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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Family Activities with Pomp

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Family Activities with Pomp

To celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee us commoners get an extra bank holiday, whoop! May half term is now arranged so many parents have a four-day weekend at the end –  time to get out for some family fun in London! Here are some family-friendly activities to try that may add a bit of pomp and circumstance to your day out with kids in London.

Royal Parks’ Royal Celebration Discovery Days

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by exploring the past, present, and future of the Royal Parks with hands-on activities that will inspire you and your little ones to protect and preserve your parks for the next 70 years!

Create your very own nature crown, plant seeds, and design a park of the future. Enjoy a special storytelling session about the royal history of the parks and their connection to the Queen.

When: 31 May-1 June, 11am-3pm
Where: Hyde Park
Age guidance: all
Cost: free
More info: website

Superbloom at the Tower of London

Come and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen at the Tower of London, where a spectacular, colourful, vibrant field of flowers will fill the Tower’s moat.

Over 20 million seeds have been sown in the moat! And, even more excitingly, there’s a big slide can zip down to access this blooming moat. Wheee! Once down there enjoy a specially commissioned sound installation and sculptural elements designed to make you feel at home amongst the bees and butterflies.

When: 1 June-18 September
Where: Tower of London
Age guidance: all
Cost: There are several different ticket options
More details: website 

Jubilee Joust at Hampton Court Palace

Experience the sport of kings as knights from around the country joust to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Pick your favourite knight and cheer them on as they compete for the coveted Jubilee Cup. Who will be the knight to win the fight? Who will joust the hardest? Who will fall? Who will come out on top? The tournament will see knights facing off over an unprecedented five days for the right to be hailed champion.

When: 1-5 June at 11am, 1:30pm and 4pm
Where: Hampton Court Palace
Age guidance: all
Cost:  included in general admission ticket
More info: website 

Albert’s Band: A Jubilant Jubilee at Royal Albert Hall

Join the Royal Albert Hall’s very own Engagement ensemble, Albert’s Band, as they embark on a musical celebration of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Presented by Kevin Hathway, this band of majestic musicians will perform an interactive concert of music, with lots of opportunities for all the family to join in.

When: 3 June, 12pm and 2:30pm
Where: Royal Albert Hall
Age guidance: 4-11 (but babies and all ages welcome)
Cost: £6 children (age 2-16), £12 adults
More info: website


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Jubilee Dance Party at Wembley Park

Free live music, circus acts, wild entertainment, Guinness World Record setting activities and a whole lot of dance. So much happening at this celebration in Wembley Park’s family-friendly street party.

The party will celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and honour the cultural diversity of the borough of Brent through different styles of dance, which you can have a go at during free lessons! There will also be face painters, bubbleologists, circus acts, stilt walkers, street dancers, and pavement artists.

When: 4 June, 12pm-7pm
Where: Wembley Park
Age guidance: all
Cost: free
More info: website

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