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Activity guide

2013

Learning with a difference in Lee Valley Regional Park


Lee Valley Regional Park provides a vast educational resource, offering environmental and heritage programmmes and a wide range of sport and leisure activities. Discover our 10,000 acre classroom. Environmental and heritage education programmes are delivered by our Youth and Schools Service. Each year over 25,000 people of all ages and abilities enjoy our outdoor learning experiences. Our activities aim to engender a sense of ownership and understanding of the natural world, drawing on internationally important nature reserves and a wide array of species and habitats. Our sports venues deliver activities which contribute to the school sports and PE curriculum as well as developing broader life skills through sport and physical activity.

Contents 01 Youth and Schools Service 03 Primary schools 09 Secondary schools, colleges and universities 11 Special schools and groups with special needs 12 Youth groups 13 Venues

16 Sporting activities 17 Athletics 18 Horse riding and equestrian activities 19 Ice skating 20 Paddlesport activities

21 Prices

Contact details for all our programmes are shown on page 23.

23 Bookings and enquiries 24 Extend your stay


Youth and Schools Service 08456 770 607 youthandschools@leevalleypark.org.uk

The Youth and Schools Service has been awarded The Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for their diverse range of programmes for all ages and abilities. All sessions are led by experienced staff who are checked by the Criminal Records Bureau. Programmes last approximately two hours and full days can be made up by choosing two programmes. Activities will be tailored to suit the needs of your particular group. Please refer to the charges sheet for current prices. We offer programmes for: Primary schools: Designed to help meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2. Many of the programmes are accompanied by pupil project books and teacher information sheets. Secondary schools, colleges and universities: Activities help meet National Curriculum, GCSE, BTEC, A level and degree criteria.

Innovative project weeks and events are run throughout the year. Go to visitleevalley.org.uk for further details. 1

Youth groups: A wide range of fun, engaging activities that can cater for outdoor badge work and award schemes. Special schools and groups with special needs: Specially designed, adaptable programmes and project weeks to suit the needs of individuals or groups with a range of disabilities or educational needs. In addition we can adapt mainstream programmes to suit your groups requirements.


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Environmental & heritage education Primary schools Abbey trail

Key subjects: History, English

Autumn fruits, seeds and leaves

Key subjects: Science, Geography

Turn back time 500 years to the Tudor period as pupils undertake a journey which uses role play, imagination and investigation skills to explore archaeological remains and discover the story of Waltham Abbey’s important historical past.

Experience the amazing changes in plants during autumn. Use role play games to understand a seed’s needs of life, test your skills on the squirrel nut hunt, collect and identify leaves, then plant your own seed to take home.

Session covers: Events, people and changes in the past; historical interpretation and enquiry; role play and english skills.

Session covers: Scientific enquiry; life processes including variation, classification, plant structures and seed dispersal; knowledge and understanding of places, patterns and processes.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens Available: All year (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Art of nature

Key subjects: Art & Design, Science Use the wonder of nature to inspire your students. Pick and mix from a wide range of nature based art and craft activities, tailored to topics and seasons. Pupils take an investigative, hands on approach to explore colours and textures of natural materials within the park. Options can include: Lee Valley sprites, nature’s symmetry and habitat cocktail paints. This is an ideal option for evening, winter visits or to complement another programme. Session covers: Exploring, developing, investigating and making art and crafts; scientific enquiry. Suitable for: KS1, KS2 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, YHA London Lee Valley, Tottenham Marshes, WaterWorks Nature Reserve Available: All year

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Suitable for: KS1, KS2 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, YHA London Lee Valley, WaterWorks Nature Reserve Available: September – November

Bitterns and other waterbirds

Key subjects: Science, Geography

Explore the habitat of one of the rarest birds in the Lee Valley. Migrate to our bird hide and use binoculars to observe and record waterbird behaviour in this internationally important habitat. Session covers: Scientific enquiry; life processes including variation, classification, food chains and adaptations; geographical enquiry and skills including migration; knowledge of understanding of places, patterns and processes. Suitable for: KS2 Venue: River Lee Country Park (Fishers Green entrance) Available: All year


