Take part in celebrations
We are delighted to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty the King between Saturday 6 and Monday 8 May 2023. Our town centres will be decorated with vibrant bunting and residents will be invited to celebrate this incredible once-in-a-lifetime event in the following ways:
The Big Lunch - Sunday 7 May 2023
Small grants of £100 are available to support residents to deliver their own street parties and share food and fun. No fees will be charged for road closures. If you would like to organise your own street party, guidance and application forms can be found below.
The closing dates for applications for street closures and small grants is 6 April 2023.
The Big Help Out - Monday 8 May 2023
The Big Help Out will encourage people to try volunteering by getting involved with Enfield voluntary and community groups - delivering fantastic work to improve the lives of residents and to improve local spaces. This page will be regularly updated with local volunteering opportunities.
Visit The Big Help Out for further information on how you can get involved in volunteering opportunities around the country.
We hope this page will give you all the information and guidance you need. If you cannot find the information you require here, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to advise you.
Coronation themed events and activities
Decorate for the Coronation
Pop into any Enfield library to design and colour in your own piece of bunting.
Location - all Enfield libraries
Dates - Saturday 8 April to Saturday 6 May
This activity takes place during library opening times and is open to all ages. No booking required.
Draw a portrait of the King competition
Be as creative as you like with your portrait and use any art materials you fancy, on A4 paper. The winner will receive a book voucher. Hand in your portrait to any Enfield Library or email a picture of it to email@example.com, titled ‘King’s Portrait Competition’ anytime between 8 April and 6 May 2023.
Location - all Enfield libraries and online
Dates - Saturday 8 April to Saturday 6 May
This activity takes place during library opening times and is open to ages 10 years and over. No booking required.
Scribeasy is our brand-new software in libraries that helps children write stories. Use Scribeasy to write a story about being King or Queen for a day or tell us how you or your character celebrated the Coronation - perhaps at a local street party. We are asking children to submit their short story to the library service for our competition. Winners will get their story published in our newsletter, then printed and bound as a mini book, and a small Coronation themed prize.
Email your Scribeasy story to firstname.lastname@example.org (with the email subject line, ‘Scribeasy competition’), between 14 April and 6 May 2023.
Location - Enfield Town Library, Edmonton Green Library, Palmers Green Library and Ordnance Unity Centre Library
Dates - Friday 14 April to Saturday 6 May
This activity takes place during library opening times and is open to ages 5 years and over. No booking required.
Royal themed Scribeasy workshop
Royal themed Scribeasy workshop - see above for description of Scribeasy.
Location - Palmers Green Library
Date - Friday 14 April
Time - 3:30pm to 5pm
There are limited spaces so book by calling 020 8379 2727 or visit Palmers Green Library.
Big Dig with Broomfield Park and Bury Lodge
The Big Dig - Friends of Parks groups invite people to volunteer in the following activities:
Broomfield Park Wildflowers, Butterfly and Wildlife Conservation family volunteering event including:
- twig and stick collection from the hedgerows around the park combined with a litter pick
- creation of a log pile for insects and wildlife (butterflies, frogs and hedgehogs among others)
- planting of wildflower plugs on the wetland borders (certain plant species to support breeding areas for particular butterflies)
- establish a site to seed a nettle bed (in a protected area)
Date - Sunday 8 May
Bury Lodge invite volunteers to get involved in a series of planting and pruning days. To find out more and how to get involved, email email@example.com.
Date - Tuesday 3 May
To find out more including event timings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For these events, Friends of Parks recommend wearing suitable clothing for gardening, such as hard-wearing foot-wear and gardening gloves. Bring your own refreshments, including water.
More Big Help Out events will be announced soon.
Coronation family fun day
Platinum Academy of Performing Arts celebrates King Charles’ Coronation with a family fun day. Activities include performances from Platinum students and local artists, face painting, inflatables, Platinum’s resident DJ and a chance to meet your favourite royal characters and super-heroes. There will be stalls selling food and attendees are welcome to bring a blanket and their own picnic.
Location - Millfield Theatre
Date - Saturday 6 May
Time - 12pm to 4pm
Tickets are £1 for adults, 50p for children under 15 and free for children under 5. To book, visit Millfield Theatre. There are limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment.
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to MacMillan Cancer Support.
Children’s crown-making workshop
Tiger Monkey invite you to create your own alternative crown at a drop-in workshop, designed to welcome and celebrate Enfield’s diverse communities during the Coronation celebrations. Fun art and making materials will be provided.
Location - café area in Dugdale Arts Centre
Date - Sunday 7 May
Time - 11am to 1:30pm
This activity is suitable for adults and children 5 years and over. No booking required.
Visit Dugdale Arts Centre for further updates on Coronation related celebrations and activities taking place in Enfield in April and May.
Big Lunch Event
The Old Enfield Charitable Trust, MHA Communities North London, Cooking Champions and The Enfield Parade of Lights, invite residents to celebrate the Coronation at a Big Lunch in Market Place. Tea, sandwiches, cake and cold drinks will be served. There will be entertainment on the Bandstand and a Memories of Enfield bunting and banner making activity for participants to enjoy.
Location - Market Place, Church St, Enfield EN2 6LN
Date - Sunday 7 May
Time - 12pm to 3pm
No booking required. Attendees are also welcome to bring their picnic if preferred.
Revisit this page as we will be providing updates on further exciting activities as they are announced.
We wish you every success with your own plans for the Coronation!
Apply for a road closure
Read the guidance and application form for a road closure (PDF, 288.35 KB) for your street party.
Email road closure applications to email@example.com.
Apply for a small grant (DOCX, 27.06 KB) to support your local event.
Email completed grant application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out what you need to remember when setting up an event like a street party by reading the risk assessment guidance PDF, 486 KB.
Guidance on street parties
You can find guidance on running street parties and events by visiting Street Meet and Eden Project Communities - The Big Lunch. Also, visit GOV.UK - Your guide to organising a street party.
The Coronation Emblem
The official Coronation emblem is now available for use for all activities associated with the Coronation, including community and national events, publications, retail, and merchandising. To download the emblem, visit Royal.uk.