Park events

Whatever the season there’s always something going on in our parks and nature reserves, from local regular community events to large annual city-wide events such as the Worcester Show.

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Forthcoming park events

Gheluvelt Park Splashpad

Please see specific opening times below.

Period

Opening Times

April - May

11:00 - 16:00 everyday

June to August

11:00 - 18:00 every day

September 11:00 - 18:00 every day
1 October - 31 March CLOSED

Gheluvelt Riverside Healthy Walk - Gheluvelt Park

*Change of Meeting point in December 2016*

When: Every Friday at 10:30 - 12:00 
Where: December 23 and 30 2016 - Meet at the Sons of Rest building in Gheluvelt Park (Pump House Environment Centre closed)
Walk Length: Walks will vary each week averaging 4.5 miles and taking approx. 1 hr 30 mins

These walks continue over Christmas and New Year, but on 23rd and 30th December 2016, please meet at the Sons of Rest building near the Lavender Road entrance to the Park.

  • Enjoy a walk through the city's parks. Everyone welcome!
  • If it's your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to sign in. Thanks!
  • Please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

The Big Christmas Swan Feed 2016

When: Monday 26 December, Wednesday 28 December, Friday 30 December, Sunday 1 January: 14:00
Where: South Quay
Cost: Free

We may take for granted the sight of the beautiful swans on the river Severn in the heart of Worcester but without the help of a few dedicated volunteers from the Swan Food Project, we may not get to enjoy this wonderful sight. The project was set up to feed the swans throughout the year but it is during the winter months when natural food is even more scarce, that it is essential that the swans get extra feed.

Why not come along and feed the swans with the nutritional pellets provided free of charge by the Swan Food Project?           

Find out more from Marilyn at The Swan Food Project

01905 354274 / 07742 295149

Facebook: The Swan Food Project

placeofpeace@tiscali.co.uk

Fruit Tree Planting at Cherry Orchard LNR

When: Sunday 11 December, 10:00 – 13:00
Where: Meet by the model railway on Waverley Street
Cost: FREE

Join us and Friends of Diglis Fields to help plant local variety fruit trees between Diglis Fields and Cherry Orchard Local Nature Reserve, finishing off the row started last year. All welcome, no experience needed, equipment and refreshments provided. Part of a project funded by Trees for Cities and First Buses.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk.

Friends of St Peter’s Parks – Community Litter Pick!

When: Monday 12th December 2016 10:30 – 13:00
Where: Meet on site near the Tesco play area.
Cost: FREE!

The Friends Group are continuing to meet on a six weekly basis with other community stakeholders to clean up St Peter’s! All PPE and equipment provided but please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Tea and biscuits for all volunteers!

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Fort Royal and Commandery Healthy Walk

*Change of Meeting point for Dec 2016 - Jan 2017*

When: Every Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30
Where: 27 December 2016 to 31 January 2017 - Meet at the Edgar Tower, Worcester Cathedral
Walk Length: Walks will vary each week averaging 1 hour.

These walks continue throughout Christmas and New Year, but walks from 27th December January 2017 will meet at the Edgar Tower at the Cathedral.

Enjoy a walk through some of the City's green spaces and enjoy a well earned cuppa at the end. Everyone welcome!

If it’s your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 mins early to sign in. Thanks!

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Swan Sanctuary Working Parties

When: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 12:30 (NO Working Party DECEMBER 2016) 18 January, 15 February, 15 March 2017
Where: Meet at the north end of Bromwich Parade, near the main road bridge.
Cost: FREE

Join Swan Food Project volunteers to help with various practical tasks to help the swans and other wildlife. Tasks could include cleaning & weeding the bridge steps and boathouse steps, trimming shrubs to give swans safer & easier access to river. Those who wish to can stay after coffee to help with the swan feeding at 12:30, which would take about 30 minutes. Tools provided.

For more information contact Marilyn McCarthy placeofpeace@tiscali.co.uk or greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Carols in the Arboretum

When: Saturday 17 December 16:00 – 17:00
Where: Westbury Street Pocket Park
Cost: FREE, donations welcome.

Residents are invited to join the Arboretum Resident’s Association for carol singing with acoustic accompaniment in the recently refurbished Westbury Street Pocket Park. Festive refreshments available, donations to St Richard’s Hospice and Worcester Food Bank welcomed.

Winter Solstice Lantern Making

When: Sunday 18 December 2pm to 4pm and Wednesday 21st December 11am to 1pm
Where: The Commandery
Cost: £2 per child

Make a lantern to bring along for the procession at the Winter Solstice event on 21st December in Fort Royal Park.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Book via the Commandery on 01905 361821 or email commandery@worcestershire.gov.uk

Friends of Warndon Villages – Christmas celebration at Lyppard Hub!

When: Tuesday 20 December 2016 10:30 – 13:00
Where: Meet at 10:30am at Lyppard Hub, Warndon Villages.
Cost: FREE!

At this session the Friends Group will be working on a section of ancient hedgerow that has been previously coppiced and then to celebrate Christmas having a mini Christmas party in the Lyppard Hub! There will most likely be a host of home baked goodies just waiting to be devoured… feel free to come and join the fun. Everyone welcome, all tools and PPE provided.

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Winter Solstice

When: Wednesday 21 December 3pm to 5.30pm
Where: Fort Royal Park
Cost: FREE

A family friendly celebration of light and dark, join the Friends of Fort Royal Park for an alternative celebration.

Help to build the giant Sun and Moon puppets, put Solstice wishes on leaves for burning in the Solstice Fire, make hats and masks, see the sunset over Worcester Cathedral and walk the Candle Labyrinth

For more information email us at greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Friends of St Peter’s Parks – Fruit Orchard Creation!

When: Thursday 19th January 2016 10:30 – 13:00
Where: Meet on site in Battenhall Park near the play area.
Cost: FREE!

The Friends Group are beginning an exiting project to plant a fruit tree orchard in Battenhall Park, St Peter’s. This will include installing a Chestnut Paling fence and planting 12 semi-mature Fruit Trees.  All PPE provided but please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Tea and biscuits for all volunteers!

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Regular events

LivFit Fitness Camps

When: *New times from September* Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30am and 6:30pm, Saturdays 9:00am
Where: Diglis Playing Fields
Cost: £5 per session, first session free

Booking recommended. Contact train@livfitness.co.uk or 07984630764 to book your spot. More information on Facebook.

Fort Royal and Commandery Healthy Walk

When: Every Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30
Where: Meet in the Commandery Shop
Walk Length: Walks will vary each week averaging 1 hour but always start and finish at the Commandery.

Enjoy a walk through some of the City's green spaces and enjoy a well earned cuppa at the end. Everyone welcome!

If it’s your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 mins early to sign in. Thanks!
Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups on the Walking For Health website.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Train Commando Fitness

When: Tuesday and Saturday mornings 9:00 – 10:00
Where: Gheluvelt Park, meet near the Pump House
Cost: £5 per session, first session free

Outdoor fitness sessions suitable for all ages and abilities.
More information at Train Commando website or contact James on 07714 283758.

Friends of Warndon Villages – Volunteer days

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month 10:30 – 13:00
27 September, 25 October, 22 November
Where: New volunteers meet at 10am at Lyppard Hub, Warndon Villages.
Cost: FREE!

The Friends of Warndon Villages Group are venturing into new and exciting projects to completely overhaul selected green spaces in Warndon Villages. This will includes a range of practical tasks as identified by the group. All tools and equipment provided, just bring appropriate clothing and boots.

Drinks and biscuits for all willing volunteers!

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk
Friends of Warndon Villages on Facebook.

Swan Sanctuary Working Parties

When: Third Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 12:30
21 September, 19 October, 16 November
Where: Meet at the north end of Bromwich Parade, near the main road bridge.
Cost: FREE

Join Swan Food Project volunteers to help with various practical tasks to help the swans and other wildlife. Tasks could include cleaning and weeding the bridge steps and boathouse steps, trimming shrubs to give swans safer and easier access to the river. Those who wish to can stay after coffee to help with the swan feeding at 12:30, which would take about 30 minutes. Tools provided.

For more information email Marilyn McCarthy or greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk
Book online

Warndon Healthy Walk

When: Every Thursday at 10:30am - 12noon
Where: Meet at Warndon Communtiy Centre (Shap Dr)
Walk Length Length: approx 2 miles / 45 mins
Shorter walk: (under 30min) On the second Thursday of each month

Please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. If it's your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to sign in. Thanks!

Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups on the Walking For Health website.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Fort Royal Gardening Group

When: First Thursday of the month, 10:00 – 12:30
Where: Fort Royal Park & Commandery Gardens
Cost: FREE

Join the Park Keeper and a friendly group of volunteers to look after the Commandery Gardens and Fort Royal Park. Share skills and knowledge with like-minded people while carrying out tasks such as weeding, sowing, planting vegetables and bedding plants, followed by a cup of tea. No experience needed, tools and gloves provided, please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. Meet in the Commandery Shop.

For more information email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Friends of St. Peter’s Parks - Volunteer Days

When: First Thursday of every Month, 10:30 – 13:30
Where: Various locations within St. Peters Parish
Cost: FREE

The Parish of St Peter's wants to enhance the use of its many open spaces. Volunteer days are held on the first Thursday of every month. The work is a mix of seasonal practical work and community engagement projects. Tools and gloves provided, please wear suitable clothes for the weather and sturdy footwear. Drinks are provided but don't forget your lunch!

Please see individual events near to the date for details.

Booking is not essential but recommended. Book online

For more information email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk or phone 01905 752960

Gheluvelt Riverside Healthy Walk - Gheluvelt Park

When: Every Friday at 10:30 - 12:00
Where: Meet at the Pump House Environment Centre every Friday
Walk Length: Walks will vary each week averaging 4.5 miles and taking approx. 1 hr 30 mins

Enjoy a walk through the city's parks. We always start and finish at the Pump House. Everyone welcome! If it's your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to sign in. Thanks!

Please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. Refreshments available at the Pump House.

Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Kids Run Free

When: First Saturday of each month, 8:45 – 10:00
1 October, 5 November, 3 December
Where: King George V Playing Fields (Brickfields Park)
Cost: FREE

Kids Run Free is a charity which organises regular running events for children aged 0-16. Their mission is to support children to realise their potential through sport, helping them to become happier, healthier and more confident. The events are based on personal achievement rather than competition.

For more information and to register visit the Kids Run Free website.

Trotshill Orchard Group – Volunteer days

When: Third Saturday of most months 10:00 – 13:00
(15 October – Apple Pressing at LYPPARD HUB 11:00 – 15:00), 19 November
Where: Meet at 10am on site, end of Trotshill Lane East, Warndon Villages.
Cost: FREE!

The Trotshill Orchard Group continues to successfully manage and enhance a stunning Fruit Tree Orchard located on Trotshill Lane East in Warndon Villages. This work includes a range of practical tasks as identified by the group. All tools and equipment provided, just bring appropriate clothing and boots. Drinks and biscuits for all willing volunteers! No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk