PLATINUM JUBILEE WEEKEND
Running from now... Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a free FAMILY STORY TRAIL in Brackley!
Brackley Town Council is excited to join up with High Street Safari and bring Brackley an innovative experience where players visit 7 characters that have come to life from Buckingham Palace!
As you spot each of the 7 characters around Brackley town locations, you can scan unique QR codes to engage with the story and answer questions to choose how it progresses. You’ll also get to learn about a different decade in Her Majesty’s 70 year reign from each character.
The trail is now live and available to play until 12th June! Anyone with a smartphone is able to take part for free.
The trail takes about forty-five minutes to complete but can be completed in more than one visit.
HOW TO PLAY? Using the map on the link, visit story points in the correct order to fully enjoy the story: https://highstreetsafari.com/locations/jubilee-brackley
QUEEN’S JUBILEE WEEKEND
Thursday 2nd June, Friday 3rd June and Sunday 5th June 11:00am – 4:30pm Stowe House
Celebrate the Queen's Jubilee at Stowe!
On Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th June, we will celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee by running Royal themed activities at Stowe House.
Whilst on a tour of the house, look out for the blue plaques which will tell you fascinating facts all about Royal visitors to Stowe through the years.
In our Discovery Centre, we will have a display about Queen Elizabeth II visit to Stowe in 2007.
We will have a children's royal trail running in the house, where they can do some fun activities and discover some interesting Royal facts along the way. Once complete, they can claim their Jubilee prize at the visitor centre.
Free - Children's craft activities on the South Front lawn - learn how to draw a corgi, make your own crown and create some bunting to help us decorate the house.
Free - Every hour (from 11.00 until 15.00) we will be doing 15 min talks about Royal visitors to Stowe on the South Front steps. From Georgian Princes to our current Monarch - discover some of the fascinating stories of Royal visitors to Stowe.
General admission applies.
CELEBRATE BUCKINGHAM DAY
Thursday 2nd June 11:00am – 3:00pm Bourton Meadow Park
Tonnes of fun, food and community spirit - join us at Celebrate Buckingham Day on Thursday 2nd June in Bourton Park. Free Bouncy Castle and Bungee Run, Jubilee dress through the ages contest, help create our video time capsule, tasty food, music and plenty of free activities to try, led by local community groups and charities.
Our food traders include ice cream and burgers as well as instaworthy grilled cheese. Musical entertainment from Winslow Concert Band and Buckingham Ukelele group.
BRACKLEY PLATINUM JUBILEE FESTIVAL
Thursday 2nd June 3:00pm -11:00pm Brackley Rugby Club
Bank holiday celebrations will kick off with a spectacular one off FREE ENTRY event suitable for the whole family. Live music and kid's entertainment will begin at 15:00 and lead into the evening/night time. At 21:45, the official lighting of the beacon will take place on the mound at the Rugby Club. A variety of catering and bars will also be available at the event. Please bear in mind that there will be no parking at this event. Whistley 2000 Scout Group will be bringing you their fantastic BBQ with Smith & Clay Butchers Burgers, Jumbo Hot Dogs, Vegan Choices and the Fabulous Sausage Rolls & Cornish Pasties from Butler's Pies. 5th Brackley Scout Group will also be running a delicious tuck shop to keep those sugar levels high!
Artists/bands performing include:
· 15:00: Amberkmusic
· 15:45: Daydream Runaways
· 17:00: Astella
· 18:15: BangTailFeathers
· 19:20: Six Feet Apart
· 20:30: Jennah
· 21:45: Beacon Lighting
· 22:00: Pure Genius
BRACKLEY MORRIS MEN
Thursday 2nd June from 6:00pm The Stratton Arms, Turweston
The Brackley Morris Men and the Peterborough Morris Men will be Dancing at the pub From around 6pm onwards , This to Kick off the Queens Jubilee celebration,
Thursday 2nd June from 6:00pm The Bell Inn, Brackley
Live entertainment, BBQ, outside bar party and a raffle raising money for Home2home rescue. Sure to be a great evening!
BRACKLEY JUBILEE CROWN MAKING WORKSHOPS
Friday 3rd June 10:00am, 12:00noon and 2:00pm Egerton Hall
Come along to Brackley Town Council’s 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽𝘀 where they will have everything you need to create your own Platinum Jubilee crown ahead of the weekend celebrations. Arts, crafts and crowns will be provided.
𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆: Free entry however must pre book on to a session by contacting Brackley Town Council
𝗙𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗳𝘁𝘆!
