Platinum Jubilee Events in Norfolk

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Celebrations are happening across the country to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. She is the first British Monarch to reach this milestone. If you want to take part in the festivities locally, you will find a list of the best Platinum Jubilee events in Norfolk in this post.

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When is the Platinum Jubilee?

On 6th of February 2022, Her Majesty The Queen marked 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. There will be special events throughout the year but the biggest celebrations will be during the four day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

Platinum Jubilee Events in Norfolk

Here are our top picks for Platinum Jubilee events in Norfolk. Many events last for a few days and are family-friendly. Most do require tickets and there are some that are budget-friendly or even free.

Remember there can always be last minute changes, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the details with the organization hosting the event.

Jubilee Journeys with Bure Valley Railway

When: 28 May – 5 June

During the half term, Bure Valley Railway is running Jubilee Journeys to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty the Queen. The station will be decorated and there will be a royal activity for children to do.

Children will also get free Union Jack flags to wave out the windows. You can purchase a selection of platinum packages the café at Aylsham Station.

Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Get more details here.

Walkie Corgie Trail at Chantry Palace

When: 30 May – 5 June

For the Platinum Jubilee, Chantry Place (formerly known as Chapelfield) will be known as Chantry Palace. During this time, there will be a free ‘Walkie corgi trail’ where families will need to find the Queen’s corgi characters which have escaped the palace with a chance to win prizes worth over £300!

During the bank holiday weekend (2-5 June) you will be able to take pictures with a Royal Guard.

Get details here.

Platinum Jubilee Family Activity Day at Stories of Lynn And Lynn Museum

When: 31 May

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, visitors are invited to take on special challenge with hands on activities, crafts, and costumed characters at Lynn Museum and Stories of Lynn in King’s Lynn. Tickets allow you to go to both museums plus the activities at a reduced price.

Booking in advance is recommended. Get more information here.

A Royal Tea Party at Pensthorpe

When: 28 May – 5 June

Take a regal stroll round the 700-acre park to find nature’s royalty in a brand-new trail especially for the Jubilee. It will feature captivating facts about noble birds including kingfishers and red crowned cranes and you will need to search high and low to locate guests for a tea party that’s fit for a king. 

They will also have free royal-themed arts and tThe Courtyard Café will be serving themed tea party treats. Whie you are at Pensthorpe be sure to check out the park’s indoor play area, Hootz House, interactive trails, seven bird hides, and charming boardwalks too.

Get more details here.

In Raiment of Needlework at St. Peter Mancroft

When: 1 – 6 June

A special exhibition of fine textiles and vestments to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. You don’t need to by tickets in advance but there will be a £5 admission charge.

Get more information here.

Platinum Jubilee Extended Bank Holiday Weekend at Sandringham

When: 2 – 5 June

There is a lot planned at Sandringham for the Bank Holiday weekend in June. Note that tickets for the events, afternoon teas and picnics, and entrance to the House need to be booked in advance.

Everything kicks off with the traditional lighting of the Jubilee beacon on Thursday 2 June. Then, on Friday 3 June, Katherine Jenkins and The Military Wives will perform a special live outdoor music concert. There will also be a live screening of the “Platinum Party at the Palace” on a big screen in the Royal Parkland on Saturday 4 June.

On Sunday 5 June, there will be the pageant of motoring in the Royal Parkland. It will showcase 70 years of motoring, along with live music, aerial displays, culinary delights, antique markets and a vintage fair.

Thorough the weekend, you can enjoy a special Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea and picnic ‘Platinum Tea.’

Get all the details here.

Platinum Jubilee Weekend in King’s Lynn

When: 2 – 5 June

The long weekend of celebrations starts with a beacon lighting, live music, and fireworks on Thursday 2 June. Then on Friday 3 June, bagpippers will lead a parade through King’s Lynn and there will be more live music on stage. In the evening, there will be a civic service at the Minster.

On Saturday 4 June, you should take the kids to King’s Staithe Square for entertainment and live music. The Alive Corn Exchange Theatre will be showing a film about the Coronation in 1953, called A Queen is Crowned, for free.

Then on Sunday 5 June, there will be a Jubilee picnic and funday at The Walks.

Get more details here.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration in Cromer

When: 2 June

Cromer has a few things planned to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. It all starts with the Town Crier making a proclamation at 14:00 followed by a street dance by the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

Then at 17:00 there will be a Spitfire flypast on the seafront. At 20:30 everyone should meet in the Churchyard for a torchlight procession to Runton Road car park.

Get more information here.

Platinum Jubilee Party in Thorpe St. Andrew

When: 2 June

Head to Sir George Morse Park on Laundry Lane for a Jubilee Party! From 12:00 – 17:00 there will be a Community Fete with food trucks, craft stalls, kids activities, afternoon teas, bar and cafe.

