Coronation Day

Across the country and the borough, there will be lots of opportunities for people to come together during the Coronation Weekend on 6-7 May, to celebrate this historic occasion.


Coronation Logo


Saturday 6 May

Valence Park

11am to 5.30pm

Gates open at 10.30am

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are looking forward to celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort which takes place on 6 May 2023. 

This historic event will take place on 6-7 May, part of the Summer of festivals' Weekender, which will include the One Borough Festival, at Valence Park, Dagenham, on the grounds of the iconic Valence House. And after the success of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event last year, we know residents will want to celebrate this remarkable occasion......and the best part? It's FREE entry!

The council is proud to host this monumental occasion, which will bring the community together to celebrate in true British fashion. The day will kick off with the screening of the Coronation, setting the perfect celebratory atmosphere for the day ahead.

We have an exceptional line-up of entertainment planned for the event, including live music, dance performances, and exciting activities for all the family. A range of food and drink stalls will also be available, offering delicious treats and refreshments for all attendees.

Coronation Day Poster (PDF, 692.39 KB)

Coronation Day Leaflet (PDF, 997.02 KB)


Stage and Big Screens - Hosted by Carrie Herrington

Time Act
10.30am Screening of the Coronation
1pm Coronation Ceremony
1.25pm Proms in the Park with High Voltage
2pm Spice Forever - Spice Girls tribute
2.40pm Now That's A Singalong with Charlotte Inglis
3.30pm Chas and Davye - Chas & Dave tribute
4.45pm Fab Beatles - Beatles tribute

The Playground - Hosted by Magic Frostie

11am – 5pm

Free face painting and bouncy castles for kids!

The Royal Rail

Ride the Royal Rail and take a special train ride for free to all our royal stations around the park including Coronation Station at Valence House.

The Royal Treasure Hunt

Visit the royal stations and collect the clues to spell a royal word!

Visit Barkingham Palace

Enter the palace, follow the red carpet and see the Crown Jewels.

Take the Crown

Take to the throne with your royal crown. Have a selfie dressed as a king, queen, prince or princess!

Watch out for the Bodyguards who will be strolling around the Playground at 12.45pm, 3pm and 4.15pm protecting the crown jewels! 


11am - 5pm

The Royal Cress workshop

Castle Colouring workshop

Coronation Paper Chain workshop

Family Shows

12.15pm and 2.15pm - The Frostie Show

Magic Frostie is back by popular demand with his magic, puppets and hilarious children’s entertainment.

1.15pm and 4pm - Party in the Palace

Calling all prince and princesses to join us for dancing, games and fun for all the family!

Valence House

Time Activity
10am to 5pm Crafts
10am to 5pm Garden hunt and games
10.30am Get ready with me, Tudor style
10.30am Silent disco - 1953 vs 2023
11am Music bingo
11.30am Film screening - Barking and Dagenham Past
12.30pm Silent disco - Royals vs Commoners
1pm Music bingo
2pm Film screening - Barking and Dagenham Past
2.30pm Get ready with me, Tudor style
2.30pm Silent disco - Pop Princesses vs Disco Queens
3pm Royal scandal talk
4pm Silent disco - Party classics vs Rock anthems
4pm Music bingo

Right Royal Jump About Arena - Hosted by Sharlene Carter

11am – 5pm

Don’t miss a showcase of local dance and performances. 

Time Performer
12.30pm Charlotte Inglis
1pm Dance workshop - Hip hop grooves
1.35pm Tej the Dhol drummer with DJ Bullybeef
2pm DJ Bullybeef
2.20pm Drumming workshop - Dagenham Eagles
2.55pm Tej the Dhol drummer
3.30pm Dance workshop - Hip hop grooves


On the Edge Motorcycle Stunt show - 12.45pm, 3pm and 4.15pm

Thank you to our festival sponsors

Be First

Eastbrook Film Studios

Weston Homes

Hollybrook Homes

McLaren Group

London City Airport

Mayor of London


TEB Builders

*Programme subject to change.

Bring your own picnic (no alcohol) and enjoy the the festivities!

Entry Conditions

To ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable day at the event following entry conditions apply:

  • No alcohol brought on site (licensed bar is at the event)
  • free water on site - bring your own bottle to re-fill
  • No weapons or tools on site
  • No glass on site
  • No unsealed bottles
  • No gazebos and BBQs (folding chairs are permitted)
  • No fireworks, pyrotechnics and smoke devices
  • No uncontrolled or dangerous dogs on site
  • Keep dogs on a lead at all times
  • Do not leave pets in vehicles
  • No drones on site
  • No driving on site unless in the permitted hours with a security escort
  • In permitted hours the speed limit is 5mph with hazard lights on
  • Please keep children with you at all times
  • Searches may be undertaken
  • Photography and film will be taken please see signage

Official event photography and filming will take place and will be used for all marketing and communication purposes. Photo consent forms will be completed for close-up shots of children. Please contact the Information Point if you have any concerns.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family friendly festival!

Access and Facilities


There is public car parking on site with a £2 charge to park your vehicle in the event car park. Access via Margery Road and no vehicle to be left on site after the event.

Blue Badge Holders

Free blue badge parking on site on grass.

Public Transport

The park has two transport connections serviced by the District line via Becontree station which is a 19 minute walk from the venue and Dagenham Heathway station which is a 28 minute walk from the venue.


Valence Park is a relatively flat site on grass with hard standing paths. The event has a disabled viewing platform and a hearing loop is available on site.


The site has toilets and baby change. There is a fully accessible facility with changing area, shower and toilet with ramped access and a hoist. For assistance during the event, please visit the Information Point. First Aid on site is located near the Information Point. Families attending are encouraged to visit the Information Point in order to gain a wristband in case children or vulnerable adults become separated from your group.

Local Accommodation

There is no accommodation on site, however, we have a number of local accommodation within a short distance. Travelodge Premier Inn

Street Parties and Community Celebrations

Please note that the application submission deadline has closed and we are no longer taking applications. Applications received are currently being reviewed and we will be in contact soon.

The Council are staging an event to celebrate the Coronation that we hope you will attend. Alternatively, you might decide to celebrate with your neighbours by organising a community celebration or street party.


Union Jack flag bunting


These events are a great way to get to know your neighbours, generate community spirit, and have a fun day on your doorstep.


Crowd celebrating in park watching Queens jubilee