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What's On May/June Half Term In The North East Jubilee Edition

Updated: May 23



Half Term is nearly here! It seems like 2 minutes ago it was the Easter holidays. The months seem to be flying by.

The May/June Half Term is a bit of special one this year. As you are probably already aware, it is Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.

This means that a lot of attractions have Jubilee celebrations taking place in many forms, from crafts to fun fairs.


I have tried to include as many different events and things to do as I could. I will also update this post if and when I come across more ideas. I have also included a few free ideas too.

Please do get in touch if you know of a family friendly event taking place in the North East.

Please check with each event for more info. Info is subject to change and I am not responsible for this. To find out more on the below events click on the Purple writing.

For more great ideas, check us out on Facebook, Instagram or twitter


What's On

🌻Mowbray Park Sunderland - Jubilee Celebrations with Kids clubs, Royal Characters, Live Brass Band, Workshops, Outdoor Cinema, Food and lots more 2nd -5th June

👑WWT Washington have brought back the Lego Workshops 28th May - 5th June

Find out more from our previous visit HERE

🌻Preston Park - Fearsome Craftsman Exhibition running until 5th June

👑Preston Park - Jubilee Celebrations 28th May - 5th June

🌻Adventure Valley - Meet Dino's during Dino Week 28th- 5th June

👑Head Of Steam Darlington - Jubilee Craft Week enjoy making Flags, Bunting, Tissue Flowers and decorate a crown running from 31st May

🌻Beamish Hall - Adventures In Wonderland 14thMay - 5th June

👑Exhibition Park - Born Free Lions



🌻Theatre Royal - Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat 24th May - 4th June

👑Beamish Open Air Museum - Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 28thMay - 5th June

🌻Vindolanda - Marcus The Medicus 1st - 3rd June

👑Bywell Hall - North County Show 3rd June

🌻Sunderland Glass Centre - Daily Glass Demos

👑Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens - The Queen Through Time Trail 21st May - 1st July

🌻Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens - The Lowry Day 30th May

👑RSPB Saltholme - Story Time Sessions 30th May ( You can also take part in trails, bird watching, puddle Jumping etc)

🌻Whitley Bay Carnival 28th May

👑Amble Puffin Festival 4th - 5thJune

🌻Kirkleatham Museum - Peter Rabbit Storytime Trail, 2 Trails in the museum too ( plus its all free)




👑Holy Trinity Family Jubilee Special by ArtVentures Sunderland

🌻Silksworth Family Jubilee Special By ArtVentures Sunderland

👑Food & Music Festival Seven Oaks Park Cramlington

🌻Community Picnic North Lodge Park Darlington - 5th June

👑Stanley Civic Hall - Wizard Of Oz 28th May - 4th June

🌻Hardwick Park - Platinum In The Park 31st May Read more from our visit HERE

👑Ushaw Classic Car Show 28th May

🌻Depot Open Day - Philadelphia Depot Houghton Le Spring 28th May

👑Return of Spanish City Fun Fair at Royal Quays Fun Fair 28th - 30thMay

🌻Boldon Colliery - Jubilee Street Party 4th June

👑Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens A Curious Jubilee with Curious Arts 4th June

🌻Seaham Hall Jubilee Street Party 5th June

👑Longship Hebburn Hotel Jubilee Family Fun Day 3rd June

🌻Fulwell Community Centre Trainmasters Sunderland 5th June

👑St Mary's Church West Rainton Jubilee Big Lunch celebration 5th June

🌻Briar Edge Newcastle Jubilee Weekend 2nd - 5th June

👑Bedlington Fun Fair at Gallagher Park 26th - 30thMay

🌻Gateshead Riverside Depot Open Day

👑Durham Cathedral - Jubilee celebrations. A week of family activities

🌻The Alnwick Gardens Big Fat Alnwick Garden party. Meet & Greets 28th/29th, Face Painting 28th/29th, Live Music, Jazz & Bubbles 30th May/1st June.

👑Happy Hooves Queens Jubilee Tea Party 2nd June. Meet the animals, Hook a Duck, Crafts and lots more. (Burnopfield)

🌻Seven Stories Half Term Fun. (Entry is now free)

Don't Be Silly! Story & Rainbow Monster Crafts 28th May

Family Afternoon with Author Cristopher Houghton

Oh No, George! Story Performance 29th May

Lets Draw! Monsters with Author James Harris 30th May

Jubilee Celebrations, making bunting 2nd June

Jubilee Celebrations, Queens Kitchen 2nd/3rd/4th June

👑Saltwell Park Queens Platinum Jubilee Lunch 4th June

🌻Marsden Road Community Centre Jubilee Fun Day 1st June

👑Rainton Arena Planet Circus OMG 28th/29th May

🌻Peterlee Cricket Club The Big Jubilee Lunch 5th June

👑Northumberland County Show 3rd June

🌻Monkhouse Primary School Sports Camps NE - runs throughout Half Term

👑Sunderland Mind Platinum Jubilee Party 1st June

🌻St Mary's Virgin Church Hall Ponteland, Jubilee Special 31st May

👑The Fulforth Centre Durham Party In The Park 4th June

🌻Sea Shepherd UK Beach Clean at Roker 5th June

👑Kayll Road Library Community Hub Cinema Finding Nemo 31st May

🌻Bridges Sunderland Jubilee Fun 30th May-5th June

👑Arbeia Roman Fort Boudicca The Wheelabouts June 4th





Tour De Moon

Tour de Moon is one of 10 commissions comprising UNBOXED2022: Creativity in the UK .. a cosmic journey into the possibilities of tomorrow

Moon Talks at Discovery Museum

Moon Cinema with Star Show Cinema

Moon Convoy at Grainger Street

Moon Experience at 51 Lime Street

Moon Games with Better Walk Act Dome

Moon Music - World Headquarters


National Trust Properties

🌻Gibside - Half Term Adventure Fun

👑Wallington - Jubilee Celebrations with a Treasure Chest Trail, Help Make Wallington Bunting, Crown Making, Climb On Board a Carriage, Live Music in the courtyard.

🌻Cragside - Jubilee Lantern Making

👑Ormesby Hall - Jubilee Celebrations Royal Crafts. Trail Inside the house to find the royal Corgis.



English Heritage

Kids Rule at

🌻Belsay Hall, Birdoswald

👑Chester's Roman Fort

🌻Scarborough Castle

👑Warkworth Castle



Free Ideas

Sunderland Sculpture Trail

Hamsterley Forest

Visit a reservoir

Sea Glass Hunting

Hannah's Meadow

Auckland Castle Deer Park


You could spend a few hours at your favourite beach, head to your favourite park or you could make use of any annual passes you may have.

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