Wodson Park Camping near the 2012 Olympics & Paralympics – Ware, nr Lee Valley

Wodson Park Sports Centre is a perfect location for families, long stay visitors or sports enthusiasts visiting the Olympics. It is situated on the Lea Valley Cycle Path, only 8 miles from the 2012 Olympic Canoe Slalom at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, 45 minutes by train to the main Olympic Park, and under an hour to some of the Central London Venues.

Boasting excellent indoor and outdoor facilities Wodson Park has plenty to entertain the kids including a host of indoor courts, soft play area, play park and cafe. Adults don’t miss out either as there are extensive facilities including a 400m running track and a fitness suite!

Ware town centre is also less than a mile away, so there are excellent local amenities. This site really is ideal for ticket holders or volunteers who are keen to enjoy a more spacious and relaxed atmosphere within easy reach of many of the key London 2012 Olympic Venues.

Previously these facilities have been used for International Basketball and 24hr race walking amongst many other sporting activities.

Jan Stock General Manager, comments; “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved in the Olympic and Paralympic games; one of our proudest moments was hosting the Easter Region Special Olympics in 1998 and we are keen to feel that buzz at our ground once again! We run such a huge range of sports and activities for a number of local teams and residents within the community and the revenue generated will go a long way in extending our facilities for all!”

All at Wodson are looking forward to extending a warm welcome to all 2012 Olympics visitors.


Parking, 24 hr running water, showers, toilets, allocated washing up area, 5 minutes walk to laundrette, outdoor play park, bar and separate cafe – serving cold beverages, alcohol, hot drinks and food, access to a fitness suite and classes, indoor courts, indoor soft play area, creche, play scheme and 400m running track (additional cost to be paid if used), and lots of green space!

Who is Wodson Park Camping best for?

Families (we have a separate family camping area); groups of friendscouplesvolunteers; sports enthusiasts anyone wanting to enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


All camping bookings for Wodson Park Sports Centre are made securely online using Campingninja, the UK’s largest online campsite booking provider. When clicking book now you will be automatically taken through campingninja.com to make your booking.

N.B.You will be sent a confirmation email as soon as the booking is made, which you use to check-in at Wodson Park.


  1. Diane Latawiec says:

    I am a gamesmaker for the Olympic games.I would like to make a booking for 18 nights at the Wodson Park camping. During that time, my sister and brother will also be coming down to watch some events for which they have a ticket. I want to bring a max 8m2 tent which would incorporate them being able to stay with their car too.
    What would be the best way to book for both myself and them? Would i need to make two seperate bookings?

  2. The best thing to do is book for yourself as 1 booking for 18 days. Then make a separate booking for your brother and sister for the days they will be coming. In the notes section when you pay, just let us know they will be joining you (and quote your reference number) and then just book them in as if on a normal pitch for 2 people (the price is per person anyway).

    Your tent is pretty big so you will have to pay a supplement of £5 per night on your booking as it is over 4m squared.

    Hope that helps and let us know if you have any further questions.

  3. Haochen Zhu says:

    When is the open time for this campsite? And does this campsite have a laundry where I can wash my cloths?

  4. Hi there,

    The campsite opens on the 26th July from 9.00am onwards. Unfortunately there is not a laundry but there is a local laundrette that is only a 10 minute walk from the site. Its a great site with excellent facilities, I hope this helps.

  5. Paulo says:

    Hi Guys,
    Just how easy is the cycle route to the Lee Valley whitewater centre from this campsite? Looking at an OS map the site looks to be quite out the way, and no where near any public bridleways etc or the Lee Valley Park. Am I missing something?

    Many thanks.

  6. If you look it up on google maps:


    Here it sets the journey on context; it says 12 miles due to our table being an estimate of when one of our team actually tested it.

  7. Richard says:

    Hi! Just want to confirm, for camping at Wodson Park, I don’t need an Olympic ticket for an event do I? At some of the other campsites, it looks like you do?

    Thanks! :)

  8. Hi Richard, no you don’t.

  9. Elaine says:

    we have tickets for august 3rd. is there anywhere were we can store our camping gear if we stay on the 2nd and then collect it later on the 3rd before going home . We are traveling by train so don’t have a car to leave our stuff in and can’t take it into the venue with us

  10. Hi Elaine, Unfortunately we cannot store anything for you, but there are lockers available at various tube stations and Westfield shopping Stratford.

  11. kathryn says:

    Hi, I am a volunteer for the paralympic ceremonies and need somewhere to stay for the rehearsals. Are you open from the 23rd August?

  12. Hi Kathryn, I am afraid we only open from 28/08. We were restricted as to the number of dates we could open the campsite sorry!