Throughout the summer, the Park comes alive with energy, excitement and colour. The gardens and parklands are lit with green-lined waterways and paths to navigate you between the vibrant gardens. With flowers from around the world across hundreds of acres of tranquil parklands, you'll find iconic London 2012 venues and world-class events nestled among art works and interactive activities for everyone to enjoy.
Remember, the Park is only 10 minutes away from central London in zone 2/3, and with several public transport routes available, you can escape the hustle and bustle without even leaving London!
Click below to see what is happening in each area:
Start your day with some sky-high fun at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Across two viewing platforms, you can enjoy panoramic views across the capital through the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. Check out the many monuments that sit on the skyline using the interactive screens and take fun pictures in the large concave mirrors. Pump some adrenaline into your day and upgrade your ticket to ride the world’s longest tunnel Slide! Twisting around the structure 12 times, ending with a huge corkscrew section, the 178 metre long thriller is bound to be a summer holiday highlight!
Fit For Sport will be running their Activity Camps from Monday 23 July, including swimming lessons at the London Aquatic Centre. The multi activity camps are for children aged 4-12, by one of the UK’s leading provider of fun-filled Activity Camps.
After an action-packed day on the Park, make sure you relax and refuel with a delicious treat from one of the many bars, restaurants and cafes across the Park. The Last Drop is the perfect stop for those visiting the ArcelorMittal Orbit, with locally sourced and fresh food forming a tasty all-day menu. In the north of the Park, Timber Lodge Café is also the perfect stop for those visiting the Olympic Rings, Tumbling Bay Playground or Lee Valley VeloPark – relax with a coffee and cake while letting the kids run around nearby.
There’s plenty of choice on the outskirts of the Park too. Try Canalside at Here East for a mix of popular and delicious food by the east London canals, including The Breakfast Club, Randy's Wing Bar, Gotto, Shane's on Canalside, Four Quarters and more. Or choose from the selection of world cuisine available in East Village – the former Athlete’s Village from the London 2012 Games.
On the other side of the canal, you will discover a number of quirky bars in Hackney Wick - serving a delightful arrangement of craft ales, pizzas, burgers and more on canal-side balconies and beer gardens which thrive in the spring!
Missing Wimbledon still? Pay a visit to the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in the north of the Park and play on the outdoor courts and smash your way through summer. Whether you want to just book a court and play with a friend or are looking for more organised coaching sessions, check out the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre website for all the information on sessions for children and adults.
For the first time ever to be hosted in England, the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup comes to London to kick start the summer holidays, from 21 July - 5 August! Located at the home of hockey, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will welcome 16 world-class nations from across the globe to fight it out for the World Cup, including the home team - England!
Also returning to the site where Great Britain's Women's team won Bronze at London 2012, Fan Central is a free fan hub open to everyone, so you can watch the live action on the Toshiba big screen, meet and greet with players, live music, entertainment and an exciting, diverse street food offering from popular street food providers KERB, catering for all dietary requirements.
Need to sharpen those cycling skills? Head over to the Lee Valley VeloPark for structured sessions and wheelie good fun inside one of the most iconic London 2012 venues.
Throughout the school summer holidays, there are a variety of sessions for all ages and abilities to improve their experience. Whether it is a taster track session, a pay and ride road circuit session or one of the many coach-led sessions, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Check out Lee Valley VeloPark's website for a full list of activities to enjoy.
See the Pool of Champions like never before as Ultimate Aqua Splash transforms the 50 metre competition pool and 20 metre dive pool into an inflatable assault course! Start by following the footsteps of Tom Daley and walking up to the 3 and 5 metre high diving platforms, before sliding down the inflatable slide to kick-start the assault course. The different, challenging inflatables piece together to create the UK’s largest indoor inflatable aquatic experience. Available for competent swimmers aged 8+ with no upper age limited - big kids can have fun too! Ultimate Aqua Splash sessions will take place every day from Monday 23 July— Friday 21 September at 11:30am—1pm and 1.30pm – 3pm, and on Sundays from 2:30pm—4pm and 4.30pm – 6pm.
You can still have all the fun without the slide in Extreme Aqua Splash! Work your way through the large inflatable assault course in the 50 metre competition pool, while channelling your inner spiderman: scale up the side of pyramids, jump off tall inflatables and climb over hurdles as you try to complete the course! Available for competent swimmers aged 8+, taking place throughout the summer holidays, Monday to Friday at 9.30am and Sunday's at 12.30pm.
The Aqua Splash course takes place in the training pool and is a smaller course than Extreme Aqua Splash - while it still contains all the excitement, obstacles and action, it is designed to be suitable for children under 8 and their families, taking place every Saturday throughout the summer holidays at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Let the children blow off some steam in the Park’s state-of-the-art playgrounds. In the south of the Park, you’ll find the Pleasure Gardens play area. With plenty of space for the parents to relax and watch, this play area offers a great chance to let the kids roam and play freely. With gigantic red rock climbing walls, broad slide, sand pits, swings and more, it’ll be nap time before you know it.
Then head over to the interactive water fountains to cool down, just a one minute walk away from the Pleasure Gardens play area, in front of the London Stadium - the 195 jets of water create the perfect playground for those warmer days!
Discover the Park at your own pace on one of our free, fun and interactive trails. Sports fans will love the interactive London 2012 trail where the sights and sounds of the Games come to life. Meanwhile, children can take on secret missions as part of the Explorers Guide in the Adventures in the Park trail.Aged over 18 and looking for one of London's most eclectic festivals? With plenty of props and limitless energy, Elrow Town London returns to the Park for a second year to bring you the best in house music! With a line up including Fat Boy Slim, Idris Elba, Jamie Jones and Hot Since 82, enjoy the mesmerising stage and lights in the surroundings of London's most iconic Park!
After a hectic day out on the Park, it’s time to put your feet up. Take to the water on a boat tour, where you’ll enjoy all the sights form the London 2012 Games on the historic waterways which run through the middle of the Park. Simply turn up on the day to enjoy, available from the pontoon located adjacent to the London Aquatics Centre. The swan pedalos are also available for hire, so you can roam around the waterways between the iconic London Aquatics Centre and the ArcelorMittal Orbit at your own pace.