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.

Worcester Parks Tennis League​

When: 22 March-16 May; 7 June-1 August: 23 August-17 October​
Where: Any court that suits both players, including the park courts in Worcester & Norton Parish Hall
Cost: £18 per 8 week round​

An easy way for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards to play friendly, competitive singles. Players are organised into groups of a similar level and arrange their own matches. Everyone who completes 3 matches by half way receives a free can of balls. Group winners get a prize!   

For more info/ to book contact  https://localtennisleagues.com/worcesterparks​

Bands in the Park at Gheluvelt

When: 14:00 – 16:00, Sundays, various dates, see below
Where: Gheluvelt Park Bandstand
Cost: FREE

Enjoy an afternoon of live music in the park.

  • May 27th: Bewdley Concert Band
  • June 10th: Nailsworth Silver Band     
  • June 24th: Worcester Concert Brass Band
  • July 8th: Celebration Reed & Brass Band
  • July 22nd: Blackwell Concert Band
  • August 5th: Shipston Town Band
  • August 26th: Tenbury Teme Valley Band

For more information email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk or phone 01905 722233

Bands in the Park at Cripplegate

When: 14:00 – 16:00, Sundays, various dates, see below
Where: Cripplegate Park, near Sons of Rest building.
Cost: FREE

Enjoy an afternoon of live music in the park.

  • May 6th: Gloucestershire Excelsior Band
  • May 20th: Sauce City Jazzmen
  • June 3rd: Central England Concert Band
  • June 17th: Bromyard Symphonic Wind Band
  • July 1st: Ledbury Community Brass Band
  • July 29th: Jazz Friday Big Band
  • August 19th: Malvern Hills District Brass Band
  • September 2nd: Chase Jazzmen

Refreshments available in the Sons of Rest building, sold in aid of local charitable organisations.

For more information email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

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.