On Saturday 6 May, the country will come to a standstill to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. This is an event which hasn’t been seen for 70 years and will take place in Westminster Abbey. The Coronation is a solemn occasion which will begin at 11am on the day and will be followed by a parade through the streets of London and celebrations across the country. While many venues may be closing to view the coronation, many will be throwing open their doors so that people can celebrate the crowning of King Charles.

It will be a weekend of celebrations with many communities holding street parties and celebrating alongside their neighbours and families. Take a look below as we run down some of the fun activities and events taking place on the long weekend.

Watch the Coronation on DMU’s big screen

As they have the biggest outdoor screen in the city, De Montfort University will be hosting a special viewing of the Coronation on their campus. So come along, bring a deckchair and celebrate with Leicester as the new King is crowned.

Belvoir Castle

As befits the home of Netflix’s The Crown, Belvoir Castle will be hosting a right royal celebration of the Coronation, complete with the best of British food, drink and entertainment and a live screening of the ceremony itself. It will be a celebration to remember – complete with plenty of bunting, of course! Across the weekend there will be a ‘Best Dressed’ competition so come dressed to the nines! They will also be looking out for the ‘Best Dressed’ pup too, simply enter on the day by posting a photo of yourself outside the Castle with #BelvoirBestDressed – the winner will receive a Friends of Belvoir pass.

Book your tickets on their website now!

Bosworth Battlefield

On the 7 May, join Bosworth Battlefield as they celebrate the coronation of King Charles III by making your very own giant silhouette stamp. Paint and decorate your stamp with your own unique design – let your imagination run wild!

Book your ticket now

Belgrave Hall and Gardens

Enjoy a Garden Party fit for a King at Belgrave Hall’s family friendly special event on 7 March. You can expect royally spectacular crafts, hobby horse races on the lawn and other garden games to play. Bring your own picnic and blanket to extend your day out and enjoy our beautiful gardens. There’s a small charge of £3 for each child taking part in craft activities.

Find out more here

Afternoon tea at the 1620s House

On 7 May, join the 1620s House as they celebrate the Coronation in traditional style with their delicious Afternoon Tea. Set in the unique and relaxed surroundings of the 1620s barn and gardens, you’ll be able to enjoy a selection of tasty sandwiches, cakes & scones, served along with hot or cold soft drinks.

Book here now!

Dancing and family fun at the Guildhall

Leicester Guildhall is holding a day full of fun activities to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles, with Maypole, Morris dancing, crafts and trails. Book for just £2 here. Then there will be a Ceilidh in the afternoon as you can celebrate the Coronation through traditional Highland dancing, just like the royals do in Balmoral.

You can get your Ceilidh tickets here

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

Drop into the Museum on 6 May to have a go at creating some fun coronation items to take home to celebrate this historic day! Create a crown to wear, make a Union Jack flag to wave on the day and create some bunting for decoration. You can also also make a moveable soldier taking part in the parade. This is a free event, but a small donation towards materials is suggested.

More details here




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