The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch

The UK’s annual thank you celebration for neighbours and community!

Host a Big Lunch at Christmas

Every June, The Big Lunch brings millions of people together to share friendship, food and fun for the UK’s annual celebration for neighbours and communities. It’s a simple idea that has a lasting positive impact on those who participate. This year, we’re encouraging people to join in with The Big Lunch at Christmas too, to celebrate our connections and keep our communities cosy.

Share food, friendship and festive fun with your community - we've got everything you need to get started!

Find out more



The Big Jubilee Lunch was held from 2 – 5 June 2022 and was a roaring success.

Discover the highlights

Did you take part? If so, we want to hear all about it! Please send in your stories and photos here. 

But, it wasn't over then! June marked a whole Month of Community, where people got together and celebrated everything that makes our communities great! You can hold a Big Lunch anytime during the month, or year. Who needs an excuse for a celebration? 

You can download your free online Big Lunch pack here, full of tips and inspiration for you to organise your special day. And there are plenty more resources below for you to browse. 

Happy Big Lunching! 

An immersive workshop experience either online or at the Eden Project Cornwall.

Big lunch street party with families.

Top tips and easy steps to follow, to make the organising a piece of cake!

Photo of children experimenting with chalk street art

Wondering how to close a road, whether you need insurance or what do do if it rains? We've got you covered with these simple guides.

The Big Lunch written in chalk.

There’s a Big Lunch for everyone: top tips on how groups, charities, workplaces, councils, schools and housing associations can get involved… 

Not just a weekend, there's a whole Month of Community to get together and celebrate everything that makes our communities great. Find out more...

Nextdoor is an online platform for neighbourhoods - a great way to meet local people and organise your Big Lunch!

We've teamed up with More Human to create a new online tool that helps you organise a brilliant Big Lunch in just five minutes!

Kids getting ready for The Big Lunch

Activity ideas, lesson plans and the official Big Jubilee Lunch badge - we have something for all ages and stages!