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August events at Lee Valley Park

PUBLISHED: 08:33 29 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:38 20 February 2013

Lee Valley park is hosting a wealth of events for all the family throughout August

August events at Lee Valley Park


Walthamstow Marshes Explorers Walk


Sunday 1 August 10:00 - 12:00, for all the family


Armed with sweep nets and beating sticks, discover the hidden treasures of the Green Flag Award marshes in east London.


Meet in the Ice Centre Car Park, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QL



A Walk in the Park


Sunday 1 August 10:30 - 12:30, for all the family


This months walk in the beautiful 1000 acre River Lee Country Park, a unique patchwork of lakes, lakes, waterways, green open spaces and countryside areas, is a dog walkers special, so bring your four legged friends along!


Meet at Fishers Green Car Park, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 2EF



Jazz in the Garden Musical Entertainment


Sunday 1 August 18:00 - 20:00, Adult 7.50, Conc 6, booking advised


Enjoy a summer evening in the beautiful Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield, with BBC Jazz Singer of the Year Anthony Strong and his band. Why not bring a picnic, a rug and a bottle of wine! Close to London, the gardens offer a diverse plant collection, beautiful carp lake, conservatory, rock garden and a number of historical artefacts. The Gardens are also home to a National Collection of Dyke Medal winningIris (the highest award that is given to Iris). Call the Information Service to book on 08456 770 600.


Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG



Paddle and Pedal Open Day


Wednesday 4 August, 11.00 16.00, FREE, for all the family


Enjoy a day of canoeing, cycling, orienteering, treasure hunts, bug hunts and a whole host more in our family open day across 100 acres of open space! Canoeing activities are bookable on the day.


Tottenham Marshes, Watermead Way, Tottenham, London N17 OXD



Star Track


Monday 9 August - Friday 13 10:30 - 14:30, from 44, booking essential


Children aged 8-12 years can learn a range of skills needed for all the different types of athletics events, from hurdles to high jump at Londons award winning, state of the art Lee Valley Athletics Centre. To book contact the Athletics Centre on 020 8344 7230.


Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 OAR



Love-A-Bug Day!


Wednesday 18 August 10:00 - 17:00, Adults 7, concessions 5.60, for all the family


Its Love a Bug Day at Lee Valley Park Farms. Learn all about the bugs that live above our heads and beneath our feet! The whole family can play in the tractor barn, Piglets' Paradise, the pit and the soft play area Bundle Barn and theres the huge new Bouncing Pillows to jump on and Spider Tower to climb on!


Lee Valley Park Farms, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 2EF



Night of the Living Bats


Friday 20 August, 20:00 - 22:00, 4.30 per child, booking essential, for children


Don't miss a batty night in the Regional Park. Listen with a bat detector and learn all about these creatures of the night.


YHA Lee Valley, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AJ



British League Match


Saturday 21 August 12:00 - 17:00, suitable for everyone


Watch the country's top athletes as their clubs compete in one of the season's top matches at Londons state of the art athletics centre.


Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 OAR



Star Track


Monday 23 August - Friday 27 August 10:30 - 14:30, from 44, booking essential


Children aged 8-12 years can learn a range of skills needed for all the different types of athletics events, from hurdles to high jump at Londons award winning, state of the art Lee Valley Athletics Centre. To book contact the Athletics Centre on 020 8344 7230.


Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 OAR



James and the Giant Peach - Outdoor Theatre


Tuesday 24 August 15:00, Adult 10, Child 6, family ticket 30, booking essential, for all the family


Illyria Theatre Company presents their adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic. Follow the adventures of James as the strongest bag of magic in the world makes the most marvellous things happen. He befriends some very peculiar insects and escapes the clutches of his terrible aunts inside a giant peach. No seating provided.


Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP



Farm Fun Boat and Activity Day


Thursday 26 August 10:00-15:30, 4.80 per person, booking essential for boat trips, children


A fun day of farm animal filled activities. Meet some of the residents of Lee Valley Park Farms and take part in animal crafts and other drop in activities (boat trips must be pre-booked but land activities are drop in and free).


Lady of Lee Valley Moorings, (Broxbourne Riverside) Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 6LX



Go Batty


Friday 27 August 19:30 late, Adult 5.40, Conc 3.80, booking essential


Enjoy a talk and a walk at the WaterWorks Nature Reserve, an urban treasure in East London, to learn all about the life of bats. You'll get to head out with our detectors to hear bats feeding around the site.


WaterWorks Nature Reserve and Golf Centre, Lammas Road, off Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7NU



Visit www.leevalleypark.org.uk or call the Information Service on 08456 770 600



Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles along the River Lee from Ware in Hertfordshire to East India Dock Basin on the Thames. The Parks 10,000 acres comprise a diverse mix of heritage sites, nature reserves and open green spaces alongside world class sports facilities, attracting over 4 million visitors every year.


Lee Valley Regional Park is playing an active part in the London 2012 Games. The Lee Valley White Water Centre (just north of the M25, near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire) and the VeloPark and Hockey and Tennis Centres in Olympic Park will be owned, managed and funded by Lee Valley Regional Park in legacy. They join our existing sports facilities which include Lee Valleys Athletics Centre, Riding Centre and Ice Centre to create a chain of sporting excellence across the region.

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