Canals and riverside history

Key subject: History

Step back in time to the Victorian era to discover the waterway of the River Lee Navigation on a two hour boat trip. Find out what life was like for the families that lived on board barges in Victorian Britain and get creative experimenting with canal art. Session covers: Knowledge skills and understanding of events, people and changes in the past. Suitable for: KS2 Venues: River Lee Country Park, Broxbourne Riverside Available: All year (except November)

DIY minibeast

Key subjects: Science, Design & Technology Take your inspiration from nature. Use the design process to create your own model of a marvellous minibeast from recycled material. Research minibeasts through collection and identification, evaluate their adaptations and refine your final design.

Cunning running

Key subjects: Geography, PE Explore the park with our introduction to the exciting sport of orienteering. This fun fuelled competition allows groups to learn and reinforce important team building and map skills whilst challenging them to answer our nature quiz for extra points. Alternatively engage your students with the Lee Valley Challenge of a London 2012 Games fact finding mission. The class will be split into smaller groups, each of which must be accompanied by an adult. Session covers: Selecting and applying tactics, acquiring and developing PE and geographical skills. Suitable for: KS2 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, Tottenham Marshes Available: All year

Session covers: Scientific enquiry and life processes including variation, classification, food chains and habitat requirements; developing and communicating ideas and evaluation. Suitable for: KS2 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, Tottenham Marshes, Waterworks Nature Reserve, YHA London Lee Valley Available: April - October

Farms trails - self guided

From tamarins to meerkat, goat to guinea pig, come and visit the animals at Lee Valley Park Farms. Follow the ‘Whose Baby Trail’ with downloadable booklets and teachers information packs to make the most of your visit. This programme is booked directly with Lee Valley Park Farms on 01992 892 781. Suitable for: Foundation Stage, KS1, KS2 Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms Available: February – October

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Field to fridge

Key subjects: Science, Geography Experience the start of your milk’s journey to the supermarket shelf. This guided tour of our working dairy farm explores the crops we grow, how we look after our animals and wildlife, methods of milking and the farmer’s job. Self-led visits of our visitor farm are also available (see farm trails on page 4). Session covers: Life processes and living things; geographical enquiry; understanding of environmental change, development and places. Suitable for: KS2 Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms Available: February – October

Focus on urban habitats

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Key subjects: Science, Geography Weird and wonderful minibeasts thrive in the urban habitats throughout the Lee Valley. Play the ‘needs of life’ game then predict how minibeast numbers will vary in different parts of the habitat. Collect and identify minibeasts to see their amazing adaptations. Session covers: Scientific enquiry and life processes including variation, classification, food chains and habitat requirements; geographical enquiry and skills. Suitable for: KS1, KS2 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, Tottenham Marshes, Waterworks Nature Reserve, River Lee Country Park Available: April – October

Focus on dragonflies

Key subjects: Science, Geography Discover one of the most amazing insects in the world. Follow this monster minibeast through its lifecycle. Survey where the eggs are laid, stream dip in the dragonfly nymphs’ habitat to find and identify aquatic creatures. Visit Cornmill Meadows Dragonfly Sanctuary and hopefully get a glimpse of the incredible adult insects. Session covers: Scientific enquiry and life processes including life cycles, variation, classification, food chains and adaptations; knowledge and understanding of places. Suitable for: KS2 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, Cornmill Meadows Dragonfly Sanctuary Available: April – October

Sensory safari

Key subject: Science Building on our Garden Sensory Adventure programme we are now pleased to offer pupils the chance to enjoy an exciting mix of environmental activities which use all of the senses to discover the delights of learning outdoors at three fantastic sites in the Lee Valley. Try the feely bag challenge! Collect fallen treasures and explore colour and shape using magnifying glasses and colour fans. Be ‘all ears’ as you listen out for natural and human made sounds, test your sense of smell as you discover natural aromas and then take a look at your taste buds before you plant a seed to grow into something tasty! Session covers: Investigative skills; life processes and living things.

