North Wootton Coronation Big Lunch

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Open to public, no booking required
Hosted by:
North Wootton Village Hall
29 April 2023
North Wootton Village Hall, Priory Lane, North Wootton, Norfolk, PE30 3PT, United Kingdom
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The Village Hall has played host to many celebrations of royal milestones including last year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and was even the village’s televisual hub for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will be no exception.

Kickstarting our Coronation celebrations will be two village-wide competitions. The first is a scarecrow trail taking place from 29th April until the day of the Coronation Big Lunch – 7th May. Scarecrows will be displayed in private front gardens throughout North Wootton, as well as some in public areas such as the Village Hall. Once entries are confirmed, you will be able to download a map from our website and take a walk around North Wootton and decide which is your favourite scarecrow. The theme is “Kings and Queens” and we will be awarding prizes to the makers of the scarecrows with the most votes. The second curtain-opener to our Coronation Celebrations is a Best Decorated Home competition. We invite you to decorate the exterior of your home in red, white, and blue (Union flags, bunting, balloons…) for the Coronation weekend. Once again, there will be prizes available for the competition winners. Our judges will pick their favourites and winners will be announced during the Coronation Big Lunch.

A street party style event will be held at the Village Hall as part of the national Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday 7th May. This event will be FREE for all to attend. Between 11am and 5:30pm, there will be live music, face painting, village fete style games to play, competitions, and food and drink.

The Village Hall will also be open on Monday 8th May from 10am until 2pm and local charitable and voluntary organisations such as Wootton Park Association will be present. You can find out more about what they do and volunteer your time and help as an individual, business, or organisation.