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Somerset and the Platinum Jubilee

Somerset and the Platinum Jubilee

2022 will mark the 70th year of service for the Queen of England and if that wasn’t impressive enough, the Queen will also be the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

To mark this incredible and historic event Somerset will be hosting a range of events, festivities and activities so if you are coming to Southfork for the Jubilee weekend and fancy being part of history then read on. We have devised a list of 7 of the best events from around the area - one for every decade of the Queen’s reign.

Platinum Jubilee Hog Roast/BBQ & Music

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June 14:00

Fourwinds Cider Farm, Owl Street, East Lambrook, TA13 5HF (1.9m from Southfork).

Celebrate the Platinum jubilee with a hog roast, cider and live music! Saturday features the music of Emilie Grey, a local talented young singer/songwriter. Sunday hosts the Arquebus Trio, a contemporary folk trio. Further information can be found on the Fourwinds Cider Farm Facebook page.

Odcombe Big Jubilee Lunch

Sunday 5th June 12:00 to 17:00

The Village Hall, Broadclose Way, Barton St David, Somerset, TA11 6BS (5.5m from Southfork)

Odcombe village is hosting a party on the rec on Sunday 5th June at Odcombe village recreation ground from 12 noon until 5pm. Bring food and drinks and enjoy all the entertainment on offer including: Design a crown, find the Queen, the village stocks
feed the corgi, three legged race, tug of war, rounders and much more! More information can be found on the Jubilee events website.

The Barrington Beer Festival & Jubilee Party

Saturday 4th June from 12:00

The Barrington Boar, Barrington, Ilminster TA19 0JB (5.5 m from Southfork).

Sample a range of delicious local beers and ciders from around the county at the Barrington Boar Beer Festival. Followed at 19:00 by a Village Jubilee Party with music from ‘Us’. For tickets and more information visit the Barrington Boar website.

Barrington Beacon and Barbeque

Thursday 2nd June at 19:30

Outside Barrington Village Hall, Barrington Mews, Barrington, Ilminster TA19 0JE (5.7 m from Southfork).

Come and enjoy a barbeque and lighting of Barrington’s very own beacon to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Public are welcome and no pre-booking is required. From 19:30 onwards, lighting of the beacon is at 21:30. Find out more at the Barrington Village website.

Ashill Jubilee Picnic

Sunday 5th June, from 12.30

Ashill Park, School Lane, Ashill, Ilminster, TA19 9ND (10.5 m from Southfork).

Bring your own food, drink and seating and celebrate the Jubilee with a fantastic family picnic. Events include: Decorated cake competition, Children’s fancy dress competition, Skittles, Fun Tug of War, Children’s races and Raffle. This event is open to the public and no booking is required. More information can be found on the Jubilee Events website.

The Big Jubilee Lunch

Sunday 5th June 11:00 - 16:30

Vivary Park, Upper High Street, Taunton, TA1 3SX (19.2m from Southfork).

Everyone is invited to join the Big Jubilee Lunch in the award-winning Vivary Park fittingly referred to as the town’s Jewel in the Crown. Bring your own picnic, rugs, chairs and flags whilst enjoying a range of entertainment including theatre performances, games, activities and live music. There will also be a fancy dress parade, a pebble treasure hunt and competition of the crown. More information can be found on the Jubilee Events website.

Taunton Corgi Trail

Opens Saturday 4th June at 11:00 and continues throughout August

Vivary Park, Upper High Street, Taunton, TA1 3SX (19.2m from Southfork).

Local charity Go Create will be hosting a Taunton Corgi Trail - a "fun nod" to Her Majesty's favourite dog breed around Taunton. Further information on the trail can be found on the Taunton Corgi Trail Facebook page.

More information on Touring and Camping at Southfork Caravan Park, including tariffs and booking can be found on our website. Or alternatively, for more information contact us online or by phone on 01935 825661.