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Excellent tutors - very knowledgeable and natural with children. Ms Lucy Mitchell, St John’s CE Primay School

Suitable for: Reception, KS1, special needs students Venue: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, Myddelton House Gardens, WaterWorks Nature Reserve Available: All year


I spy a dragonfly

Key subject: Science

Power of plants

Key subject: Science

Experience life through the eyes of this giant of the insect world! An exciting range of fun and educational sensory activities and environmental games will enthuse and connect younger pupils to the delights of dragonflies and to the wonders of nature in their local environment.

Discover why people and the planet need plants. Find plants hidden in everyday items and explore their role in food chains. Uncover the secrets of plant reproduction, pollination, photosynthesis (KS2 only) and adaptation. Engage your students by getting up close to experience the power of plants.

Session covers: Investigative skills; life processes and living things.

Session covers: Scientific enquiry; life processes including reproduction, plant structures, food chains, variation and classification.

Suitable for: Reception, KS1 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, Cornmill Meadows Dragonfly Sanctuary Available: All year

Mr Bowles and his Victorian garden

Key subject: History

Join us on an imaginary journey back to the Victorian period to learn about the fascinating life and work of notable Plantsman Mr Bowles. Explore the history of this beautiful site through a diversity of experiential learning activities. Pupils will discover what Victorian people would have worn, handle historical gardening tools, play a game enjoyed by Victorian children and pretend to be a Victorian plant collector. They will also find out who the ‘Bowles Boys’ were and take on some of their duties as they tend to the garden and plant a seed. Session covers: Chronological understanding; understanding of events, people and changes in the past; Victorian Britain.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse and Gardens, Tottenham Marshes, Waterworks Nature Reserve, River Lee Country Park Available: May – September

Rivers walk

Key subjects: Geography, Science A unique opportunity to compare and contrast the natural features of the meandering Old River Lea with the straight River Lee Navigation. Discuss and record river features and birdlife, complete field sketches, measure flow rates and determine the benefits and disadvantages of each waterway habitat for wildlife and boat traffic. This programme is 2½ hours. Session covers: Geographical enquiry; understanding of patterns and processes; investigative skills. Suitable for: KS2 Venue: River Lee Country Park (Fishers Green entrance) Available: All year

Suitable for: KS1, KS2 Venue: Myddelton House Gardens Available: All year

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Engage your students in the legacy of London 2012 using the power of white water. Take a guided tour of the Lee Valley White Water Centre or contact us to arrange an assembly (sessions limited).

The ‘Great Stink’

Key subjects: History, Geography Bring the water cycle to life by discovering the ‘Great Stink’ of 1858 and the effect of dirty water on the population of London. Visit Essex Filter Beds which once cleaned Victorian London’s drinking water, for a demonstration of filtration and to see how they now form an unusual urban nature reserve. Session covers: Chronological understanding; understanding of events, people and changes in the past; understanding of places and processes. Suitable for: KS2 Venue: WaterWorks Nature Reserve Available: All year

Seed to supper

Key subject: Science Grow your pupil’s knowledge of plant lifecycles as they experience the journey from seed to supper. Pupils will have the opportunity to handle fruit and vegetables and study the tiny seeds from which they grow, learn about a seeds needs of life by playing the ‘Seed Tig’ game, discover plant variation by taking part in a scavenger hunt, pretend to be a pollinator in the Pollination Game and then plant a seed to take home.

WaterWorks waterbirds

Key subjects: Science, Geography Explore this unique wetland habitat created from a disused water treatment facility! Migrate to our bird hide and use binoculars to observe and record waterbird behaviour in this important urban nature reserve.

Session covers: Scientific enquiry; life processes including reproduction, plant structures, food chains, variation and classification.

