What's On for Kids & Teens across North East England : May Half Term & Jubilee Events 2022

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What's On for Kids & Teens across North East England : May Half Term & Jubilee Events 2022

I am so looking forward to May Half Term (which is pretty much a June Half Term this year due to the extra Bank Holidays). There are lots of events to look forward to across the North East. 

The first section of this post includes events which require pre-booking (although some venues may allow walk ins if there is still capacity on the day) and the second half of the post includes events which are available on a drop in basis and do not need to be booked ahead. 

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Beamish

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North will be hosting a full week of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations during May Half Term (28 May - 5 June). 

Highlights include: 

  • Join in with a street party on the 1950s Front Street Terrace. The street will be decorated with red, white and blue with Coronation themed window displays. Visitors can watch the Coronation in the Welfare Hall. 

  • There will be a variety of bands, live music, football matches, crown making and opportunities to join in and sing the national anthem across the week. 

  • The Lord Lieutenant of Durham will attend Beamish on 27 May and open the museum's new park and recreation ground, named Coronation park in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. The park includes traditional play equipment, a miniature golf course, small football pitch and giant chess board.

    Find out more here. 

Fina and the Platinum Street Party by 11Arches

Don't miss this very special afternoon celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Saturday 4 June. Your Platinum Jubilee starts at 5:30pm with a unique 2022 showing of 'Fina and the Golden Cape' - the biggest equine stunt show in the UK and an exciting tale of revenge, magic, ambition and bravery. 

This will be followed by a delicious three course meal or picnic hamper to be enjoyed on communal open-air tables as part of one big street party. 

There will be a live band, a live broadcast of the Platinum Jubilee Concert, an open air dance floor, themed bars and live entertainment and as the sun sets, guests will be treated to a spectacular water, lights and fireworks display to round of the evening's celebrations. 

Find out more and buy tickets here.

Kynren - A Special Queen's Platinum Jubilee Performance

Kynren is due to start their main summer season on Saturday 3 August but in special recognition of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, they will be hosting a special performance on the evening of Friday 3 June. 

Guests will be wowed when 2000 years of history, myth and kegend are brought to life in front of their eyes in this spectacular 90 minute extravaganza. From Boudicca's Battles, Vikings and Tudors to two world wars and appearances from various monarchs,  Kynren's spellbinding, family-friendly experience is like nothing else in the UK and not to be missed. 

Find out more and buy tickets here. 

Platinum Jubilee Events at Manor Walks Cramlington 

Manor Walks Cramlington has a day of celebrations planned on Friday 3 June. From 10am-3pm, visitors and shoppers can enjoy a range of FREE entertainment on a drop in basis. Highlights include: 

  • Royal themed stilt walkers around the mall 
  • A FREE caricaturist 
  • Crown making in the children's craft area
  • FREE face painting 
  • Live music and entertainment on the main stage in the Central Mall from a range of community groups  
  • Find out more here
Additionally, the South Mall is hosting a HUGE Street Party from 1pm-3pm. There are just 180 tickets which will include food, a soft drink and access to entertainment. Tickets are just £1 per person (which will be donated to local good causes) and can be purchased here. 

Platinum Picnic in the Park at Zetland Park, Redcar 

This FREE event is taking place on Sunday 5 June at Zetland Park, Redcar between 12noon - 6pm. No need to book - just drop by. 

A full day of FREE afternoon fun is planned with live music, storytelling, performances, activities for kids and foodie pop ups. 

Zetland Park is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs and is mostly flat. Please see here for parking/public transport info. 

You can bring a picnic or enjoy one of the local food vendors who include Parm-o-Rama and Canny Coffees. 

FREE activities across the day include: 

  • Storyteller Chris Bostock 
  • A Royal Reading of 'The Queen's Knickers' with a chance to decorate crowns (and knickers) afterwards with help from Curious Arts 
  • Whippet Up Jubilee Teepee with painting kits, chalk and modelling clay
  • Two Tin Cans Jubilee themed printing 
  • Create a paper pot and plant some seeds to take home with the Kirkleatham Walled Garden pop up 
  • Dance workshops with Urban Kaos 
  • Teesside Archive family crafts & decorations from past and present 
  • Walkabout acts entertaining visitors across the day 
  • Live music and performances on stage 
Sounds incredible! Find out more here. 

May Half Term & Jubilee Events Available to Book Now

 Drop-in Events | May Half Term & Jubilee Events

There is no booking required for the following: 

Walks, Parks & Picnics


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