15 Things To Do At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park This Spring

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15 Things To Do At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park This Spring

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Whatever the weather this Easter, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has to be one of London's top spots to enjoy it. There are over 560 acres of gorgeous greenery to explore, and events galore for those with and without little ones in tow. Plus, it's open 24/7, so whether you're an owl, a lark, or anything in between, discover the Park this spring.

1. Relive your youth at Bricks in the Sky...

This Easter, ArcelorMittal Orbit plays host to a series of models of iconic world landmarks — made of Lego! Fans young and not-so-young can travel the world at Bricks in the Sky, from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building. Make your own Lego sculpture and you could contribute to the London skyline. 2-10 April

2. ... at night with a glass of fizz

Plus big kids (over 18) will love the special evening opening Bricks in the Sky Late. A glass of prosecco and the lit-up London beyond should help those creative juices flow. 8 April

3. Get fit for free with APAP

Cancel your gym membership — Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will turn you into an Olympian (or thereabouts) for free! There are daily classes from Monday circuit training to Sunday running groups. Try hula hoop fitness, dance aerobics, parkour, tai chi and more. Daily

4. Go footie mad at Soccer Six

Get tickets to catch your favourite celebs from Game of Thrones, Geordie Shore and more battling it out on the football pitch at the Soccer Six 2016 tournament. 26 March

5. Tour the Park with the experts

Take a tour with a Blue Badge guide and discover the Park's transformation as well as the area's local history. There's nothing the Blue Badge guides don't know — just try them! Wednesdays and Saturdays

6. Float through the sights

For a more relaxing tour, float down the river that runs through the park, passing beautifully landscaped gardens and the iconic venues from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games while learning about the Park. Daily

7. Take a self-guided stroll

Take a self-guided stroll on one of the themed trails. Pick up a map or print one out at home, and discover little-known stories, 2012 history, public art or flora and fauna. Plus there's a special trail with secret missions for children. Daily

8. Go for a Santander cycle

Santander bikes have landed at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with eight docking stations, so hop on and go for a two-wheeled wander around the glorious grounds. Daily

9. Drop the kids off at a free class

Bring the kids to Timber Lodge Cafe this Easter for free fun inclusive sports, from boccia to tennis to new age kurling. Turn up between 11.30am and 4.30pm and see what's on. 29-31 March

10. Go crazy with BMX

Hit up the Lee Valley VeloPark where older kids can pick up BMX and mountain bike skills like jumps, flips and dirt track slides or get some track etiquette, while littler ones learn to ride, with the help of games. 25 March-17 April

11. Swim in the lanes of Olympic greats

Londoners of all ages can splash about in the former Olympic training pool, with swimming courses and AquaSplash classes this Easter. 25 March-9 April

12. Train up with the London Lions

7-18 year olds have an awesome chance to play with the pros this Easter. They'll learn to shoot and dunk with experience basketball coaches, plus they can see the Lions live. 30 March-17 April

13. Leave the children to get sporty and creative

Bring your 4-12 year olds to the Copper Box Arena for a healthy alternative to the traditional holiday camps with Fit For Sport. Kids will get crafty, play games and keep moving! 29 March-8 April

14. Eat and drink E20-style

Tuck into home-cooked locally-sourced food at the Podium Bar & Kitchen at the base of the Orbit, or a well-earned coffee and cake at the Timber Lodge Café. Or, if the weather holds, watch the sun go from the outdoor decking area with a glass of wine.

15. Just enjoy the Park!

Take a relaxing walk with with friends, go for a jog, bring a picnic, take the dog... the choices are endless! Just don't miss Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this Easter.

For more information on offerings, events and access, visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website or follow them on Twitter @noordinarypark and Facebook.

Last Updated 30 March 2016