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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon lighting event

Thursday 2 June, Portchester Castle

5pm-10pm (Children's activities finish at 9pm. Beacon lit at 9:45pm)

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On Thursday 2 June 2022, it is anticipated that more than 1,500 beacons will be lit across the UK at 9.45pm and Fareham is set to light its own beacon from Portchester Castle. More information about The Queen's Jubilee Beacons can be viewed here External Hyperlink.

We are working with English Heritage to provide this free event at Portchester Castle, kindly sponsored by Everyone Active External Hyperlink. There will be live music, food and drink concessions, stall holders and free children's activities so that the whole community can come together and pay tribute to The Queen at this momentous time.

Walking and cycling is encouraged where possible. Free parking is available at Portchester Precinct. Parking for Blue Badge holders only will be available at the Castle.

For a list of FAQs for the event, please visit this webpage.

What's going on?

Free children's activities to include:

- Face painting with Kiddies Heaven External Hyperlink and Twinkles face painting External Hyperlink

- Circus skills External Hyperlink

- Enchanted Bubbles External Hyperlink

- Family games and competitions with Everyone Active including egg and spoon races, obstacle course, tug of war, water balloon toss and touch rugby.  Prizes to be won!

- Craft activities with Crafty Makery 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee logoFood and drink to include:

- Hot drinks, cakes and sausage rolls

- Pizza

- Burgers and tacos

- Ice cream

- Fish and Chips

- Refreshments from St Mary's Tea Room

Performances by:

- Portsmouth Military Wives Choir External Hyperlink

- The Lindy Club External Hyperlink

- Fine Voice Academy External Hyperlink

- Rose and Thistle Pipe band External Hyperlink

- Bodyrox External Hyperlink

- TS Tenacity External Hyperlink 

- Everyone Active Fareham Gymnastics


Fore more information about the event please contact the Leisure and Community Team on 01329 236100 or



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