Jubilee Events Near Me

The Queen's Jubilee Parade in London

The Queen’s Jubilee is upon us! So, how will you choose to celebrate this exciting & historic occasion? Will you wind up at your local street party with your platinum party hats at the ready? Maybe you want to get away and enjoy your extended bank holiday. Either way, if you are looking for Jubilee Events Near Me, you’re in the right place!

From community events like street parties and garden parties, to public celebrations like the Derby at Epsom Racecourse, Jubilee Jousts, Corgi Cafes & so much more! Let’s all celebrate the monumental success of our beloved monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, together!

Scotland

Dachshund Fun Day!

Now this ones seems a little quirky, and you’d be right, it is! Thirlestane Castle invites you to come and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the Dachshund Fun Day.

Who said dogs can’t join in with jubilee festivities too? This family event are perfect for kids who love dogs and families who have dogs as pets. You can get your dog involved in some of the fun activities on offer like the Dachshunds and Friends Walk around the park, Weiner Racing & more!

The Dachshund Fun Day at Thirlestane Castle offers lots of dog-friendly jubilee events throughout the day, such as…

11:20 – Dachshunds and Friends Walk around the park

12:00 – Weiner Racing and Agility. Family dogs too.

12:30 – Parade of Rescue Dachshunds

13:00 – Fun Dachshund Show and Family Dog Classes:

– Puppy under one year, adults over 1 year and open class. Prizes and rosettes for all winners.
– The best royal wag, best biscuit catcher, double trouble (2 dachshunds or 2 family dogs together)
– Fancy dress – best royal outfit

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 5th June 2022 from 11:00 - 16:00
  • Location Thirlestane Castle. Thirlestane Castle. Lauder. TD2 6RU
  • Price Free but charitable donations are encouraged as proceeds will go to KC Ukraine Fund via FCL. IVDD and Scottish Dachshund Rescue.
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Picnic at Aden Country Park

The sun is shining in Aden Country Park, picnic baskets are filled to the brim and there’s smiles all round. During this four-day bank holiday weekend you are invited to a free / no booking day out at Aden Country Park!

Come along and celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with a picnic at the Mansion House. There will be entertainment for children and food stalls in the Courtyard. Bring along your picnic blankets and enjoy the entertainment. Some activities will have a small fee for taking part.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 3rd June 2022
  • Location Aden Country Park. Station Road. Mintlaw. Aberdeenshire. AB42 8FQ. United Kingdom
  • Price Free!
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Balmoral Castle

Visit the Queen’s haven, Balmoral Castle, for your Scottish Jubilee celebrations! The Balmoral Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea will be served on fine bone china and will include special cakes. You will also be able to watch the celebrations live on at least six screens that will be installed just for the weekend.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 2nd - 5th June 2022
  • Location The Estates Office. Balmoral Estates. Ballater. Aberdeenshire. AB35 5TB. Scotland
  • Price £21.00 - £45.00
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North East England

Raby Castle

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there will be some exciting events happening at Raby Castle this year. This charming medieval castle & Deer park will host a range of family friendly events that the kids will love!

Raby Castle offers lots of exciting activities such as a Street party themed trail, a Picnic in the park and you can browse through all for the special displays in the castle! Indoor & outdoor activities? Tick!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 28th May 2022 - 5th June 2022
  • Location Staindrop. Darlington. County Durham. DL2 3AH. England.
  • Price More details coming soon
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Jubilee Craft Session

What better way to celebrate our Queen’s successful reign than through the expression of art… Sounds good right? At Hartlepool Gallery you can print, draw and get creative Andy Warhol style! Recreate a colourful portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on 31st May or make a flag collage on 1st June!

This unique family workshop offers a fun free activity that both parents and kids can get stuck into. Who wouldn’t want to make a keepsake to remember to mark this special historical event!

Learn innovative painting techniques, cool collaging techniques, stamping and even techniques that Andy Warhol himself used to use! For a craftastic jubilee event, head to Hartlepool gallery!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times Queen's portrait session: Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 10:00 – 11:00 & 11:15 - 12:15. Flag collage session: Wednesday 1st June 2022 at 10:00 – 11:00 & 11:15 - 12:15
  • Location Hartlepool Art Gallery. Church Street. Hartlepool. TS24 7EQ
  • Price Free!
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North West England

Beacon Lighting Fleetwood

Looking for a night time event to take the kids? The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Over 1,500 platinum jubilee beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. The Principal beacon will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The Mount are marking this wonderful tradition in Wyre with a beacon lighting too! Join the magical national beacon lighting at 9pm for live entertainment, speeches and the official lighting at 9.45pm as the sun goes down.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times Thursday 2nd June 2022 at 21:00
  • Location The Mount. Fleetwood. Mount Road. Fleetwood. Lancashire. United Kingdom.
  • Price Free event - just turn up!
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North West England

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Children’s Jubilee Party

If you are looking for jubilee events near me in the North West, then the Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Children’s Jubilee Party is definitely worth checking out.

