Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay 2022
On Friday 8 July 2022 we will be welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay to Hemel Hempstead.
The Queen’s Baton Relay - which started on 21 October 2021 and travels across the Commonwealth, visiting all 72 nations and territories - will finish in the host city of Birmingham, where it will take a central role in the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, on 28 July 2022.
The Queen’s Baton Relay will be arriving in Hemel Hempstead town centre at approximately 6pm. The Baton will start at the Rainbow Stage, before passing through the Water Gardens and Old Town, arriving in Gadebridge Park at around 6.30pm.
You will be able to watch and cheer on the Queen’s Baton Relay at various points along the route.
Queen's Baton Relay route event timetable
||Queen’s Baton Relay welcomed at the Rainbow Stage, Hemel Hempstead town centre
|6.05pm to 6.30pm
||Queen’s Baton Relay passes through Hemel Hempstead:
- Water Gardens
- Old Town
- Gadebridge Park
|6.30pm to 7.30pm
||Queen’s Baton Relay finishes in Gadebridge Park and joins in the celebrations
||Queen's Baton Relay departs Hemel Hempstead for the next stage of its journey
You can also view the route map here: Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay route map (PDF 115KB).
To celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay coming to Hemel, we will be holding a wellness festival in Gadebridge Park between 3.30pm and 7.30pm. There will be demonstrations from local sports groups, the opportunity to try out various free sports and wellbeing activities and entertainment for the younger members of the family.
There will be a range of food stalls in the park to grab a snack or some refreshments to keep you energised.
Queen's Baton Relay wellness festival events timetable
|3.30pm to 7.30pm
||Demonstrations from local sports groups
|Try a range of sports activities, including tennis and sessions with Everyone Active and Viking Fitness
|Children's entertainment and activities including arts and crafts, face painting, bubble fun and a circus workshop.
We will update this page as more details are confirmed. For more information about the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit the Birmingham 2022 website.