Your Guide To Platinum Jubilee Events In The Malverns

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The Union Flag overlaid with a 70 wearing a crown

From Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022 The Malverns is honouring The Queens Platinum Jubilee with a cracking calendar of activities. The events commemorate the The Queens reign for the last 70 years – so there’s a lot to celebrate! There will be cream teas a plenty, nostalgic looks back on the coronation, family fun days and abundant opportunities for merriment. Fill your diary with these happenings taking place across The Malverns to toast, honour and salute the occasion…

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Lighting The Worcestershire Beacon – 9:45 Thursday 2 June 2022 FREE

Historically used as a strategic tool of communication Beacon lighting is now often done as a symbol of unity and to mark royal occasions. Along with thousands of others across the country a specially designed gas Beacon will be safely lit on the Malvern Hills at the Worcestershire Beacon in this fantastic ceremony. From atop the Malvern Hills, you can usually see other beacons burning in the distance. Across The Malvern Hills District many beacons will be lit in celebration including in Kempsey, Tenbury, and Hanley Castle. Find a beacon being lit near you by clicking the button below:

Jubilee Poster Tenbury Wells
Jubilee Poster Tenbury Wells

Tenbury Wells Celebration – Sunday 5 June FREE

On Sunday 5 June 2022 day of celebration will commence in Tenbury Wells with a parade and church service followed by a community event in The Burgage, which will include music, dance and drama provided by local community groups supported by Ludwig Theatre Arts and Wye Events. 

A full run down of events is as follows:

  • Parade and Church service 10:30am
  • Celebrations from 1pm on The Burgage
  • Street Dance Workshops
  • The Regal Coronation Screening
  • 1950’s exhibition in the Pump Rooms
  • Jubilee Cup football tournament
  • Free cream teas for older residents in The Pavilion
  • Music, dance and drama provided by community groups and primary schools
  • Dress in 1950’s style
  • Circus Skills Workshops
  • Mary Poppins Outdoor Cinema
  • There will be a bar and BBQ available to purchase refreshments or bring a picnic. 

From 30 April – 12 June 2022 there will be an interactive augmented reality trail around Tenbury Wells telling the tale of Sir Barnaby Beacon as he embarks on a mission to find his friend Cherry Chandelier so that Jubilee celebrations can go off without a hitch.

Tenbury Wells Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Window Trail 2 June – 4 June 2022

FREE children’s trail. Follow the majestic crowns around the shops in Tenbury Wells to find the letters to solve the phrase. If you like, wear your best royal outfit to match the occasion. Once you’ve found all the letters and solved the phase, please head to the Tenbury Tourist Information Centre to collect a small prize. Collect trail flyers from The Tourist Information office from 10am-4pm.

Poster For Upton's Jubilee Celebration

Upton upon Severn Jubilee Weekend – Sat 4 & Sun 5 June

Upton’s celebrations will take place over two days with festive competitions, cake and music.

On Upton playing field 12pm – 4:15pm Sat 4 June:

  • Bands in the park
  • Competitions
  • Tractor Rides
  • Giant Bouncy Castles
  • Welly Wanging
  • Field Games and Tug of War
  • Classic Cars

Enter the Upton Jubilee Show! Sat 4 June 2022

£1.00 per entry, children’s categories 20p.
No need to register. All entries to be brought to the Upton Baptist Church (betw. 45 and 45 Old Street, Upton upon Severn), on Saturday 4th June between 9am and 11am. Judging will take place at 11.30am. Exhibition of entries and winners from 12pm – 4pm with tea and cake available. All welcome.

Main categories:

  1. Crocheted or Knitted Queen
  2. Royal Crown made from any material
  3. Flower arrangement including a piece of Royal Worcester
  4. A Painting fit for the Queen
  5. Classic Victoria Sponge

Children’s categories:

  1. A Royal Potato Head
  2. A Royal Collage made of Natural Materials
  3. Decorate an Egg with a Royal Theme
  4. Four Flapjacks with Royal Filling/Topping
  5. A forced perspective/optical illusion using Upton’s landmarks

Upton Museum from 12pm Sun 5 June:

  • Tea and cake from the WI
  • Upton Band – 12pm
  • Poppy Sisters – songs from the coronation 1 pm
  • The Queens Green Canopy – Harriet Baldwin MP to plant a tree 2:30 pm
  • Screening of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant
  • Street Party in the High-street (ticketed) 2-4pm

Church Service with a Royal Twist – Sunday 5 June 2022

9.50am at the Parish Church Old St, Upton upon Severn, Worcester WR8 0JF with a bouncy castle, bacon and more.

