Platinum Jubilee Events in East Devon

A round-up of royal celebrations near Forest Glade!

This article was written on 24 May 2022
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The Platinum Jubilee has the nation gripped with excitement with countless street parties and celebrations planned for the special royal event. There’s a great variety of Platinum Jubilee events in East Devon – we’ve compiled a guide to help you find out what’s on near Forest Glade for this not-to-be-missed celebration in 2022.

Jubilee Celebration at Bear Town

26 May 2022 – 08 June 2022 | 15 minutes drive from Forest Glade, near Cullompton.

The award winning indoor play at Bear Town is hosting its own Jubilee Celebration. The kids can dress up as Kings and Queens for to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Children can join a mission to locate the missing jewels and receive their own royal reward. Book your tickets and visit the Bear Town website for full event details.

Exeter Jubilee Tea Party

2 June 2022 | 35 minutes drive from Forest Glade.

The City of Exeter is marking the event with  a Jubilee street party taking place in the High Street for residents and visitors alike.

A Military and Community Village will also take place on the Cathedral Green. As well as the lighting of a beacon on Exeter Quay in the evening.

Sidmouth Street Party

2 June 2022 | 40 minutes drive from Forest Glade

Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce is organising a street party celebration in the town’s Market Place.

Tables of 6 will be available for local residents to book with a best dressed competition – 1950s costume is encouraged!

The live entertainment will be provided by Sidmouth Town Band, followed by a disco.

Exmouth Festival

2 – 5 June 2022 | 40 minutes drive from Forest Glade

After a two year break Exmouth Festival is back in 2022. Taking place at the Imperial Recreation Ground, the festival offers free live music, theatre, circus and art. As well as a showcase of the the very best of Devon’s local food and drink.

The 2022 event will celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a beacon lighting, and a special Big Jubilee Lunch.

Visit the Exmouth Festival website for more information and see our guide to festivals in East Devon in 2022.

Pecorama – Steam Gala Weekend

2nd, 3rd & 4th June | 35 minutes drive Forest Glade

Combine a celebration of steam with a high tea picnic in Pecorma’s stunning gardens.

Fancy dress in 1950s finery is very much encouraged to mark the special milestone of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Book your tickets from the Pecorama website.

Pecorama - platinum jubilee steam gala weekend in Devon

Jubilee Weekend in Kentisbeare

2nd – 5th June | 10 minutes drive from Forest Glade.

A whole host of Jubilee events are taking place in Kentisbeare. From beacon lighting, curry night, to flower festival and fun dog show – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. See Kentisbeare Parish Council website for the latest.

Jubilee events in Kentisbeare, East Devon

Happy Days Platinum Jubilee show

2 June | 17 minutes drive from Forest Glade at The Beehive Honiton

Happy Days Are Here Again is a patriotic and uplifting show, full of well-known songs that will bring the feel good factor. The Happy Days cast will the audience through the Queen’s time on the throne with accompanying images and significant moments.

The show includes classics from various musical icons, such as Vera Lynn, Connie Francis, Doris Day, Matt Monro, Frank Sinatra, and Glen Miller. It’ll be an old-fashioned knees-up with songs such as Roll Out the Barrel, Knees Up Mother Brown, and Lambeth Walk.

A wonderful atmosphere will br created to of the Last Night of the Proms will be recreated with plenty of opportunities to wave flags and join in the singing of songs such as Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and There’ll Always Be An England.

Included in the ticket price is a Devon Cream Tea and a chance to meet the cast before the show. Tickets cost £21 for premium seating, £16 for the rest. More information at The Beehive Honiton.

Topsham Jubilee Food Festival

4 June 2022 | 30 minutes drive from Forest Glade

Enjoy a Jubilee-themed Food Festival on Topsham Quay with an opportunity to meet and greet artisan food and drink producers, and purchase some delicious treats.

With local chef demos to watch, street food, and local band performances, what more could foodies ask from a fabulous day out!

Topsham Jubilee Food Festival in Devon

Platinum Jubilee Festival Steam Up!

5 June 2022 | 17 minutes from Forest Glade at Coldharbour Mill Museum

Coldharbour Mills is joining up its popular Steam Day with a Platinum Jubilee celebration.

Mark the landmark day with a tour of the steam powered textile factory. If you have a craft interest you might enjoy having a go at creating your very own bunting in the Fox Gallery.

See what’s on at Coldharbour Mill.

Honiton Jubilee Celebrations

4 & 5 June 2022 | 20 minutes from Forest Glade

There’s lots going on in Honiton to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and you can find the full programme here.

Bradninch Music Festival

1 – 5 June 2022 | 20 minutes from Forest Glade

Free community based music festival.  Find the information on their Facebook page.

Cullompton Jubilee Celebrations

3 -4 June 2022 | 15 minutes from Forest Glade

A wide range of activities and events for all the family in our local town.  You can find out more here and the timetable is here.

We are celebrating too and hope to see you over the Jubilee weekend.  If you are staying with us we hope you get out and about and enjoy the fantastic feast of events and celebrations in East Devon.

Header photo credit: Union Jack bunting by alh1 on Flickr