This year is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years since she ascended to the throne. To celebrate we have a four day bank holiday weekend, starting June 2nd with events taking place all across the country to celebrate her majesty as the longest reigning monarch. Today I am sharing some ideas of how you can spend your extended weekend, inspired by the Queen herself!
- Take commemorative photographs
During her reign, the Queen has sat for over 200 portraits. The first was when she was only seven years old! To celebrate why not get a group of friends together and take your own commemorative photographs, celebrating the bank holiday weekend.
- Pamper your pet
The Queen has owned over 30 corgis and dorgis during her reign. You can spoil your own pet this weekend by treating them to their favourite food, or taking them to a new place to explore. If you don’t have a pet, why not volunteer at your local animal shelter or offer to look after a family or friend’s pet for the weekend.
- Have a garden party
Buckingham Palace has held over 180 garden parties since 1952. Why not have your own garden party, or head down to your local park for a picnic over the extended weekend!
- Learn a new language
The Queen speaks fluent French amongst other languages. If there is a language you have always wanted to learn, give it a go this weekend, even for a few minutes a day to learn some new words!
- Make a cake
McVitie and Price Ltd, best known today for their biscuits, made the Queen’s wedding cake in 1947. Try baking something yourself this weekend whether that be a fancy cake or an easy biscuit recipe.
- Go for a day trip
The Queen has visited over 100 countries during her reign. A local day trip, exploring the sites of Suffolk is a great way to spend the extended weekend. In our county, we have many great parks, beaches and shops to explore, so what are you waiting for!
Let us know how you are going to spend the bank holiday weekend in the comments or tag us on social media!