2012 has been a Great British year so far, where the nation has stood proud and patriotic and the union jacks have been flying like never before.
So far we’ve celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and commiserated at England’s loss in Euro 2012. But don’t pack the flags away just yet, as the Olympic Torch makes its way with pride through our towns and cities and we begin the countdown to the UK’s biggest event since 1948. And if you’re planning a holiday in the UK this year, but don’t want to miss all of the sporting events, then Park Resorts could be the perfect solution!
Our 39 UK coastal holiday parks will be showing coverage of all main events on our TVs and screens throughout the Olympics (Click here for the full Olympic schedule). We’ve also got lots of themed activities planned around the historic games:
Track ‘N’ Field
This is running at our Parks all through the season but will come to the forefront during the Olympics. It’s a 2 day event which involves Teamstars and holidaymakers/owners battling it out in popular Olympic events such as shot-put, javelin, sprint, long jump, hurdles and relay races. Once all events have taken place it’s back to the Park complex in the evening for the Grand Award Ceremony.
From Athens to London – Olympic Gameshow
2 families battle it out in our themed gameshow, with elements taken from some of the most popular and current TV style gameshows.
Master of Sport
A Question of Sport style panel gameshow with lots of different sporting questions themed around the Olympics.
Park Resorts Breaks Records
Fun record-breaking activities for an alternative fun Olympics where you have the chance to gain a World Record!
So come along to join in the Games and support Team GB in London 2012. Activities may vary by Park so please check with the Park before you book.
Some fascinating and unusual 2012 Olympic facts:
- Charities will be given the sports equipment used in the Games for free
- London will become the first city to officially stage the event for the third time
- The Games are projected to generate 12,000 new jobs in the Olympic Park
- 31 competition venues will be utilised
- 10km of new roads will be built
- There will be 500,000 spectators per day
- After the Games 4 arenas will be deconstructed and relocated to other parts of the UK along with the swimming pools used for water polo and the 50m training pools
- A total workforce of 200,000 will be required throughout the Games
- Britain was the first country to stage a Paralympic event which took place on the opening day of the 1948 London Olympics and were known as the Stoke Mandeville Games – competitors were disabled war veterans. One of the 2012 mascots has been named Mandeville in recognition of this.
So where will you be watching the Olympics? Even better, do you have tickets to any of the events? We’d love to hear your plans.