With warm weather settling into London, this is the perfect weekend to take your kids to the reopening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The new parklands in the south of the Park will be open from Saturday 5 April, and they offer countless activities for you and your little ones: fountains, waterways, world-class sporting venues (including the Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley VeloPark), 25 public artworks, interactive trails, climbing walls, sandpits and more!
Best of all, this weekend also marks the reopening of the AreclorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest sculpture! Your kids will love riding up one to the top of the 114.5-metre sculpture on high-speed lifts, spotting landmarks like Saint Paul’s Cathedral or Wembley Stadium from digital telescopes, and (if they’re big enough) descending down the 455 steps to the bottom. Every angle presents a new view of London! When you’re back on solid ground, you can treat your little ones to a cake or pastry at the brand new EastTwenty Bar and Kitchen.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is open daily from 10am to 6pm (last entry at 5pm).
Tickets: £7 for children, £15 for adults, £40 for family (two adults/two children), £12 concessions
More information on the ArcelorMittal Orbit: arcelormittalorbit.com
More information on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk