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‘Celebrating 10 years’ festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

It’s been 10 years since the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic games, and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is celebrating with a festival in the park!

The gates open at 12pm on the 24th of July and the free to enter festival runs for 16 days, until the 8th of August. There is a packed timetable for every one of those 16 days, running from 11am – 9pm. Bring all your friends and family to Hopkins Field on the northern section of the Park to celebrate!

For the sports fans, there will be live showings of the Commonwealth games on the big screen, along with footage from the 2012 London Olympics. Tune in to watch Team GB bag gold, silver and bronze medals all over again and relive the excitement of 2012. If you want to get involved in the action yourself, there are a wide range of activities spread out over the 16 days, from cycling and rowing simulations to mobile football, cricket and rugby pitches. Or for the athletes out there, why not visit the running machine “The Tumbleator” and see if you’re up for the challenge?

If sports and activities aren’t your cup of tea, don’t worry - there’s plenty of live music, films and other entertainment to choose from. Catch a showing of family favourite Space Jam, or have a singalong to Mamma Mia for the ABBA fans out there. If that sounds like your idea of a great night, make sure you stay for the Massaoke – a mass karaoke event guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face!

There’s lots to do for the whole family, with garden games, arts and crafts, and family fitness activities to take part in across the festival. There’s also an amazing science show performed by Wonderstruck, perfect for any little scientists out there! On the stage there are a variety of kids shows, including a pirate show, a kids comedy club, and a family rave. The stage isn’t just for the kids though, with live music acts including Birmingham band Friendly Fires, Skiffle-pop band Thrill Collins, and Grime music from Sanity. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes!

If you’re feeling hungry after a full day of fun, visit one of the food and drinks trucks available around the festival. Try a pizza from Doughlads, or a Greek gyro from Mikos Gyros, and top it off with a sweet treat from Crepe Stop.

To find out more about the exciting calendar of events starting this month, take a look at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website.