The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

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Spanish City, Whitley Bay, NE26 1BG

We will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Friday 15 July 2022.

It will arrive on the seafront just before 10am, outside Spanish City, for a short visit before heading off up to Blyth. A number of batonbearers will carry the Baton along the Links, stopping at the skatepark, before continuing further along in the direction of St Mary's Lighthouse.

The Birmingham 2022 website will feature information on the Queen’s Baton Relay route, including details of events and where to line the route.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. Birmingham 2022 is staging the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay.

The Relay began on 7 October 2021 at Buckingham Palace, when The Queen placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is travelling for a total 294 days and will visit all nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The epic journey aims to embrace culture; ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration; and share stories that inspire others to take on challenges.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held from 28 July until the 8 August 2022 and will be part of an incredible summer of sport.


Opening Hours

  • 15 Jul 20229:45 a.m.
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  • 15 Jul 2022