Weekender: Slip 'n' slides, retro rides and skateboarding showcases

This weekend (24-26 July), G-Shock kicks off its tour of UK skate parks, the BT Tower restaurant opens once more and Cancer Research installs a giant water slide at Ally Pally.

Sainsburys' Anniversary Games will return for its third instalment
Sainsburys' Anniversary Games will return for its third instalment

Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games

Supermarket Sainsbury's will be hosting athletes from all over the world at its third annual games from Friday to Sunday. Hosted at the Queen Elizabeth Park Olympic Park in London, the event will include a two-day Diamond League on the first two days before the Sainsbury’s IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final on 26 July.

The Anniversary Games were first devised in 2013 to celebrate one year since the London 2012 Olympic Games.

When: 24-26 July

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Cancer Research SlideRider

Saturday (25 July) will see Cancer Research UK host a giant inflatable water slide at London's Alexandra Palace, as part of the venue's Summer Festival. The bright pink SlideRider activation is 150 metres long and guests will be able to zoom on down twice with each ticket purchased.

The London venue has also partnered with the Rooftop Film Club to screen 1980s classic Dirty Dancing at the festival. The event will also feature a street food and craft beer section, boat races and live music.

When: 25 July

Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

The BT Tower reopening

Iconic London landmark The BT Tower will reopen its revolving restaurant for the first time in 35 years on Saturday. Open for two weeks, the pop-up eatery is celebrating the building’s 50th anniversary.

Caterer Compass is organising the menu, and the space expects approximately 1,400 people to experience the event. Tickets have already been allocated, however the tower will also be opening its doors to the 34th floor for 30 minute ‘flights’ in October.

When: 25 July-7 August

Where: Maple Street, London W1T 5HD

Royal Salute at the Coronation Cup

Pernod Ricard whisky brand Royal Salute is to create an experiential secret garden and picnic area for VIPs at the Coronation Cup polo on Saturday, as part of its title sponsorship deal of the event.

The brand will host 50 VIP guests who will be taken on a journey through the whisky’s heritage and its brand values. This will take place in an open-air installation, which promises to be an "artistic and philosophical reinterpretation of a quintessential British picnic".

When: 25 July

Where: Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, Egham TW20 0HP

The G-Shock Tour

Casio G-Shock’s tour of UK skate parks kicks off in Glasgow on Saturday. The brand will be taking over Playsport on Saturday from 10am until 7pm, hosting action sport demos, live art battles and music performances from local talent.

When: 25 July

Where: Playsport, Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G74 4GT

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