The Malverns promises an abundance of events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Get ready for an abundance of free activities, family fun days and events galore, as towns within the Malvern Hills District get set for a royal celebration.

Taking place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022, Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn have a whole host of events ready to honour The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Residents and visitors can enjoy free activities from live music and dancing, to giant bouncy castles, tea parties, circus skills workshops.

To mark the historic occasion, a beacon will be lit from The Worcestershire Beacon on Thursday 2 June at 9.45pm.

Royal celebration events taking place:

Malvern and surrounding areas:

  • Thursday 2 June, Girlguiding Bonfire, at Blackmore Camp Site, Hanley Swan from 7pm.
  • Thursday 2 June, The Jubilant Queen's Beasts at Malvern Theatres and The Cube, a specially commissioned afternoon of free outdoor theatre.
  • Thursday 2 June, Barnards Green Cricket Club afternoon tea party 2pm to 5pm.
  • Friday 3 June, Barnards Green Cricket Club family fun day, includes bouncy castle and inflatable games, fun sports and dancing sessions for kids, arts, crafts, and traditional fete games.
  • Sunday 5 June, 12pm to 4.30pm, Great Malvern Celebrations in Priory Park, with live music, dancing, children's entertainment, refreshments, handwaving flags and crowns.
  • Entertainment continues at Barnards Green Cricket Club over the rest of the weekend including DJ Russkins on Friday evening, live cricket on Saturday with 80s/90s cover band The Lost Boys in the evening, and more live cricket on Sunday.
  • Sunday 5 June from 2pm to 6pm, Platinum Picnic in the Park Welland Parish Hall 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.
  • Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, Little Witley Jubilee Celebrations 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.
  • Thursday 2 June from 1pm to 8pm, Rushwick Platinum Jubilee Party. Come to 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:
  • Saturday 4 June Kempsey Platinum Picnic in the Park at Plovers Rise Playing Fields in Kempsey this free family community includes live entertainers, fun dog show, children's entertainment and more.

Upton upon Severn:

  • Upton's celebrations will take place over two days. Saturday 4 June from 12pm to 4.15pm on Upton playing field there will be Bands in the park, competitions, tractor rides, giant bouncy castles, field games and tug of war, classic cars and more. There will also be the Upton Jubilee Show. Sunday 5 June from 12pm at Upton Museum there will be tea and cake from the WI, live music, Harriet Baldwin MP will plant a tree at 2.30pm, a screening of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant and a street Party in the high-street (ticketed) 2pm to 4pm.
  • Church Service with a Royal Twist on Sunday 5 June, 9.50am at the Parish Church Old St, Upton upon Severn, with a bouncy castle, refreshments and more.
  • Saturday 4 June to Sunday 5 June, 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
  • Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 June, Platinum Jubilee Trail, join this free royal trail, open from 10am to 5pm. Find the 19 crowns hidden amongst the shop window displays to find the location of the extra special Coronation Crown. Collect a trail sheet from the Tourist Information Centre at The Pepperpot.

Tenbury Wells:

  • From now until 12 June 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.
  • Sunday 5 June will see a parade and church service 10.30am with celebrations from 1pm on The Burgage. There will be street dance workshops, a Jubilee cup football tournament, Mary Poppins outdoor cinema and more.
  • There is also a free children's Platinum Jubilee Window Trail from 2 June to 4 June. Follow the majestic crowns around the shops in Tenbury Wells to find the letters to solve the phrase. Once all the letters have been found, head to the Tenbury Tourist Information Centre to collect a small prize. Trail flyers can be collected from The Tourist Information Centre from 10am to 4pm.

There will also be events held at Eastnor Castle, Witley Court, Colwall park, the Cottage in the Wood and others.

Road closures will also be in place over the weekend.

Cllr Daniel Walton, Portfolio Holder for Tourism and Economic Development at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "We are delighted so many towns and local businesses in the district are getting involved, it's great to see communities coming together to celebrate and honour such a special occasion."

Visit to see full event details.

Pictured: Cllr Andrea Morgan, Sydney and Susie Massey from Upton Tourist Information Centre getting ready for the Jubilee trail in Upton on Severn.

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