You might have heard mention of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, as this is where the London 2012 Olympic Games were held. As such, it’s a place of pride for everyone in Britain and particularly those who are lucky to live close by.
Ever since the games, it has been transformed to become a perfect place to enjoy a day out with the whole family. This has become a great way to use the Olympic park, as it a place of lots of healthy activities, making it great for families who love and enjoy exercising together.
What’s on offer?
One of the most recent features of the park is a slide that travels 80 metres from the top to the bottom of the Orbit Icon. This is open to any child who is more than 1.3 metres in height and over three years old.
It’s recommended that your child is comfortable with heights and slides though, as there are lots of curves, chicanes and a long straight that will have them zooming to the finish.
A Tumbling Bay playground is located close to the cafe and is great for children of all ages, as it features rock pools, sand pits, tree houses, wobbly bridges, slides, swings and plenty of room for little ones to run around and stretch their legs.
For children who are a little older, there are also climbing walls and interactive musical rooms that are sure to get their creative juices flowing.
For those of you who would like to get their children involved in team sports, there is a hockey and tennis centre as part of the park and a swimming pool at the London Aquatics Centre. In the latter case, you can all go there as a family to enjoy some time splashing around in the water.
The Lee Valley Velopark is a great way to spend a few hours too and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Novices will be able to use the flat and firm track and people who have had plenty of practice will enjoy the 30 feature piece Olympic BMX track. For people who are looking towards something a bit more adventurous, we recommend the 8km track of off-road trails.
Walking and running
If you prefer to exercise without any equipment at all, you can feel free to follow each of the four themed walking and running trails. These include the London 2012, Art in the Park, Discover the Park and Adventures in the Park. If you’re going to be visiting the city for a few days, we recommend trying a couple, just to shake up your exercise routine a bit but if you don’t have time you won’t miss any of the park’s features.
One of the nicest ways to enjoy a run is by going through the fountains and stopping to get a drink or something to eat at one of the places that are scattered all across the park.
To get to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park from M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel, take the Northern line from Old Street tube Station for two stops to Bank Station, then swap to the Central line and ride it four stops to Stratford – the whole journey should take you about 33 minutes.
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