Calling all squires and maidens!  Come to The Commandery in Worcester this August Bank Holiday, Monday 30 August, to join our Powerful Princesses and Noble Knights family fun day.

The event runs 10am – 5pm and throughout the day children can have fun following the Dragon Quest Trail, and make their own shields, amulets and crowns to protect them along their way.

Out in the beautiful Commandery gardens, all Knights and Princesses are welcome to enjoy the spectacular inflatable Fantasy Fun Run which includes an assortment of obstacles, a large bouncing area and a fantastic slide finale. Hobby horse jousting and races will also take place in the garden at 11am, 1pm and 3pm – extra points will be awarded to anyone in costume!

Helen Manning, Events and Activities Coordinator at The Commandery said “We’re really excited about our Powerful Princess and Noble Knights Day and are thrilled that our poet in residence, Leena Batchelor, has written a fantastic Dragon Quest trail for families to enjoy.  The inflatable fun run is also great fun and everyone will be able to cheer on their family members in the jousting and hobby horse racing, so put on your best costume and come and join us!”

Inside The Commandery, visitors of all ages can enjoy learning all about the history of this fascinating building through exhibitions, objects and interactives and there is also a great canal-side Café serving delicious cakes, drinks and snacks throughout the day.

The event will run 10am – 5pm on Monday 30 August, with last entry at 4pm.

Admission prices are £7.50 Adults, £3.50 children (aged 5-16), and £20 for a family (2 adults and 3 children).  Dragon Quest and crafts cost an extra £2 per child. Annual Passes are great value at £35 for a family or just £13 for families who live in Worcester.  For more information visit The Commandery webpage or call The Commandery on 01905 361821.


 Any press wishing to attend on the day should contact Helen Manning on 01905 361821.

About The Commandery

The Commandery is situated in Sidbury in Worcester.  It is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War, but for hundreds of years before this the building was used as a Medieval monastic hospital. In later centuries Tudor merchants and Georgian gentlefolk set up home here. It was used as a School for the Blind in the Victorian period and later as a printworks. Today we tell the history of this fascinating building through exhibitions, interactives and historic objects.

The Commandery is open Tuesday to Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays (10am until 5pm) and Sundays (11am until 3pm).

About Museums Worcestershire

Museums Worcestershire is the joint museum service of Worcester City and Worcestershire County Councils. It comprises three fantastic venues – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, the Commandery in Worcester and The County Museum at Hartlebury Castle.

The collections and exhibitions at our sites are many and varied, covering centuries of the county’s history right up to the present day. Thousands of objects, including the historic buildings themselves, are brought to life through innovative exhibitions and events throughout the year.