Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Picnic 5th June 2022

Bearsted Parish Council’s  Platinum Jubilee  ‘Picnic on the Green’ has sold out and there will not be tickets available at the gate. 

The event will open at 11.30am and will feature local musical artists, dancers, games, food, and drinks from 12noon.

To commemorate the celebration we will also be unveiling the plaque under the newly planted English Oak tree, forming part of the Queen’s Green Canopy which has been created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

With just under a week to go until our Jubilee picnic on the Green, we wanted to let you know some final arrangements for what will hopefully be a joyful and momentous afternoon.

There will be 2 entrances to the picnic site, East, next to the cricket pavilion and West, opposite the children’s playground.

The gates will open at 11.30a.m. Please do not queue in the road. If the entrance is busy, please queue along the edge of The Green at the East gate and along the road adjacent to the pond at the West Gate. (This road will be closed to traffic).

There will be no entrance from Market on the Green, but the market can be accessed from the Picnic area, once you have received your wristband at either the East or West entrance.

In order to get everyone onto The Green quickly and safely, please have your tickets ready for inspection. You will be given a wristband, which you must wear in order to gain readmission onto the site. Parents may wish to write their mobile phone numbers on their children’s wristbands in case a child gets lost. Please also ensure that children know that the Event Control is at the cricket pavilion

There will  be free crown making kits for the children, courtesy of King and Johnston Homes. Please feel free to bring along additional embellishments and decorations if you wish, as there will be a crown parade with prizes later in the afternoon.

If you have reserved a table and bench set, you will be directed to a central point from where you can collect your tablecloth and select a table. Please note the tables are slim German beer tables, sufficient to rest drinks and food on, and benches seat 6-8 people. There will not be a separate area for the tables, so friends without tables are welcome to join you and gather around your table, with their own chairs or picnic rugs.  Please be respectful of people around you and refrain from blocking the view of picnic-goers, who may be trying to watch the entertainment.

Time Table of the days events:



A last few DO’S and DON’TS

Please DO NOT bring any glassware to the Green.

DO NOT bring dogs

DO NOT bring gazebos, though children’s sunshades will be permitted.

DO NOT drive to the Green as there is no parking for this event. A free secure cycle store will be available behind the cricket pavilion though, for those wishing to cycle.

Please DO take your litter home or put it in the bins provided.

Please DO dress up in patriotic colours if so wished and have fun and enjoy this momentous occasion, celebrating 70 years of the Queens reign.


Terms and Conditions

  • Ticket price for the table does not include admission.
  • Admission tickets must be purchased per each person attending the picnic (including children)
  • No glass ware is permitted on The Green.
  • No tents or gazebos are permitted. Small sunshades for children will be allowed.
  • There is no parking at this event.
  • All waste should be taken away at the end of the event.
  • Only guide dogs will be permitted inside the event.