfortable . Ted was good fun and us girls had a great time,I will be recommending this to a lot people,worth every penny
Written October 4, 2021
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Alan
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Took my disabled mother there with her blue badge on display and parked within the marked disabled bay by the front door, this is because she is in a wheel chair, she had a coffee and watched as she is unable to participate due to being disabled...

Today i received a fine for this... Now i am going to do a freedom of information request to obtain all the CCTV footage.

Might even take them to court as there signage is incorrect and all this stress warrants some compensation.

Don't go to lee valley, it is not disabled friendly anymore.
Written July 14, 2022
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Andrew B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Rafting Unleashed
Booked for my daughter's 13th birthday party, fair to say that all had a very memorable day on the rapids.
The venue is absolutely first class, all experience staff are very professional and focussed on ensuring all have a safe and fun time.
Special thanks to Theo, the in boat instructor...had a very natural way to get a group of teenagers working as a team (to get the most out of the day) but also having a really fun day at the same time - also giving parents (along with rest of team supervising from the banks) that safety is paramount - thank you.
Unfortunately, after a tiring session, what kids wanted most was a hot meal, whilst Terrace cafe is undoubtedly a great space with views over rapids, hot meals end at 3pm and cafe closes at 5pm (just as our session finished).
The website does not display menu for cafe, or above closing and hot meal times. I called in advance to enquire (nobody answers the phone and recorded message states fastest response is by email)....3 days later I have yet to receive.
The above didn't spoil the day (as experience team smashed it)....but i can't understand why catering finished prior to events or menu / times are not evident on website or team do not respond to email enquiries?
Written June 2, 2022
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Simon G
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had great fun with the Rafting Unleashed experience. Our guide Tom, was excellent, and gave us several challenging rides, with most of us falling off the raft (including Tom!) at least once, but that was all part of the fun. Four 13 year olds really enjoyed it, teeth chattering, not from cold, but from the adrenaline rush. Definitely recommend it.
Written August 2, 2021
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Darren A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a fantastic time doing the rafting unleashed on Saturday. My Brother, me and my 2 boys, 14 and 12, had so much fun.
It’s exhilarating, a bit hard work but such a laugh, enjoyable for teenagers and a 50 and 60 year old reasonably fit adults 🤔.
Couldn’t recommend it highly enough, well worth the money and not something you do every week, should be something you do though if you enjoy a bit of adrenaline and some good laughs whilst getting wet!!

Will defo go again and already telling other friends and family so we can get a group of us going.

Staff super friendly and helpful and the food and drinks were good too.
Written August 16, 2021
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Patrick Cullen
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Fantastic experience rafting! The rapids were fantastic and our instructor Tim was second to none. He made sure each of our 8 runs was different and pushed us to our limits. We were all of the opinion that this experience should not be missed and we would definitely do it again.

Now on to the reason for the 4 star review. I booked the raft during the time when restrictions were in place and therefore could only book for 6 people which was classed as a full raft at the time. Since coming out of lockdown the raft limit increased to 9 people, so I emailed the staff at Lee Valley and explained that when I had booked the raft it was limited to 6 and therefore I did not want any random people joining since I would have asked more of my friends to come if I had known. I was assured that because I booked the raft for a maximum of 6 this would remain the case, however we found that when we arrived they had booked 3 other people on our raft which we were not happy about and unfortunately we felt that this negatively affected our experience.
Written July 30, 2021
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Craig H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
One of the best family activities we have done for years. The facilities are fantastic and you can make a full day of activities a day to remember.
The rafting was such an amazing experience and such an adrenaline filled hour - far exceeded our expectations.
The activity was made so memorable by having such an incredible instructor, Emily. She ensured we had maximum fun, kept everyone safe whilst making sure we hit as many rapids and did as rounds as possible.
She had an awesome sense of humor from the start and interacted with everyone throughout the rafting session.
Will definitely book again very soon!
Written August 20, 2021
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Annabel N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had Heidi as our instructor, she was fab. Experience was fantastic, 90 minutes of rafting. Heidi had us surfing the waves in the raft and have us an experience beyond just white water acting. You need to be a confident swimmer as you have to do a swim assessment and you may well end up in the water from the raft. Heidi was great fun and had a good laugh with us even if she did try and get us out the boat. We loved the adrenaline experience of the rapids and would highly recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of a workout and some water!
Written September 11, 2022
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