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Press Office

Our media centre provides the latest news and information from Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, including statements, imagery and supporting content for journalists.

If you are a journalist and would like to speak to a member of our press team regarding Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, our open spaces, campsites, gardens or heritage sites please contact us.

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Latest news releases

New £30m skating centre opens with £1 ice breaker

11 May 2023

• Lee Valley Ice Centre to open on Saturday 17 June
• Anyone can skate for just £1 on opening day
• The ice centre features two Olympic sized rinks, gym, dance studio, cafe and community spaces

Building exterior showing copper roof against a cloudy white sky. Clouds and landscaping are reflected in the windows. There are gabion walls either side of the centre entrance, ready for bugs to take up their new home.

The brand new Lee Valley Ice Centre - opening soon

Women’s paddlesports training opportunity

24 January 2023

New skills, job opportunities, inspiring other – do something different

Woman kayaking in orange kayak on flat water lake

Wallet-friendly wellbeing in Lee Valley this winter

10 January 2023

There are plenty of wallet-friendly ways to keep active and boost your wellbeing in Lee Valley Regional Park this winter. Whether it’s exploring the park on foot with our guided and self-led walks or discovering the wildlife which spends winter in the Lee Valley – our guide to winter in the Lee Valley promises plenty of feel-good fresh air and endorphins without impacting the health of your wallet.

A group of adults walking along a gravel footpath through an avenue of lush green trees.

One of many guided walks that take place in Lee Valley Regional Park

The Ultimate Snowdrop Sale celebrates its 10th year

21 December 2022

Myddelton House Gardens set to welcome hundreds of visitors to popular event

The Rock Garden at Myddelton House Gardens showing a blanket of snowdrops dotted with a few daffodils.

Get on the right track at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

13 October 2022

Popular sports venue unveils new top level indoor track

The new indoor track at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

The new indoor track at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

New exhibition showcasing London’s Olympic legacy opens at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

13 April 2022

Wenlock the official London 2012 mascot, Olympic and Paralympic medals, Olympic and Paralympic torches are all on display at “10 years on” a new free exhibition at Lee Valley VeloPark charting the achievements of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and of the years that have followed.

Image of the 10 years on exhibition and Wenlock the official 2012 London Mascot

10 years on exhibition and Wenlock the official 2012 London Mascot

GLL confirmed as management partner for Lee Valley Regional Park Authority’s world class sporting venues

17 March 2022

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority confirmed today (17 March 2022) a 10-year partnership with charitable social enterprise GLL, to operate and manage its world class sporting venues from 1st April 2022.

Riders on the veldrome track at Lee Valley VeloPark

Greater London’s largest park opens state-of-the-art Wildlife Discovery Centre

30 November 2020

Bird watchers, nature lovers and friends and families will be able to get up close to the glorious wildlife and habitats found in the Lee Valley when a brand new Wildlife Discovery Centre opens on Thursday 3 December.

Exterior view of the Wildlife Discovery Centre

View of bird hide and tower from the Kingfisher Bank in Seventy Acres Lake

Marsh Farm Magic Heading for Lee Valley

22 April 2021

Much loved family attraction Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey is excited to announce that they will be re-opening their doors at the end of April, under the new management of Marsh Farm.

Meerkat Lookout at Lee Valley Park Farms

The farms are ready to open their doors at the end of April

Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles visits Myddelton House Gardens to plant a new variety of apple tree named in his honour

5 May 2021

Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles OBE visited his ancestral home at Myddelton House Gardens last month to plant an apple tree created in his honour.

Tree planting at Myddelton House Gardens

Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles OBE planting a tree in the gardens

Celebrate lockdown easing with a fun half term in Lee Valley Regional Park

11 May 2021

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do this May half term, Lee Valley Regional Park offers a variety of wonderful outdoor spaces and nature reserves where children and their families can roam free and explore the wildlife for free.

Hot Dogs at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Hot Dogs with a difference at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Last minute Father’s Day gifts for thrill seeking Dads

8 June 2021

If you haven’t picked up a gift for the main man in your life yet, don’t panic - Lee Valley Regional Park have a range of fun and exhilarating experience vouchers available.

Track cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark

Track cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark

Get into the Olympic Spirit this summer break with these fun activities at Lee Valley Regional Park

19 July 2021

The long awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are set to launch on 23 July – just in time for the School Holidays! So what better place to spend the summer break than Lee Valley Regional Park, home to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Young boy on bike

Get into the Olympic spirit at Lee Valley VeloPark

Avoid the threat of Christmas shortages and give the gift of adventure this year with an experience voucher from the Lee Valley

23 September 2021

As the risk of parcel delays and gift shortages threaten to disrupt Christmas this year, why not take the stress away and treat your loved one to an experience voucher instead?

Three photos: one each of track cycling, horse riding and white water rafting

Get your gift vouchers for adventures in the Lee Valley

Continue the summer of sport with these fun half term activities across the Lee Valley

9 October 2021

From testing there Olympic skills to Halloween fun, there's lots for the kids in the Lee Valley

Three images: Skeleton sitting in a forest; Young girl going over berm on BMX track; Young girl sitting on a horse

Start planning for half term

Holyfield Hall Farm welcomes aspiring young inner city farmers to experience life on a commercial dairy farm

13 October 2021

Over 35 budding young farmers visited Holyfield Hall Farm near Waltham Abbey in Essex to get an insight in farming and the agricultural industry.

Young adults from the Young Farmers Club at Surrey Docks Farm stood in front of a combine at Holyfield Hall Farm

Young adults from the Young Farmers Club at Surrey Docks Farm stood in front of a combine at Holyfield Hall Farm

Lee Valley Regional Park awarded nine Green Flag Awards

14 October 2021

Nine open spaces, gardens and heritage sites in Lee Valley Regional Park have retained a sought after international award.

Man and women sitting on a picnic bench with two children, a boy and a girl sit on a blanket next to them enjoying picnic food.

Enjoying the open spaces

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