Anyone who’s been to one of England Hockey’s international events at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will know that it’s about much more than just the hockey on the field!
With a ‘fun zone’ offering mini hockey and activities for children to entertain themselves for hours, it's the perfect recipe for a family and friends day out. The Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup this year is no different – in fact there’s even more to do for the family at ‘Fan Central’, the event’s buzzing spectator village, adjacent to the stadium.
Given the event’s location, it’s not just the hockey which offers you a cracking day out! Six years on from London 2012, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a thriving destination welcoming millions of visitors each year. We’ve put together our guide of things to do at the Park - and some special offers for ticket holders to the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018.
DAYS OUT AT THE PARK
Entry to the wider Park is free, and there’s lots to explore. As well as stunning parklands, the gardens will be in full bloom, and there are also fountains, cafes, spots to relax and watch the world go by, and a chance to explore memories of London 2012 - including the Olympic Rings and the Olympic Bell, and the Paralympic Agitos. Suggested itineraries for days at the Park, maps and other visitor information is available at QueenElizabethOlympicPark.co.uk. If you’d like some help with exploring, why not take a tour of the Park with a local guide to find out more?
Or if you want to see the Park from a different perspective, take a cruise along the river. Visitors to the Hockey World Cup can claim £1 off the price of a boat ride on presentation of your World Cup tickets during the championships.
Tickets are only available on the day and subject to availability, and can be bought from the pontoon near the London Aquatics Centre.
VISIT THE ICONIC VENUES
Anish Kapoor’s distinctive sculpture towers above the Park - offering unique views of London. For the adrenaline seeker, it’s also home to the world’s longest dry tunnel slide, designed by artist Carsten Holler. Visitors to the Hockey World cup can get 10% off tickets to the UK’s tallest sculpture and - if you dare - to Ride the Slide! Early booking is strongly advised, and the special World Cup discount is available now for tickets booked for each day of the World Cup, from 21 July to 5 August 2018. Use the code HOCKEY18 when booking to claim your discount at
London Stadium Tours
A fantastic opportunity to explore the world famous London Stadium. Go behind the scenes and find out fascinating facts with our exclusive part guided, part multimedia tour. The former Olympic Stadium has been transformed into a superb multi-use venue and is home to West Ham United and UK Athletics. Please note the Stadium Tour Route will be subject to change from May 13th as it undergoes the required changes for both concert and athletics mode this summer. More info at https://stadiumtourbookings.london-stadium.com/booking/default.htm
London Aquatics Centre
As well as swimming and diving in the pools made famous by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, there are also learner pools, holiday activities and Aqua Splash sessions. You can also buy a venue pass on the day if you just want a look around! Find out more at
Lee Valley VeloPark
Experience four types of cycling in one place – BMX, road, track and mountain biking! Bikes and safety equipment can also be hired at the venue
Make a day of it – combine one of our brilliant Park offers with your World Cup ticket!