You can still be part of the Games spirit even without a ticket, by watching at the Victoria Park Live Site, a great free London 2012 Olympic attraction. We will be live blogging from the Victoria Park Live Site, and have all the essential information you need to plan your visit below:
Saturday, 11 August
12:45 Queues are just 5 minutes at Victoria Live Event at the moment. It is sure to get busier later and there is certainly a festival atmosphere here today. A lot of people are enjoying the big screens in the sun. Currently they’re showing volleyball & BMX. No queues at the zipwire at the moment and short queues at kids activities – bungees and water games. It’s about a 10 min wait for the ferris wheel, a cracking day for it though. There is a 30min queue at the ‘give it a go sport’ were you can try volleyball up until 4pm. After this you can try tennis from 4 till 8. You get coaching from members of Volleyball England before getting the opportunity to play games.
Thursday, 9 August
13:45 No queues right now at the 18m Big Air Jumpzone! Great fun for the kids costs £10. If you’re feeling more daring, then you could try the zipwire, which have no queues at the moment either. To zip, it costs £15 per person and £50 for a group of four. If tennis is your thing, there are free tennis sessions on the tennis courts outside the Live Site that you and the kids can enjoy.
13:30 You can also try the giant ferris wheel, although it’s not quite the London Eye! The prices are £7 for adults, £5 for children, £6 OAP, £22 family (up to four people). No big queues at the moment, so now is the time to come.
13:15 There is a small queue at the Cadbury tent with about a five minute wait. There, the kids can play games and win chocolate surprises. You can also keep track of the games with the big screen currently showing athletics.
13:00 Right now there are short queues at the Victoria Park live site and it won’t take you more than 5 minutes to get in. There’s plenty of activity at The Sun tent were you’ll find entertainment with The Sun cheerleaders. Kids can also have their picture taken with the cheerleaders. Come on down and join the fun
Wednesday, 1 August
1:20 – A moment of absolute comedy gold here – The Major of London Boris Johnson is stuck on the zipline – I kid you not! With a union flag in each hand he is hanging over the crowd here in Victoria Park. It could only happen to you, Boris. Victoria Park is looking like a great place for people without tickets to bring their families. There’s plenty for the kids to do while the adults can sit back and enjoy the Olympic atmosphere under the big screens.
12:50 The crowds really enjoyed the rowing results here at Victoria Park. Free admission and no queue at this site. I’m also hearing that we are expecting a VIP guest soon, no clue as to who it is yet. This is a really great place to soak up the atmosphere with plenty of jumbo screens with plenty of room to see.
Monday, 30 July
16:08 The crowds are out in force soaking up the sun here in Victoria Park enjoying the live music and Olympic sports on the screens. Worth a visit for sure.
15:34 This is a really great place to bring the family as there is so much for the kids, and the big kids, to do.There’s a feris wheel, zorbing, a full size basketball court complete with stand, bouncy castles and more ice cream vans than you can shake a stick of candy floss at.
15:24 An amazing atmosphere down here at Victoria Park as members of the public gather around one of the many large screens to watch the GB divers. Admission is free and is plenty to do for all the family include jobifs of choice of food – a live swing band and most importantly of all; a large bar to enjoy in the sun. Visitors are subject to search
Where is it?: Victoria Park, just steps away from Olympic Park
Nearest tube: Mile End
Hours: Most days run from 11am to midnight with last admissions from 9pm. Hours can vary — see details here.
Cost: Free, although there is a small charge for booking tickets ahead of time to guarantee entry, and a charge for the observation wheel and zip line.
Watching the Games: Of course! Two giant screens and a series of smaller screens.
Highlights: Sports participation with a range of sessions at the Victoria Park sports courts. A series of evening concerts and cultural entertainment. A London 2012 pop-up shop.
Restrictions: Up to four tickets may be booked online ahead of time, allowing for entry up to 2pm on a specific day.