The Big Lunch at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Last year's Big Lunch

Last year's Big Lunch - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people across the country will gather for a community lunch next month, and anyone picnicking at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park could win a trip up the UK’s tallest sculpture.

Neighbours, friends and family can get together for ‘the Big Lunch’ on Sunday, June 7 – the largest group of people on the day will be treated to a trip up the ArcelorMittal Orbit, to enjoy the breath-taking views of London.

The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

The day will be packed full of fun, free activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a huge treasure hunt, face painting, storytelling and cookery demonstrations.

Local theatre groups will be on hand to keep children entertained, and Sadler’s Wells will be offering an exclusive sneak preview of their latest smash hit show Traces, performed by The 7 Fingers.

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Taking place between 12noon and 4pm, picnickers can work off their picnic lunches with a series of free sports sessions, including a huge tug of war, obstacle course and parachute games.

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