Spectator Activities

The 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup London, presented by Jaffa, will have a range of activities to entertain all members of the family.

Across the weekend, alongside supporting the British team as they take on the world’s best paddlers as they prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, ticket holders can also access the following range of activities across five themed zones for FREE!

Water Area

Go Paddling

If you like what you see and fancy having a go yourself then head to the lake to jump in a kayak and see if you could be a future Olympic canoeist!

The sessions are led by an instructor and participants will be provided with a kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid.

You will wear your own clothes for the activity and whilst most participants just get a wet bum but there is always a chance of falling in in our sport. We therefore advise people to consider bringing some spare clothes.

If you are keen to take part it is recommended you wear a long sleeve t-shirt or light sweatshirt, lightweight trousers or leggings, and closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops).

    All participants are required to remove watches and jewellery, including earrings and nose piercings.

    The minimum age to participate on the water is 8 years old.

    Open Times

    Friday – 15.30-17.30
    Saturday – 10.00-12.00 & 13.30-16.30
    Sunday – 10.00-12.00 & 13.30-16.00

    Jaffa Duck Race

    Not only can you see the best paddlers paddlers take on the white water, you can also watch world class rubber ducks* take on the same challenge!

    Head to the Jaffa Zone in the Expo on Saturday to grab a duck to enter in the Jaffa Duck Race! Ducks will then be released into the water and battle their way down the course in what promises to be a quackers race!

    *This is an unofficial rating as there is no official world ranking for rubber ducks 🙂

    Saturday 16.45

    Slalom Reunion Competition

    On Saturday afternoon, slalom paddlers who have previously competed at a high level will take to the legacy course at Lee Valley to battle it out again.

    The event will feature people who have competed domestically and internationally across the last 40 years!

    Saturday 13.30-15.30

    Expo Area

    With over 20 stands, the Expo Area will offer spectators an opportunity to get active, buy food and drinks or interact with a number of partners including charities, sponsors and suppliers.

    The area will include the Jaffa Zone, including their inflatable challenge, food and drink outlets and the official event merchandise store.

    You will also be able to have a go of the British Canoeing Ergo challenge and find out about Go Paddling opportunities and our environmental campaign Clear Access Clear Waters.

    Open Times
    Friday – 07:30 – 18:00
    Saturday – 08.00 – 17.30
    Sunday – 08.00 – 16.45

    Inflatable Area

    Jump around our enormous inflatable park. The Summer Bounce has eight of the best inflatables around, including a super high 13m high slide, a giant assault course, a massive bouncy castle and a Disco Dome.

    You’ll need to be taller than 1m to enjoy these, but for younger visitors there’s a wonderful ‘Tots Playzone’.

    Please note, children 12 years old and younger will need adult supervision to take part in this activity.

    Open Times
    Friday – 11.00 – 16.00
    Saturday – 10.30-12.00 & 13.30-16.30
    Sunday – 10.30-12.00 & 13.30-16.00

    Beach Area

    There’s plenty of action on the beach to take part in or watch throughout the weekend. Please note, the minimum age to take part in any activities on the beach is 6 years old. Children 12 years old and younger will need adult supervision to take part in these activities.

    Beach Volleyball

    Come and try the exciting sport of beach volleyball with Side Out.

    Activators will be on hand to help organise games and offer coaching tips.

    On Sunday afternoon there will be an exhibition match featuring members of the Junior National Team.

    Open Times
    Saturday – 10.00-12.00 & 13.30-16.30
    Sunday – 10.00-12.00
    Exhibition Match – Sunday 13.30-15.30
    Side Out website

    Beach Soccer

    Join Elite Soccer UK and the England coaching team for an introduction into the beautiful sport of Beach Soccer.

    Anyone can have a go or enjoy an exhibition match which will feature Molly Clark, Aaron Clarke and a host of other stars from the men’s and women’s England squad who will showcase how the game can be played at the highest level.

    Open Times
    Saturday – 10.00-12.00 & 15.00-16.30
    Demonstration Game – Saturday 13.30-15.00
    Sunday – 10.00-12.00 & 13.30-16.00
    Elite Soccer UK website

    Dance, Pilates and Fitness

    There will be a range of other activities taking place on the beach with Zoe Morey leading dance sessions, Instructors from Nu You Pilates providing an introduction to Pilates and Fitness, and Fit School offering a range of fun activities.

    Open Times
    Saturday – 10.00-12.00 & 13.30-16.30
    Sunday – 10.00-12.00 & 13.30-16.00
    Nu You Pilates website
    Fit School website

    Children’s Area

    By the pavilion on site there is a sandpit and children’s play area open where supervised children can play.