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25 top events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

Written by Annabel Middleton


Its time for the Queens Platinum Jubilee,
So why not enjoy some cake and tea!
Head to see the Superbloom flowers,
Right inside the London Towers.

Jubilee Garden Party at Nottingham Castle

2-5th June 2022, 10am-4pm
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Wonder through the Castle’s grounds with a unique open-air installation of artworks displayed amongst the trees. Then why not take part in a craft workshop, including face painting for your little ones! On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th make sure to watch the magical performances of Allice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party along with live music from 11am onwards! This additional activity is also included in general tickets.  Book your tickets with picniq here!

A Very Miniature Platinum Jubilee

Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon
21 May – 19 June 2022, Monday-Sunday 10:00am-15:30pm

Why not pop down to Babbacombe Model Village for a unique day out with the kids! To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there is a miniature Beefeater Hunt where 18 can be found in the gardens! All successful explorers will win a Union Jack flag to take home! Whilst you’re there why not also try the 9-hole crazy golf course which is included in the admission price. Or visit the Model village to experience a representation of England across five decades! So much to do and see in Babbacombe. Find out more here.

Superbloom at the Tower of London

City of London
1 June -18 September 2022

This bank holiday the Tower of London’s moat will be filled with an array of spectacular flowers! With over 20 million seeds planted, 29 species of flowers, and 3 waves of flowers it’s not one to miss. You can even slide into the famous moat on the Superbloom slide. Enjoy a magnificent walk through the flower filled moat at just £12 per adult and £6 per child or even enjoy family ticket packages! This is an addditional ticket to the normal entry admission. Find out more here.

Jubilee picnic in the park at Raby Castle

28th May- 5th June 2022, 10am-4pm

Enjoy a picnic in the castle grounds deer park! Picnic boxes at just £5.50 for children and £15 for adults include a range of sandwiches, such a local ham and pear chutney, as well as fruit scones, strawberry tart, Battenburg cake, Victoria sponge and carrot cake. Find out more here.

The Lexicon Jubilee Proms

Bracknell, Berkshire
1st June 2022, 2pm-7pm

Decorated in red, white and blue, the Lexicon celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! There will be live music and dance performances from the Pantasy Steel Band to a performance from the 2019 Britain’s Got Talent winner, Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery. As a free event why not go and celebrate the joyous Jubilee. Find out more here.

Margam International Kite Festival

Port Talbot, Wales
2nd-5th June 2022

For something different, visit the kite festival to see some of Europe’s best kite fliers! Bring your own and join in with the fun. Bank Holiday entry fees apply. Find out more here.

Jubilee Garden Party at The Taff’s Well Inn

Cardiff, Wales
3rd June 2022

Spend Friday 3rd June in the beautiful gardens of Taff’s Well with views of the Garth Mountain. Enjoy afternoon teas and platters whilst the children experience an hour of entertainment with a magic show, disco and games. Prices vary from £10 to £65. Find out more here.

Dresses fit for a Queen- Madame Tussauds

27th May-10th June 2022

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See the exclusive Royal Dress Collection this Jubilee Weekend! Seven of the Queens breath-taking gowns worn during her 70 years of reign will be displayed at Madame Tussauds for two weeks only! One of the gowns featured will be the 1953 Coronation dress, created by Joan Tussaud. Plus get an exclusive up to 61% off tickets when you book with Picniq! Book here now to visit!

Family Jubilee Street Party at Castle Street

South London
3rd June 2022, 11am-5pm

Enjoy a day filled with music, food, drinks, performances, and activities for all the family! There will be a magician perfoming tricks to amaze the audience, face painters free of charge and a Colombian Jazz musician with his band performing throughout the day. The traders of Castle Square will also be providing an exclusive Jubilee menu, at just £5.50 for each dish. Find out more here.

Jubilee weekend at Brewery Square

4th-5th June 2022

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Brewery Square and experience marvelous music, food, and activities! Local sensation Grace Lovelass will be giving a special national anthem performance at 12pm. There will also be crown making competitions, scones, ice cream and classical renditions from The String Quartet. On Sunday 5th June, visitors will be able to watch TV coverage of the Jubilee on a big screen! The weekend will then end with the Platinum Pageant from 2:30pm, its not one to miss! Find out more here!

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Chartwell

3rd June 2022, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Head to charming Chartwell this Jubilee weekend for an exclusive late night opening. There will be a special viewing of the Churchill and the Crown photography exhibition, telling the story of the relationship between The Queen and Sir Winston Churchill. Property Curator, Katherine Carter will also be giving a talk and you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy on the Terrace Lawn by the house. You will be offered a complimentary glass of Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite champagne on arrival, what a treat! Tickets for adults are £20 and £15 for children. Find out more here!

Trail at Mottisfont House

Hampshire, Romsey
28th May- 5th June 2022

Get ready to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with crafts and activities at Mottisfont House. Collect a trail map from the visitor reception and explore the grounds to take part in Jubilee-themed activities along the way and learn about Mottisfont’s historic royal connections! Why not also add to the House’s bunting display and make your own flag to take home! Find out more here.

