We recently had a super family day out at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and I wanted to share such an amazing space with you, especially if you are based in South East England and could visit for a day!
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the largest new urban park in the UK for over a century, and represents a relatively new movement in landscape design.
The Park is designed to be clean, green, safe, inclusive, multifunctional and beautiful, so that it rapidly becomes loved by its surrounding communities and provides a rich diversity of experiences for all ages, giving numerous opportunities for celebration, commemoration and enjoyment – a legacy of the London 2012 Olympics.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – A Family Day Out
There is so much to see and do!
Here are a few of the most visited family areas, with suggested activities:
- Introduce the children to new sports such as badminton and basketball at the Copper Box Arena.
- Take a trip up the ArcelorMittal Orbit and view the amazing skyline as well as gaining a sneak preview on how the Stadium is transforming as a new sporting venue.
- Take a cycle around the mountain bike course, experience the BMX course or try a lap of the Velodrome (suitable for older children as inductions are required) at the Lee Valley VeloPark.
- Play tennis or introduce the children to hockey at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
- Swim in the world class London Aquatics Centre.
- Try out a dance class at the Timber Lodge such as kids’ Zumba.
- Re-live the spirit of the London 2012 Games through the 2012 Trail.
- Pack a rug and some sunscreen and have a picnic!
- Play in the play areas across the Park – with Tumbling Bay in the north of the Park and the climbing walls and interactive music rooms in the south of the Park.
Do visit if you can, and have fun!