Take the family for a spring day out at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
From Hackney to Tower Hamlets to Newham, we’re so lucky to have the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on our doorstep.
Our Olympic legacy offers so much to discover! With 560 acres to explore and a variety of restaurants, attractions and iconic venues, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
The Park has a range of free trails for you and your family to discover, from art and wildlife to the London 2012 Games, you will definitely have fun learning something new!
Not one but two playgrounds located in the north and south areas of the Park make for a perfect day out with the kids. Let them blow off steam and run around! Or if you prefer something more relaxing, the Park has many tranquil spots nestled away, including the magnificent Great British Gardens! You’ll find a range of cafes and pop-ups offering incredible food and drink, a perfect way to refuel after a day out!
Go on an adventure and discover the Kids Explorer and Biodiversity trails. Find yourself surrounded by flowers from around the world at the 2012 Gardens, or wander through the Wetlands that are home to hundreds of different birds, waterfowl and amphibians. Springtime brings adorable baby ducks and swans to the waterways as one of the sweetest signs of the season.
You can even take to the water yourselves and explore the Park in iconic swan pedalos!
Let Them Play!
As mentioned, there are playgrounds and places to play in both the north and south of the Park!
The Pleasure Gardens, just off Tessa Jowell Boulevard in the south of the Park, provides an irresistible play invitation. With oversized swings, slides and a giant sandpit, they may not wish to ever leave!
Heading north you’ll find The Tumbling Bay playground. Not only is it a great place for climbing but also for inspiring imaginative play of Pirates and Castaways! While you are there, make sure to check out the climbing wall. That will surely help them release the last of their boundless energy, in case they’re not yet tuckered out.
The Park is easily accessible, open daily and free to enter. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park asks that all visitors follow social distancing guidelines.
For more information and to plan your perfect spring day out, visit https://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/news/news-articles/2021/03/ideas-for-spring-days-out-at-the-park