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!

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Amazing architecture!

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.

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Gorgeous planting meets urban landscape!

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

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London Aquatics Centre

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A family oriented park…

There is so much to see and do!

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Something fascinating around every corner!

 

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.
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Wild flowers, a riot of colour!

Do visit if you can, and have fun!

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2 Comments

  • june
    Posted 13th June 2015 4:43 pm 0Likes

    Hi Carol! What an amazing place. How lucky your city is to have a new, built for this century park. It looks very clean and modern. I think if I ever visited your city my family and I would enjoy a hike and a picnic there – it looks like that would be a very enjoyable activity.

  • Carol
    Posted 18th June 2015 9:35 pm 0Likes

    Yes, it’s contemporary and beautiful, loved it!

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