The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Yorkshire & The Humber during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed.
Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. In England, the Queen’s Baton Relay will provide the opportunity for communities to experience the excitement for Birmingham 2022, as the 11 days of showstopping sport nears ever closer.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on 28 July 2022. Kicking off on Thursday 2 June, the Baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The Baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on Monday 4 July to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.
On Wednesday 13 July Hull will officially welcome the Baton.
A busy schedule of activities and events are planned for the Queen’s Baton Relay, with opportunities to highlight untold stories from batonbearers who are striving for change in their community.
- 8am – the Baton will arrive outside of the new ARCO building and proceeds into the Deep as it is submerged in a tank with a Batonbearer diver
- 8.20am – the Baton is then carried by Batonbears from Queen St, Wellington St, Humber St, High St, under Myton Bridge, Liberty Lane, Lowgate, Alfred Gelder St, Parliament St, Whitefriargate, Princes Dock Side, Posterngate, South Church Side
- 8.55am – The Baton will arrive into Trinity Square
Once in Trinity Square, a choir made up of around 200 local school children will perform commonwealth songs before the Baton leaves at 9.15am to continue on its journey.
Whether you are looking for places to shop, places to eat, relaxing activities and enjoyable attractions, in Hull you will find what you are looking for. Hull is an up and coming water front city which is popular with small groups and coach parties alike. Hull has eight free museums, The Deep, Hull Truck Theatre, new retail and leisure centres and many places to eat and drink in Hull are all waiting to be discovered - all the ingredients for a perfect city break or day out.