With summer on its way, Lee Valley Regional Park has a whole range of activities on offer to keep the kids entertained this May half term.

Learn to skate at Lee Valley Ice Centre

Lee Valley Ice Centre is running an introductory course, suitable for all ages, that will teach the basic skating skills to enable the whole family to get the most out of their time on the ice together.

Taught by qualified NISA instructors on the international competition sized ice rink, the four day course includes half hour group lessons, free skate hire, pass certificate and free entry onto the 11.00am to 1.00pm public skating session.

Date: Tuesday, April 28, to Friday, May 31

Time: 11.00am

Price: £48

Address: Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QL

For more information, go to visitleevalley.org.uk/iceskating

BMX Thrills and MTB Skills (7-11 years)

This May half term will have young riders learning how to ride a BMX and mountain bike like a pro.

Skill improvement, new techniques and confidence building all combine to help young riders hone their talents whilst having fun with their peers.

Date: Tuesday, May 28

Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm

Age: 7–11 years old

Price: £28pp

Address: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3AB

For more information go to visitleevalley.org.uk/velo

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Summer Bounce and Sports Beach

Come and enjoy some bouncing fun at the incredible land based Inflatable Park. Conquer the Kick ‘n’ Stick, party in the Disco Dome, obstacle through Run The Gauntlet or bounce on The Colossal Bouncy Castle. The area is split into two height zones to ensure everyone is kept safe.

Smaller bouncers, under 1 metre, can bounce safely on Dora the Explorer and in the Tots Playzone course.

Date: Saturday, May 25, to Sunday, June 2. Every Saturday/Sunday throughout June/July

Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm

Age: Everybody welcome. Children under 14 years old must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times

Price: Over 1 metre £15 per person, per session. Under 1 metre, £5 per person, per session

Address: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB

For more information, visit gowhitewater.co.uk

A day in the life of a farmer

Step into the boots of a farmer for the day and learn about daily life on a farm. Watch sheep being sheared, get involved in bottle feeding the lambs and take a ride on Tex the tractor. With so much to see and do, this is a day out the whole family can enjoy.

Date: Saturday, May 25, to Sunday, June 2

Time: 10.00am to 5pm every day

Price: £10 per person

Address: Lee Valley Park Farms, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF

For more information, go to lvfarms.co.uk