If all the baking and cocktail making seems too much like hard work, here’s our pick of the best bank holiday street parties
1. Stockport: The Great Vintage tea party; 3 June; £7; eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com
A few miles from Manchester, the Victorian market hall will host a full day of dog shows, tea readings, bake-offs and vintage stalls.
2. London: Diamond Jubilee Festival; Battersea park; 3 June; £5; thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org
Watch the boat pageant on the thames, while enjoying the sounds of a Fifties swing orchestra and a drink from pop-up pub ‘Diamond Geezer’.
3. Leeds: Diamond Jubilee weekend street party at Harewood House; 3-4 June; £10; harewood.org
One of the grandest stately homes in Yorkshire flings open its doors to the public for a weekend of cream teas, craft fairs and frivolity.
4. Birmingham: Cannon Hill Diamond Decades party and Community games; 5 June; free; visitbirmingham.com
Join a dance class in a bandstand, see an attempt to build the tallest tier of cakes and watch a film of the 1953 coronation.
Picture credit: Rex Features