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Family Friendly Coronation Events in Bristol

The King’s Coronation is on Saturday 6 May (ceremony at 11am and procession beforehand), and the Monday is a bank holiday hooray! There are lots of family friendly events on in celebration in Bristol:

Watch the Coronation and Concert on the Big Screen

  • Bristol Cathedral from 10AM on Sat 7 May. Tickets available soon here
  • Bristol & Bath Science Park BS16 7FR. Free events with bar, ice cream van and food stall. Take picnic blankets or hire a picnic bench. Book tickets here
    • Sat 6 Buckingham Palace Parade Screening 10AM-6PM
    • Sun 7 Concert from Windsor Castle Screening 12PM-11PM

Enjoy Afternoon Tea

  • Enjoy a Right-Royal Afternoon Tea in the First Class Dining Saloon on board the SS Great Britain Sun 7 at 1PM or 3PM. Includes full access to the ship and museums. Adult £39.95, Child £25.
  • King’s Coronation Afternoon Tea at Clifton Observatory 7 & 8 May 12PM & 2PM. Adult £22, Child under 12 £10. Book here
  • Coronation Afternoon Tea at Redcatch Community Garden. Vegan option available. Mon 8. £10 per person.
  • Coronation Special Takeaway Afternoon Tea from Newton Farm Shop Sat 6 or Sun 7. £40 for two. Book here

Parties & Picnics

Sat 6

  • Street Party on Kingston Road Southville. 12PM-11PM. Free music all day, food and drinks. Music for kids at 12-2PM – Mr Brown Pig (Captain Barnacle).
  • Long Ashton Coronation Party, Peel Park 6.30-9PM. Music, food, bar, children’s activities. See more
  • Be Weird Be Wild Be Wonderful King for a Day Party 1-2.30PM Book here
  • Emersons Green Library 9.30AM–4PM Coronation community celebration with events and stalls in the park and village hall. Children’s coronation crafts and refreshments. See more

Sun 7

  • Propyard Big Family Tea Party 11.30AM-6PM Lots of family activities, face painting, crafts, bouncy castle, food, music. Free tickets available here. They will sell fast!
  • Page Park Coronation Big Lunch 11AM-5PM. Food and music in the band stand. See more
  • Clifton Coronation Music Festival 1PM-9PM The Mall Gardens.
  • Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch 12-5PM. Bring your own picnic. Free entertainment including bubbles for kids, and music. There are crown making and miniature garden competitions (make in advance and take with you). See more
  • Cadbury Heath Coronation Big Lunch 12-2PM. For locals – food provided and some colouring activities for kids. See more
  • Sea Mills Community Picnic at the Recreation Ground 12PM
  • Coronation Picnic in the Park, Kingswood 12-3PM Free, music and fairground games. See more

Mon 8

  • Coronation Celebration at Redcatch Community Garden 11AM-4PM. Live music and singalong 1.30-2.30PM, games, kids crafts, bar, food and ice cream.
  • Coronation on the Green, Bitton. Free Bouncy Castle/Refreshments/Raffle/Quiz/Face Painting/Scavenger Hunt/Races Bring a Picnic & Gazebo. See more

Other Coronation Events

  • King’s Coralnation Weekend at Bristol Aquarium Sat 6 & Sun 7 – “Get hooked on the festivities as we cast off with an unforgettable weekend of regal fun! Join us in our underwater realm as you take part in our Royal Fish Trail, and spot our Royal Fish Portraits too.” Usual admission costs apply.
  • Hurrah for King Charles at Berkeley Castle Mon 8. In celebration of the coronation of King Charles III, Berkeley Castle will be hosting a previous King Charles! Join in with this Royal occasion with music, dancing and the chance to talk to King Charles II himself. Book tickets here
  • Coronation Crafts at Wild Place Project. Natural crown making workshops Sat 6 – Mon 8 12.30-3.30PM. Free with usual admission.
  • Newark Park NT Coronation Celebrations. Take a picnic, play croquet, crown crafts, story telling. Sat 6 – Mon 8. See more
  • Tyntesfield NT – Create a Crown for the Coronation with natural materials. Sat 6 – Mon 8. Free event with usual admission.
  • Stourhead NT – Coronation face painting Sat 6 & Sun 7, Coronation Willow Crown Making Sat 6 – Mon 8. Free events with usual admission.
  • South Gloucestershire Council Libraries have lots of coronation family events on – see the full list here. To celebrate the coronation, they are also giving out packets of wildflower seeds!
  • Keynsham Library Drop in and Free Activities Sat 6 1-4PM – Feel like royalty and decorate a crown and royal badge, join in with a nature trail around the library and enjoy getting creative by making a community garden out of recycled objects.

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