The Garden will be open as usual so your little ones can explore their idyllic surroundings. You also have the option of joining Belinda and team in the Cafe in the Gardens for a children’s Jubilee Tea Party! During this 2 hour party you will get royally involved in crafting jubilee celebration decorations!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 1st June from 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location Cheshire. Malpas. SY14 8AH.
  • Price Garden day pass: Under 5's go free. Aults £8.50. Child (5-15yrs) £4.
  • Tea Party Prices: £15pp
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Northern Ireland

Platinum Jubilee Garden Party

Looking for jubilee events near you in Northern Ireland? Go and visit the beautiful platinum jubilee bloom at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens!

Creating a more intimate version of the Tower of London’s Superbloom. The beautiful platinum jubilee bloom will be planted in Spring by the gardens team using a specially designed seed mix designed by Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design, University of Sheffield. Planted, grown and maintained by Historic Royal Palaces’ garden teams, the flower display will see new wildlife visiting the gardens, with pollinators being attracted to the nectar rich flowers in the seed mix.

Mini Superblooms will also appear at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace.These are just a few of royal events that will be held during the summer at Historic Royal Palaces in tribute to Her Majesty the Queen and her 70-year reign. Did you know she has the longest reign in the history of British Monarchs? Bloomin-heck! 

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 2nd June - 5th June 2022
  • Location The Square. Hillsborough. BT26 6GT
  • Price Members go free. Adult (18-64): £15.25. Child (5-15) £7.60. Concession (65+. or 16-17. full-time student. disabled visitor): £12.20. Child under 5: free. See website for group family tickets.
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West Midlands

Jubilee Garden Party Vintage & Craft Fair

There are so many wonderful community activities to choose from around the UK but here’s why choose the Jubilee Garden Party Vintage & Craft Fair at Stourport Manor…

Over the Queen’s magnificent 70 year reign, fashion, literature, art, cars, and music have changed so much. So, what better way to celebrate the iconic decades & national moments that the queen has ruled through, than at a vintage fair? Whether you thrift a shift dress from the 60’s, buy a walkman from the 80’s or find some random teen magazines from the 90’s, there’s lots of nostalgia to fill your day with!

Not to mention there will live music, entertainment, a raffle, indoor & outdoor stalls, afternoon tea, dancing and a vintage belle / beau competition! With craft stalls too, why not support your local creatives? Celebrate these moments of reflection in style… and with lots of laughter of course!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times Sunday 5th June 2022 from 13:00 - 16:00.
  • Location T35 Hartlebury Rd. Stourport-on-Severn. DY13 9JA
  • Price Free event & free parking! Raffle costs £1 per ticket.
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Jubilee Jubilations at The Commandery

Join The Commandery to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in a stunning building famous for its Royalist connections, with a day of living history, crafts and trails.

Enjoy all things regal by making your own crown and sceptre, then follow the trail around the building to discover past Kings and Queens that have reigned during The Commandery’s lengthy history.

Members of the Worcester Reenactors will be bringing to life The Commandery’s 17th-century Civil War stories; the building became the battle headquarters during the struggle between Royalists and Parliamentarians.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 3rd June 2022
  • Location The Commandery. Sidbury. Worcester. Worcestershire. WR1 2HU. United Kingdom.
  • Price Admission to The Commandery applies. Plus £2 per trail/craft activity.
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East Midlands

Queen’s Jubilee at Belvoir Castle

Discover one of the UK’s most historic family homes at Belvoir Castle, and explore the incredible landscape gardens, the fascinating house. Expect the best of British at Belvoir Castle Platinum Jubilee celebrations! Did you know it featured in the Netflix hit-show ‘The Crown’?

Pull up a chair at the quintessentially British street party. Fuel up your inner party animal with some delicious food and drink. Buy a souvenir from British stalls or head over to the greener parts of the castle to watch the jousting. Feel as if you are royalty itself, watching street performers, musicians and all-around entertainment!

Take the kids to watch classic Children’s entertainment with a wonderful Punch & Judy show. Make your British flag in the craft area and or watch exciting re-enactments. Not to mention classic cars and a falconry show!

This event will showcase all things great about our mighty island and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s rule. Belvoir Castle know how to celebrate national events in style, am I right?

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times Saturday 4th June 2022 - Sunday 5th June 2022 from 11:00-16:00
  • Location Belvoir Castle. Belvoir. Grantham. Leicestershire. NG32 1PE
  • Price Adult: £10. Child (aged 4-16): £10
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Wales

Platinum Jubilee Event at the Bandstand

Throw yourselves in the spirit of fun at The Bandstand Platinum Jubilee Event in Brecon. Put on your finest pearls, whitest wigs and your most luxurious gown and enter the best fancy dress Queen competition. Bring all your charisma and talent to the mark and prepare to be judged by an expert judging panel… Have you got what it takes to win the prize?

