The festival site at the Pump Room Gardens features a big screen, live streaming the Games as well as CultureFest films from 10am – 10pm every day and is free to attend. There will be several activities for families as well as an opportunity to try bowls at one of the pop-up bowls greens provided by Bowls England, where you can challenge your family and friends and get a feel for the sport. There will also be a great choice of food and drink stalls available at the site.

On Saturday and Sunday over both weekends of the Games, there will be activities for children between 10am – 12pm, 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm, including medal making, creating commonwealth countries’ flags and bunting and much more. On Sunday 7 August, try your hand at making and designing a stain glass window out of acetate.

Ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on 28 July. There will be a jazz and steel drum band, bhangra dancers supported by an Indian drummer, a stilt walker and a penny-farthing riding juggler providing entertainment from 5pm before the Opening Ceremony is screened live on the big screen at 8pm.

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Accessibility Information: 

  • The Pump Room Gardens is a 5.4-acre area divided by footpaths which are wheelchair and pushchair friendly, with accessible toilet facilities on site.
  • Leamington Spa Station is just over a 5-minute walk.
  • Local bus stops are less than a minute walk from the Pump Room Gardens.