National trust jubilee parties

THE NATIONAL Trust, which protects countryside, coastline and historic places all over the UK, are getting ready for the Diamond Jubilee weekend, with 7.3km of bunting ready to be hung across National Trust locations nationwide.

Teas, scones and sandwiches are getting prepared across the East Midlands, the Trust predicting 4,000 litres of tea to be drink, 8,000 cream teas, 10,000 scones, and 10,000 sandwiches to be consumed over the course of the Bank Holiday celebrations, all on 41,812 square metres of picnic rug.

Aside from catering for the British love of afternoon tea, the National Trust are also offering children an opportunity to visit National Trust spots across the Midlands for free over the half-term week, as well as the Jubilee weekend.

Beccy Speight, Regional Director of the National Trust in the Midlands, comments:

“Properties all over the UK have spent months getting ready for the National Trust’s ‘Summer of Celebrations’ and there’s a real buzz in the air. Trust visitors, old and young, will be able to celebrate the Jubilee surrounded by everything they love about Britain and we want to make sure everyone relaxes and enjoys some simple pleasures during the long weekend – whether that is a freshly made scone topped with home-made jam or a picnic with the family in the open countryside.”

With so much offer for the young and old alike, National Trust locations promise to be a great way to get involved with the Jubilee festivities.

For further information, please contact Maria Narducci on 01909 511080 or email maria.narducci@nationaltrust.org.uk and the free entry voucher for children can be downloaded at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlandsjubilee.