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.