The Rolls-Royce of street parties at Chatsworth

chatsworth house.dave hudson
chatsworth house.dave hudson

Chatsworth will be hosting the Rolls-Royce of all street parties to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubille.

As well as a 1950s style giant street party in the garden to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee weekend on June 2 to 5, Rolls-Royce will be displaying a vehicleon Lodge Hill from every year of the Queen’s reign on the Sunday.

Visitors will encouraged to come along in vintage dress on both days and take part in celebrations that echo those that would have taken place for the Queen’s Coronation 60 years ago.

Visitors can get into the swing and enjoy their picnic at the 100m table in the garden dressed with union jacks, bunting, flags and balloons and take part in traditional village fete games.

A large screen on Salisbury Lawn will show the Jubilee procession on June 5 and special walking tours of the garden will highlight the royal links with Chatsworth, including the visit of 13-year-old Princess Victoria in 1832, the only other Monarch in British history to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee.

In the house, the robes worn by four generations of the Cavendish family at the Queen’s Coronation and the Devonshire state chariot used by the 11th Duke of Devonshire and the Dowager Duchess to attend the Coronation will be on show. The celebrations continue in the Farmyard, decked out in bunting and flags, with jubilee themed crafts and fancy dress.

The House, garden, farmyard and adventure playground open on March 11 2012. For more information and ticketing options including a 10 percent discount for online booking, visit www.chatsworth.org