MORE than 10,000 people are expect to descend on Gheluvelt Park this weekend for the Worcester Show.

The annual event sees hundreds of activities including cooking, vegetable growing, floral decorations and photography come together in one setting.

Speaking previously, chairman of the Worcester Show Gerry Leith said: "We’re looking forward to welcoming people from far and wide to our fun and action-packed family event.

"It’s all about celebrating the county’s creative talent, enjoying some great music, food and drink, and trying something new."

A portion of money raised from parking, which costs £3 per car, will donated to the Worcester Samaritans this year. The charity provides confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress and despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Michael Shrubb of Worcester Samaritans, said: "We’re delighted that the Worcester Show is supporting the Samaritans this year.

"It gives us an opportunity to meet and speak to lots of people on the day and also helps us to raise much-needed funds so we can continue to help communities in Worcestershire when they want or need our support. Please come along and say hello at the show."

One of the highlights of the event will be the judging of 120 competitive classes.

Organisers are encouraging attendees to plan ahead to minimise delays as they arrive.

Visitors are also being encouraged to come to the show on foot, by bus (the 144 stops by Gheluvelt Park) or by bike, with free secure storage next to The Pump House Environment Centre at the bottom of the park.

If you’re coming by car, look for the signs directing you to the Pitchcroft car park (WR2 2WD), which will be open from 8am to 6pm.

From the southern end of the city you’ll be directed through the Swan Theatre car park onto Pitchcroft.

If you’re coming from the northern end, go via Castle Street and Severn Terrace to the Swan Theatre car park, and then on to Pitchcroft car park.

For full details about the show, including a timetable of events on the day, go to

Contact Samaritans for free any time, on 116 123.