Millions of people across the country and the Commonwealth are invited to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort over a weekend of special events from 6th to 8th May.
The Coronation will take place on the morning of Saturday 6th May at Westminster Abbey in London. There will be a weekend of celebrations across Derbyshire to mark the occasion, including Big Lunches, street parties and celebratory events at local attractions, pubs and restaurants too.
Coronation events in Derbyshire
Where better to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III than at the jewel in the Peak District's crown? Visit Chatsworth over the Coronation weekend to enjoy live music and entertainment in the garden, family activities in the farmyard, and a freshly-baked picnic, afternoon tea or lunch. The peeress robe worn by Duchess Deborah to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 will also be on display in the house.
The perfect way to celebrate the King’s Coronation, start your morning with an indulgent 3-course Champagne Breakfast at Denby Pottery Village, served with a glass of Champagne or freshly squeezed orange juice as well as bottomless tea or filter coffee. A kids 3-course breakfast is also available for children aged 12 years and under. Presented on a beautiful Denby Porcelain cake stand, Denby's Royal Afternoon Tea includes a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches as well as a freshly baked scone, your choice of homemade cake with a macron and fruit garnish. Served with bottomless tea, or filter coffee. Booking essential.
2023 is the “Year of Fantastic Happenings” at the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, with new events spread throughout the year. To celebrate the Coronation, the Heights is hosting a three-day mini-festival of live music from Derbyshire and Yorkshire musicians taking place from 6th to 8th May.
Get into the celebratory spirit with the Coronation Bottomless Brunch in Barca Bar on Sunday including Live Music from Simon Redfern. There'll also be themed Coronation cocktails served from Friday to Monday.
Relax in the stunning surroundings of Peak Edge Hotel on Saturday 6th May and tuck into a Coronation Afternoon Tea from 2pm-4pm. On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May, Royal Champagne Breakfast will also be served, whilst themed Coronation cocktails will be available from Friday to Monday.
The historic site in Cromford, near Matlock, was built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright, a working-class man who changed the face of Britain and was rewarded for his innovations in 1786 by a knighthood from King George III. In 1787, the King made Arkwright High Sheriff of Derbyshire, despite his trade background.
Skip forward two centuries and the mill’s royal connections continue. King Charles has visited the site 3 times as prince, in 1996, 2004 and 2011, to celebrate the Arkwright Society’s achievements in restoring Cromford Mills.
Celebrate in style and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with a canal-side view in Wheatcroft’s Wharf café; book a 2pm sitting on 6th, 7th or 8th May.
On Sunday 7th May, an Antiques and Vintage Fair will be taking over the mill yard from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy browsing a selection of stalls and antique shops in a delightful historic atmosphere.
Amber Valley Wines is hosting a "Big Lunch" in the scenic surroundings of their vineyard on 7th May as part of the Coronation Weekend festivities. We're keen on bringing together the community for fun, games and activities for kids and adults, all to enjoy for free in our beautiful orchard.
On a visit to Crich Tramway Village, children can get creative and make crowns and celebration sticks to help celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. On Sunday 7th May, Derwent Wind Band will be performing in the Victorian bandstand throughout the day too.
Get ready for a right royal knees-up at Bolsover Castle's Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Bolsover Castle to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with merry monarchs, hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun.
Wear your red, white and blue outfits for the Coronation Party at Matlock Farm Park on Bank Holiday Monday, 8th May! Enjoy a day of fun with the kids including super children’s entertainer Barney Baloney, a Coronation Comedy and Magic Show, and an afternoon Coronation Horse Parade, showcasing some of the Park's British breed horse friends looking their best. There’ll also be Coronation crafts for little ones to get involved in, and animal fun including sheep racing, small animal handling and more!
Coronation events in Derby
Head to Derby city for a weekend of festivities to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. Highlight events as follows:
From 22nd April to 20th May, you can design and paint your very own Royal Crown Derby plate to celebrate the Coronation. See how our artists pulled together the design for Royal Crown Derby’s commemorative items and then work with Spiral Arts to explore your own design ideas and finally paint them on a lovely porcelain plate to take home and bake. All materials are provided, and expert artists will guide you through the process to unleash your inner artist.
What's a more perfect time for a celebration than the Coronation of King Charles III? Head to the Kedleston Country House, near Derby, for an epic weekend of celebrations to mark this special moment in British history. On Friday 5th May there'll be a car meet in the garden, celebrating classic, vintage, modern, old timers and supercars – free of charge. On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May, book for a Champagne Breakfast or Afternoon Tea (booking required) before enjoying live music in the gardens, and on Monday 8th May enjoy food and drinks served al fresco from 12noon-6pm.
Watch the Coronation live on the big screen from the beautiful setting of Derby Cathedral on Saturday 6th May. Doors will open at 9am and there will be light refreshments available as well as activities for children throughout the day.
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