Family launch party celebrates Victoria Park’s �12m restoration ahead of Olympics

An official family party is being put on at Victoria Park tomorrow to celebrate the park’s �12million restoration ahead of London’s Olympic Games.

The celebration bash promises an afternoon packed with activities and entertainment celebrating the park’s 170 year history after the park has fully reopened.

Centered around the bandstand, the event will be marked by a variety of live music, dance performances and workshops.

There will also be novel ways to get about, including rickshaws, canoes and a horse and cart.

Mobile entertainment will be provided by Victorian explorers, Edwardian circus magicians, and Punch and Judy.

Other activities will be in the form of a treasure hunt, fancy dress competition, coconut shy, skateboarding tutorials and more.

Cakes, ice-creams and other refreshments will be available.

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The Friends of Victoria Park group, who campaigned for a fence to be put up around the new children’s play area, will have a stall showing displays of their design suggestions for the fence.

Tower Hamlets council have agreed in principle to the fence after parents raised safety concerns.