Please contact Brackley Town Council on 01280 702 441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your child/children onto a workshop. All children will need to be accompanied.
FARTHINGHOE CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVAL
Friday 3rd June – Monday 6th June The Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Farthinghoe
Come and see the beautiful old church of St. Michael and All Angels bedecked with flowers for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Coffee and cake on Friday between 10 and 11.
U3A TRADITIONAL DANCING AND SINGING
Friday 3rd June 10:00am – 12:00noon Brackley Town Hall
FREE ENTRY. A morning of traditional dancing mainly from the Georgian era and singing for fun with songs from around the British Isles. Everybody is invited to watch both groups, whilst having lots of fun, laughter and a chat! Demonstrations will be held in the Civic Hall.
Traditional Dancing: 10:00 – 10:30. Singing for Fun: 11:00 – 11:30
BRACKLEY JUBILEE BINGO
Friday 3rd June 12:30pm – 3:00pm Brackley Town Hall
Free entry but you must pre book
Get your dabbers ready! Pop down to the Town Hall on Friday 3 June to enjoy a few games of bingo! Fantastic prizes to be won as well as lots of cake, tea and coffee!
Please contact Brackley Town Council on 01280 702 441 or email email@example.com to book your place on the event.
QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE FAMILY FUN DAY
Friday 3rd June 1:00pm – 6:00pm Middleton Cheney Playing Fields OX17 2PG
With a Dogs for Good Show, live music, bar, activities for kids, craft stalls and much more, it will be a great afternoon at Middleton Cheney. FREE entry
MUSIC IN THE MARKET
Friday 3rd June 2:00pm -10:00pm Market Hill, Buckingham
Music in the Market is back in Buckingham town centre! Bring your folding chairs and settle down into Buckingham's Market Square for a fantastic summer evening of live music and tasty food from event organiser's Buckingham Acoustic Club.
This year's event has a fantastic lineup of bands already signed up including:
- Buckingham Ukulele Group
- Udo Dölz
- Crazy Heart
- Muz & Jenks
- Safari Boots
- Mike Weston
- Fraser & Toots
- Brothers HomeBrew
& 60s Jukebox!
SNYE JUBILEE ROLLER DISCO (11-15 YEAR OLDS)
Friday 3rd June 4:00pm – 6:00pm Brackley Leisure Centre
FREE! Skates are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Tuckshop and hotdogs also on sale. Booking is essential, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CREATION CLUB QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE SPECIAL-MAKE YOUR OWN CORGI
Saturday 4th June 10:30-11:30 Brackley Library
Keep yourself busy whist you are waiting for the carnival to start! Join Creation Club for a special craft where you'll be making corgis to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
This is a free event and Brackley Library look forward to seeing lots of you there!
BRACKLEY COMMUNITY CARNIVAL!
Saturday 4th June from 11:00 Brackley Town Centre
Come along and join in the fun at this year's Brackley Community Carnival. There is something for the whole family to enjoy and a perfect opportunity for us to come together as a community to celebrate. The carnival procession will leave from Bracken Leas School at 11:00 and arrive at Magdalen College School – St John Site at 12:00. Whether you are taking part in the procession, dancing in the arena, having a stall or enjoying watching the arena acts with a picnic, this is a great day out! We're delighted to announce that this year, entrance to the Carnival is FREE and it's packed with lots of fun entertainment including:
• The Black Eagles, Acrobatic Show
• Paws for Thought, Dog Display Team
• The Pre-Hee Men
• Punch & Judy Show
• Colour Maze
• Circus Avago & Wonder Wheels
• Dinosaur Invasion!
• Classic Car show
TOWCESTER PLATINUM JUBILEE FAYRE
Saturday 4th June 11:00am – 5:00pm Towcester Recreation Ground
A fun community event, to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, on Towcester Recreation Ground, organised by a collaboration of local voluntary organisations, led by the Rotary Club of Towcester.
A wide variety of stalls, activities and entertainment to be held on the Recreation Ground.
SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE QUEEN’S REIGN
Sunday 5th June 11:00am -11:30 Brackley Park
Please join us for an outdoor Thanksgiving Service on the Jubilee Sunday. There will be short service led by the Churches of Brackley, songs of praise style, to reflect and give thanks for HM The Queen's 70 year reign and her Jubilee themes of 'Hope and Service'. Residents are then encouraged to continue the celebrations by joining in the Jubilee BIG lunch, by sharing a picnic in the park or returning to your own Street Parties. Bring your own picnic!