A Platinum Half Term Extravaganza

It’s half term, and that means it’s time to think about how you can spend some quality time with your family. Sometimes the idea of packing out every second of the holiday with fun activities is a daunting one. Luckily, this half term is a little different. The Queens Platinum Jubilee means there is a special feel to some of your favourite places in Chesterfield and a range of exciting events. 


Jubilee themed events are abundant over half term, whether you fancy taking in a stunning exhibition of how Chesterfield and its people have marked previous Jubilees and royal milestones or celebrating with a Jubilee Tea Dance at the Winding Wheel or even a screening of Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts at the Pomegranate Theatre. 

Read more about other events accross the town here.

If you fancy heading to town for your standard shopping or a bite to eat then these activities are also going to feel a little special this week.  At Vicar Lane they are going to be taking advantage of their great big screen and outdoor space to bring you a series of different events to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

You can expect a long weekend packed with entertainment, activities, games and live music as well as all of the official royal events streamed live on their big screen every day.

Read more about the specific events here.


The Vicar Lane festivities will allow you to also take in some of our Unhampered favourites. Why not stop in for a Pizza Pi whilst watching the Trooping of the Colour Parade on the big screen or book in for a Jubilee Cream Tea at Vintage Tea Rooms.

Another added bonus in your trips to town next week will be the incredible Jubilee themed shop front displays and decorations. So why not walk around town and take in the various special displays. Look out for the amazing Paper Starlights Union Jack Lanterns in places like The Bee Orchid Home & Gifts, Delightful Decor, or TwelfthCraft amongst others. 

If you are celebrating the Jubilee at home then why not stock up with some special Jubilee themed goodies from one of town’s great food and drink specialists. How about a Platinum Jubilee Gin from Ginspired or one of the cracking Jubilee Cheese Boards from R.P Davidson Cheese Factor.  

Obviously, all your usual family activities will still be on over half term. Whether it’s a trip to Kooca for soft play or to The Chesterfield Escape Rooms for a whole family experience. 


There’s no need to spend a holiday feeling bored or trapped indoors when you’re in Chesterfield. There are many activities to keep the family entertained, with a range of events and activities that suit all tastes and budgets.

If you want to make the most of the break and have some activities up your sleeve then get planning today. Don’t forget to tag us in any photos from your adventures @unhampered_chesterfield on Instagram or @unhamperedchesterfield on Facebook!