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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend 2022
On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four-day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.
What is happening in Woodstock Town Centre:
On Sunday 5th June Woodstock Town Council invites you to celebrate our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Big Lunch from 1pm – 6pm on the Market Place (In front of the Town Hall). Bring your own picnic or support local businesses as you enjoy music and entertainment with the Woodstock Community.
Blenheim Palace Jubilee Activities
The Queen’s Platinum Beacons
On Thursday, 2nd June Blenheim will be joining communities across the country to light a beacon to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. Residents are welcome to join the activities.
2.00pm: Town Cryer’s Proclamation in The Town Square
9.00pm: Blenheim Town gates open for local residents to walk in and join the Beacon lighting, making their way on foot to the Monument across the Grand Bridge
9.35pm: The Piper plays – ‘DIU REGNARE’
9.45pm: The Lighting of the Beacon and The Song for the Commonwealth, sung by the Benson Military Wives followed by a prayer by The Rector of Woodstock, Jeremy Auld.
Please note: Toilets will be available but no catering.
Blenheim Palace Food Festival returns to Blenheim Palace with a special jubilee theme.
Running from 2nd-5th June it’s a festival for food lovers, family and friends and this year’s event features chef royalty in the shape of Raymond Blanc OBE, alongside Italian legend Gennaro Contaldo and Great British Bake Off’s Karen Wright.
Visit the Jubilee Garden and enjoy some quintessentially British treats or a tipple or two whilst being serenaded by vintage vocal trio, The Lollipops, and the rousing tunes of brass quartet Acoustic Jass.
The event is bursting with delicious produce from a wide variety of local and national stallholders. Alongside artisan treats and homemade delights, there’ll be craft beers, cocktails and mocktails.
There’ll be exciting activities for all the family including Twistina the amazing balloon modelling lady,gastronaut Stefan Gates’ ‘Mindblowing Food & Science Show’, a beautiful picnic area and great entertainment throughout the weekend.
Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours England from the first days of spring to the first glimpse of winter. It’s stopping off in the majestic setting of Blenheim’s ancient parkland from 2nd-6thJune.
Full of skill, humour, turmoil and excitement, the 2022 show evokes the sights and sounds of rural Mexico with incredible art, music, history, and people as the inspiration.
As part of the celebrations an avenue of 70 trees is also being planted in the grounds.
Visitors to the Palace will be able to follow a Jubilee Trail and see the dress worn by Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill who was one of the Queen’s Maids of Honour at her 1953 Coronation.
Entry to the Food Festival is included with Palace, Park and Gardens tickets. Donate the cost of your full Palace, Park and Gardens ticket to convert it to an Annual Pass. Entrance is free for Annual Pass holders with no need to book; simply show your valid pass on arrival.
Giffords Circus is a separate ticketed event with prices from £20 for adults and £10 for children.
As part of its 10 Goals, Blenheim is committed to achieving annual paying visitor numbers in excess of 750,000 and to treble its economic contribution to the local area.
Work by local artists will be displayed on Sunday 5th June, 10am – 4pm at the Guide & Scout Headquarters, Union Street, Woodstock. Entry is free, refreshments available, cash sales only.