Summer is on it's way and there's a long bank holiday full of events and activities to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee - what a wonderful way to spend the weekend!
Read our blog to find out our pick of events and activities happening throughout May-June to celebrate the historic weekend.
From replica Crown Jewels used in a hit Netflix show to afternoon teas there's something for everyone to do this bank holiday weekend, including some great family friendly activities.
CROWN JEWELS REPLICA AT LION WALK SHOPPING CENTRE
Discover the sparkling and spectacular replica Crown Jewels on display at Lion Walk Shopping Centre. You'll find a treasure trove of replica crowns, and accessories used in the hit Netflix series The Crown along with some fun photo opportunities.
This installation is completely free to visit and is open throughout the month of May. It's not one to be missed so make sure you plan a visit the next time you're in town!
TEA AT THE GEORGE - PLATINUM JUBILEE AFTERNOON TEA
Enjoy a delicious Platinum Jubilee themed Afternoon Tea served at Tea at The George throughout June. With a specially created menu in a beautiful tea room in the heart of Colchester there's no better way to celebrate the bank holiday weekend and historic jubilee with friends and family.
Plus they do a 'little persons' menu so you can bring the kids along to enjoy the fun too!
Booking is essential as all afternoon teas are made to order and can be adjusted to dietary requirements.
VICTORIA YUM CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS
Sunday 29th June 2022
Want to have some fun making your cakes before eating them? Why not book onto the special Jubilee themed Cake Decorating class at Victoria Yum!
You'll learn how to decorate your own cupcakes with all thing jubilee themed and when you've finished your masterpieces you can take them home with you. The class is £35 pp and include a drink on arrival
JUBILEE PICNIC IN THE PARK
Thursday 2nd June 2022
Community picnic in the park, a free to attend event, supported by Community 360 and the Anti Loo roll Brigade. Bring your picnic and enjoy the music in the bandstand, activities and entertainment in the park
CEREMONIAL BEACON LIGHTING IN THE PARK
Thursday 2nd June 2022
Part of the series of events happening throughout the day in the park the Mayor will be making a speak to mark the Jubilee which will then be followed by the lighting of the beacon (near the bandstand) that is only lit during very special celebrations. This is a free event with no need to book and an exciting way to end your day.
JUBILEE DAY AT THE MERCURY THEATRE
Sunday 5th June 2022
Join Panto superstars Anthony Stewart Hicks and Dale Superville at the Mercury Theatre Jubilee day. A completely free day packed full of events for the whole family. No need to book either so it's the perfect day to drop into town and celebrate with friends and family.
Activities will include crafts, dressing up, sing-a-longs, performances and dance! Afternoon teas are also available to book to enjoy on the day at the Mercury Theatre Cafe.
LET US KNOW YOUR PLANS!
Which event will you be booking on to? There are lots of fun activities coming up in Colchester including the Colchester Garden Festival which will be showcasing Jubilee themed school gardens in the town centre.
If you are planning on going to any of the events make sure to tag us in your photos. We love to see what you get up to!