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. June marks a whole Month of Community, where you can get together and celebrate 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?
Month of Community
The Month of Community is a time to come together to celebrate everything that makes our communities great. It takes place in June with our amazing partners running events and initiatives running all throughout the month.
Why not bring your community together and hold a Big Lunch in June? 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
Six ways to keep The Big Lunch spirit alive
The Big Lunch is a cracker of an event, with huge numbers…
Recipe ideas suitable for every occasion, whether you need easy make-ahead recipes…
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
Coronation Big Lunch celebrated by millions
The numbers are in… almost 1 in 5 people took part in the Coronation celebrations with a Coronation Big Lunch!
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…