Queen's Baton Relay - Shirley Park Community Event Preview


Shirley Park has plenty to offer even on a quiet day. A large playground, football pitch, formal walkways, ornamental gardens, a rugby pitch, a skate park, tennis courts and more. But Tuesday 26 July is unlikely to be a quiet day. At least not between the hours of 2 and 6pm. During that time, Shirley park will host a large community celebration in honour of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The Baton will be passing through the park just after half past five, entering from Hurdis Road and making its way to the Stratford Road. There will be plenty going on to occupy all the family as everyone gathers in anticipation of the arrival of the baton.

Bring a picnic or grab something to eat from one of the many excellent local shops and eateries and then make your way to the park to enjoy live music, sports day games, a touch rugby tournament and ‘have a go’ sessions, radio controlled F1 cars and agility games with the Army Cadets, amongst much more.

Anyone who remembers the amazing turnout for the Olympic Torch Relay in 2012 will be sure not to miss this event, as Shirley comes together to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay just two days before the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games get underway.

For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay click here.