Session covers: Scientific enquiry; life processes including variation, classification, food chains and adaptations; geographical enquiry and skills including migration; knowledge and understanding of places, patterns and processes.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2 Venue: Myddelton House Gardens Available: All year

Suitable for: KS2 Venue: WaterWorks Nature Reserve Available: All year

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Environmental & heritage education Secondary schools, colleges and universities Featuring London 2012 programmes Countryside recreation and London 2012

Key subjects: Leisure & Tourism, Travel & Tourism, Marketing, Geography Engage your students using the unique tourism, leisure and countryside recreation attraction of Lee Valley Regional Park. Discover the challenges it faces balancing recreational use and nature conservation, plus the fantastic opportunities provided by the London 2012 legacy. The classroom session is followed by a site visit which can focus on management of different user groups, marketing or the habitat management plan and the development of Lee Valley White Water Centre (host venue for the London 2012 Canoe Slalom events). Suitable for: Post 16 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, River Lee Country Park, WaterWorks Nature Reserve Available: All year – some options limited by venue opening restrictions

Conservation projects Practical sessions helping conserve the park, please contact us for more details. 9

Focus on dairy farming

Key subject: Geography

Experience the start of your milk’s journey to the supermarket shelf. Take a tour of our working dairy farm to see first hand an excellent example of a primary industry at work, the inputs, processes, outputs and conflicts it faces. Learn how this industry is helping to protect the environment. Suitable for: KS3, KS4 Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms Available: February - October

Leisure and recreation

Key subject: Geography

Discover the unique challenges faced by Lee Valley Regional Park in balancing recreation and nature conservation and the fantastic opportunities provided by London 2012. On a site visit challenge your students to create a land use plan from the perspective of a key user group. This programme provides a foundation for school based activities such as a public enquiry. Suitable for: KS3, KS4 Venues: Abbey Farmhouse & Gardens, River Lee Country Park, Available: All year

We had a very productive, enjoyable and interesting day. Gloria Burns, Redbridge College


Orienteering

Key subjects: Geography, PE, Team Building, ICT Orienteering is the ultimate activity to help your group bond and gain confidence. Working in groups, students learn the fundamental principles of navigation. Put your team to the test on one of our three orienteering programmes. Classic orienteering Learn the essential skills using a map and compass as you explore our permanent orienteering course. Test your tactical planning with our score course. Lee Valley Challenge Orienteering with a twist. Engage your students with the additional challenge of a London 2012 Games fact finding mission. Students are encouraged to embrace the Olympic values as they compete in River Lee Country Park, home of Lee Valley White Water Centre. GPS Orienteering Navigate our permanent orienteering course using state of the art touch screen GPS machines. GPS orienteering also offers students the chance to develop new information and communication technology skills. This programme is 2½ hours. Suitable for: KS3, KS4, post 16 (students below year 9 are advised to compete in groups accompanied by an adult). Lee Valley Challenge also suitable for KS2 Venue: River Lee Country Park, Tottenham Marshes Available: All year

Engage your students in the legacy of London 2012 using the power of white water. Contact us to arrange an assembly (sessions limited).

White water guided walks are available to see the host venue for the London 2012 Canoe Slalom events. For further details and to book walks in other areas please contact us.

White water investigation

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Key subject: Geography

Bring geography to life using The Lee Valley White Water Centre and Apple iPod technology. Take a circular tour of one of the most successful London 2012 venues where your students will be introduced to the different stakeholders that worked together and understand the challenges and potential impact involved in developing this impressive venue. Learn about the success of the London 2012 canoe slalom competition and think about how this sporting event may change the future of the Lee Valley Regional Park. Suitable for: KS3, KS4 Venue: River Lee Country Park (Lee Valley White Water Centre) Available: Limited by venue opening restrictions, please call for details

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Explore, discover, inspire Special schools and groups with special needs The Youth and Schools Service is experienced at working with special needs students. We offer a diverse range of activities which can be adjusted to suit a wide range of learning needs, from mild to profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Makaton trained staff Activities on the following topics are available: • • • • • • • • • • •

birdwatching conservation projects farm tours guided walks local history minibeast hunting orienteering/team building river walks sensory trails stream dipping water cycles

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Explore project Discover Lee Valley Regional Park in bite size portions. Choose activities from our list of sensory, art and environmental lesson plans to create a unique programme for your students. Options include: magic sticks, understanding patterns in nature, the unnatural tree trail, making a tasty bird food cake or exploring the park using all your senses. This programme allows us to adapt your session to make it as relevant and as fun as possible. Please contact the Youth and Schools Service for information and a list of the activities that could be included.