Bring along your best picnic blanket, your kids favourite snacks, and hey, maybe even a small bottle of prosecco for yourself and your partner.

Watch & listen to live music as the sun goes down on Brecon and get ready for the traditional beacon lighting…

Like many other towns around the UK, Brecon is in the traditional beacon chain! Therefore, they will also lighting their beacon to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee – how exciting!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 2nd June 2022
  • Location The Bandstand. The Promenade. Brecon. Powys. LD3 9AY. United Kingdom
  • Price Open to public. No booking required
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South East

Rye Farm Meadows Week-long Jubilee Festival

Spread some community spirit as you celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Rye Farm Meadows, Abingdon! Abingdon Town Council is planning a weeklong celebration of events against the beautiful backdrop of the Thames.

This family friendly festival offers lots of exciting acts, activities & performances such as…

– Performances from local dance and drama groups

– An evening of local bands

– A comedy night and a funfair for the kids – with plenty of food and drink to enjoy along the way!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times Monday 30th May – Sunday 5th June 2022
  • Location Rye Farm Meadow. Maud Hales Bridge. Abingdon. OX14 3HY. United Kingdom
  • Price Free!
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The Jubilee Joust

Lord Camoys, Commander of the Left Flank at the Battle of Agincourt, invites you to his annual Jousting Tournament at Stonor Park 10am to 5pm each day…

Join the Knights of Royal England for an epic display of Medieval Jousting at Stonor Park. A truly memorable joust will take place during which knights in full armour will stop at nothing, charging full tilt on Andalusian geldings in an attempt to strike their opponent’s shield and knock them out of their saddle.

Stonor Park has lots of other exciting family activities to get involved with such as…

– Spectacular horseback stunts with foot combat & medieval weaponry.

– Falconry displays

– 15th Century Black Powder Weapon Displays

– Living History Displays, Agincourt History Theatre

– A working medieval forge

– Archery

– Armoury for young knights to (safely) equip themselves

– Mouth-watering food options

– Medieval costume competitions.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 3rd - 5th June 2022
  • Location Stonor Park. Henley-on-Thames. RG9 6HF
  • Price Adult (over 16) - Early Bird Offer £14.00. Child (2-15yrs) - Early Bird Offer £11.50. Child (Under 2 yrs) £0.00. Please check website for second release & full prices.
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Corgi café

One of the cutest public events being hosted over the bank holiday weekend, is the pop-up Corgi Café in London! This feel-good-Corgi event honours the Queen’s favourite breed of dog, with a broad selection of fun activities and exceptional dog treats.

If you are a Corgi, Corgi-owner or a Corgi-lover then this event is right up your alley. Treat you classy canine to a free ‘Puppuccino’, take a delightful promenade for 80 minutes in the sunshine or sit back with some tasty snacks for dogs & humans! Has your pup tried a pupcake? Let them frolic in the grass while you sip on afternoon tea or Spring cocktails!

After all dogs and humans have eaten why not head to afterpawty on the garden terrace – give us a royal wave while you’re there! Your dogs will need to spruce up for this Royal occasion – maybe try the pop up dog boutique, The Crafty Dog Co? Families & dogs will have so much fun here, with doggie discounts, large indoor & outdoor areas (weather proof), quintessential snacks & beverages and so much more.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times Sunday 29th May 2022
  • Location The Refinery at Bankside. London. SE1 0TF
  • Price Corgi's go free but you must get a ticket for each dog you bring along. Children under 6 go free. Children under 16: £7.75 + £0.50 booking fee. Adults: £13.75 + £0.50 booking fee. DON'T FORGET TO JOIN THE GUEST LIST TOO!
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The Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs

If there is any event you’d want to attend during jubilee weekend, it’s the jubilee event where the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family will be attending! As part of the official events of the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, The Queen will be watching the Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse!

The Cazoo Derby is the birthplace of thoroughbred racing. Every year for the last 243 years, a new champion has graced the podium which is what makes each year so exciting! Whether you are a Royal or a rookie, it’s a fun day out for everyone.

Families can buy tickets to the Jubilee Family Festival at Epsom Downs on Derby day which are very affordable and family-friendly prices! Adult tickets are priced at £25 and kids aged 0 – 17 go free!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 4th June 2022
  • Location Epsom Downs Racecourse. Epsom Downs. Epsom. KT18 5LQ
  • Price Jubilee Family Festival - Adults: £25. Kids 0 - 17 years go FREE!
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South West

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fireworks

Finish of your long weekend with a spectacular Platinum Jubilee Fireworks Display right on the Seafront in Lyme Regis. As the fireworks start at 10pm, this event may be better suited to slightly older children. You can watch from Langmoor and Lister Gardens or anywhere along the seafront near the sandy beach.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 5th June 2022 at 22:00
  • Location Lyme Regis. Dorset. DT7 3JH
  • Price Free!
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The Queen’s Hat Jubilee Trail

We LOVE a Queen themed treasure hunt, and your kids will too! Curious much?

