Celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee in North Tyneside

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations just around the corner, we got together with our friends at North Tyneside VODA to share some of the fantastic community events taking place to mark this historic occasion.

We obviously haven’t managed to include everyone, so if you have an event you would like us to share, please feel free to tag Living Well North Tyneside and North Tyneside VODA on social media.

As with all events and activities, please check with the venues for the most up to date information before attending, including ensuring dates and times are correct and whether you are required to book in advance.

Segedunum to host Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

North Tyneside will host a spectacular beacon lighting ceremony to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  An event will take place on Thursday 2 June, from 6.30pm to 10pm, at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Wallsend, to signal the start of the extended Bank Holiday weekend.

It will include a free programme of family entertainment, food vendors and market stalls, pipers and buglers, a firework display and a giant screen beaming out images from other ceremonies across Britain and the Commonwealth, and from seven decades of The Queen’s reign.

The 101st Regiment Royal Artillery will fire a 105mm gun at 9.30pm to announce the start of formal proceedings.

Whitley Bay & Cullercoats Jubilee trail

The Cullercoats WI has created a Facebook page called Whitley Bay Jubilee Celebrations to bring the communities of Cullercoats and Whitley Bay together to prepare for, and celebrate, the Jubilee together. They are creating a trail of hand-made bunting, which will be displayed in the windows of businesses around Whitley Bay and Cullercoats and will be publishing a trail map so that you can explore the area, discovering local creativity as you explore! Follow the Facebook page for update.

Support and Grow NE Jubilee Funday

Join Support and Grow North East to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on Thursday 2 June between 1pm and 5pm at Backworth Club. There will be face painting, themed crafts, garden toys and a bouncy castle, and kids eat for free.

The Exchange Jubilee Open House Weekend

From 1 to 5 June, The Exchange in North Shields is hosting a free Platinum Jubilee Open House Weekend. Throughout the weekend The Exchange Theatre will be filled with theatre, live music, workshops and entertainment for everyone. The whole weekend is free (pay what you feel) for everyone to enjoy. Read more here.

Showcased at The Exchange is a new film Seen to be Believed which takes an affectionate look at how the people of Yorkshire and the North East celebrated coronations, jubilees and royal visits through the decades. It’s a unique opportunity to commemorate a once in a lifetime occasion! Curated by the Yorkshire and North East Film Archives, the film is being shown at the Exchange Theatre in North Shields, co-hosted by Remembering The Past. Book your tickets here – pay as you feel. Thursday 2 June at 7pm at The Exchange.

North Tyneside Libraries and Community Centres

Party at the Palace. It’s the biggest event in the history of Buckingham Palace – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Can you help the royal staff make decorations, create menus, design costumes and bring the whole extravaganza to life?

Suitable for children aged 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult, please try and limit to one adult per child. Sessions last 90 minutes. Booking essential via Eventbrite

30 May 10:30am North Shields Customer First Centre

30 May 1:30pm Whitley Bay Customer First Centre

31 May 10:30am White Swan Centre, Killingworth

31 May 1:30pm Wallsend Customer First Centre

North Tyneside Children’s Centres

Suitable for children of all ages, these May half term Jubilee-themed Family Fun Days are the perfect way to get in the Bank Holiday spirit.  There’s no need to book, and there’s activities for the kids including bunting printing and crown crafting!

Monday 30 May, Howdon Children’s Centre, 1pm-2.30pm

Tuesday 31 May, Riverside Children’s Centre, 9.30am-11am

Tuesday 31 May, Shiremoor Children’s Centre, 1pm-2.30pm

Wednesday 1 June, Whitley Bay Customer First Centre, 1pm-2.30pm

Lovaine Community Garden

Join Lovaine Community Garden (NE29 0DH) on Friday 3 June at 4pm for a Jubilee party featuring local music, food, and drinks in the garden, stalls from local small business and plant sales. There will be a Play.Meet,Street road closure from 4pm to  7 pm for children’s games outdoor. Come and join in, meet the neighbours and garden community!

Springfield Community Association

Springfield Community Association is celebrating HRH Jubilee Party on Tuesday 31 May, 12pm to 3pm. with a picnic in the park. This is a community event for all the family. Bring your own picnic and enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor activities, including.

- Community Jigsaw – a challenge for all jigsaw fiends.
- Raffle
- Face Painting
- Cake Stall
- Craft Table for Little People
- Outdoor games & Frisbee golf
- Picnic

There will be music playing at both the Frisbee Golf area and indoors. For those who feel packing a picnic is too much then a limited number of picnic packs can be ordered in advance from Springfield Café. The Café will also be open from 10am-3pm serving both hot and cold drinks and some tasty ice cream. People are welcome to dress up and enter the spirit of this royal occasion. Visit the website for more information, or to book a picnic pack.

Meadow Well Jubilee Tea Party

Meadow Well Connected, Cedarwood Trust and United Response are hosting a Jubilee Tea Party on 31 May, 12pm to 3pm (for first 200 people) at Meadow Well Connected. There will be a magician and forest school activities.

Forest Hall YPC

Join Forest Hall Young People’s Club (NE12 9HW) in celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 2 June 1pm to 4pm. There will be entertainment from the songstress Hildy Harland, quiz, raffle, traditional fun and games for the children. Free entry. Afternoon tea, cream teas, refreshments on sale

Operation Veteran

Queens Jubilee celebrations at Operation Veteran HQ on Wednesday 1 June from 11am. All veterans and their partners are very welcome. The service will be conducted by the Operation Veteran Padre George Callander followed by a reception upstairs at the HQ.

WriteSpace North East – Painting through the Decades

WriteSpace North East is hosting a relaxed, fun evening of paining and creating at The Beacon Pub in Whitley Bay to celebrate the Jubilee on Monday 30 May, 7pm to 9pm. This event is for aged 18 and over and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £15pp and all art supplies included.

Marden Estate Family Fun Day

The businesses and residents of the Marden Estate have come together to host a family fun day on Friday 3 June from 11am to 5pm on the field behind the shops on Buttermere road. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, music and more.

What’s On for Kids & Teens across North East England: May Half Term & Jubilee Events

Local family blogger North East Family Fun has put together a list of events and activities for families happening across the May half term, including Jubilee celebrations.

Create your own fun at home

The Big Neighbourhood Platinum Jubilee Jubilations – join this Facebook group for lots of arty inspirations!

Art Adventurers downloadable Jubilee crafts – download crowns, corgis and more to keep the kids entertained.

Colouring Heroes February Queen’s Platinum Jubilee colouring and Union Jack Flag bunting.


With thanks to North Tyneside VODA for providing this information.