The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

This year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. 

From indoor street parties, to craft activities, to family theatre, and much more, we've got lots happening across Inspire to  help celebrate this momentous occasion. Find out what's happening near you in the table below. 

Don't forget you can also browse the Inspire Picture Archive to discover a special collection of photographs of The Queen in Nottinghamshire, including her Silver Jubilee visit to Mansfield Library! 

Library Date and Time Event Title Details
Arnold Library Saturday 28 May – Saturday 4 June Children's Craft Table Drop-in during opening hours and make some bunting or draw a portrait of the Queen.
Wednesday 1 June, 10.30am - 11.30am Reading Café Royal Tea Party Test your knowledge of the Royals with our quiz. Free to join in but tea/coffee 50p per cup.
Wednesday 1 June 2.15pm - 3.00pm Crown Craft Activity Join us to make your own royal crown.
Beeston Library Monday 30 May, 2 - 3pm The Royal Decades Tea Party Reminisce about Beeston in the 1950’s, 60’s 70’s...right up to this Platinum Jubilee year. See photographs from the Beeston archive and bring your own memories of those decades, bring your royal memorabilia too and enjoy the chat, a cup of tea and a biscuit or two. Suitable for adults. Booking essential at the library help desk.
Thursday 26 May - Wednesday 8 June Royal Book Character Hunt Find the characters wearing their crown hidden around the Children’s Library, when you’ve found them all pop your entry into our Royal Box to be entered into our prize draw.
Winners announced Thursday 9 June.
Suitable for children under 12
Drop-in during opening hours.
From Saturday 28 May Children's Craft Table Drop-in during opening hours and take part in some crafts fit for the Queen!
Saturday 28 May, 11am or 2pm Half Moon Present: Party (Family Theatre) A quirky birthday party to remember! FREE family theatre performance for those aged 3+ and their families. Booking advised, see link at the bottom of the page.
Bingham Library From 16 May - 14 June Various Jubilee Drop-In Activities Community Crown: Add to our Royal Crown using our craft materials provided.

Corgi word search – see how many of the Queens corgis you can find.

Make a Queen’s Guard – make your own guard to take away

Corgi Treasure Hunt (crafted corgis made by our Crafty Chat group)

Reminiscence Bunting – add your memories to our community bunting (adult)

Jubilee inspired colour in sheets.

