Platinum Jubilee events in and around Didcot

Are you looking for events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? Read on for a round up of royal themed things to do in and around Didcot over the extended Bank Holiday weekend.

Saturday 28 May-Sunday 19 June

East Hagbourne’s annual scarecrow trail celebrates “70 glorious years” so expect lots of royal themed scarecrows. Maps are £1 from the Community Shop or The Fleur, profits go to charity.

Thursday 2 June

Join Didcot Town Council and celebrate the Jubilee from 11am-7pm at Didcot Civic Hall. Stalls, music, bouncy castle, cakes and scones, craft activities and more. Free entry, small fee for some activities.

Friday 3 June

Queens Jubilee tea party at the Marlborough Club (Broadway) from 12 noon. Non members welcome.

A right royal knees up at Boundary Park, in conjunction with Style Acre, from 1-11pm. Includes classic cars, beer tent, tea room, music and children’s activities. There are circus workshops, children’s mini raves and a fun run. Free to enter (except the fun run). Further details here.

Family fun day and BBQ at Didcot Baptist Church (Wantage Road) from 2.30pm. Includes bouncy castle, stalls, crafts, quiz and a cream tea. All welcome.

Saturday 4 June (note date change)

Harwell Feast runs from 11am-4pm, starting with a Grand High Street parade through the village to the park at 11am. There are the usual arena performances, stalls, refreshment stands and kids events. This year’s event is held in honour of Her Majesty and there are corgis on the advertising leaflets so I’m guessing there are probably some Jubilee specific activities too.

Sunday 5 June

All Saints’ Church in Sutton Courtenay will be hosting an open air songs of praise at 10.30am with the Abbey Brass Band followed at 12.30pm by a Big Bring Your Own Picnic Lunch for the whole community. There will be music; a bouncy castle; a decorated cake competition and a Fancy Hat Parade.

There’s a Big Jubilee Afternoon at Blewbury, taking place in the school grounds and village hall. Taking place from noon to 5pm the event features stalls, refreshments, tug of war, cream teas, croquet and much more.

Jubilee Cream Tea at All Saints Church (Lydalls Road) from 2-4.30pm. With mini-olympics from 2pm, history talks in church, quiz  and cream teas. Organ music playing from 3.30pm.

Evensong service at St Peter’s Church (Newlands Avenue) to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Starts at 5pm, includes the choirs from both St Peter’s and All Saints churches.

Family fun day at The Marlborough club (Broadway) from 2pm. Free entry, but no further details available.

Thursday 9 June

Didcot Archaeological and Historical Society will be discussing Memories of the Coronation, Silver and Golden Jubilees (1952-2012) at Northbourne Centre from 7.30. All welcome, visitors £4.

If you know of any further local events do leave a comment below.

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