5 Fab Things To Do At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park This Half Term

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5 Fab Things To Do At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park This Half Term

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

Spin into east London's newest park this half term. World famous as the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venue, the park is now fully open to the public for free, 24 hours a day. It's easily accessible by tube (Stratford is the nearest station), DLR, buses and even bike (the park has eight Santander Cycles docking stations). Explore the park with free treks and trails through 560 acres of greenery. As if that wasn't enough, here are five more things you could get up to at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this half term.

Look at London from on high

What does London look like from the top of the UK's tallest sculpture? Find out for less as this half term, kids go free up the ArcelorMittal Orbit when accompanied by a paying adult. That's the giant twisty red structure towering above the park. Zoom up in the lift to take in the views from the top. It's London as you've never seen it before.  

Learn with London Lions

Do you know your ball hog from your basket cut? Learn from London’s only professional basketball team this half term. London Lions offer an amazing opportunity to train and play with members of the squad. Get your game going with three hours of training and playing in the London 2012 handball venue, Copper Box Arena. Plus you'll also get a London Lions calendar, t-shirt and a voucher for two free tickets to watch the Lions in action. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Get active

The park is bursting with low cost sporting events this half term. Lee Valley VeloPark has loads of bike-related fun to choose from. Little ones can learn to ride with VeloBalance while older kids get to grips with a choice of BMX trails. For the speedy, try a game of Rush Hockey or have your own version of the Australian Open on the tennis court. If swimming is more your thing, make a splash at London Aquatics Centre's Half Term Swimming Development Camp. Or you can go OTT with the whole family at Extreme Aqua Splash.

Don't forget the huge choice of free Active People, Active Park activities too.

Timber Lodge

Boccia, new age kurling and more. Timber Lodge Café hosts a range of inclusive sports and activities for all abilities this February. Whether you fancy joining in with tennis, urban golf or sitting volleyball, all events are free. Kids can also get adventurous in the nearby Tumbling Bay Playground, before you sit back and rest with something tasty to eat from Unity Kitchen. It's family-friendly and fully accessible too.

Funfair

It's all the fun of the fair this half term. You'll be spoilt for choice at George Irwin's Ultimate Funfair. Ride painted horses on the Carousel, get white knuckles on the Roller Coaster or go and Dodgem. Whatever type of rides you're into, there's something for everyone. Try them all with George Irwin's unlimited rides for three hours offer.

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 05 February 2016