Join in with our Paralympic heritage activities and events for the holidays. 

Explore the Paralympics Family Fun Day

Come along to one of our FREE family fun days in July and August. Drop-in and meet friendly staff and volunteers and let us bring the history of the Paralympics to life. Design your own trophy and take part in our medals or Royals trail. Explore our collection and handle some of the Paralympic torches, costumes, medals and mascots. 

Where: National Paralympic Heritage Centre

When:

  • Tuesday 9th August, 14.30-16.30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd August, 14.30-16.30pm

  

Royal and Commonwealth Games activities

With the celebration of the Queen's Jubilee and the Commonwealth Games taking place this summer we've created some themed learning activities for you to have a go at. 

Colouring by numbers

Colour in the Union Jack flag using the numbers. Click here or on the image below to view or download.

Commonwealth Paraplegic Games factsheet

Find out about how the Commonwealth Paraplegic Games has changed since the first Games in 1962. Click here or on the image below to view or download.

Match the sports equipment

See if you can match the pictures to the correct sports equipment. This equipment is used in the para-sports which are part of the programme at this year's Commonwealth Games. Click here or on the image below to view or download.

Widgit activity

The 2022 Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham, has the largest para-sport programme in Commonwealth Games history. Find out which sports are included using our Widgit activity. Click here or on the image below to view or download.

Learn how to sign 'athletics' with Marie

Athletics is included in the para sports programme at the Commonwealth Games. Marie teaches how to sign 'athletics' using British Sign Language and shows us the running blade on display at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre.


Additional family fun activities

Paralympic sports activities and craft

Designed for children to engage in some fun activities while learning about the history of the Paralympic Games.

Chatterbox activity

Sharing our Treasure

Explore objects in our Paralympic collection with Shaun Finegan, volunteer at the National Paralympic Heritage Trust

Volunteer, Shaun Finegan talking about Paralympic torches

Storytime with April

Storytime for children under 5 read by April Byrne, volunteer at the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, with BSL interpretation by Marie Biswell.

April Byrne, volunteer at NPHT reading books for Story time

What's in our Paralympic collection?

Watch our series of Paralympic heritage collection videos

Video of Vicky Hope Walker describing objects from the Paralympic handling collection


Highlights from family fun events at the Paralympic Heritage Centre

  

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Paralympic poster ideas created by children visiting Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage CentreParalympic athlete poster ideas created by children visiting Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage CentreParalympic medal ideas created by children visiting Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage CentreParalympic athlete poster ideas created by children visiting Family Fun Day at the Paralympic Heritage Centre