With two extra days off this year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, you might be scratching your head at how to fill this reclaimed time. Others might already have an hour by hour itinerary of how best to maximise their time off, but others might be looking for some inspiration.
From picnics to street parties and funfairs, there is a whole range of fun activities to sink your teeth into this coming weekend. With local communities organising their own festivities and celebrations, you will never be far from a jubilee soiree.
So get your trifles chilled, suncream stocked and champagne flowing for a weekend of joyful socialising and flag-waving. We have rounded up ten events across the county you won’t want to miss.
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Sutton Courtenay Big Jubilee Picnic: On Sunday, June 5 there will be open-air songs at All Saints’ Church followed by a bring your own picnic lunch. Expect music, a bouncy castle, a cake decorating competition and a fancy hat parade. Plus a fundraiser raffle to raise money for DAMASCUS Youth Project. The singing will begin at 10:30 am and the picnic will begin at 12:30 pm.
Music for a Royal Occasion: Performed by Alina Orchestra, a special concert will be held to honor the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Located in St Edgburg’s Church on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 pm, tickets are £ 12.
Bicester Platinum Jubilee: This family-friendly event will see Garth Park host union jacks, stilt walkers, face painting and cheerleaders. People are encouraged to bring a picnic. From 3pm to 9pm on Saturday June 4.
Wallingford Helps Our Queen to Celebrate Her Platinum Jubilee: On June 5 there will be a celebration picnic in the Castle Gardens with a river pageant and fireworks. From 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, there will be live music, craft activities and entertainment. The Jubilee Flotilla will set off at 9pm and fireworks. will begin at 10pm.
The 2022 Festival of Ewelme: With events every day of the bank holiday weekend, you can choose from plant sales, music evenings, themes lunches and garden parties. Expect a scarecrow competition, art exhibition and heritage exhibition throughout the weekend.
High Tea in the Park: At New Beaconsfield Hall there will be live music and dancing with refreshments available including tea, Pimms, ice cream and crepes. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own food. It will take place on the Sunday, June 5.
Stonor Park’s Jubilee Joust: From June 3 to June 5, there will be a unique spectacle at Stonor Park with medieval jousting on display. There are food and drink vendors on site as well. Tickets are £ 16 for adults and £ 13.50 for children.
Middleton Cheney Family Fun Day: A family day of fun is to be held at Middleton Cheney Playing Fields between 1pm and 6pm, raising money for Katherine House Hospice and Dogs For Good. Want to try your hand at tennis? There will be free sessions throughout the day. Expect live entertainment too.
Jericho Street Fair 2022: Starting at midday on Saturday, June 4, this street fair is jam-packed with entertainment, with a flea market, bouncy castle, music stages, swing boats and a raffle. There will also be Morris dancers, choirs, and a range of food and drinks.
- Platinum Jubilee at Blenheim Palace: With festivities running from the Thursday to the Sunday there are culinary legends Raymond Blanc OBE, alongside Italian legend Gennaro Contaldo and Great British Bake Off’s Karen Wright at the palace’s event. Live music, artisan treats, craft beers, entertainment including a’Food and Science Show’and Gifford’s Circus are all part of this packed itinerary.
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