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ArcelorMittal Orbit offers free tickets for ‘silver sliders’ for National Grandparents Day

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 October 2018

Annette Marchant and Winston Garvey are helped to prepare for a trip down The Slide as ArcelorMittal announce a promotion for National Grandparents Day on October 9. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA

Annette Marchant and Winston Garvey are helped to prepare for a trip down The Slide as ArcelorMittal announce a promotion for National Grandparents Day on October 9. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park calls on grans and grandads to unleash their inner adrenaline junkies.

The twisting steel sculpture in Stratford is offering grandparents a free ride on their tunnel slide for National Grandparents Day tomorrow.

Being the longest and tallest ride of its kind in the world, silver sliders are in for an exhilarating 40 seconds as they speed through 12 hair-raising twists and turns.

“You’re never too old to try something new, so we thoroughly encourage everyone to add the slide to their bucket list, and come and tick it off on October 7,” said Peter Tudor, the Olympic Park’s director of visitor services.

Daring grandparents can test their nerves on The Slide between 10am and 5pm when they bring along a family member.

A free ‘grandparent’ ticket will be given out with each full price ticket bought on the day, on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors must use the code GrandSlide when booking.

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