Coalville to celebrate King’s coronation with Big Lunch

Published: Thu 20 April, 2023

Live music, children’s activities and a big picnic in the park will mark King Charles III coronation in Coalville.

Friends and families can join The Big Coronation Lunch at Coalville Park on Sunday 7 May to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III with free activities and entertainment.

Organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), live performances will kick off at 12pm with local bands The Inspired, and Leicestershire Co-op Band.

Until 4pm families can enjoy craft activities, balloon modelling as well posing in a coronation-themed photo booth. Those with a thick skin and a good sense of humour can also get a caricature drawing to take home.

Refreshments will be available during the event and attendees are encouraged to bring their own food, and picnic blankets or chairs.

Whilst there is no onsite parking, visitors can use town centre parking and walk to the park.

Local schools, constituted groups, and parish councils will be hosting their own events in local areas which residents are welcome to support.

Paul Wheatley, Head of Economic Regeneration at NWLDC, said: “As we saw with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last year, it’s important for communities to document the monarchy’s key milestones.

“We’ve got lots lined up in Coalville Park to help celebrate King Charles III Coronation, including live music from local bands and activities to keep children entertained.

“It’s completely free so bring your family and friends - I hope everyone enjoys the celebrations taking place across the district over the long Bank Holiday weekend.”