I went white water rafting at the Lee Valley White Water Centre as part of a group for my friend’s birthday. I was rather nervous about doing this as I had never done white water rafting in my life.
The experience and professionalism of the staff was amazing. So good that I really want to go again in 2020 and hence why I have put up this short blog about the experience.
Conveniently they snap pictures all around the course, and there are actually professional photographers positioned in key areas. We all of the photos as a group for a very low cost when splitting the bill between us all, so ended paying a very small amount each for some fantastic photos:
Should you go there for your birthday?
Hell yes. I would encourage anyone to go there for their birthday who is typically interested in adventure sports. The cost isn’t too bad either at £349 per raft and a maximum capacity for 9 people; that brings the cost down to £38.7 per person.
There is also a bar there that serves alcohol and food, so really convenient if you’re celebrating a birthday there.
The staff there, as I mentioned before, were very professional and took all the precautions you would need for this and gave detailed explanations on how to use the equipment.
As I also mentioned, this is the first time that I’ve done any white water rafting, but the experience was really good and if you’re safety cautious then this will be the safest method of white water rafting – rather than doing it for real.
In closing, you don’t need to be skilled to do white water rafting as you get a trained person on the raft who guides you and tells you exactly what to do with a couple of practice runs round the course.
You also get opportunities to switch positions whilst on the raft, with the front, I must warn, being the most susceptible to being soaked the most or rather with half your body in water for a good amount of time.
It’s great fun, and definitely recommended. You can go to the official website to find out more: https://www.gowhitewater.co.uk/