National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival is a free family day out with a host of activities in the Park from 12noon until 8pm.
- View National Paralympic Day access information here
- Download the full National Paralympic Day programme
- Listen to an audio recording of National Paralympic Day event guide
Come and try out Paralympic sports, Q&A and autograph sessions with Paralympic medalists and the chance to watch ParalympicsGB stars take on the world in the Copper Box Arena, the newly re-opened London 2012 venue. Here you will be able to enjoy Boccia, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball, all for free.
Also in the Park, the Liberty Festival will present an exciting programme of Deaf and disability arts including street theatre, dance, live music, film, installations and children’s activities. Prepare to be amazed by ‘The Limbless Knight’ an inspiring performance from Graeae whose Artistic Director also artistically co-directed the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. There’ll also be a special appearance from singer Andrea Begley, winner of BBC’s ‘The Voice’.
The event aims to be as accessible as possible and includes captioning and British Sign Language interpretation throughout the Music Stage performances, roving British Sign Language interpreters, audio description tours during the afternoon plus wheelchair access across the site.
No tickets are required for the Community Sport and the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival.
*Please note that this event is being photographed and filmed. If you take part in an activity and would like to opt out of being filmed or photographed please ask the activity supervisor for a badge to show you have opted out. If you have any questions please get in touch.
Paralympic sport in the Copper Box
9am – 9.30pm
Relive the wonder of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Don’t miss your chance to watch some of our top ParalympicsGB athletes as they compete against elite opponents from around the world in the newly re-opened sports venue, the Copper Box. There’ll also be a chance to meet some of the stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and learn more about your favourite Paralympic sports. International matches will take place at the following times:
Session 1: 9.30am–12.30pm
Boccia GB vs Greece
Table Tennis GB vs Brazil
Session 2: 1.30pm–3.30pm
Sitting Volleyball GB vs Holland
Session 3: 7.00pm–9.00pm
Wheelchair Basketball GB vs Spain
Pre-sale tickets have now sold out. A limited number of free tickets will be available on the door, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
12noon – 6pm
National Paralympic Day features lots of exciting community activities brought to you by the London Boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Royal Greenwich and Barking and Dagenham supported by community organisations and sports clubs.
The fun day is full of sports activities you can try out and get involved in. Have a go at wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and accessible climbing wall. Anyone can take part and all activities are supported by professional coaches.
The programme of community sport is supported by the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival
1 – 6pm
For the first time at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Liberty Festival presents an exciting programme of Deaf and disability arts including street theatre, dance, live music, film, installations and children’s activities. Don’t miss the new dance performance commissioned exclusively for Liberty Festival entitled Cube of Curiosity, prepare to be amazed by Graeae’s inspiring performance ‘The Limbless Knight’, plus there’ll be a special appearance from singer Andrea Begley, winner of the BBC’s ‘The Voice’.