Local Celebrations

The Queen’s Jubilee Big Lunch / Sunday 5th June 2022 / 11:00am-15:00pm / Chapel Green Crowborough

‘The Big Jubilee Lunch’ is a national event which aims to encourage communities to get to know each other a little better and Crowborough Town Council will be taking part by hosting an event on Chapel Green. This free-to-attend event will run from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 5th June 2022. Why not come along and join us in celebrating the reign of our remarkable Queen?

There will be plenty of space to sit and eat together – you may want to bring your own picnic or try out something special from one of the many tasty food vans which will be on site. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the lunch. There will also be a number of free children’s activities including Punch and Judy shows, face painting and Messy Play area. This will be one lunch you won’t want to miss!

For the early risers, there will be an 10.45am service at All Saints Church celebrating the Queen, as the head of the Church of England.

The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations - Rotherfield & Mark Cross Website

Thursday 2nd June / Lighting the beacon

Friday 3rd June 2022 / Parade and Thanksgiving Service at St Deny's Church

Sunday 5th June 2022 /

North Street & Recreation Ground: 12:00 -16:00pm, Loyal Toast at 15:00pm, bring your own picnic, paying bar, 1950's suggested dress theme

Mark Cross Community Centre: 14:00 - 16:00pm, Live music, bouncy castle, games, activities and afternoon tea. Bring your own picnic.


Hever Castle & Gardens / Queens Jubilee / 1st -5th June 2022 / Website

Where better to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than the home of two former queens of England. Come and celebrate the Queen and her 70 year reign in the beautiful grounds of Hever Castle. A whole of host of celebratory activities will be taking place over the weekend including a jewel hunt in the Castle and art trail in the grounds. See if you can find the Queen’s precious Corgis and spot what mischief they are getting up to as part of a free Corgi Trail in the grounds. Enjoy a selection of fete games with a chocolaty treat for the winners (dairy free option available). Take part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail, an augmented reality experience from High Street Safari, where players visit 7 characters that have come to life from Buckingham Palace and are visiting Hever Castle on a day out. Scan QR codes to engage with the story and answer questions to choose how it progresses. You’ll also get to learn about a different decade in Her Majesty’s 70 year reign from each character. Finally, you’ll also be able to engage with the characters as they come to life in AR. Once you’ve collected all 7 stamps you’ll be rewarded with the conclusion to the adventure and be able to take selfies with digital prize badges ‘pinned’ to yourself. It isn’t a celebration without food, so, bring your own party food and take part in Hever’s own ‘street party’ style picnic fit for royalty, or purchase some mouthwatering treats from the on-site Cafés, BBQ, Pizza Van, or selection of concessions.