Vibrant Partnerships to open Bavarian-themed winter destination

From Saturday 25 November until Sunday 24 December, Lee Valley White Water Centre will be transformed into a Bavarian-themed winter destination complete with an ice rink, Santa’s grotto, festive food and drink, Christmas market and fun fair.

The festive attraction, developed by innovative sports, entertainment and leisure operator Vibrant Partnerships in partnership with Heart FM, will feature an array of activities for all ages onsite including a brand new state of the art ice rink.  Operated by leading real ice rink provider, Icescape Ltd, the rink will stretch over 420m² and accommodate up to 140 skaters at one time.

Icescape is one of the largest providers of real ice rink hire in the UK. Their rapid freeze, real ice technology provides a smooth ice surface, which guarantees the highest standard in skating experiences at any location. With fully comprehensive packages available, they ensure the skate hire, family friendly skating aids, and festive theming is all taken care of.  

Other activities will include a Christmas market with variety of arts and craft stalls, food stands and exhibitors from local businesses; Santa’s grotto where families and friends can enjoy an enchanting experience meeting with the big man himself. Plus a fun fair where visitors can enjoy a range of traditional fairground rides and activities.

The new Christmas event will create 50 jobs at the venue over the festive period and is just one of many new attractions launched at Lee Valley White Water Centre this year as part of Vibrant Partnerships’ strategy to turn the former London 2012 Olympic venue into a year round visitor destination.

Other new products have included weekly music event Friday Night Live; family fun weekender Summer Splash; an open air cinema and new for the summer of 2017, the inflatable Beach & Play Park.

Kulvinder Sihota, Managing Director of Vibrant Partnerships said: “It’s always been our mission to transform Lee Valley White Water Centre from a venue that solely offers water based programmes to a destination where families can enjoy events and activities all year round. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of our brand new Christmas themed visitor attraction.

“Our aim is to change the face of leisure provision through innovative product development, investment in venues and services and through effective marketing to ensure the commercial potential of all the venues we operate are realised”.

Vibrant Partnerships currently manage and operate a range of venues on behalf of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, including London 2012 legacy venues Lee Valley VeloPark, Lee Valley White Water Centre and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis centre, as well as 11 of their popular visitor destinations.

Lauren Clements, PR Account Manager
T 01992 709 929 M 07785 303 718 E lclements@vibrantpartnerships.co.uk

Christmas ice skating at Lee Valley White Water Centre

It’s always been our mission to transform Lee Valley White Water Centre from a venue that solely offers water based programmes to a destination where families can enjoy events and activities all year round. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of our brand new Christmas themed visitor attraction.

Kulvinder Sihota, Managing Director
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