CRACKING EASTER ACTIVITIES AT QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK

Come and enjoy Easter and keep your whole family entertained over the holidays with a host of events and activities at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Cheer on the London Lions basketball team as they battle it out against some of the top teams including the Newcastle Eagles; or get creative in the clouds with Bricks in the Sky at the ArcelorMittal Orbit or take on the challenge of Extreme Aqua Splash at the London Aquatics Centre. 
 
Feeling like you might have eaten too much chocolate over Easter? The Active People, Active Park programme is running free sports sessions, including cycling for all ages, running groups for all abilities and keep fit classes. 

If you’re seeking a more leisurely pace, take in the Park’s iconic venues on a boat tour, grab a bite to eat at the East Twenty Bar & Kitchen, or relive the emotion of the London 2012 Games on trails dotted across the 560 acres of parkland.

For more information, visit: www.QueenElizabethOlympicPark.co.uk

Easter Holidays at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park:

Bricks in the Sky, ArcelorMittal Orbit                                    02 – 10 April
This Easter visit the UK’s tallest sculpture to have a look at some impressive Lego builds of iconic world landmarks! The return of last year’s popular Bricks in the Sky will allow fans young and old to see incredibly impressive builds up close from Paris’ Eiffel Tower to The Empire State Building and all the way to New Zealand to the Auckland Skytower. The view from the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s highest viewing gallery, 80m above London, will also inspire a ‘live build’ during the exhibition, as Warren Elsmore carefully constructs London’s skyline from LEGO bricks.
        
Soccer Six, South Lawn, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park              26 March
Come down to the Park and see some of your favourite celebrities take part in a fun football tournament!
From the world of music, TV and internet stars, the Soccer Six 2016 tournament will be packed with some of your favourite celebs. Famous faces will include Josh Cuthbert, Dappy, Che Chesterman and much more.
Tickets are going fast so don’t miss out.

London Lions vs Cheshire Phoenix, Copper Box Arena       30 March
London Lions vs Worcester Wolves, Copper Box Arena       08 April
London Lions vs Newcastle Eagles, Copper Box Arena       10 April 
Exercise your lungs by cheering on London's only professional basketball team as they play Cheshire Phoenix, Worcester Wolves and the Newcastle Eagles in the ‘Box that Rocks.’

Swimming and diving lessons and Aqua Splash, London Aquatics Centre         Ongoing
A special Easter holiday programme will be running at the former Olympic venue including family friendly inflatable Aqua Splash and Extreme Aqua Splash sessions and short-term swimming and diving lessons for a chance to improve swimming and diving skills. 
The Easter holiday programme runs from Friday 25th March – Saturday 9th April. Tickets for Aqua Splash and Extreme Aqua Splash start from £5 per child and £7.50 per adult and go on sale on Friday 18th March. Short-term swimming and diving courses run for five consecutive days, Monday – Friday, and caterer for a range of ages and abilities. Prices start from £22.50 for the weeks course.
There will be three ‘Extreme Aqua Splash’ sessions in the Olympic Competition Pool every weekday at from Friday 25th March - Friday 8th April (excludes Saturdays and Sundays) and three ‘Aqua Splash’ sessions in the Training on Saturday 26th March, Saturday 2nd April and Saturday 9th April.

Extreme Aqua Splash: http://www.londonaquaticscentre.org/events/231

Aqua Splash: http://www.londonaquaticscentre.org/events/232

Holiday courses: http://www.londonaquaticscentre.org/events/218

Copper Box Arena: During Easter, the Copper Box Arena has partnered with Fit For Sport to stage a fun and healthy alternative to traditional holiday camps. Fit For Sport Activity Camps offers an engaging approach to childcare and are suitable for boys and girls aged from four to 12 years-old.

Running at the Copper Box Arena between  Tuesday 29th March - Friday 8th April, each day will offer children something different to do. A standard day (9.30am - 4.30pm) costs £22 or £99 for the week per child or for the extended day (8.30am - 5.30pm) costs £29 a day or £129 for the week per child. Experienced and fully qualified staff provide childcare in a safe and supportive learning environment, while making sure children have fun, make friends and keep moving during the holidays. Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts.

More details: http://copperboxarena.org.uk/events/213

Spartan Race Sprint, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park       09 April 
If you enjoy being active and want to push yourself to the limit why not come down to the Park and take part in the Spartan Race Sprint? Whether you enjoy running, climbing, or crawling this race will have something for you and there will be plenty of new obstacles on offer this year. The race will be 3—5 miles long and contain 20—23 different obstacles so be prepared for anything!

Good Friday Meeting, Lee Valley VeloPark               25 March
Come down to Lee Valley VeloPark to see the most iconic open track cycling event in the calendar!
This fantastic cycle opportunity will give you the chance to see some of your favourite Team GB riders before they go off to compete in Rio.

Easter Activities, Lee Valley VeloPark              25 March – 17 April
Whether it be BMX, Mountain biking or Pedal biking sessions, Lee Valley VeloPark will have something for all ages to take part in this holiday! This holiday get your toddlers and young children taking part in the VeloBalance and Pedal Up activities at Lee Valley VeloPark. These sessions will help to develop balance and coordination on bikes through fun games.

National Triathlon Show, Lee Valley VeloPark               08 – 10 April
Whether you are new or experienced in the triathlon this event is a must to attend!
Looking to improve your cycling, swimming or running ability and push yourself to your best? Then come down to the Park and take part in the National Triathlon Show.

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For more information contact the Press Office at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on +44 (0) 20 3734 9010 or email

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Images are available here:http://www.2012imagelibrary.co.uk/library/token/578/112b17531fcf702ca5d4b8140a76ec8d011e902a

Notes to Editors

London’s newest visitor destination, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is a place unlike any other. Visitors to the Park are able to enjoy beautiful parklands and waterways, world-famous sporting venues, arts and events and spectacular views from the ArcelorMittal Orbit. As a new heart for east London, the Park will also provide new homes, jobs and a cultural and education quarter.

The London Legacy Development Corporation promotes and delivers physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area, in particular by maximising the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

For more information visit QueenElizabethOlympicPark.co.uk, follow us on Twitter@noordinarypark and like us on Facebook facebook.com/QueenElizabethOlympicPark

  • For more information about activity in the Copper Box Arena visit better.org.uk/leisure/copper-box-arena.
  • For more information about activity in the London Aquatics Centre visit londonaquaticscentre.org/.
  • For more information about activity at Lee Valley VeloPark visit visitleevalley.org.uk/velopark.
  • For more information about activity at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre visit visitleevalleypark.org.uk/hockeytennis