Fun for the whole family this Jubilee Weekend
This weekend is set to be an extra special one, as up and down the country people get ready celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Commemorating the Queen being on the throne for 70 years, the Jubilee celebrations take place over an extra-long weekend, starting from this Thursday, so it’s the perfect time for a fun family get together!
If you’re still racking your brains for ideas on how you and your children can celebrate this weekend, look no further: we’ve collated some of our favourite Jubilee-themed activities so the whole family can have fun this long weekend.
Celebrate at a special event
The Platinum Jubilee is certainly a special milestone and an event that you may want to celebrate with others in your community.
Street parties are especially popular on these special occasions and are often fun for the children too – whether it’s decorating the street or having a banquet on your road, celebrating with friends in the community is a great way to enjoy the Jubilee weekend. What’s more, as everyone who joins in usually has to contribute in some way, street parties are pretty budget-friendly too! If you’re unsure of what you might need for a street party, Country Living has created this helpful guide of ideas – from decoration inspiration to music suggestions.
However, if your neighbours aren’t hosting a street party, or you’d prefer to attend a larger-scale event, the official Jubilee website has a helpful guide of all the events taking place nationwide – from special parades and beacon lighting, to community picnics and garden parties, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Get your home Jubilee-ready!
Some children really enjoy decorating the house for special occasions – and the Jubilee weekend is the perfect excuse to get the kids involved with creating some handmade decorations for your home.
Bunting is a staple for getting homes (and streets!) decked out for Jubilee celebrations, and is very easy for children to make on their own. All they’ll need is paper, scissors, glue, string and colouring pens or pencils, and your children can get to work on putting their stamp on some traditional bunting. If they need a little extra help, check out these free downloadable bunting templates from Made for Mums, which even include a Union Jack design.
If your children are looking forward to getting dressed up this Jubilee weekend, they can even have a go at making their own royal-themed accessories – we love Today’s Parent’s suggestion of pipe cleaner crowns, which are fun for children to make and a great accessory for a Jubilee celebration.
Jubilee-themed cakes and bakes
The Jubilee is a perfect excuse to bake some special and traditional treats for any parties or celebrations you have lined up – and some family time in the kitchen is a great way to keep the kids occupied.
One option is to have a go making some traditional scones, like this classic recipe from BBC Good Food, or you could have a look at Good to Know’s great Jubilee cake selections – we love their Jubilee cake and cupcakes, and their Union Jack cookies are great for children who love having fun with icing.
However you spend your Jubilee weekend, we’d love to hear what you get up to – tag us in your photos or send us a DM on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook letting us know if you’ve tried out any of these suggestions!