A moment in history is upon us as we witness the Coronation of King Charles III. As national celebrations centre on London, here in North East Lincolnshire many of us will be marking this occasion with our own street parties and local celebrations.
As we welcome the extra May Bank Holiday, today we give you a rundown of what’s happening with more on our Discover website at Discover North East Lincolnshire | Kings Coronation – Discover North East Lincolnshire.
Events happening here
If the Armed Forces Weekends are anything to go by, then we all know the Cleethorpes Coronation party is going to be a great way to celebrate on Saturday afternoon.
Organised by the Armed Forces Major Events Team (AFMET), people are invited to celebrate from 3.30pm at The Knoll in Cleethorpes. There will be live music and fireworks. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a picnic.
King’s Coronation at Sidney Park: Saturday 6 May, 1am to 4pm. Family fun, craft stalls, food and drink, big screen and more all for the Coronation of King Charles.
King’s Coronation at La Cuna Cleethorpes: Saturday 6 May, 11am to 3pm. View the coronation live on screen, enjoy afternoon tea and refreshments, watch the fly past. Frock up and party!
Picnic at the Mill at Waltham Windmill: Sunday 7 May, 11am to 3pm. Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with a great family day out at Waltham Windmill. Bring a picnic, blankets/
deckchairs and spend a lovely few hours with family and friends. Refreshments are also available.
Coronation Open Day at Nunnys Farm: Sunday 7 May, 10am to 4pm. Come and celebrate the Coronation with our animals and enjoy FREE entry thanks to support from our friends at Navigo.
Coronation Celebrations at the Kingsway Kiosks: Sunday 7 May from midday. Celebrate the Coronation with music and dance at the Kingsway Kiosks.
The Grosvenor pub, Cleethorpes: The venue is hosting the GI Girls who will be singing all the old war songs to sing along to. This is on the King’s Coronation Day between 4pm and 6pm. In the evening, there will be Steve Smith doing an acoustic guitar set from 8:30pm.
Remember, if you are driving out and about across the borough over the weekend the following closures will be in place as people enjoy their street celebrations.
There will be a small road closure on Alexandra Road, from Yarra Road junction up to Sea View Street mini roundabout, on Saturday 6 May for the Cleethorpes event. And no vehicles will be allowed on site at Waltham Windmill for its event on Sunday 7 May, between 11am and 3pm.
Saturday 6 May
- Bassett Road, Cleethorpes
Sunday 7 May
- Crowhill Avenue, Cleethorpes
- Signhills Avenue, Cleethorpes
- Woodsley Avenue, Cleethorpes
- St Mathew’s Road, Humberston
- Achille Road, Grimsby
- Sanctuary Way, Grimsby
Monday 8 May
- Reston Court, Cleethorpes
Ways to get involved:
If you’re late to the party and have just decided you want to celebrate, there’s still time. According to the official resources on coronation.gov.uk, there are many ways you can get involved and learn about this historic event:
- Download the official Coronation Playlist from Spotify
- Have a go at some of the Coronation themed recipes available from the official website, including a strawberry and ginger trifle and a roast rack of lamb.
Here’s some other ideas for younger children to have a go at:
- Create crafts – Children can create crafts such as crowns, flags, or banners to celebrate the Coronation. They can use coloured paper, paint, and stickers to create unique designs.
- Dress-up – Children can dress up as kings, queens, or princesses to join in the celebrations. Parents can use materials like cardboard, glitter, and fabric to make costumes.
- Learn about British History – Children can learn about the history of the British monarchy by reading books, watching documentaries or movies about the previous Coronations.
- Host a tea party – A tea party is an excellent way to celebrate the Coronation with children. Parents can organise a tea party and include traditional British snacks such as scones and cucumber sandwiches.
- Plan to watch the Coronation – Children can watch the Coronation ceremony live on television or online.
- Create a time capsule – Children can create a time capsule to remember the Coronation in the future. They can include pictures, newspaper clippings, and any other items that remind them of the Coronation.
Officially, throughout the UK, Coronation Big Lunches will bring communities together on 7 May, and Big Lunch packs for residents are available to download from the Big Lunch website, www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-big-lunch. This contains great ideas on planning a big lunch, ideas for “food flags”, human bingo games and conversation starters.
The weekend of celebrations will end with the Big Help Out on 8 May, which will highlight the impact of volunteering. This will encourage people to get involved with activities run by local community groups, organisations and charities. Organisations wanting to join in can sign up at https://thebighelpout.org.uk.