14 super fun things to do in Wembley Park this August bank holiday
It’s here. It finally nearly here. The long-awaited August bank holiday is finally here.
It’s been over two months since we last got to enjoy a long weekend. But it is finally here.
If you’re umm’ing and ahh’ing about how you’re going to spend your glorious three days off work, then we have you covered.
Without further ado, here are 14 things to do in Wembley Park this August bank holiday.
1. Catch a show at the brand new Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
…Can you hear that?… It’s the sound of the incredible creatures from Dinosaur World Live stomping the stage for their penultimate weekend at the brand new Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Yep. The amazing new theatre space is open in the old Fountain Studios with the interactive, pre-historic performance, Dinosaur World Live, taking stage. Come hang out with these impressive dinos this bank holiday. Snap up your tickets here.
2. Find something really unique at Wembley Park Market
Head to Wembley Park Market on Olympic Way to find something one-of-a-kind and super unique. Full of independent merchants, Wembley Park Market has brought together some of the best start-ups across London to give you an unmissable shopping experience. You can shop for everything from Fairtrade jewellery, sustainable homeware products, pop-up barbers and some of the best brownies this side of the capital! Find out more about their traders here.
3. Eat, drink, play at Boxpark Wembley
Love good food and good vibes? Well then you’ll love the biggest Boxpark to date. Boxpark Wembley is the perfect place for anyone who just wants to have a good time, with over 25 mouthwatering street food vendors, three huge bars, a super fun games room with glow in the dark ping pong and shuffleboard area, Boxpark Wembley is the perfect place to spend your August bank holiday. They also host daily events, so make sure you check out what they have on here. And make sure you check out our top 10 most unmissable dishes from Boxpark Wembley.
4. Shop till you drop at London Designer Outlet
Who doesn’t love a bargain? Why no spend your bank holiday treating yourself to some new goods at London Designer Outlet? With year-round savings of 30-70% AND some amazing summer deals on offer, you can shop at premium brands like Nike, Converse, Adidas, Skechers, Guess, Kurt Geiger, Jack Wills, Lindt, Hamleys, Ernest Jones, Clarks, GAP and Superdry, for a fraction of the price. We’ll see you there! Make sure you check out their Dropit service so you don’t have to lug all those bags home yourself.
5. And get your festival fix from there too
This August bank holiday, the LDO are bringing all the fun and music of a festival to Wembley Park with their very own festival-inspired event. End the school holidays in style and join the LDO in their Kids Mini-Fest Weekend this long weekend. There will be bubble wizards, face painters, hula hooping, ribbon twirling and more, all for FREE. In the mornings, the LDO tipi (which can be found in Retail Square by the M&S), they will have live music with a DJ playing all the kid’s favourites throughout the afternoon to get them (and you) up on their feet dancing along! Find out more about their festival-esque weekends here.
6. Relax with a film at Cineworld
If you fancy taking the pace down a bit for a more relaxing break, head to Cineworld in the LDO for a state-of-the-art viewing experience. The nine-screen cinema has all the latest movies from Hollywood, Bollywood and all destinations in between. Better yet, not only do they have all your favourite movies in 2D and 3D, but they also have a select few in the fully immersive 4D experience with motion technology. Head over to their website to see what’s on this bank holiday and book your tickets.
7. Eat, eat and eat some more
Food. Glorious food. If you enjoy food (I mean, who doesn’t?) then you’re going to LOVE Wembley Park. With over 50 delicious places to eat, with nearly every cuisine covered, Wembley Park is the perfect place to head this August bank holiday if you’re looking to treat yourself to some good food. Check out our restaurant guide to find the best place for you.
8. Immerse yourself in art at Getty Images Gallery
If you’re looking for something free to do this bank holiday, head to Getty Images Gallery to witness the powerful ‘The Ages of Wembley’ exhibition before it goes. Going into its final weeks, the photographic exhibition charters the emergence of Wembley Park as a destination of leisure and entertainment, starting from the 1920s. Curated from over 8 million photographs in the Getty Images archives, most of the photos in this exquisite collection have never been seen before. Make sure you check it out this bank holiday before it goes for good.
9. See a mermaid save a cow
Head to The Yellow on Saturday 24th August at 5:30pm and catch Brent Youth Theatre’s new children’s musical, The Mermaid That Saved the Cow. Expect big action and lots of laughs with cows, mermaids, firefighters, and of course original music. Book your free ticket for this family friendly event by RSVP’ing here.
10. Check out some of the super funky art installations Wembley Park has to offer
Another free activity for the bank holiday weekend is absorbing all of Wembley Park’s thriving art scene. Wonder around Wembley Park and see some of the awesome art installations we have up for everyone to enjoy. We have some sensational free-hand doodles from doodle king himself, Mr Doodle. We have some super funky and vibrant music inspired artworks all the way from Olympic Way to Wembley Park Boulevard, and a super special orange love-heart selfie spot dotted in between. Our Spanish steps are even in the arty mood, with our instagrammable LOVE LOVE LOVE installation. Make sure you check them out.
11. Bring the kids and enjoy the all-weather play park and super refreshing fountains
Wondering what to do with the kids on the long weekend? Well, we have you covered (literally). Our all-weather playpark means your children can go on an adventure no matter what the weather. And if we are lucky enough for the sun to make an appearance, we have some super refreshing (and clean!) fountains on Arena Square for all the kids to play around it. That’s not all we have for you and the family at Wembley Park – check out our full family fun guide to Wembley Park here.
12. Take a trip to The Yellow
Take a trip to our community hub, The Yellow, and take part in some the fun (and often free!) classes and workshops they have going on. With everything from fitness to arts and crafts, cooking to performing, The Yellow hosts a range of classes and events all year round for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you check them out here.
13. Walk among legends at Wembley Stadium
You can feel the tensions rising. Nerves are high. You are… in the England changing room imaging it’s 1966 and you’re about to take part in England’s glorious World Cup victory. This bank holiday, why not take a tour of the Home of Football, the UK’s largest sports and music venue? See behind-the-scenes area usually reserved for the biggest and best names in music and sports. Imagine you are part of the drama, about to take centre stage or score the winning kick. The Wembley Stadium tour gives you the chance to relive some of the country’s greatest moments, and create new ones of your own. Book your place here.
14. Party with The SSE Arena, Wembley
Last, but definitely NOT least – this August bank holiday take a trip to Wembley Park to witness an unforgettable show at The SSE Arena, Wembley. On Saturday 24th August, The SSE Arena, Wembley has the return of the One Africa Music Festival. Some of the most talented artist from Africa and beyond will be playing under one roof for a spectacular, high energy night. On Sunday 25th August, South East Asia most popular rock back, Junoon are bringing their Come Back Tour to the London. Book your tickets here.
So there you have it. 14 amazing and super fun things to do this August bank holiday in Wembley Park. Make sure you come and say hello!
If you do pay a visit to Wembley Park this August bank holiday, make sure you let us know and tag us in all of your snaps on Instagram – @wembey_park