Oak Apple Day celebrations are returning to Worcester on bank holiday Monday 27 May, complete with a full day of activities.

The event is being held at the historic location of The Commandery, and it will bring history to life on Monday, May 27 from 10am until 4pm.

The Commandery, which is renowned for its breathtaking Grade-1-listing, as the Royalist Headquarters during the Battle of Worcester, will be bustling with entertaining history-based activities. Reenactors, military demonstrations, and intriguing history talks are scheduled to take place during the bank holiday, and it promises to offer visitors a memorable experience.

Visitors can anticipate watching musket firing set against the backdrop of the beautiful walled gardens while children will have the opportunity to take part in pike drills throughout the day.

For those interested in history, people from the Battle of Worcester Society and Worcester Reenactors will offer fascinating insights into the Civil War period.

There will also be a short walking tour for visitors to Fort Royal Hill, where fighting took place in 1651.

Oak Apple Day is a time-honoured spring tradition that commemorates the monarchy’s restoration in 1660 after the English Civil War. This celebratory day has enormous significance for the city of Worcester, the site of the Civil War’s deciding battle back in 1651.

Helen Manning, events and activities coordinator at The Commandery, said: “Oak Apple Day is a fun spring celebration for all the family to enjoy, and it brings to life some of the amazing stories from The Commandery’s history.”

Attendees planning to experience Oak Apple Day this year do not need to book in advance.

The usual entry admission applies, and those with a Commandery season ticket or Worcester Residents’ pass have free admission.

For residents without an annual pass, they can sign up on Oak Apple Day and secure free admission to The Commandery for the entire year.

For those planning to spend the day soaking up history, the canal-side independent café, Commandery Coffee, will offer homemade cakes and toasties.

For additional information, please visit: Oak Apple Day at The Commandery | Bank Holiday Monday 27 May – Museums Worcestershire