Upton’s Right Royal Scarecrow Trail 4 & 5 June 2022

Over the Jubilee weekend there is a “Right Royal Scarecrow trail” – pick up a map from The Upton Tourist Information Office or the Baptist Church to find royalty in Upton and the surrounding areas.

Upton’s Platinum Jubilee Trail Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 June 2022

Join this FREE royal trail, open from 10am – 5pm. Can you find the 19 Crowns hidden amongst the shop window displays to find the location of the extra – special Coronation Crown? Why not come dressed in your Prince and Princess outfits ready for when you find the Coronation Crown? Collect a Trail Sheet from the Tourist Information Centre at The Pepperpot.

Classic Cars in Upton upon Severn – 4 June 2022

See a fleet of classic cars with a prize cup for the Peoples Choice Car. Click the button below to find out how to display your classic car. Taking place from 12 – 4pm, FREE to attend.

Poster for the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Malvern showing Priory park bandstand decorated with cartoon bunting and crown

Great Malvern Celebrations – 5 June 2022 FREE

The afternoon starts off with Malvern Chase Brass Band playing an eclectic mix of well-known tunes, followed by vintage sounds from Candy and the Sound, towards the end of the afternoon there will be instrumental music from Trip for Biscuits. The finale will be soloist Amelia Arnold leader of Amelia K Academy singing Land of Hope and Glory and the National Anthem (during which everyone can join in). Revellers will also be joined by Coolmoves dance group who will showcase some lindy hop moves and get everyone dancing. There will be children’s entertainment and refreshments, handwaving flags and crowns will be on offer.

The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations take place in Priory Park from 12noon – 4:30pm

More information will be available soon….

The Jubilant Queen’s Beasts with Malvern Theatres and The Cube – 2 June 2022 FREE

Join Malvern Theatres and The Malvern Cube for a specially commissioned afternoon of outdoor theatre. Against the backdrop of two community murals outdoor theatre company The Fabularium will create a “right royal rumpus” with their performances based on The Queen’s Beasts, ten heraldic statues representing the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II. After their 2 pm performance at the Theatre they will parade down to The Cube for a second performance at 3pm. This promises to be a jubilant start to a jam-packed weekend.

Barnards Green Jubilee Poster

Barnards Green Cricket Club Jubilee Community Event 2 & 3 June 2022

Afternoon Tea Party – 2 June, 2 pm – 5 pm
Afternoon tea and entertainment from Community Choir Malvern, Morris dancing and singer Polly Edwards. Tickets £10
Family Fun Day – Friday 3 June, 2pm – 5pm FREE ENTRY
Bouncy castle & inflatable games, FREE fun sports and dancing sessions for kids, Take Heart stones and art/crafts, table sale and traditional fete games. Indian food and jacket potatoes available.

Entertainment continues over the rest of the weekend including DJ Russkins on the Friday evening, live cricket on Saturday with 80s/90s cover band The Lost Boys in the evening and more live cricket on the Sunday.

Nags Head Jubilee Festival Poster

Jubilee Beer Festival at the Nags Head 2 – 5 June 2022

The Queens Platinum Jubilee sees the return of the Nag’s Heads popular annual beer festival. There will be an outdoor bar serving over 20 real ales, live music and tasty snacks from Veg Life.

Francis of Malvern Free Family Fun day Thursday 2 June 2022

Francis of Malvern are rolling out the red carpet for this free family fun day at their stores on Worcester Road. Between 10am and 3pm there will be a free day of activities for all the family. On the billing there will be Saxophonist Jamie Heart, a magician, a kids treasure hunt, prizes and refreshments and a royal photobooth.

The Queens Platinum Jubilee Picnic – Malvern Wells Sunday 5 June 2022

Pack a picnic and join Malvern Wells Parish Council for an afternoon of entertainment and celebration for all ages. Events run from 1 – 4pm in the grounds of Abbey College and include:

  • A toast for The Queen at 3pm
  • Morris and Folk Dancers
  • Live Music
  • Ice-cream
  • Prosecco and strawberries
  • Bouncy Castle and fun games
  • Jubilee themed arts and crafts
  • Face painting
  • Photo booth
  • Refreshments and cake available

FREE entry!

Little Witley Jubilee Celebrations 2 – 5 June 2022

Little Witley is coming together for 4 days of celebrations. This will include Lighting of the Beacon, historical and floral exhibition in the church, street party, tree planting and live screening of national events. The church exhibition will be both floral and celebrating the 70 years of the Queen’s reign through village events and memories of royal involvement. Including tea, cakes and craft stalls it will be an engaging event for all.