Jubilee Lantern making at Cragside

2nd-5th June 2022

Join in with Jubilee lantern making for the Platinum Jubilee weekend! In 1884, the Royal Family would visit Cragside as they wished to stay at the ‘palace of a modern magician’ rather than at one of the stately homes in the North. To honor this visit, the Armstrong’s would decorate the estate in colourful lanterns and so this Jubilee weekend Cragside would like to recreate such a welcoming. So why not head to Cragside to help them recreate history! Find out more here.

Special Jubilee themed Tootbus tours

London and Windsor
21st May- 4th September

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Hop on the London Kids Tour or Windsor Jubilee Discovery tour to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! There will be dedicated royal content with special surprises for the princesses and princes. You’ll also find out some quirky stories of past Queens and Kings! Get an exclusive 10% with Picniq when you book here!  

British Museum exhibition dedicated to Mary Gillick

2nd June-31 July 2022

Check out the exhibition dedicated to Mary Gillick who modelled the Queen’s head for the 1953 coinage. The exhibition follows Gillick’s long career, form her training in sculpture at the Royal College of Art, to her specialisation in medallic art and success in 1952. Find out more here!

A Right Royal City guided walk

Fridays and Saturdays until June 25th 2022

Take part in this new walk created especially for the Platinum Jubilee! It celebrates the relationship of the monarchy and the city throughout the years. You can discover the trials and tribulations, processions, and celebrations of the kings, queens, princes and princesses who have left their mark on the city! So much to explore! Find out more here!

A brunch to remember at London’s first ever corgi cafe

29th May, 10am-6pm

Head to the Refinery Bakery for London’s first ever corgi cafe! If you have your own corgi bring him/her along or if you’re just simply a dog lover come and be part of the exciting and buzzing experience! There will also be free Pupuccinos and free professional photos of your dog! Why not also treat yourself to an iced Jubilee pupcake or treat! Find out more here!

Borough Market’s Jubilee weekend makeover

June 2nd-5th 2022

Enjoy seven new recepies at Borough Market’s Jubilee weekend makeover, presented to you in a speicla newspaper! Each have been commissioned for the occasion and there is one recipe for every decade of the Queen’s reign! The market will also be decorated with regal bunting and music from the last seven decades, with competitions for traders to present the best-decorated stall! Find out more here!

The Platinum Jubilee Odyssey ride at Fantasy Island

June 2nd 2022
Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

This Platinum Jubilee weekend, Fantasy Island are providing an amazing offer, allowing free rides on the Platinum Jubilee Odyssey! Reaching speeds of 62mph, this is great way to celebrate the Queens reign. Find out more here!

Beacon lighting at Lincoln Castle

2nd June 2022

In the evening of the 2nd of June a beacon lighting event will be held at Lincoln castle to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee! Included will be entertainment from a piper and the Lincoln Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society! Tickets for the evening are free and are offered on a first come first served basis. Find out more here!

Under 5’s day picnic party at Dudley Zoo and Castle

Dudley, West Midlands
29th-30th June 2022

Pack your picnic bags as your under 5’s are cordially invited to a royal party! Dress your little ones up as princesses, princes, kings and queens and join i with the celebrations! You will get the chance to meet Jambi the Tiger and Monty the Monkey Mascot characters, as well as taking part in flip the crown entertainment! There will also be the chance to get involved with face painting and Jubilee themed craft activities. Find out more here!

A Platinum Jubilee family day at the new Art Gallery Walsall

Walsall, West Midlands
4th June 2022

This Jubilee the new art gallery in Walsall will host a family day out! Enjoy a cuppa and cupcake at the tea party or make your own lolly-stick Queens Guards! You can also make your own Platinum paper crowns, plaster cast your own coin design, decorate the building with red, white and blue wool and contribute to the Union Jack hand-print bunting! All ages welcome! Find out more here!

A Great British Platinum Jubilee Celebrattion at Blenheim Palace

Woodstock, Oxfordshire
2nd-5th June 2022

Celebrate the Jubilee in royal style at Belnheim Palace! The weekend will begin with a food festival with a Jubilee twist! Raymond Blanc OBE, Gennaro Contaldo and Great British Bake Off”s Karen Wright will all be there! There will also be the chance to collect some delicious produce from a large variety of local and national stallholders! Alongside all of this, there will also be artisan treats, craft beers, cocktains and live music! Find out more here!

Poole Seafood Festival

Poole, Dorset
3rd-5th June 2022

Dorset’s ONLY FREE Seafood Festival is not one to miss! There will be plenty of seafood and live music to take you through the weekend as well as artisan pizzas, burgers and delicious deserts! There will also be a champagne and oyster bar to get in the Royal spirit! Look forward to a saturday night performance from the top tribute act UK Queen! Find out more here!

Jubilee weekend at Windsor Castle

Windsor, Berkshire
2nd-5th June

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Visit Windsor castle, the Queens favourite weekend home! EXpore the castle and its magnificent state apartments that are decorated with some of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection! Don’t miss the largest doll’s house in the world and St. George’s Chapel where many royal occasions have taken place. There will also be many events at Windsor Castle over the weekend from aa Jubilee Concert to a Jubilee party in the park! Get a free £5 Picniq voucher for entry to the castle when you book here!

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