Previous Kings of England have had a rich history with the area, including King Charles II where Oliver Cromwell’s victory at the Battle of Worcester led to King Charles II having to flee the area to escape from Parliamentary forces. It is rumoured he had to hide in an oak tree to avoid capture!
Check out our round-up of the best events happening in Worcestershire!
Royal Tours, Tuesday 9 May at 12pm & Thursday 11 May at 2pm
Come and explore the royal connections through history, from King Stephen, who visited in the 12th Century, to King Henry II and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1158, and of course King John, who visited on several occasions, finally wishing to be buried at Worcester Cathedral.
Tours are priced at £7 per person. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day and head to the welcome desk. There will be 15 places per tour.
Hanbury Hall – Coronation Picnics
Celebrate the Coronation with the Coronation Big Lunch and bring your own picnic and blanket to enjoy in the beautiful formal gardens, the perfect place to relax on the lawn.
Challenge friends and family to traditional British lawn games including skittles, badminton, and noughts and crosses.
The perfect opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Hanbury Hall and its grounds!
Booking your tickets to Hanbury Hall is recommended but you don’t have to pre-book coronation activities.
RocKing the High Street – Bromsgrove
On Sunday 7th May, Bromsgrove will be celebrating the coronation with live music, street food and fun activities!
The main stage will be at the top end of the town, near Argos, and the event will be officially opened at 1pm by Town Crier.
Bring your picnic and make a day of it on this historic occasion in the beautiful surroundings of the forest. A Tipi will be ready to welcome you, whilst the rangers will be hosting free royal-themed children’s craft activities throughout the day. There will be a chance to win a prize with your Regal creation.
Plus all naughty pooches will be available to take in special dog training!
The King Charles House
How does a pint and pie sound in the house that King Charles II escaped from during the Battle of Worcester?
Follow in the footsteps of previous kings in this historic Worcester landmark. Enjoy locally brewed beers in front of roaring log fires.
Make sure to say hello to the King Charles spaniel!
A party atmosphere is to be expected at Worcester Racecourse! A huge range of activities on the day, from inflatables, face painting to a treasure for the children, through to great action-packed racing for the adults. The king of rock and roll will also be making an appearance!
The Fleece Inn
Join the Fleece Ceilidh Band for a right royal knees-up!
A family-friendly event and there’s no experience necessary, the caller will talk you through each dance.
The Fleece Ceilidh Band are Paul Bryan, Marc Griffiths, Glen Theobald, Graham Lee, Dave Shuttleworth and Caller, Tina Morris.
Severn Valley Railway – Dining Experiences
King’s Coronation afternoon tea on Sunday 7th May, steam ahead through the Worcestershire countryside and enjoy a traditional British delicacy on a historic steam engine.
Severn Valley Railway have launched a brand new on-board dining experience ready for the coronation weekend!
The Hadley Bowling Green
The award-winning pub is hosting a garden party to celebrate the occasion.
With Kings-style afternoon tea, live music, lawn games and a live screening of the Coronation itself.
Free for guests to come along and celebrate in a classic street-style garden party.
Hartlebury Castle – A Coronation Celebration – Fantastic Falconry
A stunning falconry display is set to take place in the castle grounds which will celebrate the King’s coronation. Visitors will also be able to view reproductions of royal costumes worn by King George III and Queen Charlotte.
King's Coronation Afternoon Tea is available Saturday 6th May only
Witness His Majesty King Charles’ coronation via a live stream, while revelling in the celebratory atmosphere with our themed afternoon tea.
Gather with friends and family and enjoy outdoor games and activities throughout the afternoon including a royal-themed treasure hunt around the grounds for children.
Themed cocktails will be available to purchase on the day as well as a Prosecco and Champagne cart so you can raise a toast to the newly crowned King.