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What's on for the Kings Coronation in Reading

King’s Coronation Events in Reading

A performance fit for a King at Broad Street Mall

Come and celebrate the King's Coronation with us on Saturday 6th and Monday 8th May.

Enjoy musical performances by two local groups in Central Square over the King’s Coronation weekend; on Saturday 6th May, RASPO steel band will perform at 3pm and on Monday 8th May, The Silver Tones Choir will sing at 12pm.

TVP King's Coronation Event - This is not your ordinary event - it's a thrilling celebration of right Royal proportions!

4th May 2023


Location: TVP Nature Reserve

Challenge your skills and strategy with epic games like croquet and giant chess, where you’ll experience heart-pounding moments as you vie for victory against fellow competitors. Will you have the cunning to outwit your opponents and claim the title of the royal game master?

Groove to the electrifying live music by the dynamic duo Marcel and Matt, as their soulful tunes set the stage for an unforgettable party atmosphere. Dance, sing along, and let loose as you’re swept away by their incredible performances that will have you on your feet and in awe.

Indulge in mouth-watering picnic-style lunches that will tantalise your taste buds with delectable treats and refreshing drinks. Feast like royalty as you mingle with fellow attendees and relish the sumptuous flavours that will make your taste buds sing with delight.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! Brace yourself for the King’s Trail, a series of challenges and surprises that will put your skills, wit, and bravery to the test. Follow the clues, solve the riddles, and overcome thrilling obstacles as you race against the clock to uncover the secrets of the coronation. With exhilarating twists and turns at every step, the King’s Trail will keep you on your toes and leave you craving for more!

And don't forget about the great prizes to be won! The anticipation and excitement of what you could win will keep you motivated and driven as you strive to conquer the King’s Trail and claim your well-deserved reward.

Don’t miss this electrifying and extraordinary event that promises non-stop excitement and thrills. Join us at the Fete Style Kings Coronation Event for an unforgettable day of games, music, food, and the ultimate challenge of the King’s Trail. It’s an event like no other – be part of the royal excitement and make memories that will last a lifetime! For more information on this event click here.

Woodley Town Council invites you to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III at its FREE Coronation Picnic in the Park!

Sunday 7th May 2-5pm

The event will be held in Green Flag award winning Woodford Park, adjacent to the Oakwood Centre, next to the new play area and skate park.

The celebration will include:

  • Live music on a stage!
  • Live Entertainment!
  • Live Circus Skills
  • FREE Ice Cream (first 300 people)

Bring your picnic, friends & family and join us for a FREE afternoon of music and fun!

Tilehurst Picnic in the Park

Saturday 6th May 3pm - 7pm

Turnhams Farm Recreation Ground

There will be children's crafting workshops and a giant bubbles as well as performances from local singers, dancers and drama groups, as well as entertainment for all of the family. Face painting, ice-creams, food vans, fairy trail and more.

Local groups have been making bunting to be displayed - they are aiming to have a King's Mile!

This event is for all of the family - come along and join in the fun!

Thickets are free - to book your ticket click here.

Limited parking is available at Little Health School, where our volunteers will direct you to a space.

Mortimer celebrates His Majesty's Coronation.

‘Picnic in the Park’ whilst watching the ceremony on a super-large screen.

Sat 6th May 10am - 11pm

Mortimer Fairground

‘Picnic in the Park’ whilst watching the ceremony on a super-large screen.
Children’s Crown Making
Children’s Fancy Dress Parade
Coronation Cake Decorating Competition
Fun Fair
Street MarketFood Concessions and Licenced Bar
Evening Live Music and Firework Display BYOG – Bring Your Own (Plastic) Glasses

For more information click here.

Kings Coronation at the Milestone Centre

Sat 6th May - 11am

Caversham Park Village Social Club host an event to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, the social club will have the ceremony on the big screen. Food and drink will be available along with some crafting and activities for the children. A family affair going into the afternoon and a disco in the evening. All welcome. For more information click here.

The King's Coronation Family Festival From Reading's Abbey Ruins


For The Kids : Live Paw Patrol Meet & Greet

12-6:30pm (Sunday 7th May)
Chesnut Walk, Reading RG1 3HW
Inside The Ground Of Abbey Ruins Reading

All Ages Are Welcome
Live Tribute Performances
Festival Stage Production
Street Food Vendors
Craft Beers & Cocktails
Ice Cream Van

Reading’s Biggest King's Coronation Celebration. The top UK tribute bands come together for a day in the sun to celebrate the King's Coronation in one of Reading's most prestigious heritage sites

ENTRANCE : Enter Via Chestnut Walk (The Blade Side)
This Will Be A Standing Event
Please Do Not Bring Food & Drink
To book your tickets click

Wellington Farm Shop

Saturday 6th May

5.30 – 8pm

Welsh Ln, Reading, Hook RG27 0LT

There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating Royal Jubilees, weddings and Coronations with the lighting of Beacons.

Wellington Farm Shop will be lighting their Coronation Beacon at Wellington Farm Shop with glorious views over the Wellington Estate. Beacon lighting will commence at 7.30pm.

No pre-booking required but you can let them know you are coming by hitting the RSVP button on their Facebook event. Click here to RSVP.

If you know of any other Cornoation Events in and around Reading which we are not currently featured, then get in touch at

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