News release

For Immediate Release

25 April 2023


Follow the Enchanted Fairy Door trail at Worcester’s historic Commandery

Bank Holiday Monday 1 May

This Bank Holiday Monday 1 May The Commandery throws open its doors for families to enjoy a fabulous new enchanted family trail around the historical building.

Twelve gorgeous fairy doors are hidden around the museum for questers to find, and the most intrepid explorers will also discover a secret door somewhere in the glorious Commandery gardens.

Children are invited to dress up in their magical outfits – The Commandery’s team will too! Families can also decorate their own enchanted fairy door for a little bit of magic to take home.

The Commandery in the heart of historic Worcester is one of the city’s oldest buildings. Just five minutes from the beautiful riverside and situated alongside the canal it offers a brilliant day out for all the family. Visitors can enjoy the wonderful canal-side café Commandery Coffee with homemade food and drinks.

Events Officer Helen Manning says: “We are very excited to hold this bank holiday event for the first time at The Commandery. We hope it will be a magical day out for families, and the Aspire exhibition – including golden wings and holographic images – can be enjoyed around the building too!”

Opening hours on Bank Holiday Monday are 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm).

Usual admission applies, plus £3 for the trail and crafts. No need to book. Visitors with season or a Worcester Residents’ Pass have free admission into The Commandery.

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Notes to editors

Image attached shows a fairy door at The Commandery.


Opening Hours

The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester is open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sundays, 11am – 3pm. The Commandery is open on Bank Holiday Monday.

Event listing

Family Trail – Enchanted Fairy Doors

Bank Holiday Monday 1 May | The Commandery

Fairies have taken over!

Come dressed up in your most magical outfit and go on a quest around The Commandery to see if you can spot all the fairy doors… Then, decorate your own enchanted fairy door to take home with you.

Pop into the wonderful independent café Commandery Coffee by the canal to round off your visit.

Admission + £3. No need to book. Plan your visit to The Commandery and see what you can tick off the Top 10 Highlights list!


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