We are about to witness one of the most important events in British history by far – the coronation of a monarch. The last time it happened was more than 70 years ago when a young Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen Elizabeth II.
On 6th April 2023, her son King Charles III will be crowned as our next monarch at Westminster Abbey in London.
To celebrate the coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, an array of events will be held in the North Cotswolds among the local communities.
Friday 5th May
7:30 pm - Community to gather at Broadway Tower for the lighting of the Beacon 8:30 pm - Beacon lighting 9 pm - Procession down to Broadway with torches
Saturday 6th May 10 am - The Hunt will process through Broadway 9:30 am - 2 pm - TV footage of the Coronation & Broadcasts on the Green 3 pm - Cream Tea at the Lifford Hall (bookings only) 4:30 pm - TV family film screening of ‘Sing’’ on the Green
Sunday 7th May Coronation cupcake competition on the Green, climbing wall, activity bus and circus skills on the green, Morris dancing performance, Maypole dancing with schools, and TV Coronation concert on the Green.
Upper Slaughter Village Fete
Usually held in July, this year Upper Slaughter hosts its annual Village Fete on 7th May as a part of Coronation events in the North Cotswolds. Come along and browse multiple stalls pitched alongside the River Eye, selling homemade cakes, teas and vintage memorabilia. Enjoy duck races on the river, fun and games for all the family.
Throughout May, to coincide with the Coronation, Gloucester Cathedral will be running ‘Royal Connections Guided Tours’ to shine a light on some of its many royal links. The Monk’s Kitchen - the Cathedral’s on-site café - will be offering a delicious Coronation-themed Afternoon Tea on Friday 5th, Sunday 7th and Monday 8th of May, featuring traditional home-made scones with cream and jam, as well as sandwiches and macaroons.
Fancy joining an afternoon tea party in a 28-acre market garden at Daylesford Organic?
Take a seat amongst the rows of fruit trees, seasonal crops and spring flowers in bloom, with views of the rolling Cotswolds hills in the distance.
Renowned Daylesford chefs will prepare quintessential British picnic and party food such as finger sandwiches, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, Coronation chicken ballotine and Daylesford cheeses, charcuterie and crudites from the market garden, as well as plenty of freshly baked scones and strawberry trifles, using the freshest seasonal produce from the farm and further afield.
Don’t forget to visit the homeware shop and buy one of the royal-themed gifts and treats from a limited edition collection designed to capture the celebratory spirit of the coronation.
Coronation Garden Party at Ellenborough Park
A garden party with afternoon tea, gin and British garden games ranging from Bridgerton Croquet to Horseshoe throwing and Chess. Special prizes are given for the best Royal costumes!
Coronation Afternoon Teas
The Slaughters Country Inn
Afternoon Tea platter with a champagne fit for a king.
Saturday, 6th May 12 pm – 3:30 pm (booking required)
Book your stay with us and join our local communities for a celebration you won’t want to miss!