FAMILIES have the chance to step back in time this summer at one of Worcester’s oldest buildings.
This summer children can step into the shoes of an English Civil War solider, don an explorer’s hat and butterfly net to take to the Commandery gardens as an intrepid Victorian explorer, or immerse themselves in medieval medicines and remedies with brand new Explorer Backpacks and activity booklets.
The backpacks and fun activities are available throughout the school summer holidays at The Commandery.
As well as firing up imaginations, the backpacks give children the opportunity to discover more about one of Worcester’s most historic sites, not only the Headquarters of the Royalists during the Battle of Worcester in 1651 but also a medieval monastic hospital and a Victorian school for the blind.
Manager Rachel Robinson, said: “The Explorer backpacks will give children the opportunity to learn in an exciting and engaging way during the summer holidays. The Commandery has had such a varied history and it’s great that the bags give a taste of that, in an interactive and fun way!
“We’d love to see all Worcester children leave The Commandery knowing a bit more about their history. We are the perfect spot for school holiday activities and with the new resident pass options, it’s something affordable for families.”
Worcester city residents can get an annual pass to The Commandery for just £5 or £12 for a family pass.