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News article created on 14 December 2012

New outdoor leisure show for Lee Valley

Lee Valley Regional Park is to host the new Waterways World Outdoor Leisure Show, which will take place over the 2013 August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Organised by Waterways World and inspired by the success of the Olympics, the show seeks to capture the growing awareness of the need to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

While inland boating will be a key component of the show, other outdoor activities such as canoeing, sailing, walking, cycling and wildlife watching will also feature. The show will provide hands-on experiences ranging from kayak and canoe taster sessions to dinghy and windsurfing introductory lessons to canal boat trips.

Those who prefer land-based activities are set to enjoy a selection of countryside walking, cycling and running activities including nature trails, wildlife watching and towpath excursions in the park.

Entertainment

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a comprehensive programme of entertainment, featuring live bands, a traditional fairground, craft market and fine food. A wide range of exhibitors will offer outdoor activity, leisure and camping equipment, clothing and associated products. 

We’re one of the show’s official supporters as our marketing director, Simon Salem explains: “The Canal & River Trust is delighted to support this event and its objectives. We have worked closely with Waterways World on Britain’s premier inland waterways event – the Crick Boat Show. Waterways World have organised the event for the last two years and proved to be dynamic and highly efficient show organisers.”

The River Lee Country Park, within the Lee Valley Regional Park offers great facilities with a very large show field right next to the River Lee Navigation. Excellent sailing and canoeing facilities, cycle paths, nature trails, and camping and caravanning sites are all topped off by the brand new White Water Centre – the Olympic Canoe Slalom venue.