Northampton Celebrates The King’s Coronation

This year, we have a momentous occasion on the horizon. Where King Charles III will have his Coronation on 6th May.

This year, we have a momentous occasion on the horizon. Where King Charles III will have his Coronation on 6th May. Subsequently, there are going to be many events and celebrations held over the course of the next two weeks. This even includes us, at Home Instead Northampton where we will be holding a Coronation themed fundraiser on Thursday 4th May. At Home Instead Northampton we have decided to support a charity close to our community’s heart- the McCarthy-Dixon Foundation. The Foundation provides support across the community with Food Banks, Doorstep Buddies, school support for those in need. It is a charity that began during Covid-19 and they have supported so many, and we would like to support them in return. We will be holding a meeting with our Home Instead Northampton team and Care Professionals, where we will celebrate the coronation while raising so much needed funds.

Northampton as a town, is no different, where there are a variety of events to suit everyone.

There is the official coronation itself, with a balcony appearance taking place on Saturday 6th May. This will of course, be full of the pomp and ceremony that we Brits usually expect. We will see planes take to the sky, and stars take to the stage where there is a special coronation concert and light show on the evening on Sunday 7th May which can be watched on BB1, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 2. On Sunday 7th May, people up and down the country are being invited to take part in The Coronation Big Lunch.

In Northampton there are many events taking place over the four-day weekend. On Saturday 6th May there is the Coronation Community Festival. This is taking place between 10am-4pm, where a day of live entertainment, children’s activities, roaming entertainers, Morris dancers, street food stands, and big screens showing the Coronation. For more information follow the below link:

There are similar celebrations happening throughout the county on 6th May. Including Picnic on the Pitch and Family Fun Day in Brackley. Thrapston Parish council are also holding a King’s Coronation Celebration with live entertainment and family activities and entertainment from 2pm in Peace Park, Market Road. Earls Barton are also holding a Party on the Square where local businesses and groups are organising a celebration event with a BBQ and entertainment. Bugbrooke also have a Family Fun Day at the Community Playing Fields, Camp Close. Cogenhoe are also hosting a Coronation Celebration where a big screen will be put up for everyone to watch the Coronation, and on Sunday the Community Playing fields will host a BBQ and live entertainment. Finedon is also holding a Coronation Celebration where there will be live entertainment, some local craft stalls, and fun fair rides between 1230pm-430pm on The Green. In Duston, there are many events happening including Duston Library hosting a story time and crafts events including a scavenger hunt. Duston Sports Centre is open on Sunday 7th May for The Big Lunch. For more information, please see the following link:

On Sunday 7th May, Delapre Abbey will host the Coronation Big Lunch and After Party. Between 12pm and 1030pm, where there will be live entertainment, stalls to browse including some items to mark the momentous occasion, if you would like you could purchase a picnic hamper from the award winning The Orangery.

Tickets are free and can be booked via the below link:

On Monday 8th May, there is the Big Help Out, where we are being encouraged to volunteer. The Northampton Council are encouraging Northampton’s community to support the improvement of St Katherine’s Gardens, where the aim is to make this garden into a destination spot for the local community to come and visit. For more information on how you can get involved see the below link:

There are several pubs, bars, and restaurants with events over the Coronation Weekend. This includes Jimmy’s Sports Bar who are hosting a ‘Kings Coronation Bank Holiday’,  and some individual bars and pubs are hosting specialised menus to celebrate the coronation.  On Saturday 6th May, the Picturedrome in Northampton is hosting a ‘Boombastic’s Best of British Coronation Party!’ which is from 8pm until midnight, where the best of British music will be played to celebrate the King’s coronation. Please see the below link for further information:

For the thrill seekers and families, on the Racecourse in Kingsley, there is Scarrot’s Fun Fair where there are a variety of rides and activities for all ages. For the food lovers, between 5th and 7th May, Bite Street Northampton is returning to the County Cricket Ground. During the coronation weekend you can treat yourself to a wide variety of cuisines and street food. Please see the following link for more information:

At Home Instead Northampton, we provide care for our clients 365 days a year, and this Bank Holiday Weekend is no different. For those who need support, we will be there. We will also support any of our clients that wish to celebrate the King’s Coronation. This could be by doing something as simple as turning the TV on to the right Channel so they can watch the service. It could be to leave a sticky note reminder of what time everything is on. It could also be by taking them to a local event where they can sit with friends to celebrate the occasion. Our Care Professionals, know their clients and what they may be interested in doing over the weekend. They will then help them to achieve whatever they wish to. Even if this is to wear a patriotic outfit with red, white, and blue, or to wear something smart for the occasion.

At Home Instead Northampton, we sincerely hope that all our clients and Care Professionals- no matter what they do to celebrate, have the most amazing time, and create some special memories.