Check out our round of a some great things to see, do, visit, eat and more, over the special four-day bank holiday of June 2-5.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching. And with the celebrations set for a four-day, bank holiday bonanza, there are plenty of great things to get involved in. From food and drink, to days out with the kids, we’re looking forward to a fantastic time with family and friends.
Whether you’re hosting a street party or looking for some crafty ideas to keep the little ones busy whilst you take some long-overdue time off, we’ve made a list of some of the lovely things you can do.
7 great ideas for the Platinum Jubilee Weekend
(yes, that’s one idea for every decade!).
1. Zoobilee at London Zoo
If you’re planning a trip to London to soak up the atmosphere why not head to the Zoobilee event at London Zoo? The event, which kicks off on 28th May and runs until 5th June, will feature family-friendly activities, including a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, bug hunting and craft sessions to create an animal crown. With animal talks, face painting, quizzes and trails, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.
Photo: ZSL London Zoo
2. A family day out with the kids
If visiting the zoo isn’t your thing, there are loads of great events going on for you and the family. In fact, with so many events taking place throughout the long weekend, it’s hard to know where to start! We’re big fans of Days Out With The Kids. It does what it says on the tin! Worth checking out to see what’s going on near you.
3. Printable Platinum Jubilee Bunting
Who doesn’t love some good old bunting? Ideal for transforming your back garden into a royal garden party? Check out this printable bunting from our friends at CBeebies.
4. Make a family-friendly punch
Photo: BBC Good Food
- 2 lemons , juice only
- 2 limes , juice only
- 1 lemon , thinly sliced
- 1 lime , thinly sliced
- peach nectar
- cloudy lemonade
- a few sliced strawberry
- sparkling water
- mint sprigs
- Put the lemon juice and lime juice into a large jug. Add the sliced lemon and lime, and a handful of ice cubes. Add peach nectar to fill about one-third of the jug and top up to fill with lemonade.
- Add the strawberries and top up with sparkling water and mint sprigs.
Original recipe here. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/citrus-peach-cooler
5. Pack up a picnic
Windsor is having a Big Picnic in the Great Park and there will be picnics in your area too. So if the idea of a full-scale street party is a little much for you and your neighbours, why not gather for a picnic instead? You’ll still create a sense of community spirit, but with less prep required.
Head over to Good Housekeeping for some food great ideas. We love the look of these raspberry lemonade bars.
Photo: Good Housekeeping
6. Get crafty
Hobbycraft has some great craft ideas for Jubilee. Everything from free to download colouring sheets that should keep the little ones entertained for a while, to these fun royal rolls. Who knew you could make a Queen out of loll rolls!
7. A berry good idea
As the makers of fruity froyo, lolly fans will know that we’re big berry fans. And we’re not just talking about those juicy summer fruits. We also adore the Queen of Baking, Mary Berry, too! So now is the perfect opportunity to make a fruity flag traybake for your jubilee party. This Mary Berry recipe looks berry good to us. And as Mary would say, it really is a showstopper!
Photo: BBC Good Food
Whatever your plans for the Platinum Jubilee weekend, we wish you the best time. If you’re keeping busy, there’s so much to do and enjoy so go out there and have some fun. And if you’re opting to take some much-needed time out, go for it! After all, it’s not very often we get to enjoy a four-day weekend. Happy celebrations to you all!