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Corinium Museum have teamed up with children’s author Steve Antony and the characters from his ‘Queen series’. His characters are hidden around the museum galleries waiting to be found. The museum needs your help to find them all and in return you’ll receive your legendary sticker!

Fun right? What’s also great about this interactive trail is it that it’s being hosted from 13th May to 30th June, so even if you can’t make it Jubilee weekend, you’ve still got til the end of the month!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times Friday 13th May from 10:00 - 17:00 to Thursday 30th June.
  • Location Park Street. Cirencester. Gloucestershire. GL7 2BX. England
  • Price Price included with general admission fee.
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Channel Islands

Jersey’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon

Thousands of Beacons will be lit at 9pm on the 2nd June to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. Jersey one of many locations across the UK that will take part in the lighting of a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon. The event will be held on Glacis Field (south of Fort Regent) and will host up to 5,000 people, between 6pm and 10:30pm.

Imogen Nicholls from Musical Originals, will be leading a choir of 60 island primary school children who will sing the ‘Song for the Commonwealth’ as part of the ceremony.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times June 2nd 2022 from 18:00 - 22:30
  • Location Fort Regent. St Helier. Fort Regent. JE2 4UX. Jersey
  • Price Free!
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Arts Sunday 2022: Platinum Jubilee Celebration, Guernsey

Celebrating over 70 years of Guernsey creativity, Arts Sunday 2022 is hosting the ultimate platinum jubilee event for the public.

Held on the Town seafront between the Liberation Monument and the Albert Pier, St Peter Port, Arts Sunday is a free event for the whole community, and we welcome stall holders, vendors, musicians and performers to join in the fun, showcasing your talents in a day celebrating the Arts & Creativity.

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times 5th June 2022 from 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location Albert Pier. Guernsey. GY1 1FJ. Guernsey. (postcode for car park as event spans over 2 locations).
  • Price Free!
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Victoria’s Family Day Out, Isle of Wight

Looking for jubilee events near me in the Isle of Wight? Now this may a seem a little unusual as it’s Queen Elizabeth that we are celebrating however, Victoria’s Family Day Out  provides a day packed full of hold-fashioned entertainments for the kids.

Join Victoria and her beloved Albert in Osborne, Isle of Wight and get involved in hands-on activities and marvel at splendid sideshows. Including traditional family favourites like the slapstick spectacular, Punch and Judy. Plus, enjoy vintage thrills and spills on traditional fairground rides like swing boats and a helter-skelter. Don’t miss your chance to experience a royally good day out on this extra-special Half Term.

Psst, if you want to save some of sixpences, book online and save!

Info & Pricing

  • Dates & Times Tuesday 31st May - Thursday 2nd June 2022 from 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Location York Avenue. East Cowes. PO32 6JT
  • Price English Heritage members go FREE. Adults: £21
  • Kids aged 5-17 years £12.60. See website for family tickets & concessions.
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FAQs

What are Windsor Castle doing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

You can find all the Jubilee events for Windsor Castle & Windsor here.

How many years is the Platinum Jubilee?

70 years.

What can you do for the Queen’s Jubilee?

If you are still wondering what you can do to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee (even after reading this blog) here is a list of traditional forms of celebration:

Street Parties – The only time road closures fun, am I right? Connect with your neighbours & community as you party in the streets, playing games and eating delicious food!

The Big Jubilee Lunch – Every year since the idea began in 2009, The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better.

Beacon Lighting – The UK has a long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations through beacon lighting. You could light beacons or get involved in beacon lighting within your communities on the evening of 2 June.

The Queen’s Green Canopy – Plant trees from October 2021 (when the tree planting season begins) through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022 as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Creative Challenge – you can design your own Royal Crown online, why not have a go? Rock up to your street party in finery and jewels designed by YOU!

Do we get days off for the jubilee?

There will be a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022, meaning Brits will be given two days off work to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service.

Is a jubilee every 10 years?

Jubilees mark a major milestone in the reign of a Monarch, celebrating their life and service. The naming of these celebrations follows the traditions of wedding anniversaries: 25 years is called a Silver Jubilee, 50 years a Golden Jubilee, 60 years a Diamond Jubilee, and 70 years a Platinum Jubilee.

Found somewhere fun for all the family? We hope you have a great time over the jubilee weekend and make lots of special memories with your little ones. If you are looking for more things to do with you family over the weekend, head over to our adventure articles or check out all of our amazing attraction pages!

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