The main site of the hugely successful Olympic Games last year – the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – is set to play host to another major sporting event this summer.
Indeed, the annual UEFA Champions Festival is coming to London in May in the lead up to the Champions League final, which is set to be played at Wembley for the second time in just three years.
Football fans and families alike are invited to the festival to take part in a series of free activities including the opportunity to have photos taken with the Champions League trophies from both the men’s and women’s games.
Children can also enjoy a masterclass from any number of the professional coaches that will be attendance throughout the week.
Festival ambassadors – including former Champions League winners and England players Faye White and Steve McManaman – will be on hand during the four-day period between May 23rd and 26th to meet and greet fans making the trip to London.
With Champions League final tickets at a premium, this could be an easier way for your children to enjoy the hoopla that comes with the showpiece final, so booking stays in one of the central London hotels the city has to offer might be a good idea.
McManaman said: “Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park came alive in the summer for London 2012 and UEFA is very proud to bring the annual UEFA Champions Festival to such a fantastic facility and offer an event that gives both parents and children the opportunity to celebrate football with free admission for all.
“We expect everyone will be blown away by the amazing multi-event entertainment programme on offer.”
Getting to the venue shouldn’t provide too many problems as the venue is a short walk from either the Stratford Tube stop of the Overground station.