The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating the Bank Holiday & Queen’s Jubilee Weekend in Nailsea
With the bank holiday rapidly approaching, we’ve rounded up the best events happening in the local area to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
From beacons to BBQs to cream teas and special lunches, there truly is something for everyone over the Jubilee weekend. Whether you’re celebrating with friends or family, there’s an array of exciting events to get involved in.
Win a Jubilee Hamper
We’re on the hunt for the best dressed house in Nailsea! To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we’ve tasked Nailsea residents with decorating the outside of their homes using a theme that relates to the big occasion. Think bunting, think flags, think cream teas, think gold swans! Whatever you choose to do, don’t forget to tag @nailseatowncouncil in your pictures so our judges can choose the best one! The lucky household will receive a 22” hamper from the Hamper Guys, donated by National Grid UK.
Thursday 2 June at 9.45pm, Holy Trinity Church
Across the UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man, and UK overseas territories, 1,500 beacons will be lit to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As well as this, there will be a beacon lit in the capital cities of each Commonwealth country. Here, the beacon will be lit in the belfry of Holy Trinity Church – the highest point in Nailsea.
Friday 3 June 11am – 5pm, Mizzymead Recreation Centre
To mark the bank holiday and the Queen’s Jubilee, Mizzymead Recreation Centre will be hosting a celebration that includes bouncy castles, great food, bowls, tennis, bingo, skittles, pool, and face painting.
Why not head down to the Ring O’ Bells for a special garden party? Tickets are £15 and include afternoon tea and a glass of prosecco or orange juice. There will also be a singer and two bands to enjoy throughout the day.
Platinum Jubilee Celebration Family BBQ & Fun Day
Saturday 4 June 1pm – 5pm, Nailsea & Backwell RFC
Nailsea & Backwell RFC are hosting a BBQ and fun day for all the family. There will be games for children, a free bouncy castle, free popcorn and candy floss, superheroes and storm troopers, a full bar, and a police van visit.
Big Jubilee Lunch & Community Dog Show
Sunday 5 June 12pm – 5pm, Backwell Playing Fields
Backwell Parish Council are hosting a special lunch to celebrate the Jubilee, along with a community dog show. Bring along your prize pooch and you may be in with a chance of winning a prize! There will also be a bouncy castle, face painting, a tombola, a children’s king and queen competition, a jazz band, vintage cars, and a range of refreshments.
Nailsea Social Club’s 100 Year Anniversary & Jubilee Celebration
Friday 3 June – Sunday 5 June, 15 Chapel Barton
Nailsea Social Club have more than just the Jubilee to celebrate over the bank holiday weekend! It’s also their 100th anniversary. Over the whole of the weekend, they’ll have a range of fun attractions including a quiz, a ukulele band, market stalls, garden games, and Irish dancers.
Wellbeing & Safety Over the Bank Holiday Weekend
Whether you’re attending an event for the Jubilee weekend or hosting a party for you and your loved ones, it’s important to take precautions to keep everyone around you safe and well. If you’re planning on lighting a beacon to commemorate the occasion, Avon Fire & Rescue Service ask that you let them know on 0117 926 2061. They have also issued the following advice on doing so safely:
Ensure structure and base of beacon is sound and don’t light it close to a fence or shed.
Don’t burn plastics, metals, or use any accelerants.
Don’t light beacon in high winds.
Keep children and pets well away.
Keep a bucket of water to hand in case of emergencies.
Be mindful that embers will remain hot for a long time so continue to keep away and supervise children and pets well after the beacon has gone out.
Throughout the weekend, NHS health and care services will be fully operational, with NHS 111 available 24 hours a day by phone or online via 111.nhs.uk. Minor injuries units, urgent treatments centres, and many community pharmacies will also be open.