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With the bank holiday looming, the team at Visit Worcestershire have been busy collating the best of the weekends events to keep you and the tribe entertained. With the weather looking dry (fingers crossed) there is loads to discover in Worcestershire…
This three-day free even starts on the 28th August – IWA’s Festival of Water brings a weekend of entertainment and music. As well as over 100 boats lining the canal, dressed in their festival bunting, the Festival has children’s rides including swing boats, craft stalls, food outlets, a real ale bar, an entertainments marquee with live music plus other attractions too.
There will be a chance to have a go at fishing as well as see demonstrations of a coracle and an electric punt! This is something totally different – discover more on the water this weekend.
August Bank Holiday at Hartlebury Castle will be a treasure trove of activity as the Castle holds its Swashbuckling Pirate Fun Day on Monday 30 August.
Join Captain Sharkbreath and his First Mate Ruby Cutlass to learn how to talk like a pirate, find out all about cannon drills and hear pirate tales in the Swashbuckle Sessions taking place at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1:30pm and 2.30 pm.
Visitors are invited to put on their best pirate costume – with a prize for the best dressed pirates. Pirate Day runs from 11am – 4pm and throughout the day families can also follow the pirate trail around the museum and take part in crafts including making mini pirate boats to set sail on the seven seas (no extra charge for craft activities).
If you have the need, the need for speed…then head over to Shelsley Walsh this weekend for Supercar Fest. A collection of amazing super cars will be hitting the hills of Shelsely, with live music, street food and children’s entertainment – its set to be a weekend of super thrills.
If you like an antique or have a keen eye for a bargain, then get over to the Three Counties this weekend. There monthly Collectors Fair is back with a bank holiday bang…
If you want simply the best evening, head to Sixways. Tickets still available for this stellar night with the cast of Tina. Tickets from £25.
Step back in time and discover a whole new world at the Severn Valley Railway. Choose your train and travel in a private compartment or at a reserved table as you steam through the Severn Valley with family and friends. Each day, the popular excursion trains give you the opportunity to explore the full length of the line and visit The Engine House Visitor Centre, without the worry of having to plan your day.
Plus, until September 5th, there’s so much to do for children of all ages, harking back to summer holidays from years gone by including:
Calling all knights and princesses! Come and enjoy a bank holiday ‘funday’ with interactive storytelling, archery, garden games and even some hobby horse racing!
For an extra challenge, complete the trail around The Commandery and then get stuck into our craft activities and make something fantastic to take home with you.
Hanbury Show is a biggie in the calendar, a huge celebration of Country life. The ‘Hanbury Farmyard’ will be a display of livestock along with more unusual creatures. Children’s rides, traditional crafts demo’s, historic vehicles and a horse show should be a recipe for a fun packed socialising day. Don’t miss the dog show…
If you are looking for a camp site with a difference this weekend, there are still tickets for Camping with the Cows. Based at Churchfields, you get unlimited access to the play barn, the sunflower field and the maize maze – as well as pizzas and breakfast.
A art installation of 5,000 stell ‘hope’ leaves are scattered within Worcester Cathedral. The art work is designed to honour those who have lost their lives in the Pandemic, but also to allow people to take a moment to contemplate what we have been through in the last 18 months. A poignant tribute. Lots of other things going on in the City to as part of the Worcester Festival.