The Big Lunch
Communities across the UK came together to celebrate a moment in history and share friendship, food and fun for the Coronation Big Lunch, part of the official Coronation celebrations from 6-8 May 2023. We saw incredible community spirit right across the UK – and what a weekend it was!
But it doesn’t end here. You can hold a Big Lunch anytime during the year. Who needs an excuse for a celebration?
Where could your Big Lunch go?
It’s often the start of something more…
A Big Lunch can be anything from a small gathering in a garden or park to a larger party with trestle tables down the middle of your street.
All sorts of ideas and projects can start with a Big Lunch. Start simple and bring people together to share friendship, food and fun. Who knows where it might lead?
We’ve got everything you need to get started.
Organise a Big Lunch
Simple steps to help you get started.
Month of Community
Come together to celebrate what makes our communities great
Community Camp programme
Jam-packed with workshops, inspirational talks, networking and fun, the Introduction to Community…
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The Big Lunch in numbers
people joined in this year – that’s 1 in 5 of the population!
of Big Lunch organisers say that it has had a positive impact on their community
£ 0 m +
raised at Big Lunch events since 2018, with around 3/4 going to local causes
Those who make The Big Lunch possible
As a charity, our varied programme of activities and events, including The Big Lunch, is only possible due to the continuing generosity of our partner organisations.
A royally good weekend!
We invited everyone to be part of history with the Coronation Big Lunch, which took place from 6-8 May to celebrate His Majesty The King and Her Majesty the Queen’s Coronation. Thousands of events were held to share friendship, food and fun across the world. Communities across the UK celebrated incredible spirit and connection.
The impact of the Coronation Big Lunch reaches far beyond the weekend, with new friendships being made, money raised for local causes and neighbours feeling more connected to where they live.
If you’d like to download the Coronation Big Lunch pack as a commemorative item, it’s still available.
“Right away, I knew it was a great idea. We live in a close where people didn’t really know each other… it’s all about just talking to your neighbours. After, you can see the brilliant things that come from that.”Lynda, Essex
Hosting a Big Lunch outside
Green spaces like parks, gardens, woodlands or playing fields are great outdoor venues to host a Big Lunch and bring people together to share…
Big Lunch ideas for groups
These Big Lunch activities are perfect for groups and schools. They can be created before the Big Lunch or as part of your Big…
How to hold an eco-friendly Big Lunch
If you’re concerned about the impact your Big Lunch may have on the environment, help is at hand. Here’s how to hold an eco-friendly…