Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 

We're celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee in style at Beeston Marina.

We've got it all going on, including the Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon on Thursday 2nd June, to Live Music over the weekend, WW2 Landing Craft Trips, Free Canoeing Sessions, and Barbecues. 

Provisional Timetable of Events


Thursday 2nd June

Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon on the Banks of the River Trent

As part of over 1500 Beacons being lit across the Country, the Beeston Marina Beacon will be lit between 9.30pm & 9.45pm.

All welcome - Free Entry

Snacks and Drinks are available from the Riverside Bar and Kitchen

Saturday 4rd June

  • Our famous WW2 Landing Craft will be giving Charity Trips on the River Trent from Beeston Marina. 

WW2 Landing Craft Trips on the River Trent. Experience a trip upstream on the River Trent aboard our famous WW2 Landing Craft. Each trip lasts up to 30 minutes, during which time you’ll get to take in the scenery along the Trent passing Attenborough Nature Reserve and Barton Island.


Proceeds are being donated to the Peter Le Merchant Trust https://www.peterlemarchanttrust.co.uk/ who are a local charity providing experiences afloat for young people, disabled and community groups. 


Whilst we aren’t charging for this experience, a suggested donation of between £5-£10 per person would be greatly appreciated and will be passed on to the Trust.


For those coming aboard, please wear sensible footwear and clothing. Arrive 10 minutes prior to your session and check-in at the Riverside Bar. If circumstances change and you’re unable to make it, please let us know. 


Places are limited, so booking is essential. 


To book your place aboard our WW2 landing craft please call in to the Chandlery or Riverside Bar and we'll book you in. 

Sunday 5th June

From 10.00am Free Canoeing Taster sessions on the River Trent at Beeston Marina hosted by the 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts. All safety equipment and instruction is provided. Just bring suitable clothing

Trips to Barton Island on the new 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts launch

12.00pm ‘Beeston Wears the Crown’ https://fb.me/e/1sAqkPFiU  at the Riverside Bar

12.30pm Riverside Parade of Boats from Beeston Lock upstream on the River Trent

12.30pm Barbecue and Live Music

For further information please download our information PDF or visit our Facebook page. 

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If you’re looking to get on to the water this Summer, then put Sunday 5th June in to your diary.

As part of the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations down by the River at Beeston Marina, the 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts are hosting Canoeing Taster sessions for all ages.


The taster sessions are fully supervised and all safety equipment is provided. You’ll just need a pair of trainers, appropriate clothing and maybe a towel and change of clothing - just in case you get splashed.


The sessions are running from 10am-1pm on Sunday 5th June on the banks of the River Trent adjacent to Beeston Marina.

The minimum age for participation is 6 years, and all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.


Have fun!

Charity donations welcome.

Any queries, just drop us a line.