Explore, discover, inspire Youth groups We’re experienced in working with a wide range of groups. For details of our fun and informative activities see our programmes listed in primary, secondary and special needs sections which can be adapted for your group.

Why not use our activities as a fun way to help achieve scouting and guiding badges or to get your group working as a team!

See some suggested topics below: • Minibeast hunting (see pages 4 and 5) • Birdwatching (see pages 3 and 7) • Orienteering (see pages 4 and 10) • Guided walks (see page 6 and 10) • GPS orienteering (see page 10)

The outing was great, wonderful farm, activities and amazing staff. Rachel Atkins, Side by Side School

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Environmental & heritage education Venues Abbey Farmhouse and Gardens

Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1XQ Set in the grounds of Waltham Abbey Gardens, the Abbey Farmhouse has two fully equipped classrooms, toilets, an enclosed picnic area and free car/coach parking. Its proximity to River Lee Country Park and Cornmill Meadows Dragonfly Sanctuary enables students to make use of a wide variety of habitats nearby.

Lee Valley Park Farms

Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 2EF Lee Valley Park Farms consists of two farms. Hayes Hill Farm, a visitor attraction with over 200 farm animals including rare breeds and Holyfield Hall Farm, a working dairy farm. The farms are well equipped for school visits with free car and coach parking, picnic areas, indoor play areas, toilets and hand washing facilities.

Myddelton House Gardens Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG Created by the famous plantsman, E.A.Bowles (1865 – 1954), the gardens have been undergoing restoration since 1984 and have recently restored the Kitchen Garden area to its former glory along with creating a visitor centre with museum and cafÊ. The gardens offer a safe and unique educational site with free car and coach parking and toilets.

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Broxbourne Riverside

Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 6LX Located in the north of River Lee Country Park near Lee Valley Boat Centre, this outdoor venue provides links to a variety of historical interests alongside a variety of natural habitats. Free car and coach parking with toilets available a short walk away in the adjacent Old Mill and Meadows site.

River Lee Country Park

Entrances at Fishers Green, Waltham Abbey, Cheshunt and Lee Valley White Water Centre Transformed from a series of old gravel pits into an attractive range of habitats, River Lee Country Park comprises a number of internationally important habitats for wetland wildlife. Wide, surfaced paths make much of River Lee Country Park accessible to all. The main park entrances benefit from toilets and free car and coach parking provision.

Tottenham Marshes

Tottenham, London N17 0XD This site offers over 100 acres of open space with the benefit of free car and coach parking, toilets and a classroom. Large areas of the marshes are managed for nature conservation with wildflower meadows, woodlands and scrub, a wildlife garden and a permanent orienteering course.

WaterWorks Nature Reserve Leyton, London E10 7NU

This site is a wonderful nature reserve. The Essex Filter Beds on this site were once used to clean Victorian London’s drinking water and have now been transformed into a unique nature reserve with an unusual bird hide. The centre has a classroom, toilets and free car and coach parking. For Lee Valley White Water Centre see page 20. For YHA London Lee Valley see page 24.

