We know these are some very strange times, but you can still look forward to some fun family time in October half-term! Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is open every day, and jam-packed with ways to while away the holidays – and there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read on to spark your imagination and plan your day!
Safety and enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do and we have strict social distancing measures in place, a robust cleaning regime and teams patrolling the Park.
Put on those walking boots and spend the day exploring the 560 acres of extensive parklands on offer right here in east London. Discover beautiful floral gardens, leafy parklands and meandering canal paths – or conquer them all on a full day adventure perfect for little explorers!
Or why not follow our free London 2012 Trail around the iconic Olympic venues, and relive the thrill of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. You’ll hear the sounds of Team GB and ParalymicsGB success, and have the opportunity to get active as you see how you measure up against the best sporting stars in the world!
The ArcelorMittal Orbit has extended its hours over half-term due to popular demand! Open every day over the holidays (24 Oct – 1 Nov), giving you the perfect opportunity to play a game of I-Spy with London’s incredible skyline from our indoor and outdoor viewing platforms or challenge yourself to a ride on the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide. Strict safety and social distancing measures are in place for all visitors. Tickets are going quickly, snap yours up now.
Let the kids blow off some steam at one of the Park’s amazing free adventure playgrounds – with equipment for both big and little kids it’s a destination the whole family will enjoy. There’s plenty of space to explore, and all groups must follow strict social distancing rules to keep everybody safe.
All of London 2012’s iconic venues are now welcoming back visitors in a safely reduced capacity, and London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley Velopark are running half-term events and sessions, including BMX and Track experiences! Or why not try your hand at some Mini Tennis at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre – perfect for little ones. Sessions will be very popular so make sure to book now to avoid disappointment.
If all the excitement has made you hungry there are plenty of places to find delicious food and drink for eat-in or take away. Grab a light bite from Signorelli’s to enjoy on the go, or settle in at The Last Drop Café, located at the base of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, which offers stunning views of the iconic venues of London 2012. Please note that eating-in at any of the restaurants and cafés on the Park can only be done with those in your household in line with Government restrictions.
As well as being free to enter every day, the Park is easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from. It might be hard to believe it when you’re surrounded parklands and wildlife, but the Park is just ten minutes from Central London and well-connected to a number of bus routes, tube and train lines!
Please visit our Coronavirus updates page for the latest information regarding restrictions.