Things to do in Windsor this month
Are you considering making the one-hour train trip from London for a visit to Windsor? Well, we’ve rounded up special events taking place there this month – it’s time to book those tickets
Royal Ascot, Tue 19 to Sat 23 June
At this famous, annual horse-racing festival next to Windsor Great Park, expect a daily Royal Procession, a famously strict dress code and, of course, plenty of horse-racing action.
The Queen was crowned on 2 June 1953, so to celebrate 65 years Windsor Castle is hosting ‘Crowns and Coronations’ on Saturday 23 June. Young visitors will be invited to make a crown, so they’ll feel extra regal. Then on Saturday 30 June, three sessions (11.30am/1.30pm/2.30pm) will each include live 1950s music in the State Apartments, storytelling activities and the chance to act out the Queen’s coronation. Admission to Family Saturdays included with standard castle entry.
Royal Free Singers’ 45th Anniversary Summer Prom, Sat 23 June
From 7.30-10pm, The Royal Free Singers will collaborate with a top-notch Salvation Army brass band for a big concert. It’s being held at Windsor Parish Church and tickets for this quintessentially British event cost £15.
Travelling to Windsor
Windsor is located in the county of Berkshire and is 40km (25 miles) west from London. The best way to get there from London is by catching a train from Waterloo or Paddington, to Windsor & Eton Central station. The train journey takes between 30 minutes and one hour. Find out more at www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Looking for more ideas? Find out how to have a royally good day out in Windsor here