Chantry Place will transform into Chantry Palace to celebrate the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee and we will have The Royal Guard on Chantry Square, as well as the Queen’s favourite dog breed with a free corgi trail for families throughout May Half Term.
The free ‘Walkie corgi trail’ will take place from Monday 30th May until Sunday 5th June, with families tracking the Queen’s corgi characters which have escaped the palace! Spelling out a Jubilee-themed word, entrants will be entered into a competition to win a right royal day out, worth over £300!
Outside on Chantry Square, visitors will discover Chantry Palace, an amazing photo opportunity with a Royal Guard on sentry duty over the four day holiday weekend between 2nd and 5th June.
A royal throne and red carpet, complete with an incredible royal backdrop, will also be situated on the lower ground floor from 2nd to 5th June, so visitors can enjoy being a King or Queen!
Whilst taking part in our free Walkie Corgi trail and snapping selfies with the Royal Guards, you will see that Chantry Palace is decorated with fantastic Jubilee themed bunting. To help us with the bunting, students from local schools including Charles Darwin, Free School Norwich, Magdalen Gates Primary, Notre Dame Prep and Stalham Academy got their creative heads on to decorate some for us! Why not take a closer look when you’re visiting the Palace this Jubilee weekend, maybe you’ll spot your own, a friend’s or family’s design!
We caught up with Paul McCarthy, our general manager at Chantry Place, who said: “We wanted to mark The Queen’s 70-year reign and have lots of fun at the Centre to celebrate! We can’t wait to welcome people to Chantry Palace to meet our Royal Guard and the photo opportunities on offer will delight all the family. This and the self-led Corgi character trail are all free, and we have lots on offer for everyone visiting, as people make a day of it and enjoy all the family-friendly retailers and restaurants we have at the Centre.”
We will provide you with more updates and news soon!