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Jubilee jamboree

Take the family to the National Gallery in London during Jubilee week to track down monsters and create a golden beast, explore sparkly paintings and, on June 8 and 9, meet sculptor Felicity Powell and her sidekick, bedazzled King Belshazzar. The My Queen Elizabeth exhibition of entries to the Blue Peter Golden Jubilee portrait competition will be on show until July. Tel: 020 7747 2424.

* Make a royal crown at London's Transport Museum between June 1 and 5, create a royal collage or design a glittery taxi to match the golden ones in London streets this week. Information:

* Join the Royal Jubilee Treasure Hunt at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens near Doncaster on June 3 and 4. Information: 01302 722598.

* Experience the lavish life of the royal court in Royal Progress. On June 2 and 3 Queen Elizabeth 1 will be at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire; Charles II will be at Audley End House in Essex on July 13 and 14; and Richard III will be at Middleham Castle in Yorkshire on August 3 and 4. English Heritage, tel: 0870 333 1181;

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