Summer Fun at The Commandery Worcester

Summer Fun at The Commandery Worcester

Summer Fun at The Commandery Worcester

Families have the chance to step back in time this summer at one of Worcester’s oldest buildings!

This summer children can step into the shoes of an English Civil War solider, don an explorer’s hat and butterfly net to take to the Commandery gardens as an intrepid Victorian explorer, or immerse themselves in medieval medicines and remedies with brand new Explorer Backpacks and activity booklets. The backpacks and fun activities are available throughout the summer holidays at The Commandery.

As well as firing up imaginations, the backpacks give children the opportunity to discover more about one of Worcester’s most historic sites, not only the Headquarters of the Royalists during the Battle of Worcester in 1651 but also a medieval monastic hospital and a Victorian school for the blind.

Rachel Robinson, Commandery Manager, says, “The Explorer backpacks will give children the opportunity to learn in an exciting and engaging way during the summer holidays. The Commandery has had such a varied history and it’s great that the bags give a taste of that, in an interactive and fun way! We’d love to see all Worcester children leave The Commandery knowing a bit more about their history. We are the perfect spot for school holiday activities and with the new resident pass options, it’s something affordable for families.”

Robyn Rooney, Commandery Marketing Officer, added “We understand how long the six weeks can be for families, and trying to find things to do without breaking the bank can be tricky. The Commandery is a great venue to come to no matter the weather. On the hot summer days it’s lovely to see families enjoying a picnic in the grounds, burning off some energy in the gardens or having a coffee at our café by the canal. There’s also so much to do inside that rainy days needn’t cancel your plans. Our Civil War story exhibition is interactive and fun, so there is lots to keep the little ones entertained with.”

Worcester city residents can get an annual pass to The Commandery for just £5 or £12 for a family pass.  Visit all year round, as many times as you want as well as enjoying access to our yearly events programme.


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