This year Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.
There are lots of ways people can take part in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Here are a few of the local and national activities that you can get involved in.
Start the Bank Holiday with a Beacon Lighting …..
Thousands of beacons will be lit throughout the regions of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. Solihull’s Beacon Lighting takes place on Thursday 2 June, 9.45pm at Elmdon Park. Before the Beacon is lit there will be a church service at Elmdon Church at 7.45pm, followed by refreshments. After the church service there will be readings and music. If you just want to attend the beacon lighting, arrive at 8.30pm at the earliest and the beacon will be lit at 9.45pm. Parking will be limited though so please travel by foot or public transport.
Then round it all off at Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens for their Jubilee Cream Tea Party on Sunday 5 June, 1 - 4pm with music, craft activities and Cream Teas in a Box for £5. Entry is by donation with proceeds to the National Gardens Scheme nursing charities.
If you would prefer to stay at home, The Big Jubilee Lunch takes place from 2 – 5 June. Their website has lots of ideas for how to join in, whether you would like a street party or a cup of tea and cake in your back garden.
It’s too late to apply for a Street Party and road closure but you can hold a Street Meet on private land if you avoid obstructing the road or pavements. See streetparty.org.uk/guide/street-meet/ for ideas on how to celebrate with your neighbours.