Leisure & outdoors

Features

  • The Great Outdoors

    Go Ape -Trent ParkReap all the benefits of being just 20 minutes away from the centre of the greatest city on earth, but enjoy the greenest borough in London at the same time. Read feature »
  • Free and Easy

    A boat on the River LeeWorld class leisure facilities in Enfield are just shouting out to be explored – and they won’t cost you a penny. Read feature »
  • In a State of Good Health

    YogaLooking for something to keep you zen and help you deal with life’s challenges? Read feature »
  • Enfield on foot

    Trent Park sign imageEnfield is a great place in which to walk with over 120 parks and open spaces and the longest waterways of any London borough. Read feature »

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Outdoor activities

  • Lee Valley Regional Park

    Signpost in the Lee Valley Regional Park

    The award-winning Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin.

    With regional sports centres, urban green spaces, heritage sites, country parks, farms and nature reserves providing a unique leisure experience for everyone. There’s white water rafting, athletics, golf, horse riding, ice skating, fishing, cycling, bird watching and camping on offer while visitors can also simply explore the countryside and find out more about this hidden gem for themselves.

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  • Go Ape at Trent Park

    Go Ape -Trent Park

    If you’ve ever felt the urge to get in touch with your inner Tarzan, and let’s be honest, who hasn’t, Go Ape is just the ticket.

    Nestling amongst the tree tops at Trent Park, Go Ape gives you the opportunity to explore the tree tops on zip wires, swings and various precarious crossings – and it’s all great fun.

    With sessions lasting two to three hours, and specially tailored routes for intrepid youngsters, who’d probably put their parents to shame anyway, you’ve got a recipe for brilliant fun up a tree, and what’s not to like about that?

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  • Lee Valley Walk

    Part of the Lee Valley Walk

    Curious types with huge stamina and a love of walking can always give the 50-mile long Lee Valley Walk a go, or if they don’t fancy walking the whole length there’s a particularly pleasant stretch which winds its way through Enfield.

    The walk itself is a long distance path from the source of the River Lee near Luton to the River Thames, while the 13-mile Enfield stretch starts at Broxbourne and terminates at Walthamstow Marshes, taking in attractions such as Turnford and Cheshunt Pits, the Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre, the Royal Gunpowder Mills and the former Enfield Royal Small Arms Factory.

  • Enfield’s parks

    Albany Park, Enfield

    As one of the greenest boroughs in London, Enfield has a number of parks and open spaces waiting for you to come and explore.

    They cater for all tastes with typical facilities including countryside walks, sports pitches, children’s playgrounds, café and picnic facilities, pitch and putt courses and putting greens, green gyms and even an animal hospital! So why not visit your local park and discover what it has to offer. One of our parks even has a baseball pitch!

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  • Golf

    Playing out of the bunker at Whitewebbs Park Golf Course, Enfield

    If you like golf, you’re in luck, Enfield boasts a lot of golf courses ranging from pitch and putt in Oakwood and Grovelands Park for beginners to courses designed to test even the most fanatical golf nut.

    Enfield Council owns its very own golf course at Whitewebbs Park Golf Course in Beggars Hollow which is set within Whitewebbs Park and offers a low-cost golfing experience.

  • Capel Manor

    Capel Manor, Enfield

    An award-winning agricultural college with show stopping gardens. Provides over 12 hectares of richly planted theme and model gardens, an animal corner, demonstrations and courses as well as a sensory garden for wheelchair users. Events and shows are held regularly at Capel Manor, which has something for everyone with an interest in horticulture.

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  • Crews Hill

    Wolden Garden Centre, Crews Hill

    If you’re looking for good quality garden centres, look no further than Crews Hill. Almost uniquely in the United Kingdom the area is groaning with garden centres – there are literally dozens of them – and many rank with the very best the country has to offer. Given you can get almost any plant you want from this cornucopia of crops, it would be a tiny bit silly to go anywhere else for your gardening needs.

    Here are some to check out: Clockhouse Nursery | Springtime Nurseries | Wyevale Garden Centres | Wolden Garden Centre

  • Myddleton House Gardens

    At Myddleton House Gardens in Bulls Cross, you can explore the unusual plants of the Lunatic Asylum, newly restored Kitchen Garden, colourful Alpine Meadow and the extensive snowdrop collection which brings the gardens to life during February. The gardens are also home to a beautiful carp lake, a Victorian conservatory and a number of historical artefacts collected and treasured by E A Bowles, including pieces from the original St Paul’s Cathedral and the Enfield Market Cross. Also take a look in the Bowles Museum which is in the vistor centre.

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Indoor activities

  • Lee Valley Athletics Centre

    Inside Lee Valley Athletics Centre

    The Lee Valley Athletics Centre (formerly Picketts Lock) is a state-of-the-art athletics centre which is used by the community as well elite stars such as Greg Rutherford and Jonnie Peacock. The Edmonton venue is the largest indoor and outdoor athletics centre in the south of England. The centre offers a wide range of facilities and runs activities for all ages and levels. For armchair athletics enthusiasts, the centre has a wide range of events taking place throughout the year.

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  • Roller Station

    Person putting on roller skates

    Edmonton now has its own roller rink which is open on weekends throughout the year. Various packages are available for all ages and abilities. When you are there, don’t forget to check out the state-of-the-art photo booth and their all weather chill space. Roller Station is also available for private hires.

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  • Trampolining at Jump In

    Inside Jump In trampolining park, Enfield

    If you’re looking for a fun thing for the kids to do or want to burn some carbs then head to Enfield’s trampoline arena, Jump In. The arena has over 30,000ft of trampolining fun as well as trampoline dodgeball, trapeze, giant air bag, tumble track, foam pit and twist ladder. For something more fitness-orientated, get in touch to find out about the classes they offer – and if you like some bass while you bounce, then why not go along to one of the disco nights?

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  • Enfield Leisure

    Swimming pool in one of Enfield Council's leisure facilities

    Enfield Council, working in partnership with Fusion Leisure, now have seven centres across the borough. Each centre has a wide range of activities and high quality facilities.

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  • Other gyms

    Sports kit, football and weights

    Enfield has a number of other gyms including: David Lloyd, Fit For Less, Park View Health Club, Pure Gym, The Gym Group and Virgin Active.