It’ll be an interesting mix: Disney Princesses and Pirates rubbing shoulders with Strictly Come Dancing contestants, War Horse extracts, RAF Dog Displays, the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, the Jaipur Maharaja Brass band, and the London African Gospel Choir. To name but a few…
Add to that English gents on stilts, singing tea ladies, Pearly Kings and Queens, marching bands, and face painting, and you’ve surely got the rich melting pot of brilliance and oddness that is, ahem, "Great Britain Today".
Bit if you’re still not sure what to do with the family during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, Hyde Park’s Jubilee Family Festival could be a good option.
Hosted by Myleene Klass and Jon Culshaw, featuring Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood and Chelsee Healey and a “unforgettable, 70-minute Disney concert featuring all your favourite Disney songs and characters”, it could be the perfect ticket for families looking for some slickly organised fun over the weekend. You’ll even be able to watch the BBC Live Feed on giant screen of all the other Diamond Jubilee events on 2 and 3 June that might not be so easy to take kids along to: the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant; Derby Day at Epsom Downs; and easier than organising your own Big Lunch.
The Jubilee Family Festival takes place in Hyde Park, London, on 2 and 3 June from 10.30am until 7pm. Tickets are on sale now, and cost £20 for adults, £12.40 for under 16s. A family ticket costs £52. Look out for the ballot of free family tickets on offer to Sainsbury’s customers who spend more than £60 in store, which opens on 28 March.
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