Worcester’s Helpful Handymen

Are you in need of a handy individual?

Fix your home up with the help of these pros…

Worcester Gardening Services

During the summer our gardens can get more overrun than a butchers’ counter during Veganuary.

Although some people love to garden, there are many people who can’t stand the sight of the trowel let alone the thought of using one, whereas other folks are simply too busy to spare the time. Thankfully for those who really can’t be bothered (or simply don’t want to) there’s the aptly named Worcester Garden Services who are always on hand to help.

David Hawker is an experienced gardener and landscaper who has turned his skills into a business that he can be very proud of. Although he can’t help with Japanese knotweed removal and law, he’s Worcester’s choice for all other kinds of gardening including the creation of custom fish ponds, patio laying and weeding.

Jim’ll Fix It

For every city there’s a handyman who has the capability to attack any job with the tenacity and ferocity of a Pitbull Terrier. Jim from Jim’ll Fix It is that kind of man. Having served the people of Worcester for years he’s built up an impressive portfolio that is as varied as it is deep. Jim’s business thrives off the number of recommendations that he receives for his sterling work which can include anything from simple gardening tasks to pressure washing and shelve fitting.

Jim offers free no-obligation quotes for all of his jobs, he’s fully covered with public liability insurance and only uses the highest quality materials to make sure that whatever job he’s doing for you, it’s the best that he’s physically capable of doing.

Sam Beardsley Carpentry

If you’ve ever heard that carpentry is an old man’s game then you’ve heard wrong. Sam Beardlsey is the new kid on the block who’s been transforming spaces all around Worcester, showing up the old boys and winning contracts left, right and centre. His work varies from commercial jobs in bars to domestic work in people’s homes. It doesn’t matter whether he’s building a bespoke outdoor shed/office or updating his parents’ kitchen, he’s always sure to apply the same level of care and attention.

Although his calendar is rarely free it’s well worth getting in touch with this young man as his passion for his work truly has to be seen to be believed.

R Holmes Plumbing and Central Heating Services

Although you might think that its a little early to be thinking about turning the heating on it might be worth having a go if you’ve not done so in a while. If you come across any issues you can always give R. Holmes a call. A reliable plumber of many years, this hardworking man travels within a 30 mile radius of Worcester delivering an excellent service at a competitive rate. He can install gas central heating in your home, install boilers and even fit your new bathroom.

Being a true professional, R. Holmes doesn’t do call out charges and offers free no obligation quotes, giving you the option to go elsewhere at your peril…

 

Fun Family Days Out In Worcester

Get the whole family out of the house this Summer!

Fancy foraging for your food or stopping this plague? Take a look at these epic activities to keep you busy this Summer…

Wildlife Wednesdays – Pond Dipping

01/08/2018

We’re in the midst of one of the hottest summers in recent years, so what better time to head out to Spetchley Park and take in some of this natural splendour? The friendly folks at Really Rural are holding 45 minutes pond dipping sessions this month so kids aged 5 and up can enjoy this fun outdoor event for £4 per child. Ticket prices includes admission to the Gardens, but adult admission must also be purchased separately on the day.

Summer Foraging Course

10/08/2018

Eric and Marlow from Wild Food UK are two men who are obsessed with foraging. They love nothing more than hunting through the great outdoors for their dinner and now they want to share what they’ve learnt with everyone else! A 2.5 hour walk starts and ends at the Star Inn, giving you just enough time to pick up ingredients to cook a tasty meal when you return. This activity is suitable for teenagers and adults.

Tread the Boards presents The Wizard of Oz

11/08/2018

The local theatrical team Tread the Boards are once more contributing another show to the Worcester Festival – this year they’ll be performing a version of the classic  ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Expect plenty of magic, costumes and spirited performances all round as the people of Worcester bring this enchanting tale to life on the stage at The Swan Theatre. Tickets are £12 for adults, U16s £10. Family tickets (2 adults + 2 kids) can be purchased for £38.

Kit Holmes with Al Greenwod

16/08/2018

There aren’t many young popular music performers today that can boast skills like Kit Holmes a multi-talented guitarist and performer with a real flair for performance. On record her music is difficult to place, but her shows are always an exhibition for her mastery over the guitar backed up with her soulful voice. She’s supported on her current tour by veteran guitarist Al Greenwood. Book early to snag a place in a pre-show guitar workshop suitable for ages 10+.

WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital Exhibition

Until 1/12/2018

Worcester is well-known for its historical heritage and World War I is just one of the periods that is particularly well represented. Until December visitors can see a unique display of items and documents from this period in the county museum focusing on the interesting story of the WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, a wonderful example of how the people of Worcester stuck together in a real time of need.

Surgeon’s Circus

30/07/2018-02/08/2018

The Infirmary at the University of Worcester used to be home to some gruesome sights, but things have changed a little since then. Throughout August visitors aged 6+ can drop in any time between 10am-2pm to get some hands on practice with the tool and equipment that surgeons use today to do their operations. Learn how to perform keyhole surgery and find out all about the exciting history of medicine with trails and stories.

Marvellous Middle Ages

31/07/2018-24/08/2018

The Commandery’s 800 year history is not one to be sniffed at, especially when you consider the huge number of battles that have taken place in and around the city. Travel all the way back to the Middle Ages at The Commandery this summer: learn how to become a monk, practice illuminated lettering or even prevent the plague! There are some great fun activities on a this summer with each one costing £3 per child, plus normal admission.