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Half Term Fun At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London’s newest public park is ready for half term with a stack of activities for kids of all ages going on throughout the week – and plenty of them are free.
Children of all ages and their families can take part in free Active People, Active Park, sessions across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Try your hand at rowing with family games and competitions, or have a go at boxing. Soon-to-be residents of the Park, West Ham United, are holding a family roadshow where children and their parents can try out their football skills.
London 2012 venues have sports going on too; Older kids and teenagers can learn a new skill at the track cycling holiday club (bikes and helmets provided), which takes place on the track where Laura Trott and Sir Chris Hoy claimed gold, plus there are day-long BMX and road cycling sessions. If swimming is more your thing then tackle the Aqua Splash course at the London Aquatics Centre.
If your little ones aren’t so active, let them get hands on in the arts and culture activities. Local artists offer drop in workshops where they can design and make their own mini desert island to take home, with painting, sculpting and gardening all playing a part.
Things are getting spooky at the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit in time for Halloween. Children can have a go at mask-making and pumpkin carving, and on Friday, there’s a Halloween disco and fancy dress party. Throughout the week, families can have a green screen photo taken, and head home with a shot of them sitting on the iconic red structure.
While you're exploring the Park, keep an eye out for the seven new Year of the Bus Routemaster sculptures, and go hunting for the additional four nearby at East Village, The International Quarter and Westfield Stratford.
At 560 acres, there’s lots to explore in the Park. Try a walking tour with an expert guide or hop on a boat tour and see the iconic London 2012 sights from the water. You can also download a free trail guide or pick one up at the Park Information Point. There are four to choose from including one for young explorers and a London 2012 trail where you can relive the glory of the games – and even hear the crowds cheer!
Visit queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk to find out more.
Last Updated 28 October 2014