Things to do at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park review
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was purpose-built for the 2021 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. It contains the Olympic swimming pool and several other Olympic venues. The park is overlooked by the ArcelorMittal Orbital which is an observation tower, a giant slide and Britain’s largest piece of public art. The site covers different areas of London and today it is a great place for families to visit.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit opened in 2016 and it is the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide. The slide has light and dark sections with twists and turns including a tight corkscrew named as the bettfeder after the German word for bedspring. The slide takes around 40 seconds and riders can hit a speed of 15 miles an hour. Children can ride the slide from 8 years of age.
The park features award-winning parklands, waterways and playgrounds that are free to visit every day. There are free trail guides with four to choose from: London 2012, Art in the Park, Parkland and Wildlife or Children’s adventures in the park. These can be found on their website.
You can choose from cycling, swimming, diving, tennis, hockey and other exciting sports that can be tried out at one of their iconic venues. You can hire a swan pedalo or take a boat tour of the canal. They even have tours you can book on to see the Olympic stadium.
Tumbling play is a great playground for kids. With climbing walls, sandpits, an outdoor gym plus other play areas. They also have Waterworks fountains, rock pools, treehouses and wobbly bridges.
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FAQ and Further Information Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Is there food and drink available?
The park has two main cafes serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic in the park.
What are the main things to do?
City centre park with playgrounds, trails, swan pedalos, boat rides and more plus the Arcelormittal Orbit slide and observation tower. There are toilets and cafes.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or see below
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – the park is free to visit. The slide and Skyline view costs around £11-18 per person. There is a small fee for some of the other activities such as boat rides and the swan pedalos.
Is there parking?
Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle. There are no car parks for general visitors to the park.
When are they open?
The park is open all year round, some of the facilities have varied opening days and times. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are permitted on a lead.
Are they accessible?
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