At 18:00, the live entertainment hosted by Olly Day (who hosted the Cromer Pier Christmas Show) with music from artists such as Joe Ringer & Austin Beats starts. At the end of the show, there will be the official beacon lighting and a huge fireworks display,

Get more information here.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration at Ladybelt Country Park

When: 2 June

This Royal celebration includes a local history display on East Carleton and Ketteringham’s tributes to monarchs over the centuries. There will also be two outdoor performances of ‘The Grimm Sisters’ by Scratchworks Theatre Company, plus a treasure hunt, clay modelling, and bush craft demonstrations. Then they will light the bonfire beacon.

It’s all free, get more details here.

Jubilee Garden Party at the Museum of the Broads

When: 2 June

Come and celebrate the Jubilee by the river with free entry to the Museum of the Broads. You can also take a boat trip (£6.00 for adults and £3.00 for children) and enjoy music from The Broadland Ukelele Band.

Get more details and book here.

Jubilee Country Fair at Hoveton Hall Gardens

When: 2 – 3 June

Hoveton Hall, near Wroxham, will be hosting a royal-themed country fair. You can bring a picnic or purchase some from a selection of food stalls.

There will be craft stalls, falconry, archery, soldier reenactment displays, circus workshops, a teddy bear’s crown treasure hunt, and much more. Dogs on a lead are welcome and they can even join in the fun dog show.

Get more details here.

Glow in Diss Park

When: 2 June

Join the party in Diss Park where there will be live music, street food stalls, beacon lighting ceremony, lantern procession and firework display. The festivities start at 16:00.

Get more information here.

Community Street Party at the Last Pub Standing

When: 2 – 5 June

The Last Pub Standing, one of the most haunted spots in Norwich, will be hosting a street party on King’s Street. There will be a Caribbean BBQ, DJ, art & clothing stalls, and more.

Get more details here.

The Great British Garden Party – Platinum Jubilee Special at the Brickmakers in Norwich

When: 3 June

From 13:00 to 19:00 enjoy the Great British Garden Party Jubilee Weekend Special at the Brickmakers. There will be four live bands playing Great British indie music and interval DJ sets by DJ Platinum and others TBA.

There will be licensed bars with pub priced drinks and plenty of local street food vendors.

Prices go up as the event gets closer. but kids aged 4-15 are only a quid.

Get tickets and more information here.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at The Little Norfolk Farm

When: 3 – 4 June

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the farm on the edge of Broadland Country Park. The event will take place over two days and you can book a camping spot if you like.

There will be food vendors and a fully licenced bar. Admission and parking are free. Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.

Get more information here.

Platinum Jubilee Concert at Norwich Cathedral

When: 4 June

In honour of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir and Norwich Baroque along with special guests will perform a concert of Handel’s famous Coronation Anthems inside Norwich Cathedral.

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Big Jubilee Lunch in Norwich

When: 5 June 11:00 to 15:00

UPDATE: At 10:00 5 June Norwich City Council confirmed the event is still on. Bring your raincoats!

A Big Jubilee Lunch hosted by the Lord Mayor at a 120 metre long picnic table by Norwich City Hall. You are welcome to bring your own food or enjoy some of the street food that will be available on Millennium Plain.

Expect a a traditional street party, complete with bunting and live music from performers include the African Choir of Norfolk, who will be singing ‘A Life Lived With Grace’, the official Commonwealth Jubilee Song, The Common Lot, and The Garage. For the kids there will fun activities such as balloon modelling and circus skills workshops.

You won’t need tickets for this event. Get more details here.

Bandstand Jubilee Celebrations in Gorleston

When: 5 June 10:00 – 16:00

UPDATE: Due to the weather, the celebrations and live music performances will move inside to the Pavilion theatre.

The Gorleston Pavilion Bandstand will play host to a day of free live music to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Great Yarmouth Brass Band and The Hazards will both perform live sets in the Pavilion Bandstand gardens opposite the Pavilion theatre.

You don’t need to book, just turn up with a picnic (weather permitting!) and join in the celebrations!

Get more information here.

Jubilee Chamber Concert at St. George’s Church, Norwich

When: 5 June 16:00

Enjoy music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Britten performed by The Earlham Ensemble (members of UEA Symphony Orchestra) at St.George’s, in Tombland. Admission is free and doors open at 15:30.

Get details here.

Jubilee Fest & Community Picnic in Wymondham

When: 5 June 14:00 to 18:00

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the weather forecast.

A perfect event for the whole family at Kett’s Park in Wymondham. They will have live music, fair rides, food & drink, community stalls, traditional games, and much more.

Get more information here.

Platinum Jubilee Street Party in Sheringham

When: 5 June

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the weather forecast.

Starting at midday there will be a Jubilee street party in Sheringham on High Street, Station Road, and Chruch Street. They will have prizes for the best dressed table/group, the best dressed shop window, and the best decorated garden/balcony.  You will want to bring your own table and chairs.

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