This year the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. 70 years on the throne, wow! Queen Elizabeth actually ascended to the throne on 6th February, but since this weekend also marks the death of her father, she chose to move the celebrations to the first weekend in June, to match the previous Golden and Diamond Jubilees. As a celebration we’ll be getting an extra bank holiday this year and have a bit of a weird weekend where we have Bank Holidays on Thursday and Friday! The important dates are:
Spring Bank Holiday – Thursday 2nd June 2022
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday – Friday 3rd June 2022
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Sunday 5th June 2022
There will be lots of events on the whole weekend, and some the weekend before as well to celebrate. I’ve collated all the Queen’s Jubilee events suitable for families around Cardiff and South Wales that I could find. Please remember that I am not an organizer for any of these Platinum Jubilee events, but I’ve provided links to the organizers pages or websites so you can get updates and contact them if you have questions.
In addition to these public events expect some street closures and local street parties too! Why not get together with your neighbours and celebrate outside with a BBQ or afternoon tea?
30th April – 12th June: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail @ Ebbw Vale
“Take part in our official family story-trail in Ebbw Vale. Follow the characters as they go on an adventure at seven locations, and Sir Banaby Beacon will guide you through the history of the Queen’s 70 year reign. Simply scan the QR codes, choose what happens in the story and see the characters come to life in augmented reality.” For more information visit JubileeBeacontrail.com
1st May – 3rd June: Circus Extreme @ Cardiff Football Stadium, Leckwith, Cardiff
“Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Extreme with show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat, when not falling off it with laughter.” Dates available throughout May, final performance in Cardiff on 3rd June. See official website.
27th May – 5th June: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee @ The Meadows Farm Village, Caerphilly.
In addition to all the usual offerings at The Meadows Farm Village there will be Platinum Jubilee Arts and Crafts, Afternoon Teas, Fresh Cream Scones, Strawberries and Ice Cream and more. See Facebook page.
28th May: Jubilee Garden Party @ Bedwellty House & Park. 11AM – 3PM
Free entertainment includes stilt walker, face painting, balloon artistry, Punch & Judy show, football cage, music, and bouncy castle. See Facebook page.
30th May – 1st June: Platinum Jubilee Festival @ Amelia Trust Farm, Rhoose
“Join us from Monday 30th May until Wednesday 1st June for our unique Platinum Jubilee Festival at the Farm. Stroll through the woodland, play in the park, see the animals, and enjoy a special Jubilee trail with a prize for children taking part! There will also be free face painting, free tractor rides, lawn games, and a Craft Fair in the Sports Hall.” See Facebook Page.
30th May – 1st June: Medal Making Workshop at The Royal Mint Experience, Cardiff. 9:30AM – 4:30PM
“Children visiting The Royal Mint Experience over the bank holiday weekend can find their inner artist with a Jubilee Medal-Making Workshop.” See website.
30th May: Platinum Jubilee Party at Fairwater Hub, Cardiff, 10:30am – 3:30pm
With Jubilee Quiz, coffee morning Sandwich spread, Treasure hunt & Crown Crafts. See Facebook page.
31st May – 6th June: St Fagans Makers Market Queens Jubilee Event @ St Fagans National Museum of History
“St Fagans Maker’s Market showcases some exceptional local Welsh crafting talent. Stalls are varied and can change each day, featuring crafts such as pottery, handmade body products, jewellery and textiles.” See St Fagans Museum.
31st May – 1st June: Celebrate the Queens Jubilee @ Margam Park
“Make a Jubilee card as a souvenir and enjoy Jubilee craft activities in the Castle. 11am-3pm in the Castle. Free – donations welcome.” See Margan Park Website.
Wednesday 1st June: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations @ Ely & Caerau Hub. 10AM- 5PM
Wednesday 1st June: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations @ Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub. 11AM- 2PM
Wednesday 1st June: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations @ Canton Library. 11AM- 2PM
Thursday 2nd June: Giant Jubilee Coin Crafting @ Create Caerphilly. 11AM – 12PM
“Join us this half term to make a cross stitched corgi. We will teach you how to cross stitch and you will have a kit with all materials to complete this project. Suggested Age is 8yrs +“
Thursday 2nd June: Royal Gun Salute & Military Music Festival @ Roald Dahl Plass. 12:00-1:15PM
“A Royal Gun Salute in Roald Dahl Plass will signal the start of Jubilee celebrations and an hour of military music from the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh.” Cardiff Council Press Release.
