AN ABUNDANCE of free events and activities have been organised to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Malvern, Upton-upon-Severn and Tenbury Wells.
The towns are set for a right royal celebration between Thursday, June 2, and Sunday, June 5.
Coun Daniel Walton, Portfolio Holder for Tourism and Economic Development at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We are delighted so many towns and local businesses in the district are getting involved, it’s great to see communities coming together to celebrate and honour such a special occasion.”
Thursday, June 2
- Girlguiding Bonfire, at Blackmore Camp Site, Hanley Swan from 7pm.
- The Jubilant Queen’s Beasts at Malvern Theatres and The Cube, a specially commissioned afternoon of free outdoor theatre.
- Barnards Green Cricket Club afternoon tea party runs from 2pm to 5pm.
Friday, June 3
- Barnards Green Cricket Club family fun day, includes bouncy castle and inflatable games, fun sports and dancing sessions for children, arts, crafts, and traditional fete games.
Sunday, June 5
- 12pm to 4.30pm, Great Malvern Celebrations in Priory Park, with live music, dancing, children’s entertainment, refreshments, hand-waving flags and crowns.
- Entertainment continues at Barnards Green Cricket Club over the rest of the weekend including DJ Russkins on Friday evening, live cricket on Saturday with 80s/90s cover band The Lost Boys in the evening, and more live cricket on Sunday.
- From 2pm to 6pm, Platinum Picnic in the Park – Welland Parish Hall is being hosted in the field behind the Parish Hall in Welland. Little Malvern and Welland Parish Council have organised the event which will include live music, walkabout acts, a bouncy castle, barbecue, bar, and plenty of other entertainment. Food and drink stalls will be on offer and entry is free.
- Thursday to Sunday, June 2 to 5, Little Witley Jubilee Celebrations will include lighting of the beacon, historical and floral exhibition in the church, street party, tree planting and live screening of national events. The church exhibition will be both floral and celebrating the 70 years of the Queen’s reign through village events and memories of royal involvement. It will include tea, cakes and craft stalls.
- Thursday from 1pm to 8pm – Rushwick Platinum Jubilee Party. Come to the Cricket Club to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style, with music, entertainment, bar drinks, food, and lots of fun activities for children. The event will include:Saturday – The Kempsey Platinum Picnic in the Park at Plovers Rise Playing Fields in Kempsey. This free family community includes live entertainers, fun dog show, children’s entertainment and more.
Upton upon Severn:
Upton’s celebrations will take place over two days.
Saturday, June 4, from 12pm to 4.15pm on Upton playing field there will be Bands in the Park, competitions, tractor rides, giant bouncy castles, field games and tug of war, classic cars and more. There will also be the Upton Jubilee Show.
Sunday, June 5 from 12pm – at Upton Museum there will be tea and cake from the WI and live music. Harriet Baldwin MP will also plant a tree at 2.30pm and there will be a screening of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant and a street Party in the high-street (ticketed) from 2pm to 4pm.
Church Service with a Royal Twist at 9.50am on Sunday, June 5, at the Parish Church Old Street, Upton-upon-Severn, with a bouncy castle, refreshments and more.
Saturday to Sunday – There will be a Royal Scarecrow Trail. Pick up a map from The Upton Tourist Information Office or the Baptist Church to find royalty in Upton and the surrounding areas
Thursday to Saturday – Join the free Platinum Jubilee Trail which opens from 10am to 5pm. Find the 19 crowns hidden among the shop window displays to find the location of the extra special Coronation Crown. Collect a trail sheet from the Tourist Information Centre at The Pepperpot.
From now until June 12 there will be an interactive Augmented Reality Trail around Tenbury Wells, telling the tale of Sir Barnaby Beacon as he embarks on a mission to find his friend Cherry Chandelier so that Jubilee celebrations can go off without a hitch.
On Sunday, June 5, there will be a parade and church service at 10.30am with celebrations from 1pm on The Burgage. There will be street dance workshops, a Jubilee cup football tournament, Mary Poppins outdoor cinema and more.
There is also a free children’s Platinum Jubilee Window Trail from Thursday to Saturday, June 2 to 4.
Follow the majestic crowns around the shops in Tenbury Wells to find the letters to solve the phrase. Once all the letters have been found, head to the Tenbury Tourist Information Centre to collect a small prize.
Trail flyers can be collected from The Tourist Information Centre from 10am to 4pm.
There will also be events held at Eastnor Castle, Witley Court, Colwall park, the Cottage in the Wood and others.
Some road closures will also be in place over the weekend.
Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/platinum-jubilee to see full event details and road closures.
Let us know about your Jubilee events….
- Are you organising a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event you would like to let people know about? Email us to [email protected] and we can add it to this list.