Join in the Jubilee celebrations

by | 29 May 2022 | Community Event, Sherwood

Here’s what’s happening in our area to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

Tuxford Town Council Summer Fête

Tuxford Town Council are organising a Summer Fête on Saturday 4th June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Join them from 2.00pm to 6.00pm at Gilbert Avenue Playing Field, Gilbert Avenue, Tuxford NG22 0JB.
The event will include children’s entertainment, live music and football tournaments. There will also be craft stalls, bric-a-brac, toys, books, a raffle and tombola and food and drink.
There will be prizes to be won in the Royal-themed children’s fancy dress competition and the jubilee cake competition.
There will be no parking permitted in the surrounding area, apart from limited disabled parking; so please use Newark Road car park or walk.

Sutton-on-Trent Sports Club’s Platinum Jubilee Extravaganza

The Sutton-on-Trent Sports Club’s Platinum Jubilee Extravaganza will take place on Saturday 4th June.
Doors open at 12.00pm and the event includes live music, food and drink, a kids v adults, football match, garden games for all ages and lots more. There is free entry and everyone is welcome. For more details see

Jubilee Picnic in the Park

Take a picnic to the Parsonage Lawn at Clumber Park over the Platinum Jubilee weekend and join in with the festivities on 4th and 5th June.
The fun includes face painting by Nature’s Den Education on the Saturday and Sunday and then an extravaganza on the Sunday including music from Thoresby Colliery Brass Band, 50s Style, Jive Dancing by Spotlight Studios and jubilee-themed wild art with James Brunt. For timings for each activity see
Sunday 5th June also sees the Clumber Pudding Competition. The ballot will be open from 12.00pm to 12.45pm and the winner announced at 1.30pm. Take along your fanciest pudding and enter the competition, with a winner chosen by the Clumber Park judges. Then, enjoy your pudding with friends and family at our picnic in the park.

Wellow Maypole celebrations return!

Wellow Maypole Day returns this year as part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations weekend for Queen Elizabeth II.
Taking place on Saturday 4th June starting at 12.00pm at Maypole Green in Wellow, as ever there will be lots of traditional free family fun and many stalls and attractions.
The highlight of the afternoon is, of course, the Crowning of the May Queen, preceded by the children’s procession from St Swithin’s Church and followed by the traditional dances performed by the children around Wellow’s magnificent 17m high maypole.
There will also be live music, circus skills, Morris dancers, Punch and Judy, children’s swingboats and much else besides, including plenty of food and refreshments.
The Maypole Committee is very proud that Maypole Day continues to be free to park and to attend, but visitors are encouraged to buy a souvenir programme and take part in the grand prize raffle and tombola, as these help to raise funds for future maypole celebrations.

Ollerton and Boughton

Ollerton and Boughton residents are invited to The Queen’s Jubilee Picnic being organised by Ollerton Village Residents Association. There will be free admission on Sunday 5th June, from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at Mill Field in Ollerton Village (by kind permission of Ollerton and Boughton Town Council).
A cast of entertainment includes the Dukeries Community Band, children’s face painting, a guest appearance by St George, a children’s story teller and a service of Worship by Reverend Hanford.
Take along a picnic (no barbecues) and chairs and join in with the celebration by wearing red, white and blue. A retiring collection will be held for local charities.