We are based in a unique location in East London, the River Lea in Hackney. Leaside delivers inspiring and engaging outdoor activities to young people.
We offer choices to young people: encouraging them to stay in education, develop their confidence, leadership skills and ambition.
Operating within an educational framework, activities include canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, nordic walking, offsite trips orienteering and expeditions.
In APRIL TO AUGUST 2022 there were 6490 visits to Leaside, 3652 visiting as individuals, 2838 in groups. 50% were young people.
Over the full year – 8000 visits, 4000 as individuals, 50% being young people.
39 schools and youth groups in the local area
4 of these schools are for children with Special Needs
Young people whilst having fun at Leaside, leave with transferable skills that will improve their life chances. Many of our young people have become teachers, coaches and even Olympians.
Our activities see us engage with families, adults and local community groups in a recreational manner. We strive to encourages the building of lifelong friendships, confidence-building and opportunities to become an active volunteer gain professional qualifications to enhance the community spirit of what we aim to deliver.