Thursday 2nd June: Beacon Lighting Ceremony @ Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay. 9:15-9:45PM
“A Beacon outside the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay will be one of more than 2,000 beacons being lit simultaneously across the UK, as well as in all 54 Commonwealth capital cities in honour of the Jubilee. Ahead of the Beacon lighting there will be a programme of music from The Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh. The Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm, followed by a short firework display.” Cardiff Council Press Release.
Thursday 2nd June: Queen’s Jubilee Fireworks with Free Cabaret @ Hi-Tide Inn, Porthcawl
Free fireworks and cabaret at the Hi Tide Inn / Amusements, in conjunction with Coney Beach. Set off when dark.
Thursday 2nd June: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party @ Aubrey Arms, Bonvilston
“Join us for our mad hatters tea party with a selection of sandwiches and cakes, Magic show by the amazingly bonkers Daley Bee, games and a guest appearance by Alice”. More information on their Facebook page.
Thursday 2nd June – 5th June: The Queen’s Special Tea Party @ Fonmon Castle
Fonmon Castle are hosting special Character Fun Days. Find out more here.
Thursday 2nd June: A Seaside Adventure @ Margam Park
“Get the Jubilee Bank holiday off to a start with a fun filled family day out full of fun and frolics. Come and see a giant 50ft WHALE and hear her story! See the mermaid in her globe, sing along to a sea shanty, meet Victorian seaside jugglers; Pirate Captain Perilous Pete; Fiery Jacks Pirate Pack; have a hula with Yana; join in with the pirate and mermaid circus workshops and ….. see the GIANT LOBSTER! A great family fun Bank Holiday day out! Why not come dressed as a Pirate or ready for a day on the beach!” See Margan Park Website.
Thursday 2nd June – 5th June: Margam International Kite Festival 2022 @ Margam Park
“Set on the lawns of the magnificent Margam Castle within the grounds of Margam Country Park, the home of festival kite flying. Come and see some of Europe’s best Kite Fliers and their amazing kites! Bring your kite along and join in the fun! Kites of all shapes and sizes!” See Margan Park Website.
Thursday 2nd June: Summer Fete 2022 @ Llanrumney Hall
“The event will be packed with lots of activities including table stalls, games for the kids, food from Thackeray At The Hall, live music, and so much more!” Facebook event page.
Thursday 2nd June – 5th June: Queens Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend @ Pontcanna Inn, Pontcanna, Cardiff
“Join us for more live entertainment. This weekend we will be having a fantastic garden party, serving some incredible food and celebrating the queens jubilee. On the Friday we will have our first magician entertaining dinners and groups alike. No need to book, just come along and enjoy your weekend.” See Facebook event page.
Thursday 2nd June – 5th June: Jubilee Breakfast at Harvester Restaurants
Harvester is offering their £5.99 kids breakfast with a crown and crafts over the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend. See Harvester website.
Thursday 2nd June: Picnic at the Piste (Llandaff Petanque Club). 4PM
“Spread the word, gather your loved ones and come and enjoy an evening by the river to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 year reign. It’s a Bank Holiday, so bring along a picnic and enjoy drinks from the bar (Simon has promised to open the bar at 4pm) and sing along to the best of British music. Don’t forget to wear your red white and blues and, if you have them, please bring along a chair and table (or picnic blanket).” Llandaff Petanque Club Website.
Thursday 2nd June: Giant Jubilee Coin Crafting @ Create Caerphilly. 11AM – 12PM
“Join us this half term to create your very own giant coin and personalise it however you like. Suggested Age is 3yrs +”
Thursday 2nd June: Coin Magic! at The Royal Mint Experience, Cardiff.
“Visit The Royal Mint Experience on 2 June 2022 and enjoy being entertained with amazing magic for all ages. The award-winning magician Stuart Watkins will be putting on special coin-related magic shows and wowing people with close-up magic throughout the day. The 40-minute show will run twice a day and tickets cost £5.00.” See website.
Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 5th June: Strike your own 2022 Jubilee 50p at The Royal Mint Experience, Cardiff.
“To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday we’re bringing back the Platinum Jubilee 50p SYOC between 2 – 5 June, during your tour you’ll have the opportunity to strike your own Platinum Jubilee UK 50p Coin as a memento of this historic moment. The obverse of the coin will feature Jody Clark’s definitive coinage portrait of The Queen.” See website.
Friday 3rd June – 5th June: In It Together Festival at Old Park Farm, Margam
“In the heart of the Welsh valleys, we plan to bring it all together with international names, local emerging talent, festival goers, performers, volunteers and members of the local community. We want to reunite everyone with everything they love about life. Born out of a love of music, for Wales and the community, In It Together will celebrate it all on the Jubilee Weekend in June 2022. Our vision is to create the pinnacle Welsh Festival which means all things to all people and offers a bespoke blend of Music, Arts & Culture. It will be a place which supports equality, inclusivity and sustainability whilst putting a spotlight on mental health and well-being and creating a safe space for all.” Family friendly event open to all ages. Visit the In It Together Festival Website.
Friday 3rd June: Jubilee Garden Party @ The Taffs Well Inn, Taffs Well.
“Serving afternoon teas and platters in our beautiful covered garden with the best views of the Garth Mountain and surrounding countryside whilst the children enjoy an hour of entertainment with magic show, disco and games. Enjoy a cocktail or two from our garden bar or see our well stocked main bar.” Children’s and adults tickets available. More information on the Jubilee Garden Party can be found here.
Friday 3rd June: Marshfield Picnic in the Park @ Marshfield Village Hall Fields
“Live music, bar, children’s activities, food, cakes, teas and coffees and a great way to reconnect with Marshfield community!” See Facebook event page.
Friday 3rd June: Party in the Park – Jubilee Event @ Tyr Winch Park, St Mellons, Cardiff
“This day will include entertainment, stalls, games, food stalls and refreshments. There will be a royal fancy dress competition, an Open Day for the Tennis Club, Live music and a bar.” See Facebook Event Page.
Friday 3rd June: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Free Children’s Mini Disco at The Master Mariner, Barry. 2:30 – 4:30PM
The Master Mariner pub is holding a free children’s mini disco with fancy dress welcome and a prize for the best dressed.
Friday 3rd June: Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in Ebbw Vale Town Centre. 10AM – 2:30PM
Market Stalls, Balloons, Face Painters, Magician, Bouncy Castle, Characters, Fun Activities.
Friday 3rd June: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Garden Party in the Community Garden at Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen Community Council. 12PM – 4PM
With Live music, dance fitness display, balloon bending, fancy dress competition and more. Refreshments provided. View Facebook page.
Saturday 4th June: Llantrisant Jubilee Big Picnic @ Llantrisant Guild Hall, Ponyclun
“Llantrisant’s Big Picnic is back! This time we’ll be waving flags and celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. The Big Picnic is a great family fun day with stalls, activities, games and refreshments galore. You’re also treated to a spectacle of live music from local bands, choirs and performers. Entry is free but all donations go to the Llantrisant Guildhall.” Facebook Event Page.
Saturday 4th June: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Maesycwmmer Community Center. 2:30PM – 10PM
Outdoor event with Marquee, live entertainment, demonstrations, children’s entertainment, inflatables, food stalls and licensed bar. Visit their Facebook page.
Saturday 4th June: Jubilee Concert @ Cardiff Castle
“Cardiff Castle will host the biggest party of the year on the June Bank Holiday weekend when the best of Welsh entertainment comes together for the must attend family event of 2022. Adult day tickets are priced at just £32.50 and Children under the age of 16 can attend for free but make sure you still add a childrens ticket to your order as everyone will need a ticket to attend. ” For more information visit the Jubilee Concert at Cardiff Castle website.
Saturday 4th June: Queen’s Jubilee Cardiff Corgi Meet-Up @ Cardiff Castle Grounds
“Cardiff corgi meet-up in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. All welcome!” Facebook Event.