Platinum Jubilee Party for Rushwick – Thursday 2 June 2022

From 1pm – 8pm Rushwick’s residents will come together at the Cricket Club to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style, with music, entertainment, bar drinks, food, and lots of fun activities for kids. The event will include:

  • Live music and a great DJ
  • Bar drinks, including a Pimm’s & Prosecco tent
  • Barbecue food, pizzas, ice cream and traditional cream teas
  • Bouncy castle, slides, face painting, drama workshop, competitions, and lots of other entertainment and fun for the kids
  • All the necessary loos, staging, marquees, PA system, etc
  • Parking on Rushwick Park, if you need to come by car

Admission is FREE!

Kempsey’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations:

Beacon Lighting on Kempsey Common – 2nd June 2022

Highlight of this event will be a performance of the specially composed “Majesty” performed by Jon Holland of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The beacon lighting is co-ordinated across the whole of the country and takes place at 9.45 p.m.

Platinum Picnic in the Park – 4 June 2022 FREE

Hosted at Plovers Rise Playing Fields in Kempsey this FREE family community event for young and old will include:

  • Live entertainers and local musicians; including Rock and Roll Band Jimmy and the Hound Dogs to finish the community day celebration
  • Fun dog show
  • Tennis taster sessions
  • Tae Kwon Do demonstration led by Master Clive Harrison
  • Fancy dress
  • Children’s entertainment including: fair ride, disco dome, bouncy castle and golf course
  • Stall holders selling crafts, gifts and bakes
  • Hot food catering as well as tea, coffee and cakes
  • Bar and Cocktail Horse box

Events in Kempsey over The Jubilee Long Weekend June 2022

Already on display are two bespoke Queen’s Platinum Jubilee banners commissioned by Severn Arts Project, funded by WCC.

Scarecrow Competition organised by The Lawns Nursing Home judging on Wednesday 1 June.

Horse and Carriage processional drive on Friday 3 starting at 11.00 a.m. from Green Street

Jubilee Barbecue at the Anchor Inn on Friday 3 June.

Platinum Jubilee Quiz Night at the Walter De Cantelupe on Friday 3 June

Over Saturday and Sunday, Kempsey’s Parish Hall will be hosting a fascinating photographic exhibition of Old Kempsey as well as offering traditional refreshments and live musical entertainment.

Sunday morning sees Kempsey’s famous Wheelbarrow Race run over a challenging course and concluding at the Talbot Public House.

There’s going to be a pop up Skatepark at Plovers Rise on Sunday afternoon, where Ice Cream and refreshments will be on hand.

St. Mary’s Church will be combining an edited screening of the Queen’s 1953 Coronation with traditional teas and cake.

Sunday evening at the Parish Hall will feature a Barn Dance with a Caller and live music from Black Velvet.

Find out more about all the events happening in Kempsey on the Kempsey Jubilee Facebook page linked below:

Royal Jubilee Elgar Festival 3-5 June 2022

What better than a rousing tune to get you feeling all patriotic. The Elgar festival will celebrate one of Britain’s most loved composers and Malvern local with a weekend of music, discussion and celebration. Music and monarch will be celebrated with choirs, concerts, cake, cellos and much more including the Royal Platinum Jubilee Gala concert which will open the festival with a bang.

Coronations of Queen Elizabeth II Concert at Malvern Theatres – 22 June 2022

The Armonico Consort and Baroque Players perform an evening of music to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the world’s longest reigning Monarch. The programme includes highlights of the Coronation Service of Queen Elizabeth II. The evening is narrated by former Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond. Programme highlights include:

  • H. Parry | I Was Glad
  • G.F. Handel | Zadok The Priest
  • W. Walton | Coronation Te Deum
  • R. Vaughan Williams | Creed (mass in G Minor)
  • The National Anthem (arr. Jacobs)

Platinum Picnic in the Park – Welland Parish Hall, 5 June 2022 FREE

From 2 – 6pm a Platinum Party in The Park is being hosted in the field behind the Parish Hall in Welland. Little Malvern and Welland Parish Council have organised the event which will include live music, walkabout acts, a bouncy castle, barbecue, bar, and plenty of other entertainment. Food and drink stalls will be on offer and entry is FREE.

Cradley’s Platinum Jubilee Events

Thursday 2 June 9.45 – The Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon, Chockbury Lane, Cradley.
Please note there is no parking in Chockbury Lane. Pedestrian entry only.

Friday 3 June 7pm – Music for Her Majesty, St James Church.
A concert by local musicians organised by John Parsons with readings by The Cradley Players. Entry by programme at the door, £8. Refreshments available after the concert.