Vote for your favourite Jubilee stamp designed by the library staff.
Blidworth Library Saturday 28 May, Monday 30 May and Wednesday 1 June Jubilee Craft Activities Make your own bunting, try our colouring sheets, enjoy mazes, dot to dot puzzles and crown making.
Burton Joyce Library Monday 16 May - Saturday 11 June Craft Activity and Hunt The Corgis! Celebrate the Queens Jubilee with our drop in craft activity and Hunt the Corgis. Find the 6 hidden Corgis in the library to enter for a prize.
Calverton Library Saturday 28 May – Wednesday 1 June Children's Craft Table Drop-in during opening hours and make some bunting to help us decorate the library, or create your own crown.
Carlton Library Monday 16 May - Saturday 11 June Craft Activity and Hunt The Corgis! Celebrate the Queens Jubilee with our drop in craft activity and Hunt the Corgis. Find the 6 hidden Corgis in the library to enter for a prize.
Carlton Hill Library Monday 16 May - Saturday 11 June Craft Activity and Hunt The Corgis! Celebrate the Queens Jubilee with our drop in craft activity and Hunt the Corgis. Find the 6 hidden Corgis in the library to enter for a prize.
Cotgrave Library Tuesday 17 May - Saturday 4 June Drop-In Activities Help us make some bunting. Hunt for the crowns hidden within the children’s library. View photos from Cotgrave’s Royal connections along with a collection of Royal memorabilia.
Tuesday 24 May, 2.30pm Royal Rattle, Rhyme and Roll A Rattle, Rhyme and Roll with a Royal theme. Bring your teddy for a Royal sing song. Wear red, white and blue followed by a mini teddy bears picnic.
Friday 27 May, 10.30am - 12pm Jubilee Heritage Café Bring in your old mementos, old photographs and join us for tea and chat as we explore memories of Cotgrave and royal events.
Saturday 28 May, 10am - 12pm Children's Craft Activity A free children’s craft event. Drop-in to decorate
a crown, streamer and windmill!
Eastwood Library Monday 30 May Dress the Queen Free drop-in craft event for children available during our usual opening times.
Tuesday 31 May, 10am - 12pm Jubilee Coffee Morning Come and join us for a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of cake. Have a go at our quiz and see how much you know about the Royal family.
Edwinstowe Library From 23 May Activity Packs Drop-in and pick up a make your own crown’ pack and take part in some colouring.
Forest Town Library Thursday 26 May, 3.30 - 4.40pm Children's Craft Activity Get set for the Queen’s Jubilee! Make a crown fit for a King or Queen.
Suitable for ages 4+. Just drop-in.
Tuesday 31 May, 10.30am - 12pm Jubilee Coffee Morning Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with us. Test your royal knowledge with our fun quiz and enjoy tea, cake and have some right royal fun! No need to book.
Gedling Library Saturday 21 May - Tuesday 31 May Children's Craft Table Drop-in during opening hours and make some bunting to help us decorate the library, or create your own crown.
Huthwaite Library Wednesday 25 May, 10am - 12pm Sweet Treats and Paper Crafting Create a quintessentially British teacup to commemorate the Jubilee. Enjoy a biscuit or two while getting crafty with us in the library. Free event – just come along.
Friday 27 May, 3.30pm - 5pm Children's Windsock Craft Create your own Union Jack windsock in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Free event, just drop-in.
Kimberley Library Throughout Jubilee Week Various Activities Jubilee themed colouring for the children and ‘The Big Jubilee Quiz’ for adults – 20 reasonably hard questions to test your history knowledge!
Our children’s letters to the Queen are now winging their way to Buckingham Palace!
Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library Monday 16 May - Saturday 4 June Jubilee Exhibition and Drop-In Activities Visit our exhibition of the Queen's life in pictures. Children can also enjoy drop-in colouring, puzzles and a postcard to the queen.
Saturday 28 May, 10am - 11am Make a Beefeater Free children's craft. No booking required
Saturday 4 June, 10am - 11am Make a Jubilee Crown Free children's craft. No booking required
Mansfield Central Library Saturday 28 May, 10am - 3.30pm Indoor Street Party Fun Day Visit our free indoor street party and discover exciting performances, activities and a film screening of The Queen's Corgi.
Saturday 28 May, 10.30am Dementia Friendly Film Screening of The Queen's Corgi Our relaxed film screenings are particularly suitable for people living with dementia and memory challenges, their family and friends but anyone is welcome. Please feel free to talk, sing and move during the screening.
Mapperley Library Monday 16 May - Saturday 11 June Hunt the Corgis! Find the 6 hidden corgi's in the library to enter for a prize
Tuesday 31 May, 10.30am - 12pm Children's Craft Activity Celebrate the Jubilee with our craft activity suitable for children ages 4 - 9. No need to book, just drop-in.
Ollerton Library Monday 23 May - Monday 13 June Children's Craft Activities Make your own Jubilee bookmarks, pin the crown on the queen, pin the tail on the corgi and take part in a corgi hunt in the library! Drop-in during opening hours.
Wednesday 1 June, 4pm Royal Storytime Join us for a royal storytime session as we read The Queen Victoria's Knickers!
Retford Library Thursday 26 May, 2 - 3pm Jubilee Heritage Café Bring your momentos, old photographs, or just your recollections, and join us for tea and a chat as we explore memories of Retford and Royal events from the 1950s to present day. Tickets free but booking advised in the library.
Wednesday 4 May - 30 June Platinum Jubilee Exhibition Visit the Retford Library gallery during opening hours and enjoy this visual exhibition, commemorating the coronation and reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Throughout June Corgi Hunt and colouring and activity sheets. Search the Junior library to find The Queen’s Corgis. Each corgi has its very own item and you will need to write down what that corgi has. Then you may win a small prize! Drop-in during opening hours.
Wednesday 1 June, 10am Jubilee Themed Rattle Rhyme and Roll Our usually weekly Rattle, Rhyme and Roll session with a Jubilee twist!
Saturday 4 June Children's Drop-In Craft Activity Make your own crown and wear it around the library.
Southwell Library Wednesday 1 June, 10.30am - 11.30am Make a Crown Craft Activity Suitable for 4 - 8 year olds.
Saturday 4 June, 10am - 3pm Make Jubilee Bunting Craft Activity Drop-in during opening hours. All ages welcome.
Stapleford Library Saturday 21 May - Saturday 4 June Decorate a Crown Decorate a Jubilee crown for our window display. Share your drawings or tell us in writing what you like about the Queen. For children of any age. Just drop-in during opening hours.
Sutton-in-Ashfield Library Wednesday 1 June, 10.30am - 11.30am FULLY BOOKED: Jubilee Teddy Bear's Picnic Make your own crown, have your photo taken with the teddy bear and play pass the teddy. Light refreshments available. Contact the library to book.
Wednesday 1 June, 10.30am - 11.30am Jubilee Places of Welcome Join our friendly volunteers for a cuppa, group activities, and reminisce as we look back on 70 years of our monarch.
Woodthorpe Library Monday 16 May - Saturday 11 June Craft Activity and Corgi Hunt! Find the 6 hidden Corgis in the library to enter for a prize. Drop-in and enjoy a craft activity.
Friday 27 May and Monday 30 May, 3.30 - 4.30pm Make a Platinum Crown Children's craft activity for those aged 4-7 years.