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Sporting activities Schools, colleges and youth groups We want to ensure that our sports venues and sports development programmes are accessed by as many schools and community groups across the region as possible. Our staff are on hand to help develop specific sports programmes and encourage young people to be more physically active and achieve learning through sport. We play a key role in creating lasting legacy sports projects and education programmes at a number of Olympic and Paralympic sports venues across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including the Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

We are committed to using the inspiration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to ensure that the community make maximum use of all our sporting venues and continue to use the park as a learning zone and a place to enjoy. We welcome the opportunity to support schools in helping to access our sports provision and in partnership with National Governing Bodies, can provide bespoke activities and potential links to funding through our Sports Development Team. If you’d like to know more drop us an email at sportsdevelopment@ leevalleypark.org.uk and one of our team will be in touch.

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Athletics Lee Valley Athletics Centre Our magnificent athletics centre provides a friendly and flexible approach to developing athletics opportunities. Training venue to a number of world class athletes, the centre prides itself on creating a welcoming environment for school and community groups as well as support to some of the leading British athletes. An inspirational learning classroom, our indoor and outdoor facilities will add spark to any PE lesson and can provide opportunities all year round. The venue has catered for numerous educational bodies since its opening in 2007, with many schools holding their sports days at the venue. We can offer everything from simple track hire to coaching and event support. Facilities include: • • • • • •

400m outdoor track with full field event facilities and covered seating for 350 and additional trim trail 200m indoor track with covered seating for 500 130m separate indoor sprint track full indoor jumps provision specialist indoor throws area classroom facilities

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Lee Valley Athletics Centre Lee Valley Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR 020 8344 7230 The nearest train station is Ponders End on the Liverpool Street line (10 minute walk). W8 buses go direct to the complex. There’s also a large car park on site.

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Horse riding and equestrian activities Lee Valley Riding Centre Our equestrian centre provides riding sessions and activities which cater for a range of age groups and abilities, in a safe, fun and professional environment. Our British Horse Society accredited centre has experience of delivering specific all inclusive riding sessions for schools across the region. The centre has the benefit of both indoor and outdoor floodlit arenas ensuring activities run whatever the weather. All our horses and ponies are chosen for their temperament and are well trained so that they are ideally suited for school sessions. The centre is ideally suited to combine learning activity with horse riding, with dedicated pony care sessions which include handling and grooming, plus specialist tuition for NVQ’s and British Horse Society exams. The centre is a regional base for ‘Riding for the Disabled’ and can cater for students with additional needs. Our staff will be happy to answer any school booking enquiries and make your visit to the venue a memorable one. Suitable for: Age 5+ (restrictions apply)

Lee Valley Riding Centre Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QL 020 8556 2629 The nearest train station is Clapton on the Liverpool Street line (15/20 minute walk). Buses 48, 55 and 56 stop outside the centre. There’s also a large car park on site.

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Ice skating Lee Valley Ice Centre Lee Valley Ice Centre offers an international sized (56m X 26m) ice pad that creates a magnificent facility for up to 750 skaters, with additional spectator seating for up to 700 people. Our venue caters for all abilities of skaters from beginners through to elite. If you are interested in ice skating lessons in London, there’s no better location. The centre offers a range of learn to skate courses as well as public skating sessions that suit all ages and abilities. Why not take the opportunity to introduce something that little bit different to the school day and bring your class or school to the centre for a great day out. Our schools ‘Learn to Skate’ lessons are run in weekly blocks that follow the school term timetable (courses are a minimum of six weeks). These half hour group lessons with one or more of our qualified instructors, includes skate hire and a record of achievement booklet to record the student’s progress. Our venue staff will be more than happy to talk through any enquiries you may have to ensure your school booking runs smoothly. Suitable for: All age groups

Lee Valley Ice Centre Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QL 020 8533 3154 The nearest train station is Clapton on the Liverpool Street line (15/20 minute walk). Buses 48, 55 and 56 stop outside the centre. There’s also a large car park on site.

