This half term Worcester has got you covered for fun activities, from Where’s Wally to spooks, scares and ghost stories.

One of Worcester’s oldest buildings is the place to go for Halloween activities. The Commandery, Worcester has over 800 years of history, making it one of the best places to go for spooky activities this October. From Tuesday 27 October through to Friday 30 there will be safe spooktacular events for all the family to enjoy during the half term break.

Children of all ages can enjoy the Ghoulish Ghost Trail and Creepy Craft Bags.

Explore the Commandery and hunt out ghosts and ghouls in the new interactive trail and make your very own spiders web with the takeaway craft bags.

From starting life out as a monastic hospital in the middle ages to later becoming the Royalist Headquarters during the Battle of Worcester, the deciding battle of The English Civil War in 1651, The Commandery has seen it’s fair share of bloodshed and the macabre. There have been a number of rumours surrounding the building’s supernatural mysteries, and on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 visitors will be able to discover more about the gruesome past of The Commandery and make up their own mind about the potentially spooky happenings.

The gates of The Commandery will be open after dark for the annual ghost tours. Guests will be able to hear stories of the building’s past, hear about the rumours of mysterious activity and learn more about it’s bloody history.

Families can enjoy the ghostly trail and craft bags for just £3 per person, standard admission applies, and Worcester residents can enjoy year round visits to The Commandery with the resident passes that start for £5 for individuals or £12 for a family.

For the grown-ups there are The After Dark Ghost Tours, which need to be booked in advance and tickets are limited. Tickets for the Ghost Tours are £10 per person and not suitable for anyone under 16.

If this is all a bit too scary for you why not experience Where’s Wally? Families will be able to visit the Art Gallery & Museum to hunt for Wally among the collections on display, as well as spell out a spooky phrase with letters hidden around the museum, and receive a special “I found Wally!” bookmark on completion of the search. They will also have the chance to enter the national Where’s Wally? Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition to win a bundle of Where’s Wally? goodies. Available until 31 October.

Both venues have been awarded the Good to Go accreditation from Visit England and are Covid secure. There are a number of new safety measures in place, and the full details can be found on their website

Meanwhile, Chocolate Deli in New Street will welcome all ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and witches for a Halloween themed afternoon tea. Make sure you book by calling 01905 611324.

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