Summer in Worcester – Worcester BID brings a pop-up park to the city for all to enjoy

Worcester BID has installed a ‘Pop-up Park’ in Cathedral Square this summer; the perfect place for friends and family to enjoy some much-needed rest and recreation.

Entry is free and there is a packed programme of activities on offer from Worcester City Centre businesses to keep everyone entertained, from picnics and story time for little ones, to yoga and gin for adults. And, of course, there’s a feast of foodie fun on offer for the county’s gastronomes, including junior chefs.

Phoebe Dawson, Chief Executive of Worcester BID, said: “Worcester BID works hard to ensure that our city is a vibrant place to visit. The Pop-up Park is a great initiative to bring people together and we’re delighted to offer a lively programme of events, supported by local businesses, which will bring friends and families to Worcester this summer.”

The magic started on Saturday 6 July when The Hive took over the park, with aspiring wizards and witches taking part in a special Harry Potter day. The spectacular book-themed Worcester Carnival then travelled through the city.

The fun doesn’t end there as there are more exciting activities planned throughout the summer. In August, adults can get their ‘om’ on at ‘Yoga in the Park’ from Fitness for Less or enjoy a cheeky drink at ‘Gin in the Park’ from the Cosy Club (Thursday 22–Monday 26 August).

Children can bring their teddies along for a picnic in the Pop-up Park with the Royal Porcelain Works, and Yo! Sushi is running a Mini Ninja Sushi School.

Gourmets will be glad to hear that Worcester Food Festival returns on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July.

The streets will be packed with stalls selling delicious food and drinks to sample and take home and, new for this year, the festival will hand over its kitchen to the talented Great British Bake Off chefs. Val Stones, GBBO star from 2016, will also be running the junior ‘bake off’ competition, where young bakers are encouraged to come and show off their talents. For more details, please go to

The Pop-up Park will be in place from Wednesday, July 3 to Saturday, August 31. For full activity listing at the park, please visit or follow Visit Worcester on Facebook.

For more information, please contact Sam McCarthy, Project Lead, at 01905 731612.