27 May How you can celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at Hampshire’s country parks
Bring the whole family and join in the celebrations over half term and the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, with a fun programme of events, trails and activities taking place at Hampshire’s country parks.
Picnics and lunches
The Big Jubilee Lunch – 5 June 2022
Make your way to Queen Elizabeth Country Park or Royal Victoria Country Park for a lunchtime treat and enjoy an afternoon of family fun. There’ll be plenty of children’s entertainment and live music on offer at both parks, bringing our communities together to mark this special occasion in a beautiful setting.
Pack a lunch or make the most of onsite food and drink options while you join in with this fun event.
Picnic in the Park – 4 June 2022
Pack a picnic and join us at our outdoor screening of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert at Staunton Country Park. Starting at 7pm, watch a broadcast of the BBC Jubilee Concert on a big screen on the front lawn.
Beacon lighting – 2 June 2022
Join us at Lepe Country Park or Queen Elizabeth Country Park for an exciting commemorative event, enjoying the night-time scenery of each park while you watch the lighting of our Jubilee beacons. At Lepe, you’ll also be able to enjoy some additional entertainment from The New Forest Brass Band.
With spectacular views and onsite refreshments available, these events are not to be missed.
Queen Bee trail – 28 May – 5 June 2022
Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor activity with a trail wildlife-themed royal trail. Little ones can try to solve our riddle as they search for royal pictures along our Jubilee trails at Lepe Country Park, Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Staunton Country Park.
For just £3 per trail, each pack includes a guide, pack of pencils, and a craft to take home to decorate. Trails are available to buy online and at the parks.
Screenings at Royal Victoria Country Park – 2 June
Join us in the Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park for a selection of Jubilee screenings, live from London, on the big screen. From the Trooping the Colour Parade to the Jubilee Pageant, don’t miss out on seeing these exciting events in a truly special venue.
Children can decorate a crown to join in with the spirit of the occasion.
Admission is free, but please note that seating will be limited.
Find out more:
- The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) – 10.30am -1.30pm
- Service of Thanksgiving 11.15am – 1pm
- Platinum Jubilee Pageant – 5pm