Enjoy A Summer Of Sports At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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Enjoy A Summer Of Sports At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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

This summer, get your sports fix at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Whether it's taking the plunge at the London Aquatics Centre, or watching Rio from The Park's very own beach — this is a summer of sport that you and the family will never forget.

Splash about at the London Aquatics Centre.

It's Active August!

Inspired by Rio? Now it's your turn to have a go at emulating those Olympic athletes, with over 250 free activities [pdf] at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

It's tough to choose from the incredible selection, but we'd definitely recommend parkour (both for families and adults-only), cycling, canoeing around The Park's waterways, skip fit and mini golf. Who said you had to be a pro to play here? If you are getting involved, don't forget to tag yourself, using #ItsMyTurn.

You can also get stuck into beach soccer, beach cricket and beach volleyball at the next place on our list...

Go to Rio (almost)

What's almost as good as being at the Rio Olympics this summer? Hanging out at TeamGB's official fanzone — including the UK's largest urban beach from where you can watch all the action on the big screen.

When you're not busy playing in the sand or enjoying the fairground rides, see sporting history being made, as you sip cool drinks from one of the nearby bars and soak up the Stratford sun at BeachEast.  

Welcome to the UK's largest urban beach.

Take the plunge

In the Olympic-sized (naturally) London Aquatics Centre, The Park has one of the most impressive modern pools in the world. Follow in the strokes of Rebecca Adlington and Tom Daley, by making a splash at the Aqua Splash sessions, taking place until 1 September. All ages are welcome: there are even fun swimming sessions inspired by new Disney Pixar film, Finding Dory.

Try out Paralympic sports for yourself

Ever played wheelchair tennis? Sitting volleyball? Para triathlon? 3 September is National Paralympic Day, and there's chance for you and the family to try para-sports for yourself — discovering the special skills involved, and of course, having loads of fun along the way.

Have a go at all sorts of sports this summer at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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 16 August 2016