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Paddlesport activities Lee Valley White Water Centre Home to some of the world’s best canoe and kayakers and the host venue of the London 2012 Canoe Slalom events where Team GB won Olympic gold and silver medals in the men’s canoe slalom doubles. Lee Valley White Water Centre is open to schools and community groups wanting to get a taste of paddlesport at this unique Olympic venue. With two white water courses, the Legacy Loop and the more challenging Olympic Standard Competition Course plus a purpose built lake, there really are opportunities for everyone. So whether you would like to take a class or group rafting, or simply enjoy a coached canoe and kayak session on the flat water, the venue is always keen to make your visit a memorable one. Safety is paramount with qualified raft guides and canoe/kayak coaches on hand. All safety equipment is provided, as well as full risk assessments for all activities. The centre has been certified by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). Minimum numbers apply for some activities at this venue, as well as some age restrictions. Suitable for: From age 11+ (restrictions apply) Available:

Seasonal opening - see website for details

Lee Valley White Water Centre Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AB 08456 770 606 The nearest train stations are Cheshunt and Waltham Cross on the Liverpool Street line (20 minute walk). Buses 211, 212, 213, 240, 250 and 251 stop outside the centre. There’s also a large car park on site.

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Prices April 2013 - March 2014 Environmental & heritage education Primary schools

Exceptions

Price per pupil: £4.70 per half day, £7.60 per full day (unless otherwise stated). Minimum charge for 20 pupils.

Canals and riverside history £10.50 per pupil including boat hire (minimum charge for 20 children).

Secondary Key Stage 3 and 4 Price per pupil: £5.30 per half day, £9.00 per full day (unless otherwise stated). Minimum charge for 20 pupils.

Post 16 Price per pupil: £6.50 per half day, £13.00 per full day (unless otherwise stated). Minimum charge for 10 pupils.

Special needs groups Price per pupil: £4.70 per half day, £7.60 per full day (unless otherwise stated). Minimum charge for 10 pupils.

Youth groups Price per participant: £4.70 per half day, £7.60 per full day (unless otherwise stated). Minimum charge for 15 participants.

Field to Fridge and Focus on Dairy Farming £4.70 per pupil (minimum charge for 20 children) see note below regarding full day farm visit. Lee Valley Park Farms Trails/ self led visits to visitor farm If booking a self guided visit without a guided tour, normal farm charges apply. Term time a group rate of £4.80 per pupil applies, please book directly with Lee Valley Park Farms on 01992 892 781. If booking a self guided visit in addition to a guided tour (Field to Fridge/Focus on Dairy Farming) a charge of £2.90 per pupil will apply (adults free), please book via the Youth & Schools Service. Orienteering - £4.70 per pupil (minimum charge for 20 pupils). White water assemblies - free. Guided walks - £59 per hour.

For more information or to book contact the Youth and Schools Service on 08456 770 607 or email youthandschools@leevalleypark.org.uk 21


Prices Sporting activities

April 2013 - March 2014

Athletics

Ice skating

School sports days: track hire is £74 per hour.

Skating sessions: school/youth groups £6.40 per pupil (includes skate hire). Minimum of 20 in group.

Teaching facilities: £3.00 per pupil. Coaching: available at £32 per hour. Athletics academy: £4.50 per session. For more information or to book contact Lee Valley Athletics Centre on 020 8344 7230 or email lvac@leevalleypark.org.uk

Horse riding and equestrian Dedicated sessions: £14 per pupil for a half hour group riding session. Pony care sessions: £14 per pupil for a half hour group pony care session. Riding and pony care sessions: £19 per child for an hour-long group session including half hour riding and half hour pony care. For more information or to book contact Lee Valley Riding Centre on 020 8556 2629 or email ridingcentre@leevalleypark.org.uk

Block booking of six, one hour sessions are £30 per pupil (includes skate hire). Minimum of 10 in group. Coaches are available at £15 per 30 minutes, for up to 15 pupils (session fees apply as well). Private tuition: please call for more information. For more information or booking contact Lee Valley Ice Centre on 020 8533 3154 or email icecentre@leevalleypark.org.uk

Paddlesport activities Legacy schools rafting offer: £22 per child. Minimum of 20 children and takes place on the Legacy Loop forchildren aged 11+. Rafting is available for students over 14 on the Olympic Standard Competition Course, please contact the centre for group size, availability and costs. Group kayak coaching is available, please contact the centre for group sizes and costs.

