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.

To be the first to know about up-coming events, activities and attractions at the parks in Worcester, sign up to our mailing list or follow Worcester Parks on Facebook!

If you would like to hold your own event in one of our parks please visit our holding your event in a Park or Green space page.

Forthcoming park events

Gheluvelt Park Splashpad

Please see specific opening times below.

Period

Opening Times

April

11:00 - 16:00 weekends only

May to Mid-June 11:00 - 16:00 every day

Mid-June to August

11:00 - 18:00 every day

September 11:00 - 16:00 every day
October - March CLOSED

Please note that parking is very limited at this end of the park. Please be considerate to local residents by using the free car park on Waterworks Road.

White Ribbon Campaign

We're inviting Worcestershire Men, Women and Children to sign up and SAY 'NO' to domestic abuse and sexual violence. Our target is to sign up 10,000 people in Worcestershire, showing their support for the campaign. By signing up, you'll be showing you're strong enough to SAY NO to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Whilst nationally, White Ribbon UK is focused on ending violence against women and girls and is directed at men, we in Worcestershire want to eliminate violence against all sexes, recognising that it has devastating effects on women, men and children. Please join thousands of others by giving us your pledge to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and the effect it has on its victims. Please encourage your friends and family to sign up too. By pledging your support, you can make a difference.

Pledging your support is easy and FREE, just visit www.whiteribbon.org.uk. You can also become a male ambassador, a female champion or donate to the cause, details can be found on the website.

Please look out for information on our forthcoming event on the 25th November in Worcester City Centre.

If you are concerned about domestic abuse and need advice you can call the Helpline on 0800 980 3331

Santa Dash!

When: Sunday 16th December 9am for a 10.30 start
Where: Riverside
Cost: Adults £15, U16’s £10

Join St Richard’s Hospice for a 2 mile festive, family friendly, fun-run or walk. 

Starting at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, following the River Severn to Diglis and finish at South Quay with a FREE hot chocolate or mulled wine and a mince pie or chocolate brownie.

Registration from 9am for a 10.30am start.

Book now!  .. Free Santa suit for every participant!

(Please note that under 3’s will not be provided with a Santa suit)

We ho-ho-hope to see you there!

For more information and to book please visit www.strichards.org.uk

Christmas in the Park

When:  Sunday 16 December 2018
Where: Gheluvelt Park
Cost: Free (cost for additional activities inc. Santa’s Grotto)

Family Christmas event with carol singing, Santa's grotto, children’s roundabout and refreshments.

No need to book

Winter Solstice

When: Friday 21st December, 3pm to 5.30pm
Where: Fort Royal Park
Cost: FREE

A free family friendly celebration of light and dark between 3pm and 5.30pm

(Please Note: All children must be accompanied by an adult)

Come with your own lantern or a torch for the Procession of Light, put Solstice wishes on leaves for burning in the Solstice Fire, see the sunset over Worcester Cathedral, Children’s Crafts, Refreshments.

For more information please contact:

Tel: 01905 722233 or email: greenspaceevents@worcester

No need to book, just turn up and enjoy the evening!

Regular events

Trotshill Orchard Group 

When: third Saturday of most months 10:00 – 13:00.
Where: on site, Trotshill Lane East
Cost: FREE!

A range of practical tasks to maintain the Orchard and public right of way through site as identified by volunteers and City Council Community Engagement Team. This event is partially self-managed (volunteer-led). Feel free to come and join the fun. Everyone welcome, all tools and equipment provided. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Trotshill Orchard Group – Volunteer days

When: 3rd Saturday of most months 10:00-13:00 
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

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

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Friends of Warndon Villages (FoWV)– Volunteer days

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month 10:30 – 13:00
Where: Meet on site in Warndon Villages or at Lyppard Hub (check email or FaceBook for location).
Cost: FREE!

The Friends of Warndon Villages Group are an active volunteer group based in Warndon Villages aspiring to enhance the many public open spaces and green network within the area.  Activities include various planting, installing park furnishings, pruning trees and vegetation and anything else as required! Tasks are identified by volunteers in liaison with the Parish Council and City Council Wardens.Tools and gloves 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
Friends of Warndon Villages on Facebook.

Swan Sanctuary Working Parties

When: Third Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 12:30.
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

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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 (FoSPP) - Volunteer Days

When: Every first Thursday of every month 10:30 – 13:00
Where: Meet on site in St Peter’s, check email or FaceBook for location
Cost: FREE

The Parish of St Peters wants to enhance the use of its many open spaces. Volunteer days are held on every 1st Thursday of the 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 

British Military Fitness sessions

Where: Kings George V Playing Fields
Times: Every Thursday 7-8pm and Sunday 9.30-10.30am
Cost: First session is completely free, then memberships start at £26 per month

British Military Fitness classes take place in the great outdoors in parks throughout the UK. Every BMF class is different, caters for all fitness levels, and our military-trained instructors guarantee results. Participants will be challenged, motivated, and above all, have serious fun.

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

Christmas Update – No change over the Christmas period.

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Worcester Canal Group Litter picks

When:  Usually the Last Saturday of each Month, 10:30 – 12:00 (contact Matt Jenkins in case of changes to dates) 
Where: Meet in Lansdowne Park off Lansdowne Road
Cost: Free

Join the Worcester Canal Group volunteers for our regular litter pick along the canal towpath, covering the canal between locks 4 and 5. All equipment is provided, although please wear suitable clothes. Afterwards some of us have a drink in The Chestnut Inn.

Contact: matthewjenkins@worcestershire.gov.uk. Booking not required.