IN the UK, the clocks will be winding back an hour this Sunday.

For many, this will mean an extra hour in bed and a well-deserved lie in but some people might want to spend their extra hour more fruitfully.

Luckily, there are plenty of things to do right here in Worcester, from supporting small businesses to heading to some of the city’s beauty spots.

Here is everything you need to know about the clocks going back- including some creative ways to spend your extra hour:

When do the clocks go back?

On Sunday 25th October at 2am the clocks will go back an hour.

This means that it will go back to 1am while many of us are likely to be sleeping.

Clocks on the majority of phones and laptops are likely to reset themselves- but don’t forget to manually adjust any clocks or watches or you might find yourself running late for any appointments.

How to spend your extra hour in Worcester

Do some online shopping

We might only be in October- but it’s never too early to get your Christmas shopping list started.

You could use your extra hour off doing some online shopping and gift inspiration- failing that, you could always treat yourself to an item or two.

However, have you also considered shopping locally and supporting smaller business with your shopping ventures?

Sheila Hoggarth is one seller from Worcester who makes reusable face masks by hand.

Worcester News: Minnie Mouse and Toy Story face mask (Photo: Etsy/ Sheila Hoggarth)Minnie Mouse and Toy Story face mask (Photo: Etsy/ Sheila Hoggarth)

Each of her masks are made with cotton or a poly cotton material. They also have a removable nose wire, meaning they can be worn by glasses wearers.

They are currently priced at £5 per mask and come in a variety of bright designs.

However, it’s important to note than none of these facemasks are medical grade.

If you want to explore her online shop further, then visit Etsy.

Carve a pumpkin

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to carve some pumpkins with the kids and start decorating you house.

While you could buy one from your local supermarket, another fun idea is to head down to your local pumpkin patch and choose your own pumpkin.

Clive’s Fruit Farm in Willingsworth, Worcester, is just one great pumpkin farm in the region to visit.

As well as regular orange pumpkins, there are also some white pumpkins to add to your picking collection.

Best of all, no booking is required to pick your own pumpkin at this farm.


However, there will be some strict rules in place to ensure everyone is safe during the pumpkin picking experience.

Pumpkins are individually priced but there is also be a £2 entry fee.

To find out more, visit the Clive’s Fruit Farm website.

Get some reading done

When was the last time you sat down with a book and simply got lost in the story?

Sunday is the perfect time to rediscover your love of reading without the excuse of not having enough time as you have a whole extra hour.

There are plenty of local authors to consider when perusing the book shelves.

Alison May is one local author with some thought provoking books on the market.


One of her latest books, All That Was Lost, is described as a story of love and loss with a lot of other diverse themes to unpack.

She was shortlisted for the Love Stories Award back in 2015.

Go for a walk

While it might seem like a mundane way to spend your extra hour on Sunday, walking gives you a chance to explore some of the region’s best beauty spots.

If you’re looking for an easy walk that you can do in under an hour, then you have to try the Worcester City River Walk.

On this route, you find yourself heading around the cathedral and past Digils House Hotel- here you can stop for a quick pint and bite to eat.

Worcester News: The River Severn and Worcester BridgeThe River Severn and Worcester Bridge

(Photo: Geograph/ Lewis Clarke)

Carry on the route and you will find yourself at the river, when you might be lucky enough to see the swans.

Escape from a room in sixty minutes

With your extra hour off why not try at something a little bit different?

With an escape the room game, you have sixty minutes to escape from a locked room by solving various puzzles.

Cyber Q Escape Rooms in Worcester is one great Escape Room venue on Lowesmoor Wharf, Worcester.

(Credit: Google Maps)

They have six escape rooms themes to choose from; Operation Deluge is one of the harder escape rooms and your role is to deactivate the ‘bombs’ before they explode.

For something more light-hearted and easier, Alice in Worcesterland throws you into the world of the Lewis Carroll novel.

Prices range from £36-£84.

Book your escape room online.

How are you going to spend your extra hour this weekend? Let us know in the comments.