Saturday 4th June: Summer Craft Fair @ St Cynogs Church Hall, Ystradgynlais
Wednesday 1st June: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations @ Cathays Heritage Library. 11AM – 12:30PM
Saturday 4th June: Outdoor Garden Party @ Plymouth Arms, St Fagans, Cardiff
“Come on in and join us for an outdoor garden party to celebrate the Queens Jubilee! Fun Guaranteed!!” See Facebook Event Page
Saturday 4th June: Queens Jubilee Party @ The Village Inn, Pontprennau, Cardiff. 12PM+
Bouncy castle, Facepainting, Mascots. Raffle. “Come and have a party with us. Lots to keep the children entertained.” Facebook Event page.
Saturday 4th June: Craft Morning at The Sand Martin, Leckwith, Cardiff, 10AM – 12PM
Craft morning with make your own Flags & Crowns. £6 including breakfast.
Saturday 4th June: Community Jubilee Day @ Treforest Community Centre. 1PM – 6:30PM
Entertainment, Games and Dancing, Facepainting, AnimalZone Animal Handling, Food Van, Stalls, Prizes, Picnic and more. Tickets needed. Find out more on their Facebook page.
Sunday 5th June: Big Jubilee Picnic @ Bute Park. 12-5PM
“Pack a hamper, gather your family and friends and head to beautiful Bute Park for a Big Jubilee Picnic to round off the weekend. Visitors will be able to watch the Platinum Jubilee Pageant live from London on a giant screen or simply relax and enjoy the free music and walkabout entertainment on site. With everything from giant flamingos to wandering opera it promises to be a very memorable afternoon. There will not be food and drink for sale on site so remember to bring your own sandwiches, snacks and cakes to create your own delicious Jubilee spread!” Cardiff Council Press Release.
Sunday 5th June: Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Afternoon Tea @ Jaspers Tea Rooms, Llandaff, Cardiff
Jaspers Tea Rooms is offering Platinum Afternoon Tea, Gin, Jazz and Champagne for the adults, and children’s options available. Find more information.
Sunday 5th June: Picnic in the Park @ Parc y Pentre, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, 2PM – 5PM
“Picnic in Parc y Pentre! Stalls, scarecrows, entertainment, games.” See Facebook Events Page.
Sunday 5th June: Jubilee Family Fun Day @ Bishop’s Palace, Llandaff, Cardiff, 12PM – 8PM
“Join Calon Hearts for this Jubilee Family Fun Day on Sunday 5th June at the Bishop’s Palace, Llandaff, from midday to 8pm.
There will be artisan craft stalls, burgers/hot dogs, street food, kiddie’s rides, and a bar with music and entertainment throughout the day – including a Queen tribute band!” See official website.
Sunday 5th June: Community Free Funday @ Pentyrch Rugby Football Club, 12PM+
“Bring your own Picnic, free activities for children and adults. craft stalls, Gin Bar, Ice-cream, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Sumo Wrestling, Gladiator, teas coffees cakes and so much more.” Facebook Event Page.
Sunday 5th June: A Royal Afternoon Tea with Magical Wishes @ Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. 12PM or 2:30PM
“Your little Royals are cordially invited to our Royal afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, with Cinderella, Elsa and Spiderman, in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!! This event will include; Yummy Afternoon Tea for each child! Live Entertainment, Games and Singing Autograph signing from the characters Crown OR Hero Mask for each child Personal meet n’ greet & Character Photos.” Book here.
Sunday 5th June: The Big Picnic @ The Gnoll Country Park. 11AM
“Join us for the big picnic, bring a blanket and table cloth and enjoy the fun and games. Pin the crown on the queen, egg & spoon race, musical statues/thrones, best dressed royal, best decorated crown plus lots more games. We will also have some surprise princesses join us, plus lots of entertainment.” Visit the website.
Sunday 5th June: Jubilee-Themed Art Workshops at The Royal Mint Experience, Cardiff.
“Get creative on 5 June 2022 at art classes hosted by local artist Beth Morris. Children aged 7 to 14 will learn how to create a mixed media image of Her Majesty The Queen, whilst adults can create a Platinum Jubilee stitched medal or brooch; all materials will be provided.” See website.