Half-term fun on offer at Guildhall - The Worcester Observer

Half-term fun on offer at Guildhall

Worcester Editorial 23rd Oct, 2017   0

THE MAYOR of Worcester is throwing open the doors to the Guildhall for a Family Fun Day.

A half term treat for children, parents and carers will take place on Thursday from 10am to 3pm with face painting, games and sports with a bouncy castle taking centre stage.

There will also be opportunities to step back in history and visit the famous holding cells, used when the Guildhall originally housed the courts of justice.

For many years, the Court Room witnessed scenes of high drama. Prisoners, many of whom were sentenced to death, were led up to it through a trap door in the middle of the floor, and once sentenced, were taken down again to await their fate.

Entry to the Family Fun Day is free, with opportunities to donate to the Mayor Coun Steve Mackay’s charities: Headway, Victim Support and Onside Advocacy.

Coun Mackay said: “Our Family Fun Day is a great opportunity for Worcester’s younger residents to let their hair down and have some half term fun – without it costing their parents an arm and a leg.

“The Guildhall is a really beautiful building with an incredible history – so if you’ve never visited before, then do come along and enjoy everything which it has to offer.”

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