Winter sunrise over the Water of Leith in Colinton Dell, Edinburgh. January 2008.
Baby loves disco
(Photo by Peter Thompson)
Crown making during a tour of Palace of Holyroodhouse,Edinburgh.Picture David Cheskin.18.06.2016
Family Event Day: Crowns and Coronations
Saturday, 19 September 2015
As The Queen becomes the longest-reigning British monarch, celebrate this important milestone with a day of fantastic family events.
Activity trail – explore the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our activity trail and photographic display in the Quadrangle.
Storytelling – what happens at a coronation ceremony? Listen to themed stories and music in the Throne Room and find out about events on the day Her Majesty, The Queen was crowned. Sessions last 40 minutes and include a look back in time at the coronations of other monarchs, including Queen Victoria. 10:30, 13:30 and 14:30.
Family Garden Party Tours – explore the South Lawn where The Queen holds her annual garden party. See where the gardeners grow plants in preparation, learn about the famous Royal Company of Archers who guard Her Majesty on the day and sample a slice of a garden party favourite food. Tours at 11:30, 14:30 and 15:30.
Make and Take Craft Activity – join us in the Palace Coach House and find out about the different crowns and tiaras The Queen has worn for special occasions during her reign. Use them as inspiration to make your own sparkling crown to take home.
Spot the Crown Treasure Hunt – pick up a treasure map The Quadrangle and follow the clues to see how many crowns you can find hidden in the Palace.
Face painting – crown jewel themed face painting in the Family Room.