For Immediate Release
Monday 5 June 2023
Mini golf at The Commandery on Fathers’ Day weekend
Saturday 17 June, 10am – 4pm
Mini golf returns to The Commandery’s beautiful walled gardens on Saturday 17 June – an opportunity for Worcester families to enjoy a bit of friendly competition on Fathers’ Day weekend.
Outdoors in the historic grounds of one of Worcester’s oldest buildings, visitors can get stuck into a game of nine-hole mini golf. It’s the perfect way to unwind, relax and have a good giggle together outside on a June day. All the family is welcome.
Mini golf slots are available throughout the day and are pre-bookable online at museumsworcestershire.org.uk. A round of mini-golf should take about 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the size of the team.
The rest of the gardens – including the nature play area and mud kitchen – and The Commandery building can be explored before or after the game. Famous for its role as a Royalist headquarters in the final fight of the English Civil War, the Battle of Worcester in 1651, The Commandery is home to the interactive exhibition Worcester’s Civil War story. Visitors can also step into the medieval Great Hall, Tudor and Georgian rooms, and beautiful Painted Chamber.
Helen Manning, Events and Activities Coordinator at The Commandery, says: “We love bringing mini golf to The Commandery’s gardens every year – it’s a beautiful setting for it!”
Reflect on the game play in the popular independent café, Commandery Coffee, which will be open and offering fantastic homemade cakes and toasties alongside a variety of drinks. Vegan and gluten-free options are available – and so is a wonderful view of the canal.
Usual admission to The Commandery applies + £3 per person for mini golf. There is free admission to The Commandery for those with a season or Worcester Residents’ pass (£3 for golf still applies); day tickets can be upgraded when you visit.
For further information, please visit museumsworcestershire.org.uk.
Notes to editors
Images attached show:
- Someone playing mini golf in The Commandery’s gardens
- A view of the Georgian façade and gardens
The Commandery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sundays, 11am – 3pm.
On bank holidays, it is open from 10am – 5pm.
It’s back! Mini golf returns to The Commandery’s beautiful walled gardens once again.
Looking for something fun to do in Worcester on Fathers’ Day weekend? Bring the family for some outdoor fun in the spacious grounds of one of Worcester’s most historic buildings – a game of 9-hole mini golf is the perfect way to unwind, relax and have a good giggle together outside on a June day.
Slots are available throughout the day and a mini-golf round will take about 30-45 minutes.
We recommend that you arrive at The Commandery about ten minutes before your slot time to get mini-golf prepped!
Usual admission to The Commandery applies + £3 per person for mini golf. Booking is available here. Free admission if you have a season or Worcester residents’ pass (£3 still applies). Find out more about admission on the website.
Explore the rest of the gardens and building before or after your game – not forgetting the wonderful Commandery Coffee by the canal too.
The Commandery’s History
The Commandery was founded as a monastic hospital around 1085 by Saint Wulfstan, then Bishop of Worcester, to serve the needs of travellers outside the city walls and beautiful wall paintings from the 1500s can be seen on the walls of The Commandery today.
Most of the building dates form the late fifteenth century and is of timber framed construction. The Commandery was one of the last monastic institutions to be dissolved by Henry VIII in 1540. In 1651 Charles II marched into Worcester and set up his Headquarters in the city, with the commander-in-chief the Duke of Hamilton billeted at The Commandery.
The building has also been a family home, a school for the blind, and a printing works.
For more information or further images please contact Alice Benbow, Museums Marketing Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01905 361828.