Holiday family fun

Date: Friday 17th April
Time: 11-12:30 and 14-15:30
Cost: Free admission for adults, £2 per participating child
Venue: National Paralympic Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Join us for some holiday activities as we continue our countdown to Tokyo 2020.

  • Recreate the Games posters from the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
  • Create a model and medal using clay
  • Take part in our paper crane trail
  • Make a Paralympic paper crane

These activities are designed for children 4+.
Playdough and story books are available for younger children.

Activity dates coming up:

Friday 29th May, 11-12:30 and 14-15:30

Photos from our Family fun day in February half term

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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

Paralympic paper crane making

The countdown to Tokyo 2020 is now underway! To celebrate the Paralympic Summer Games we would like to create a display using 100s of paper cranes. These will be featured at the Paralympic Heritage Flame Lighting event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium to launch the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Summer Games

Why paper cranes? At the last Paralympic Games in Tokyo, in 1964, paper crane garlands were given to the Paralympians as a symbol of ‘good luck’.

If you would like to order a Paralympic paper crane pack to make at home (£1+postage), please contact us at [email protected] 

Paper crane garlands made by Momoho Yamada at the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games

Spectators brought garlands of paper cranes to wish the athletes good luck

©Sally Haynes

Origami paper crane garlands

©Ian Brittain

Read paper crane maker Momoho Yamada's story here