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Whether you’re celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with traditional afternoon tea, having a knees-up street party or doing something with the family, you’re bound to have a great time in the Tees Valley!

Celebrate the Jubilee with tea

Is there anything more British than celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with a spot of tea?

Pinchinthorpe Hall will be bringing the weekend in with live music in their Stables Restaurant on Thursday 2 June, followed with their Open House event the next day. Enjoy tea, strawberries, and cream, and get a chance to discover the magnificent hall and gorgeous grounds. Don’t forget to check out the marvellous view of Roseberry Topping from the Hall whilst you’re there.

Between 8 and 10pm on Thursday, June 2, visitors can stroll down to the Dorman Museum to enjoy a Jubilee Night at the Museum featuring tea and cakes, live music and an opportunity to look around a special Jubilee-themed exhibition.

Take to Darlington to enjoy a spot of outdoor theatre over the long weekend. Sit back and relax on a deckchair in the town centre whilst watching Mary Poppings and live screenings from London include the Trooping of the Colour and The Party at the Palace, before popping to The Dolphin Centre for a spot of afternoon tea. Find out more here.

Enjoy the triple Orange Pip

There’s no better way to celebrate the long weekend than with a triple Orange Pip Market! The fabulous food and drink festival will return for the first time this year, so why not get your foodie fix, find local artisan treats, and enjoy a tonne of live music and entertainment all in one place?

Head to Baker and Bedford Streets on Saturday 28th May to kick off the celebrations or take to centre square on 2nd and 3rd June to enjoy the back-to-back event. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the Jubilee parade, which will make its way through the town centre at 1pm on the Friday.

Picnic and party the weekend away

Big celebrations call for a Big Jubilee Lunch!  So why not grab your picnic and go to Tees Barrage for a fun afternoon of performances, displays, live bands and more! Get crafty at the activities stall, enjoy colourful canoe display, poetry readings and an array of live music performances from the likes of Urban Voice Choir and award-winning Reg Vardy Brass Band.

Enjoy an evening to remember at the Platinum Jubilee Party on Stockton Riverside, where you’ll find an array of live music and entertainments from The Moondogs, SHE, We Tried Kylie and headliner Counterfeit Beatles, all playing songs from across the decades of the Queen’s reign. Don’t forget to feast on food and drink from local artisans and food stalls on site and stick around to watch the celebration with a bang with a flurry of red, white, and blue fireworks at 10.30pm.

Zetland Park provides the perfect backdrop for a picnic, so head to the Platinum Picnic in the Park, which involves a free day of live music, storytelling, performance, creative activities, foodie pop ups and workshops making Jubilee themed printing blocks and can contributing to the ‘People’s Throne’ to make yourself royalty on the day.

Artists from across Europe will take over the historic Hartlepool Headland on 5th June– with the Headland Squircle and Elephant Rock being the two main pitches.

Make sure to check out the lighting of The Platinum Jubilee Beacons in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees over the long weekend too!

Head to our What’s On Page to find more events to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend.

 

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