Accompanying adults are free on all sessions. All prices may be subject to change.

For more information or booking contact Lee Valley White Water Centre on 08456 770 606 or email gowhitewater@leevalleypark.org.uk 22


Bookings and enquiries Please note charges apply to most programmes or activities

Youth & Schools Service

Sporting activities

Booking is essential for all environmental and heritage programmes

Please contact venues directly for more information or to book:

Abbey Farmhouse, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1XQ

Athletics - Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR

08456 770 607 youthandschools@leevalleypark.org.uk

020 8344 7230

lvac@leevalleypark.org.uk

Horse riding and equestrian -

Lee Valley Riding Centre, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QL 020 8556 2629 ridingcentre@leevalleypark.org.uk

Ice skating - Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QL 020 8533 3154 icecentre@leevalleypark.org.uk

Accessibility The park is committed to improving access for all. The majority of the park is fully accessible to those with mobility issues as it has hard paved paths running throughout. Our buildings benefit from easy access gates and ramps. For more details go to visitleevalleypark.org.uk or call 08456 770 600.

Health and safety Lee Valley Regional Park has a robust Health and Safety Policy. All programmes are risk assessed. Our environmental and heritage programmes guidance notes for visiting group leaders are available from our website. We can also arrange pre-visits for teachers who are unfamiliar with the sites.

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White water rafting - Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AB 08456 770 606 gowhitewater@leevalleypark.org.uk

Sports Development - Lee Valley Regional Park, Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG 01992 709 934 sportsdevelopment@leevalleypark.org.uk


Extend your stay Lee Valley Regional Park has an impressive variety of places and programmes for all types of groups to enjoy To get the most out of any trip, programmes can be combined to offer an even broader experience and could even include an overnight stay. Lee Valley Campsite Sewardstone Road, Chingford, London E4 7RA 020 8529 5689 sewardstonecampsite@leevalleypark.org.uk Located just five minutes from the M25 (J26) this site boasts excellent facilities with an on-site shop, two heated shower and toilet blocks, undercover washing up areas, laundry facilities and internet terminals. Dedicated tent fields ensure that groups can all be pitched together. Furnished cocoons and woodland cabins which are nestled amongst the trees and offer accommodation for up to four people.

Lee Valley Caravan Park Dobbs Weir, Charlton Meadows, Essex Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 0AS 08456 770 609 dobbsweircampsite@leevalleypark.org.uk Located just ten minutes from the M25 (J26) this site boasts excellent facilities with an on-site shop, heated shower and toilet block, undercover washing up areas, laundry facilities. Dedicated tent fields ensure that groups can all be pitched together.

Lee Valley Camping & Caravan Park Lee Valley Leisure Complex, Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR 020 8803 6900 edmontoncampsite@leevalleypark.org.uk This peaceful site located just a 15 minute dirve from the M25 (J26) is within easy reach of central London and ideal for enjoying our other venues. An 18-hole golf course, athletics centre and Odeon cinema are also located on the complex. The site has fantastic facilities including an on-site shop, heated shower and toilet blocks, laundry, undercover washing up area, BBQ area and furnished Cocoons and Cabins which offer accommodation for up to four people.

YHA London Lee Valley Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN8 9AJ 08453 719 057 leevalley@yha.org.uk The YHA (Youth Hostel Association) has a long history of providing affordable accommodation in special places, and YHA Lee Valley is just such a location. Six Scandinavian-style lodges offer en suite rooms in twin, double and family formats. You’ll find a licensed restaurant, comfy lounges, laundry, internet access, function rooms and bike hire. Located a 10 minute drive from the M25 (J25) and within a two minute walk from Cheshunt on the Liverpool Street line which give direct access to central London.

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All information correct at time of printing - December 2012.

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Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield EN2 9HG 08456 770 600 l visitleevalley.org.uk l @LeeValleyPark

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