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Worcester is a city rich in history, from the famous production of Worcester porcelain to the heritage of King John and the Magna Carta. The city was the birthplace of Elgar, the site of the first and last battle of the English Civil War and is home to the splendid Cathedral which dates back to the 11th century.

To celebrate Worcester’s unique heritage, the Love Worcester Heritage Festival is returning to the city from Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 February. Organised by the Worcester Heritage Partnership and supported by Visit Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Worcester City Council, the festival features an exciting programme of events for all ages at some of Worcester’s top heritage attractions.

A perfect way to embrace the romance of the season, each event is themed around love; from exploring the mystery of Shakespeare’s Marriage to practising calligraphy and discovering what happens in your brain when you fall in love. There is also a wide range of exciting activities for children, perfect for half-term, including watching re-enactments of the Ancient Greeks, Viking Warriors and two World Wars, taking part in a mystery trail and craft activities.

Children and their families can also try their hands at becoming heritage detectives, by collecting secret letters from each attraction to crack a secret code. Competition forms can be obtained at each attraction or from Worcester Tourist Information Centre in the Guildhall for the chance to win an exciting hamper filled with items from around Worcester.

For more information about the Love Worcester Heritage Festival or to see a programme of the fun-filled Half Term events taking place, sponsored by Sanctuary Group, visit Visit Worcestershire is the official trusted tourism organisation for the county, which lists accommodation, places to eat and activities in Worcestershire.