Royal revelry in Broadland

Platinum Party in the Park guests.

There was royal revelry at the stunning Blickling Estate on Saturday 4 June as Broadland residents celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a patriotic party in the park.

Guests at the free Platinum Party at the Park event, organised by Broadland District Council, enjoyed a live-streaming of the BBC’s coverage of the Party in the Palace on the big screen.

Deputy Leader of Broadland District Council Trudy Mancini-Boyle said: 

"It was wonderful to bring together our communities in celebration of The Queen's amazing reign and service to our country. This was a really special event and we are grateful to Blickling Hall for its support and for providing the perfect setting for such an historic event.” 

During the event, guests put forward name suggestions for sculptures of Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi’s - beloved by HM the Queen - created by local arts organisation Tin House. Cllr Mancini-Boyle has since picked the winning names for the seven sculptures, which can be admired in key locations around Broadland - with three of the 6ft long and 4ft high sculptures on show as part of the Jubilee Traveller's Charm trail, a free summer trail across Broadland this summer. 

The range of food vendors and bars catering to party-goers included The Garden Party Bar, Panther Brewery, Clarridges Catering, The Bucket List, and EatwithElla. Ronaldo’s Ice Cream and picnics were also available to buy, both through National Trust. 

Face Painting by Filigree Face and Body Art and the Council’s Tots2Teens crew proved popular with youngsters, with the latter on hand to provide crafts and fun activities. Guests also enjoyed a display of royal teapots from Norfolk Museum Service in the grounds of the National Trust estate.

Published: 10 June 2022