Saturday 4 June 11-6pm – Platinum Jubilee Fete, Queenswood, Cradley (ample off-road parking).
Countless attractions and endless fun including: Sohan Kailey children’s entertainer and his Bhangra street dance, aerial stunts, falconry display, belly dancing, fun dog show, bull rodeo, Beer tent, stalls, games, assault course, hog roast and more.
£2 entry with programme.

Sunday 5 June, 12-3pm The Big Lunch Bring your own picnic and enjoy music, a bar, tea and coffee on the Cradley Church lawn. Free. Everyone welcome.

Cupcakes decorated with Union flags, and crowns

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Astley Vineyard – 3 June 2022

Traditional, delicious cakes in a gorgeous countryside setting- what could be more fitting. Accompanied, of course, by a glass of Astley’s delectable fizzy wine. Booking is a must.

Best of British at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb 4 & 5 June 2022

See the what could be the fastest hill climbs anywhere in the word at the 2022 British Hill Climb Championship. Whilst not strictly a jubilee event I’m sure her majesty would approve of this celebration of the best in British driving.

Eastnor Castle Family Fun Day – 5 June 2022

Get a taste of the Royal way of life at Eastnor Castle. They are laying on a fab family fun day on the bank holiday weekend complete with garden games and a zip wire. This along with the usual suits of armour, lavish stately rooms and acres of landscaped garden is sure to provide the whole family with opportunity for jubilee joy.

Kids Rule! May Half Term At Witley Court 28 May – 5 June 2022

May half term at Witley Court promises a right royal knees up. Historical performers will put on an interactive pay chronicling the life and times of Queen Victoria and archery workshops will put your bow skills to the test. All this is included within the regular ticket price so you will also have access to the gardens, play area, tea room and Great Witley Church.

Tudor House Museum Worcester “Jubilee Celebrations” 1 – 30 June 2022 FREE

A “Jubilee Celebrations” exhibition will pop up at the Tudor House Museum commemorating historic royal visits to the city of Worcester.

There is also a FREE “Write Like a Tudor” quill workshop on Thursday 2 June – but perhaps don’t wear your party frocks to this one as the ink can get messy!

Tudor House Museum Upton 1

The Tudor House Museum Upton upon Severn – Jubilee Craft Fair 4 June 2022

Upton’s local history museum is holding a Jubilee Craft Fair and the museum itself is open for visitors for free.

North Malvern Community Platinum Jubilee Celebration – Sunday 5 June 2022

A day of celebration is planned in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church:

  • 10.30 am Outdoor Service
  • 11.45 am Jubilee Tree planting
  • From 12.30 pm Bring & Share picnic lunch With BBQ – bring your own food
  • 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Professional Magician for children and adults
  • from 3.30 pm Tea, cake, Coronation Video in Church
  • AND MUCH MORE – Ballet, Morris Dancing, Music and FUN FOR EVERYONE

Colwall Park Hotel Royal Garden Party – 4 June 2022

Join the Colwall Park Hotel in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with a royal garden party. There will be Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Pimms, outdoor games and a bouncy castle, competitions and much more!

Jubilee Celebrations at The Cottage in the Wood – 4 June 2022

The Cottage in the Wood will be dressed up in its finery to celebrate the Queens Jubilee. Atmospheric tunes will be provided by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Julian Smith on the saxophone. Chef Rob will be putting on a sumptuous spread for the special celebration lunch including Black Bomber cheddar, bacon and leek quiche and sausage rolls with black pudding and a pickled walnut ketchup. Soak up the celebratory atmosphere in this fantastic location enjoying food, cake and perhaps a cocktail or two. Lunch begins at 12pm and is priced at £29pp, excluding drinks.

Mello Festival – 2 – 5 June 2022

A cool family festival that takes place over 4 days:

  • World class live music – funk, acid jazz, RnB, Disco, Hip Hop & much more
  • 4 stages
  • Shopping Village
  • Food Village
  • Brand new location this year at Quay Pattern Meadow in Upton upon Severn.

Stanbrook Abbey Jubilee Charity Fun Day – 4 June 2022

The Stanbrook Abbey Hotel are hosting a Charity Fund Day in their spectacular grounds. Between 12 & 4 pm there will be live music and entertainment, delicious food and drink available to purchase and fun-filled children’s activities. There is the opportunity to pre-order an afternoon tea for an even more royal experience. Tickets are £5 per person and under 12’s go free. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal providing food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.

Other Ways To Get Involved

Street Parties, community events and beacon lightings are all great ways for everyone to get involved in the celebrations one way or another. Find out more about putting on an event, what funding is available and how to take part using the link below: