The Mayor of Worcester | Family Fun Day at Worcester's Guildhall
The Mayor of Worcester is hosting a free-to-enter Family Fun Day at the Guildhall as a summer treat for local children, parents and carers.
On Saturday 18 August from 10.00am to 3.00pm, committee meetings at The Guildhall (High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY) will make way for fun and games, face painting, glitter tattoos, sports – and a bouncy castle taking centre stage in the historic building.
Visitors will be asked to make a small donation to the Mayor’s charities for the bouncy castle, face painting and glitter tattoos.
The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Jabba Riaz, said: “With the summer holidays in full swing, this is a great chance for local families to enjoy fun and entertainment in one of Worcester’s most iconic buildings. I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard to set up this great day, especially BEEZ Bouncy Castle Hire, who have donated a bouncy castle free of charge for the day.
“If you’ve never visited the Guildhall before, this is a great chance to discover a really beautiful building in the heart of Worcester with an incredible history. We’ll be running free tours, and you’ll even be able to go into spooky cells under the main building.”
The famous holding cells are a reminder of the Guildhall’s origins as Worcester’s courts of justice. For many years, the building’s Court Room witnessed scenes of high drama. Prisoners, many of whom were sentenced to death, were led up to it through a trap door in the middle of the floor, and once sentenced, were taken down again to the cells to await their fate.
Find out more about this and many other fun stories about the Guildhall’s colourful history in the tours available as part of the Family Fun Day.
The day will also include an opportunity to be photographed with the Mayor and his Sword Bearer, in return for a donation to the Mayor’s charities.
This year the Mayor is raising funds for St. Richard’s Hospice, Worcester Community Trust and Worcester Live.
During the Family Fun Day, Worcester Live will be staging a range of musical performances outside the Guildhall, as part of the Worcester Festival.
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