The King’s Coronation: Events and Ideas on how to celebrate.
With another bank holiday on the horizon and a new King to celebrate – how will you be celebrating the King’s Coronation? We’ve put together a list of local events and plus some great ideas on how all the family can celebrate this event!
People across the country and the Commonwealth are invited to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort over a weekend of special events on 6–8 May.
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Click here for a range of useful templates and materials to help you with your Coronation celebrations, including homemade bunting ideas, recipe cards and kids’ activity sheets.
Family Ideas on how to Celebrate
Create your own bunting
Give your party a BRITSH theme with your own designs of red, white & blue bunting! Or do you fancy something different? Grab your paints, crayons, pens and crafting materials and get busy! Once the designs are complete simple cut the flags and attach together with ribbon or string!
Roll out the red carpet
I know we don’t all have a red carpet lying around but try a red picnic blanket for your garden party!
Design your own party crown and have a competition for the best design!
Think glitter, jewels and gold! This one will have to be done in advance.
Cut out a crown template from card
Paint your crown or you could use crepe paper or wrapping paper to cover it!
Add glitter, feathers, ribbons, flowers or even stickers to your crown!
Have a Picnic
Set out the picnic blanket in the garden (if the sun is shining!!) or in front of the telly and enjoy some best of British favourites! You could even add some of our…
Red, White & Blue Baking
Get the aprons and food colouring out and whip up a storm (or a flour cloud!) in the kitchen with the kids!
Fancy Dress Theme
We all know how kids love to dress up at any occasion so why not have the kids don their best red, white and blue outfits, their favourite princess or prince dress or they could just come in their party best!
Put a spin on the traditional party games with these 5 fun ideas!
Pin the crown on the King – a take on pin the tail on the donkey
Pass the parcel – have the parcel wrapped gold paper
Royal Bingo: Rather than using numbers have members of the royal family.
The King Says… a coronation themed take on Simon says
Come along to RHS Garden Harlow Carr for a weekend of live music in celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. As part of the coronation weekend, we will be hosting ‘The Coronation Big Lunch’ on Sunday 7 May, where you can bring a picnic to enjoy alongside an afternoon full of spectacular live music.
Saturday 6th May 2023 2pm until 6pm at Swinton Park and Country Club & Spa
Swinton Estate invites you to a quintessentially British afternoon, as we celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. A family-friendly afternoon, bedecked with bunting and packed with traditional ‘garden fete’ activities – think Coconut Shy, Splat-a-Rat, Hook-a-Duck, with live music and fabulous food! We look forward to you joining us and raising a glass of fine English sparkling wine and enjoy delicious food and drink in honour of our new king.
Harrogate BID is all set to host a fun-filled family celebration event to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
Taking place on the 6th and 7th of May at Harrogate’s DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa, in partnership with Your Harrogate, it is hoped the event will attract families and friends to come along, pitch up their picnic blankets and deckchairs, and enjoy the right ‘royal’ affair.
A stage and screen will be the focal point, where residents and visitors alike can watch the run up to the big day, and the coronation ceremony itself. Entertainment will also be on offer, including the chance to win prizes – as well as music from well-known local DJ Mark Green on the Sunday. It is free to attend, and food and drinks will be available to purchase from the hotel.
There is no need to register to do so, residents can just turn up on the 6th and 7th from midday. More details about the event timings will be announced when we know more about the official ceremonial timings.
Little Bird has been asked to be part of King Charles III Coronation events in some of our beautiful host towns.
Little Bird markets are:
* Free entry
* Family friendly
* Dog friendly
* All weather friendly
* Fab for food lovers
* And 100% welcoming!
Classic Car & Motorcycle Show at Thorp Perrow Arboretum on Coronation Bank Holiday Monday.
In a new venture for Thorp Perrow, we’re working in partnership with Classic Shows (regular organiser of large car shows at Scampston Hall, Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace, amongst others), to host a huge classic, vintage and modern classic car and motorcycle show at Thorp Perrow on Monday 8th May 2023.
It promises to be a fabulous family day out with entertainment, retail stalls, food outlets and competitions on the concours – and all for the usual Thorp Perrow Arboretum entrance price and with full access to the Arboretum and Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre – so visitors get 2 amazing day-out experiences for the price of 1!