Lee Valley Park Farms
Lee Valley Park Farms
With so much to do and see in the Park, here are just some of our top tips to ensure your dad has the best Father’s Day. Why not take him to discover real life down on the farms, fish for Carp, challenge him to a 5k parkrun, have a round of golf or just relax in the countryside? Read on for our favourite fabulous things to do with your dad, this Father’s Day!
Open Farm Sunday
Celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family at Open Farm Sunday at Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey on Sunday 17 June. Entry is £1 for one day only so join us for the annual event that gives everyone the chance to discover real life down on the farms. Enjoy arts and crafts, the dancing sheep show, pig and lamb racing, watch the cows being milked, slide down the toboggan run and don’t forget the soft play area Bundle Barn, the Jumping Pillow to bounce on and incredible Spider Tower to climb.
Lee Valley Park Farms, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF.
A Hole in One for Father’s Day
Grab your golf clubs and head for the 18 holes at Lee Valley Golf Course in Edmonton. The parkland course offers a challenge to players of all handicaps, with several holes running around the large lake. The course is open to all standards of players, members and non-members alike. An interesting and cleverly designed course with water in play on 10 holes using the natural features of a large lake and the River Lee. The lake is home to many birds and for those who enjoy nature there is even a specially designed bird hide so you can watch the wildlife on the lake. Lee Valley Golf Course, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, N9 0AR
Fishing for compliments
Seasoned anglers need no introduction to Lee Valley Regional Park. The North Met Pit, Nazeing Meads and Walton’s Walk are just three examples of the 29 lakes and 17 stretches of river offering carp and coarse fishing run by the Lee Valley Park Fisheries. With more than 600 acres of water in some of the regions most beautiful countryside, the opportunities for you and your Dad are endless, with Carp over 46lb, Chub over 8lb, Barbel over 15lb, Bream to over 17lb and Tench into double figures.
Lee Valley Park Fisheries, Holyfield Hall Farm, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 2EG
‘V’ is for Volunteering
– they say charity begins at home, so why not spend some quality time with your dad lending a helping hand and making a difference? There’s plenty to choose from with opportunities throughout our parklands and venues. For more information call 08456 770 600 or go to www.visitleevalley.org.uk
Challenge your Dad to Lee Valley Regional Park’s FREE ‘Gunpowder parkrun’. Taking place every Saturday morning at 0900, numbers for the timed 5k run in Waltham Abbey, Essex are consistently around the 40 mark, and are drawn from across the Lee Valley region. An ideal way to get involved in recreational running, it’s essential to register in advance for a run, so go to
www.parkrun.org.uk/gunpowder/ for more information. The Gunpowder parkrun is organised by volunteers; if you’d like to help email GunpowderHelpers@parkrun.com. Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP.
Cycle beautiful parklands: now is the perfect opportunity to get away with telling your dad to ‘get on yer bike!’ With miles of surfaced pathways in beautiful traffic free parkland, the Regional Park is the perfect place for everybody to pedal. Bike hire is available at Tottenham Marshes and at Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows and think of all the yummy goodies you can enjoy if you bring a picnic to relax with. For more information call 08456 770 600 or go to
History on your doorstep: Have a historic day out visiting our listed buildings and marvel at their fine architecture. The spectacular Mill House and Tidal Mill at Three Mills in Bow and elegant Rye House Gatehouse in Hoddesdon are open to the public at selected times. Rye House Gatehouse, Rye Road, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 0EH.
For further information on any of the Park’s Father’s Day outing suggestions, call 08456 770 600 or go to