Celebrate buses with family fun weekend

The buses will be auctioned off for charity following this weekend's event

The buses will be auctioned off for charity following this weekend's event - Credit: Archant

You might not need to take a bus to get to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, but you’ll be greeted by 60 of them if you go there this weekend.

The buses will be auctioned off for charity following this weekend's event

The buses will be auctioned off for charity following this weekend's event - Credit: Archant

The Year of the Bus sculptures, which have been on trails across the capital for the past few months, will go on show one last time before being auctioned off for charity.

As part of the celebration weekend, free interactive art and music workshops are being held in a heated marquee area - so there’s no need to let the cold weather keep you away.

There is also the opportunity to meet some of the artists and board one of the new Routemaster buses, as well as visit a mobile exhibition telling the story of the London bus.

The ‘battle bus’ - a restored war time vehicle - offers an insight into the sacrifices made by transport workers in the First World War when it visits on Sunday.

The buses will be auctioned off for charity following this weekend's event

The buses will be auctioned off for charity following this weekend's event - Credit: Archant

Music will be provided by licensed buskers who perform on the London Underground.

Leon Daniels, managing director for surface transport at TfL, said: “The Year of the Bus sculptures have surprised and delighted Londoners and visitors to the capital for the past couple of months.

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“This free event will offer a fantastic last opportunity for anyone who didn’t manage to spot all 60 sculptures to see them all in one place before they are auctioned to raise funds for three admirable charities.”

The money raised from the auction will be split between Kids Company, Transaid and the London Transport Museum.

The buses will be auctioned off for charity following this weekend's event

The buses will be auctioned off for charity following this weekend's event - Credit: Archant

The family fun weekend events will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday between the London Aquatics Centre and the ArcellorMittal Orbit.

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