Cheers to 70 Years – help us to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

We’re delighted to launch our #CheersTo70Years activity pack to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

With an extra Bank Holiday and plenty of community events planned across Barnsley, the Jubilee is a great chance for residents and communities to come together in celebration.

The digital activity pack can be viewed or downloaded here: Berneslai Homes #CheersTo70Years Queen’s Jubilee activity pack

It has everything you need to keep the children busy during school holidays, and to plan a right royal party at home or on your street.

As Queen Elizabeth II marks seventy years on the throne, we’d love to hear our tenants’ stories of meeting the Queen, receiving royal correspondence, or having a photograph taken with her. Let us know your royal connection by emailing us at the address below.

The activity pack also contains competitions, craft activities, and recipes, so there’s something for everyone.

Children aged 5-11 are invited to enter our Design A Stamp competition; a template can be found on page 5. Entries should be emailed to before midnight on Sunday 5 June. Three lucky winners will each win a book token.

We’re also asking people to capture the weekend’s celebrations with photographs. Enter our photography competition and we’ll choose our favourites to be features in a special digital book to commemorate the occasion. Post your photographs on social media using #CheersTo70Years and tag in @BerneslaiHomes or email the address above.

There’s lots of events planned in Barnsley taking place across the extended four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. You can visit the Barnsley Council website for further details.

You can also read more about the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations here.