On Sunday 5 June, South Swindon Parish Council will host a Big Jubilee Lunch in Queen’s Park to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. 

You’re all invited to bring along a picnic and join together on the glade opposite the hot house. There’ll be an afternoon of entertainment from ZambaLando, who recently performed to an enthusiastic crowd at the Town Garden’s bandstand. There’ll also be a chance to take part in arts and crafts, games and competitions.

South Swindon parish council have been busy implementing consistent improvements to Queen’s Park over the last few years – thus it’s now better than ever.

Queen’s Park has a special connection to Queen Elizabeth II. As Princess Elizabeth, she performed the official opening of the park’s garden of remembrance located off Groundwell Road. Ergo, the Platinum Jubilee is the perfect chance to bring along the whole family to experience this beautiful park this summer.

The devil is in the detail

The Big Jubilee Lunch will take place from 11am until 2pm on Sunday 5 June.

Find out more information and pre-register online at www.southswindon-pc.gov.uk/events/big-jubilee-lunch

BIG JUBILEE LUNCH IN QUEEN’S PARK - poster for big jubilee lunch

Cllr Stan Pajak, councillor for Eastcott, said, ‘There can be no better place to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than at the park named to celebrate the Queen’s coronation in 1953. Queen’s Park is a wonderful green oasis in Swindon’s town centre. Amid flowers, a lake come and enjoy a royal picnic on its grass glade for entertainment by life music. It’s definitely the place to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!’

Find out more about the sculpture in Queen’s Park called Turtle Storm:

And did you know that Queen’s Park used to be the manufacturing site for Swindon’s famous brick maker, Thomas Turner? It’s hard to imagine it isn’t it as you wander around this lush town-centre oasis.

More about Thomas Turner here:

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