This year, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, after seventy years of service and to commemorate this special occasion, events and celebrations will be taking place up and down the country.
So how are we celebrating the Platinum Jubilee in the Lake District? Over the Bank Holiday Weekend of 2 – 5 June, there will be plenty to experience across the county. We’ve rounded up a few ideas, so if you’re visiting, why not mark the occasion by doing something extra special?
Jubilee Lunch on the Terrace – The Swan at Newby Bridge
The Swan at Newby Bridge is offering a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea on the terrace on 2 and 3 June. The terrace will be decorated with banners and bunting galore, with live music and a special afternoon tea. Available between 12.30 and 4.30pm. £30 per person.
Killington Sports is a traditional old English sports meeting for all ages. Starting at 5pm, the order of events includes the 100 yards race, the open mountain bike race and the sack race, as well as the three-legged race and egg throwing. There’s also wrestling and a tug of war. And after the events have finished, they will be lighting the beacon at 9.45pm in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Jubilee Lunch – Inn on the Lake, Ullswater
For guests staying in our Ullswater Cottages, why not head to the Inn on the Lake and enjoy a ’best of British’ three-course lunch, as well as welcome canapés, in the elegant Lake View Restaurant? There will also be live entertainment throughout the afternoon courtesy of singer Glen Anderson.
The three-course lunch costs £39.95 per person.
Jubilee Celebrations at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Grab those Union Flags and join in the Jubilee celebrations at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. The engines will be sporting their own royal tribute and there will be themed café treats. What’s more, you could win a trip for four to travel in their newest premium carriage, ‘Ruth’, as well as a royal hamper.
Whitehaven Harbour Jubilee Celebrations
Slightly further afield, Whitehaven Harbour will play host to a number of celebrations to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. The harbourside will be decorated with red, white and blue bunting and there will be an international market on Whitehaven Promnade where stalls will include a wide range of foods, crafts and plants.
These are just a few ideas we’ve come across. You may of course want to do something on your own – a picnic up Brant Fell perhaps? But rest assured the Lake District will be packed full of celebrations to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee next month.
If you need any information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.