Overview of events

Local Events

Monday 30th May

Bassetlaw Museum, Amcott House, 40 Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD

Platinum Poems and Picnics - Join Prince of Poetry Paul Cookson and help us to create a perfect Platinum Poem to celebrate the Jubilee! 

Bring a picnic and be entertained by Poet Paul Cookson. Join in a family Poetry writing workshop to help him write a new poem to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! Help him to debut and perform the poem!

  • 11:00 - Performance
  • 12:30 - Family Poetry Workshop
  • 2:30 - Performance 

Pop in to join in, stay and play in the Museum's garden and try some Royal crafts.

Tuesday 31st May 

Bassetlaw Museum, Amcott House, 40 Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD

Meet Sir James Dangerous as he entertains the guests at Bassetlaw Museum's fabulous Garden Party! Delicious refreshments will be available to buy from The Grove cake stall or bring your own.

Various times throughout the day - drop in anytime! 

Wednesday 1st June 

Bassetlaw Museum, Amcott House, 40 Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD

Jubilee Jo Jingles - Princess Kato Jo Jingles will get your little ones up and dancing to some Jubilee themed Jingles! 

Sessions start at 11am and 1pm. Other crafts and activities will be available. Please bring drinks and refreshments. 


Thursday 2 June

Torworth Beacon Lighting, Torworth Park, DN22 8PF - from 8pm- 11pm.

The beacon in Torworth will be lit in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and will coincide with the lighting of beacons across the nation! Feel free to bring along a picnic, chairs, drinks, and enjoy chatting with neighbours and friends. Everyone welcome to this free event.

8.00pm Open. Free hot drinks and pastries
9.00pm Samantha Tindle (vocalist and resident) will sing for us
9.35pm Bagpipe music 'Diu Regnare' (recorded)
9.40pm Bugle call 'Majesty' (recorded)
9.45pm Lighting of the beacon
10.00pm You are welcome to stay and enjoy the evening, but the park must close at 23:00.

Mattersey Platinum Jubilee Party in the Park

Millennium Green, Main Street, between 2pm and 9pm. 

  • Picnic in the park starts - 2pm
  • Children's activities and family fun - 2pm to 4pm 
  • Opening of new gates - 3pm 
  • Best crown competition winner announced - 4:15pm 
  • Planting of the time capsule - 4:30pm 
  • Live music from Dave Prater - 5pm 
  • Raffle drawn - 6:45pm 
  • Live music from Mr Rock and Roll - 7pm 

Lighting of the beacon - 9pm 

Friday 3 June

Worksop Priory

Come along to a very special service on Friday 3rd June at Worksop Priory of Our Lady & St Cuthbert Church at 10.30am, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This is going to be a wonderful occasion when we can all to come together to celebrate and give thanks for the Queen’s 70 years of dedicated service.

It is a moment to give thanks to God for Her Majesty’s long reign, and a time for celebration.
Everyone welcome.

Ranskill Jubilee Festival, Ranskill Park, Mattersey Road, DN22 8NF - from 2:30pm onwards.

Saturday 4 June

Carlton in Lindrick Civic Centre, 11.00am - Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration, village fete & indoor market

Carlton in Lindrick Civic Centre are joining in the celebrations and holding our fete on Saturday 4th June 2022. Please join with your family & friends to celebrate this historic event.

They will be having all our usual activities out on the field, and some extra ones too. Please remember that with the continued support from Carlton Parish Council, our County Councillor, District Councillors and The Big Local, virtually everything on the field will be free.

There will also be the ever popular indoor market with approx. 35 stalls, from face painting & glitter tattoos to honey & jams and everything else in between.

Worksop Jubilee Celebration

The event will begin at 11am with set up from 9am.

A road closure will be in place on Potter Street from Queens Building to Eyres Furniture from 8am to 8pm. The Old Market square will be set up with table and chairs. There will be 2 Marquees, 1 will be a bar, the other will be used as cover for the public should it be needed. There will be a ‘disco’ set up with a DJ to play music during the day, though we will also be inviting school and other groups to sing using this equipment, a schedule will be put together when groups have confirmed. A number of food/drink sellers will also be placed around the square. The emergency services (if able to attend) will be placed on the middle section of Bridge Street. Forces personnel who can attend will be placed on the top section of Bridge Street along with any other groups who wish to put on demonstrations.

Throughout Bridge Street will be a circus skills workshop, craft stall and balloon modelling Queen’s Guard, we are also setting up a small area near Iceland to allow performances from the local groups using a marshalled Bluetooth PA system.

At 4pm the ‘Family’ section of the day will close and we will move into more of a party theme. The Disco will become a Karaoke and the crafts and rides will finish.

Confirmed for Saturday:

  • DJ Crystal – Disco/Karaoke
  • Air Cadets – Demo and stall
  • Army Cadets – Face painting and stall
  • Sea Cadets – Boat and sponsored Row
  • Polish School – Dance and Song
  • Zebra Dance Studio – Dance demo
  • Endeavour Dojo – Demo and stall
  • Hasan Taly – Singing

Sunday 5th June

Torworth's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

11.00am until 6.00pm.

Retford Platinum Jubilee celebrations 

Market Square Street Party - 12 noon - 6pm

Retford Business Forum (RBF) is organising the Retford Town Centre Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 5th June 2022.

Jessica Mary Brett - Singer

Worksop Salvation Army Band

DJ Russ Brett 

Punch and Judy

Face Painting

Crown making

Craft market

RBF is very grateful for the support received from partners BDC, North Notts BID and the Retford Charter Trustees, without whom this event would not be possible.

Worksop Jubilee Celebration

Sunday will be about the celebrating of ‘The Big Lunch’, a community event designed to bring people together, as such we will be holding a street party on Old Market Square, from 10am-3pm. We are hoping local schools, halls and business will donate the use of tables and chairs, and local food suppliers will provide food for children for this giant picnic. The public will be invited to bring their own food and come together as a town. There will be Birds of Prey, fair rides and a 40 minute performance by a rock Choir, if there are any local groups who wish to provide some entertainment, they will be welcome to do so. The emergency services will again be invited to join us.

Bridge Street/Place and the Old Market Square will be decorated for the weekend.

Confirmed for Sunday

  • Wise Owl – Birds of Prey
  • Tuby Rides – Toddler Fair Rides
  • Rock Choir – 40 min entertainment

National Events

Thursday 2nd June

The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen's official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June. 

Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Over 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

Friday 3rd June

Service of Thanksgiving: A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further events will be announced in due course.

Saturday 4th June

The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.

Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign. 

Sunday 5th June

The Big Jubilee Lunch: Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community. 

People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small - street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event. Over 1400 people have registered to host Big Jubilee Lunches so far, with events being planned across the length and breadth of the country.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: Artistic performers, dancers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers will unite to tell the story of The Queen’s 70 year reign in an awe-inspiring festival of creativity. The London based Pageant will combine pomp and ceremony, street arts, theatre, music, circus, costumes as well as cutting-edge visual technology, drawing on talent from every part of the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.

Find out more about events taking place on The Royal Family website.

Last Updated on Friday, May 27, 2022