Celebrations are taking place all over the country, not just London, to mark the incredible 70 year reign of the Queen. There's lots of events happening in Bucks so take a look at what's on your doorstep and be sure to have your flags and bunting at the ready!
Head to Missenden Abbey between 30th May and 5th June for their Jubilee themed afternoon tea. An assortment of sweet and savoury delights for £25 per adult and £12.50 per child. Danesfield House Hotel is hosting a Right Royal Tea Party over the Jubliee weekend with a fantastic spread and the opportunity to enjoy the formal gardens and large grounds. £30 per person, £40 with champagne (children £15 and free for under 5s). Horwood House Hotel has a grand al-fresco afternoon tea with jazz on Thursday 2nd June. Enjoy free flowing prosecco, traditional English tea sandwiches and cakes, plus live jazz in the picaresque grounds. £49 per adult and £24.50 per child. You can make a weekend of it with their Jubilee Weekend Break package for 2 people in a deluxe room and use of the spa. Dine in Harry's Bar & Kitchen and if staying the weekend, indulge in an afternoon tea picnic basket to enjoy at your leisure in the tranquil grounds. Peterley Manor Farm is serving a special edition afternoon tea in their Barn Kitchen to celebrate the jubilee from May 31st - June 5th. Price is £27 per head and they also have a delicious English sparkling wine at a discounted price should you like to add some sparkle! Take a stroll back in time to the 1950s with a Platinum Jubilee inspired cream tea event at Discover Bucks Museum. Reminisce about old times, look at old objects from the museum collections, play with some toys from the 1950s, try your hand at teabag painting, and more.
A Selection of Beacon Lightings, Village Events, Street Parties & Picnics
Radnage is lighting a beacon on Thurs 2nd at 9.45pm at the playground, followed by a picnic and family fun day on Saturday. At Bledlow Ridge Cricket Club on 5th June, come and enjoy a jazz band, pram race, tug of war, children's games, afternoon tea and bar. Head to Downley Common on Friday 3rd for a bring your own picnic with Wycombe Concert Band, Children's DJ and fireworks. West Wycombe is lighting a beacon on 2nd June on the hill at 9.45pm and there is a picnic in the community orchard on Sun 5th. Whitchurch village is celebrating on June 4th with a flower festival in our 14th century church with cream tea, childrens entertainment, whitchurch Morris dancers, British legion band and community choir. On Sun 5th, there is a bring your own picnic, band, maypole dancing, fun agility dog show and licenced bar at Manor Farm. Long Crendon village is hosting a street party along the high street on Sunday June 5th or if you live in Aylesbury, your street party may be visited by a troop of travelling entertainers offering magic tricks, singing, dancing and games.
Although many National Trust properties are not laying on specific events, plenty will be encouraging celebratory picnics and walks over the long bank holiday weekend, plus they have committed to 70 diverse tree planting projects as part of the Queen's Green Canopy. Stowe is celebrating throughout the four day weekend with a beacon lighting ceremony with ceilidh band and piper, the opening of a new Royal Route around the historic grounds, a Big Royal Picnic and a 'bring your own' street party.
Or why not get in the party mood with some vintage music and dancing? Chiltern Open Air Museum will have1940s music playing from their US Army Air Force Jeep on June 2nd and 3rd. There will be Lindy Hop social dancing and the opportunity for everyone to get involved with fun classes for all ages. Bletchley Park are also providing live vintage music and entertainment with a different performance each day across the long weekend. Pull up one of their deckchairs and soak up the atmosphere as you are transported back in time.
Puddingstone Distillery are holding 2 daytime gin distillery tours on June 2nd to celebrate the Jubilee. Tours include tastings, plus two full sized Campfire Gins with tonic and a glass to take home. You'll learn how they make their award-winning gins and what different gin styles mean. The Chiltern Brewery is the oldest independent brewery in the region and they have created a special Jubilee Ale, available online and in their shop. This smooth creamy beer is also for sale in mini casks so you can enjoy it at your very own street party. Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway is hosting a train ride with afternoon tea and 1950s style music and singing on Thurs 2nd June, whilst on Sun 5th enjoy a jubilee packed lunch on board and watch the Morris dancers in the car park. Kids travel for only £1.
Watch this space for more events to be added...