Celebrations will be taking place next month across Gedling borough to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
On February 6 this year, the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
This historic milestone will be marked with a special, four-day UK bank holiday weekend of events, from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5.
There is lots happening across Gedling borough, from tea parties and beacon lighting ceremonies to music concerts and children’s events.
We’ve put together a selection of events that are taking place around the borough, so you can easily find out what’s happening near to you. If your event is not listed, please let us know about it by emailing [email protected]
Thursday, June 2
Beacon Lighting, Gedling Country Park
Platinum Jubilee beacons will be lit across the UK and Commonwealth on the evening of June 2. Gedling borough will be taking part with the beacon being lit at Gedling Country Park.
Café 1899 in the park will be serving refreshments from 9am – 9pm on the day (from the hatch only from 7.30pm).
Carlton Brass Band will perform outside Café 1899 from 8pm and the beacon will be lit at 9.45pm.
Free lantern making kits will be available to pick up from Café 1899 at Gedling Country Park and the Civic Centre in Arnold from Friday, May 20.
This event is being sponsored by Frank Key Builders Merchants.
BBQ and Karaoke Night – It’s Inn The Bank, Netherfield 5pm – late
Enjoy a bbq followed by Karaoke at the popular Netherfield boozer.
Friday June 3
The Queen’s Green Canopy, Gedling Country Park, 1-4pm
Gedling Play Forum will be providing free, drop-in Jubilee-themed craft activities near the park’s play areas from 1-4pm.
Local schools and community groups will be planting trees from 2pm, as part of the The Queen’s Green Canopy – a national initiative to encourage people to plant a tree for the Jubilee.
Keepmoat Homes Limited are sponsoring this event.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration, Brookfields Garden Centre, 3.30-5.30pm
A celebration all the family can enjoy with great entertainment, a sing along, royal crafts for the children and a party platter per table including delicious vintage party favourites. Includes a hot or soft drink per person. Selection of alcoholic beverages available to purchase on the day. Adults £18Children £12Please email [email protected] to book a table, limited spaces available. All tickets must be paid for within 48 hours of your booking being confirmed.
Jubilee Family Fun Day, Gedling Inn, 12-4pm
Bouncy Castles, Slides & Inflatable Fun, face painting games and stalls will be on offer – with fun for all the family at this popular Gedling pub.
Royal Burger Night – It’s Inn The Bank, Netherfield 3pm-8pm
Enjoy a selection of freshly-cooked burgers from a royal-themed menu
Saturday, June 4, 11am – 5pm
The Queen’s Jubilee Fair, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold
There will be performances from local choirs, schools and artists throughout the day.
Come and take part in activities and workshops for all ages around the park, including a young people’s area at the shelter and skate park.
Browse stalls from local groups and enjoy food and drink representing different areas of the commonwealth.
Sunday 5 June,
The Big Jubilee Lunch, King George V Recreation Ground, Arnold, 12 – 4pm
Bring a picnic or just come along for an ice cream in the park.
Join Gedling Play Forum in celebrating ’70 years of play’ and help to create a piece of art celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
Platinum Jubilee Celebration, Carlton Hill, 12pm-3pm
There will be music, dance, stalls, tombola candy floss and food and drink available as the Carlton Hill community comes together to celebrate the Jubilee
Street Party – Pigginns Cafe and Bar, Carlton Hill 12pm onwards
Only £7.00 a ticket which includes food and a drink. As well as an afternoon filled with fun, games and amazing entertainment.
Dress code: 1950s to present day. They’re will be a prize for best dressed.
Come in to buy yourself a ticket to secure your place (only a limited number of tickets available)