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Jubilee & Half Term Events in Burton, Ashby and Beyond

There’s so much going on this half term with a special two-day bank holiday on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June, we’re spoilt for choice!

And if you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained at home, check out our guide here.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May
Special steaming at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, Burton-on-Trent

Don’t miss the huge Victorian beam engines in action, explore the Victorian steam-driven workshop and dynamo house, visit the Joiner’s Shop, enjoy special children’s activities and then refresh at the Stoker’s Rest Cafe! Click here for more information.

Tuesday 31st May
Jubilee-themed crafts, Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote

Come along and get creative with our Jubilee themed crafts! Make a crown, queens guard and more! These sessions are suitable for all ages! You take your creations home on the day. This is a self-led activity. Don’t forget if you are an Edmund Buddy Family member you get discounted tickets! Ask our Visitor Experience Team for more details. £10 per child – we advise that you book in advance on our popular craft sessions. Click here to book.

Thursday 2nd June
Afternoon Tea Party, Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote

Join us for an afternoon at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee including an Afternoon Tea from Sweet Caroline at Sharpe’s, music, entertainment with Dancing with Karen, games and more! Tables seat up to 6 people and will be located in various areas of the museum including Kiln and Cafe. View the menu here. (If you have any specific dietary requirements, please provide when booking). Click here to book.

Friday 3rd June
Big Jubilee Lunch, Derby Market Place, DE1 3AE

Join us for our Jubilee celebrations in Derby Marketplace. To coincide with the Platinum Jubilee, The Big Jubilee Lunch will be taking place on Sun 5 June across the nation, and will bring the communities of Derby together to get to know each other a little better. Hosted by BBC’s Radio Derby’s Andy Twigge and taking place in the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, the Market Place will play see hundreds of you come together to share friendship, food and fun. It’s the party that’s right up your street and if you don’t have a celebration in yours, then come and join ours! Everyone is invited, don’t forget your Jubilee picnic! You can expect a diverse and entertaining stage show with acts including Sinfonia Viva with show tunes from the last 70 years, music from Surtal Arts with Dhol Frequency and Sandeep Raval Global Rhythm and Ukrainian folk dancing with Hoverla, plus more local cultural organisations. This will be followed by a screening of the BBC coverage of the weekend highlights from London, all projected on a big screen for everyone to see. Click here for more information.

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