28 May 2022 – 5 Jun 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend is not far away. How will you be celebrating your extended weekend? Whether you’re having a BBQ with friends and family or getting crafty with the kids, Alhambra Shopping Centre has everything you need to have a right Royal time!


An all-year programme of events has been taking place throughout the year in the UK and Commonwealth but will culminate with the Platinum Jubilee Weekend, which takes place across an extended four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June marking the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.


Alhambra Shopping Centre has plenty to keep you entertained, we are open Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 8am – 5.30pm with free parking.


Alhambra kids club

Come along to our free kid’s club, on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June, 11am – 3pm. We will have junior royal guard training, face painting, games, and crown decorating. We will also be giving out union jack flags to anyone who comes along and joins in the fun. Find out more on our kid’s club section.


In the lead up to the extended weekend we will see the return of Twisted: Barnsley’s Fantastical Beasts trail Part II – featuring six new willow sculptures  inspired by local legends – part of Barnsley Festival of Natural Art. Starting from Saturday 28th May, Alhambra Shopping Centre will host one of the new sculptures, can you guess what creature we will be displaying?

Pick up a trial map from our customer service desk on the upper level outside The Entertainer toy shop to hunt them all. It is approximately 1.5mile walk to visit all 6 town centre beasts so put on your walking shoes and get hunting!

Don’t forget to take part in the selfie challenge for the chance to win a Barnsley Gift Card. Track down the beasts, complete the challenges and send your photos to the Love Barnsley Town Centre Facebook page for a chance to win.


Get party ready with Alhambra Shopping Centre

If you’re getting party ready, Iceland has a fantastic range of fresh and frozen BBQ and party food ‘Fit for a Queen’. From Iceland’s own luxury brands to TGI Friday’s ultimate BBQ sausage there is something for everyone to enjoy. Looking for inspiration? Iceland has a collection of traditional and tasty recipes to get your taste buds tingling.


Party essentials are in abundance at Wilko with a huge range of Jubilee theme garden decorations, tableware, cake stands and even a King and Queen mug. Make a stylish addition to your dinner table with a pack of Strawberry Tea Towels and give washing up a miss with Jubilee pattern plates that make serving quiches, sandwiches, cold meats and more a piece of cake. Always amazing value at Wilko.


If making your own decorations is more your style then The Works have everything you need for hours of fun from crafting, brushing up on your Royal history and turning your garden into your children’s favourite play area with a large collection of outdoor toys.

It wouldn’t be a Jubilee Street party without some red, white, and blue bunting! The Works have a super simple tutorial and all the supplies you need to get the whole family crafting together.


Barnsley town centre will be taking part in the Platinum Jubilee’s first official event of the jubilee weekend by lighting a beacon on Thursday 2 June. The beacon will be one of over 2,033 being lit throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories in recognition of The Queen’s long and selfless service.


Several additional beacons will also be lit across the borough within local communities, so keep an eye out for further information in your local area.


You can also join in the celebrations with our amazing Barnsley Libraries who’ll be dressed to impress with royal decorations and themed activities. There will be something for everyone to enjoy including dedicated royal book displays, jubilee themed crafts and story and rhyme sessions for children and families. Visit the events page see what’s happening at your local library.

The Town Centre will be buzzing with royal activity leading up to and over the jubilee weekend, with the Glass Works and markets joining in on the action. Highlights include the construction of a magnificent sand sculpture using 20 tonnes of sand – that’s equivalent to the weight of around 1,763 corgis. Keep up to date with what’s happening in the town centre here.