Get into the Olympic spirit at Lee Valley VeloPark

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

Release date: 

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.

Help to inspire the next generation of Olympians with a range of fun sporting sessions at some of the UK’s most iconic venues. Whether it’s riding the Olympic track at Lee Valley VeloPark or Kayaking on the lake at Lee Valley White Water Centre, there is something for every type of sporting fan. Find out more about the different activities available below:


PEDAL UP! (£6.50 per rider)

What: Start them young with this fun introductory cycling session at one of the world’s most iconic cycling venues. Using interactive games and activities, this session teaches children between the ages of two and seven the basic skills needed for all cycling disciplines for when they're old enough and tall enough to try them for real.

Where: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB

Book: For more information, go to visitleevalley.org.uk/velopark


#CLUB VPK ROAD AND TRACK ATTACK (£30 per rider)

What: Teenagers aged 12 – 16 can channel their inner Bradley Wiggins and master two cycling disciplines in this action packed all day session. Not only will they learn to navigate the banks of the velodrome track, they’ll also race around our one mile, traffic free road circuit!

Where: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB

Book: For more information, go to visitleevalley.org.uk/velopark


BMX THRILLS AND MTB SKILLS (£28 per rider)

What: Get out and enjoy the fresh air with this high octane day exploring Lee Valley VeloPark’s miles of mountain bike trails and BMX track. Aimed at children aged between seven and 11 years old, this course teaches riders new techniques and skills to master these two exhilarating cycling disciplines.

Where: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB

Book: visitleevalley.org.uk/velopark


TRACK ATTACK (£20 per rider)

What: This one day course allows teenagers aged between 12 – 16 years old to follow in the tire tracks of Laura Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy by riding the same Velodrome track made famous during the London 2012 Olympic Games. During the session, fully qualified coaches will teach them the skills and techniques required to ride a fixed wheel bike confidently on the infamous 42 degree banked track. An experience not to be missed!

Where: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB

Book: visitleevalley.org.uk/velopark


STAR TRACK (Children £78 for the week)

What: With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games just around the corner, there has never been a better time to introduce your little one into the world of Athletics. This fun, energetic athletics ‘camp’ is aimed at children aged six to 12 years old. Run over four days this course offers budding athletes the chance to receive expert tuition in a range of skills, from hurdles to high jump and sprinting to javelin!

Where: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Edmonton, London N9 0AR

Book: visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics


SUPER SATURDAY (£5.50 per person)

What: Get into the Olympic Spirit with this exciting day of sports and games at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Named after Team GB's most successful day at the London 2012 Games, this interactive session will gently introduce six to 12 years olds into the world of athletics through a series of fun activities and games.

Where: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Edmonton, London N9 0AR

Book: visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics


EXPLORE KAYAKING (£10 per person)

What: Make the most of the summer sun with a kayaking session at Lee Valley White Water Centre. Take a gentle paddle around the venue’s crystal clear lake and learn the skills needed to one day navigate the Centre’s famous white water rapids.

Where: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, EN9 1AB

Book: visitleevalley.org.uk/whitewater


With so much to experience across Lee Valley Regional Park, head online and search visitleevalley.org.uk where you’ll find plenty of information on things to do and what to see, plus maps and guides to help you plan your visit.