The Jubilee Garden Party

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in vintage style at Northern Ireland’s royal residence

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in vintage style at Northern Ireland’s royal residence

When

02 - 05 June

10.00 - 18.00. Last entry 17.00

Ticketing information

Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

The castle interior will be closed on Sat 04 June.


Event and admission combined ticket (members go free)

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Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in royal style! We will transport you back to 1953 - when HM The Queen visited Hillsborough Castle and Gardens on her Coronation Tour – with a vintage garden party to remember.

There will be plenty of fun to be had for all the family. Relax to 1950s live music and Duke Special’s Gramophone Club, while enjoying something delicious from our food stalls. For younger visitors there will be a range of games, storytelling and a vintage carousel.

From free swing dance classes and fashion and craft stalls to classic cars, vintage lovers will be kept busy all day. Get dressed up in 1950s vintage style to be in with the chance of winning spot prizes daily!

Or simply stroll through the 100 acres of stunning royal grounds and see our new wildflower planting along Yew Tree Walk inspired by the Tower of London’s Superbloom.

Bring along your family and friends to the garden party of a lifetime. Pre-book your tickets today to avoid disappointment.

As part of your booking, upgrade your event ticket to see inside the Castle’s fascinating State Rooms, where you can get up close to the dinner set used on HM the Queen’s Coronation Tour for a limited time only. Visit on 02 June to see a special midday Gun Salute - the first Gun Salute at Hillsborough Castle to be seen by the public.

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Join as a Historic Royal Palaces today and visit Hillsborough Castle and Gardens time and again for free. Enjoy our season of unmissable events or simply return to see the seasons change.

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Schedule

Thursday 02 June

Midday Gun Salute
Duke Special Gramophone Club 78’ record DJ set
40s and 50s harmony performances from Swingtime Starlets
Solo beginner dance workshops from Swing Belfast
Boom Strutt Brass Band perform

Friday 03 June and Saturday 04 June

Duke Special Gramophone Club 78’ record DJ set
The Martello Jazz Band recreate the sound of 20s and 30s Dixieland
40s and 50s harmony performances from Swingtime Starlets
Solo beginner dance workshops from Swing Belfast

Sunday 05 June

Duke Special Gramophone Club 78’ record DJ set
40s and 50s harmony performances from Swingtime Starlets
Solo beginner dance workshops from Swing Belfast
50s rockabilly music from The Sabrejets

Visitors sitting in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle
Members of the 206 (Ulster) Battery, 105th Regiment, Royal Artillery firing a Gun Salute celebrating the 68th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation on 2nd June 1953. Smoke is seen firing from the gun.
Visitors enjoying food at Hillsborough Castle
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 Emblem
An image of a pink magnolia plant.
Events Tours and talks

Enjoy the splendour of the gardens after-hours with Garden Manager Claire Woods for an extra special tour celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

07 June 2022

Hillsborough Castle

18.00

Separate ticket

Illustrated drawing of a beekeeper with bees
Families Events

Discover high quality local producers and food vendors for a day of entertaining talks,  demonstrations, family workshops and live music.

06 - 07 August

Hillsborough Castle

10.00 – 18.00. Last entry 17.00

Event and admission combined ticket (members go free)

Christmas at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens poster, showing a family at night looking at the lights display.
Families Events

A brand new after-dark illuminated Christmas trail through festive gardens at Hillsborough Castle.

01 December 2022 to 01 January 2023. Excluding 05, 06 and 25 December

Hillsborough Castle

16:30-20.00. Site closure at 22.00.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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