The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, after 70 years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952. Public celebrations will take place all over the country during the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend (2 - 5 June 2022) and in the surrounding weeks.

To help everyone come together in celebration of The Queen’s historic reign, we have put together a summary of some of the activities we are aware are taking place on the islands in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Details are listed below.

Jubilee Trail

Dates: 23 May - 6 June 2022

Location: To Be Confirmed, St Mary’s

We will soon be laying a trail of crowns, decorated by children from the islands, around St Mary’s. The trail will be in place in the 2 weeks either side of the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend and is an activity open to all ages.

You will need to complete an entry form and find all of the crowns in order to be entered into our prize draw!

Keep an eye on the Children’s Services Facebook page for more information.

Celebrate the Jubilee

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Time: 11:00 - 13:30

Location: Outside the Health and Wellbeing Centre, Carn Gwaval, St Mary's

We’re having a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee party for all families and childcare providers with children between 0 and 5 years old.

Bring a picnic and a blanket to the grassy area outside the Health and Wellbeing Centre (which was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2012) and help us celebrate with games, singing and play.

We’ll have soft play equipment, chalky trails and the big parachute to keep the little ones entertained and access funding is available.

You may also wish to help us celebrate in style and contribute to our theme by wearing some red, white and blue!

If you have any questions about this event or would like to find out more about access funding, please email

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon

Date: Thursday, 2 June 2022

Time: 21:45

Location: Outside Hugh House, The Garrison, St Mary’s

In line with plans to light beacons all over the country in recognition of Her Majesty The Queen’s historic reign, Scilly will light its own Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon outside Hugh House at the Garrison on St Mary’s on the evening of 2 June.

Jubilee Party in the Park

Date: Friday, 3 June 2022

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: The Park, St Mary’s

Everyone’s invited to our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party in the Park! We invite you to celebrate Her Majesty’s reign with the whole community.

Join us in the park for an afternoon of sing-songs, games and cake. There will be bubbles galore and fun for all, as well as entertainment from The Girl Guides and The Scilly Sirens, so please help us spread the word and make it an event to remember!

Cake donations will be gratefully received on the day and you may wish to bring your own picnic. We encourage those attending to wear red, white and blue - or maybe even a crown!

Access funding is available for this event. If you would like to find out more about access funding, please email

If you have any other questions about to this event, please contact Meriel King on (01720) 422820 or email

Other ways to celebrate

A list of events and activities taking place throughout the UK Commonwealth and beyond, in the weeks leading up to the special bank holiday weekend can be found on the government’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 website. Included in this list are details about the following:

  • The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
  • Platinum Jubilee Pageant
  • Platinum Party at the Palace
  • St Paul’s celebrates Platinum Jubilee year with Service of Thanksgiving
  • The lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons around the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and Commonwealth capital cities
  • The Big Jubilee Lunch
  • Street parties taking place around the UK

We hope everyone has a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, however you decide to take part!

Publishing date: 
Tuesday, 17 May, 2022