Big plans for Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in Balsall Common

Balsall Common Jubilee celebrations - Tuesday 5th June 2012
Local representatives of the Lions International charity are into the final throes of preparations for their FREE lion-sized Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in Balsall Common at The Lant Sports and Community Ground on Meeting House Lane.  Visitors to the event on Tuesday 5th June 2012, can expect a family-friendly action packed event, with many child-friendly daytime activities, followed by a festival-style Party in the Park, headlined by Take That tribute band That’s Life, performing from the clubhouse balcony as the evening draws on.


The event which is billed by the organisers as: “Family-friendly, fab, fun and FREE” is sponsored by: Carstins; John Shepherd Estate Agency; The Bugle; Mogz and Dogz; Balsall Common Parish Council; The Leisure Traveller; Southfield’s Westacre Garden and Shed Centre; TK Driveways; Westwood Hair & Beauty; Warwick Auctions (Coventry); Westwood Financial Services; The Cricket Clinic; One Stop Balsall Common; Canines in Curlers; McNamara King & Co Solicitors; Barchester Balsall Common Care Home.


The list of attractions and scheduled running times for activities and entertainment is listed below.   The event gets underway at 2pm (gates open 1.30pm):


Balsall Common Jubilee – Main Arena

All timings (where shown) are subject to change:

  • 12 noon – Opening ceremony with Kirsty Leahy (Touch FM) and Fancy Dress parade
  • 2:25pm – Zumba demonstration with Penny Smith
  • 2:50pm – Streetdance act by the all-girl Animated Dance Performance Team
  • 3:20pm – Kung Fu demonstration
  • 3:35pm – Children’s Races
  • 5:00pm – Raffle Draw


Note: There will also be a performance by Youth theatre group Dramarama outside the main arena in front of the clubhouse at 4:35pm.


Party in the Park (evening)

  • 5:15pm – Disco
  • 6:00pm – Abba Tribute (extracts from the recent shows of ‘Gimme Gimme’ Show performed by cast members from Centre Stage
  • 6:30pm – Disco
  • 7:00pm – That’s Life Take That tribute (Part 1 – from the clubhouse balcony)
  • 7:45pm – Disco
  • 8:00pm – That’s Life Take That tribute (Part 2)
  • 8:45pm – Encore/disco/exit


Free sporting activities

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Junior tennis coaching
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Adult social tennis
  • 14:30 – 15:30 Cricket – a chance for teenagers and youngsters to get in the cricket nets and test their bowling speed against the speed gun (prizes)
  • 15:30 – 16:30 Tennis – a chance for visitors to test their service speed against the speed gun
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Cricket – a chance for youngsters to play Kwik Cricket (a fun short-form variation of the game)
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Tennis – rusty racquets coaching
  • 16:10 Tug of War


General attractions

  • Facepainting
  • Hot food from Feast Catering including Butcher’s Choice Premium Hotdogs and top quality steak burgers – vegeterian options also available
  • Climbing walls
  • Bouncy Castle
  • The Bugle Surf Challenge
  • Used toy stall
  • Youth cafe
  • Soak the vicar!
  • Refreshments
  • Baby Lifeline
  • Sweets and ice creams (by Sweet Memories)
  • Jubilee tea party (with musical accompaniment by Patrick Whitfield, plus singalong)
  • BRG Choir (tranquility tent)
  • Country Market
  • Local history display by Berkswell History Group
  • Licensed bar in clubhouse (open from 2pm)
  • Tent of Tranquility



  • Berkswell History Group
  • Heart of Englan WI
  • Horticultural Society
  • U3a
  • Save the Children
  • Country Market
  • Mogz and Dogz Pets Corner (advice and information centre)
  • Middle Cottage Plants
  • Sweet Memories (serving traditional sweets, ice cream and candy floss)
  • Feast Catering
  • Baby Lifeline
  • The Cricket Clinic


Balsall Common Jubilee Prize Donations


The Lions would like to thank the many local businesses contributing prizes for the event:

  • Sage Roofing Ltd
  • Nailcote Hall (3 prizes)
  • A1 Motor Spares
  • Haigs Hotel
  • Balsall Pharmacy
  • Michaels Drinks
  • Taylors Butchers
  • Two Ten Hairdressers
  • Balsall Common Fish and Chip Shop
  • McNamara & Co
  • Jamieson Christie
  • Bengal Brasserie
  • The Cricket Clinic
  • Masala Club
  • The Railway Inn
  • Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy
  • Les Petits Anglais
  • Golfplan
  • Countrywide
  • Berkswell Cricket Club
  • The Tipperary Inn
  • The Leisure Traveller
  • One Stop


Balsall Common Jubilee Event detail

Venue: The Lant Sports and Community Ground, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry.  CV7 7GE.

Gates open 1:30pm


Balsall Common Jubilee celebrations Tuesday 5th June 2012