The long-awaited Olympics are finally here and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re joining in with the sporting sensation or trying to avoid it, we’ve found the best things for you to do this weekend. On your marks, get set, GO!
Proving the Olympics isn’t all sports and spandex Hyde Park is offering a selection of spectacular live music alongside live screenings of the games. Expect to see the likes of Newton Faulkner, Tom Jones, Scouting For Girls, and if you can wait ’til next weekend, McFly! And the best bit? It’s FREE!
Until August 11, Hyde Park, London (btlondonlive.com)
Sci-Fi Film Fest
Fed up of the Olympics already? Jump in your spaceship and escape into the world of aliens with back-to-back sci-fi screenings including The Matrix, The Thing and Iron Sky. After hours of non-stop explosive action you’ll forget the Olympics are even happening.
Today, Phoenix Square, Leicester (phoenix.org.uk)
On The Big Screen
Miss out on tickets to the games? Don’t worry. You can join in all the Olympic madness at various viewing points across the country. With thousands gathering to cheer on their local sporting heroes it’ll feel like you’re actually there, well kind of.
Until August 12, National (london2012.com)
Mini Maker Faire
What do big kids need? Big games! And that’s exactly what you’ll get this weekend. With giant games such as Ker Plunk, Connect 4, Operation Games and Etch-a-sketch it’s guaranteed fun for all the family.
Today and Tomorrow, Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester (makerfairemanchester.com)
Taste of Thailand
This Thai Festival brings a taste of the orient straight to the sunny streets of Bristol. With Thai food and beer, traditional Thai dancing, Thai boxing and our personal favourite – Thai massage, this is a must-see event.
Today and Tomorrow, Queen Square, Bristol (desyentertainment.com)