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Aspire Worcester – Fashion & Wellbeing

Aspire Programme CoverALL YOU NEED TO FEEL GOOD & LOOK GOOD!

A plethora of quality fashion and wellbeing themed products, services and activities can be discovered in Worcester’s eclectic mix of independently owned businesses and big High Street names.

The new ‘Aspire Worcester’ campaign from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September is a celebration of this fantastic offering available within city centre businesses.

Find out what’s on and click on the buttons below for the individual categories or download your copy of the Aspire Worcester Programme.

 

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GUERLAIN SKINCARE

Complimentary 15 minute lymphatic drainage facial followed by a mini make over.

Date: Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th September
Time: 09.00 – 17.30
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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HOUSE OF FRASER BEAUTY EVENT

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Beauty looks, better with £10 off…

Exclusive night of pampering and fizz with House of Fraser. Indulge in beauty treatments to make overs and learn top tips from House of Frasers beauty experts. Receive £10 off when you spend £50 or more on beauty including one of their favourite products. (Gift bags for the first 50 customers)

Date: Thursday 8th September
Time: 18.00 – 21.00
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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MAKE YOUR OWN BATH BOMB WITH LUSH COSMETICS

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Drop in sessions throughout the event to make your own bath bomb with the expert Lush Cosmetics team or relax with a hand and arm massage (first come, first served).

Date: Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th September
Time: 09.00 – 17.30 (Sunday 11.00 –16.30)
Venue: Lush Cosmetics, High Street
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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ESTEE LAUDER MAKEOVER

Complimentary 3 minute make over and deluxe 10 day foundation sample.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 09.00 – 17.30
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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CLARINS GIFT WITH PURCHASE

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Relax and enjoy a free glass of Prosecco when purchasing your favourite Clarins products and also receive the exclusive Clarins gift. T&C apply.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 09.00 – 18.00
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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HAND MASSAGE WITH MOLTON BROWN

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Complimentary hand massages using luxury Molton Brown products at the Fragrance Expert department on the ground floor.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 11.00 – 15.00
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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SOPHIE WYNNE-OWEN COUTURE FASHION SHOW

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Fashion show at Alexanders to debut Sophie’s new collection of bridal, evening and occasion wear.
If you are looking for your perfect bridal gown, or perhaps an evening gown for the upcoming Christmas season then come along and see what we have to offer and what we can do for you! Drinks and nibbles on arrival!

Date: Thursday 8th September
Time: 19.00
Venue: The Brick Room at Alexanders, New Street
Tickets: £20
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sophie-wynne-owen-couture-fashion-show-tickets-26408230729

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STRIPES AW 16 FASHION SHOW

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Stripes Fashion and Beauty is a family run independent store and beauty salon in the centre of Worcester. Established in 2004, Stripes has become a destination store showcasing unique clothing, accessories and beauty products in a creative environment. Their friendly team have worked together for many years, offering styling advice and high levels of service to our customers.
The three in-store beauty rooms offer a relaxing space for OPI manicures and pedicures, waxing and REN facial treatments. Their therapists are spa-trained and offer an exceptional experience for our customers.
Join Stripes at HSBC Aspire event where you can enjoy a pamper at Stripes Beauty corner and at 8pm be inspired by looks from Stripes Autumn Winter 2016 Collections during a catwalk show. All outfits are available at Stripes store on The Foregate and online www.stripesfashion.co.uk

Date: Thursday 8th September
Time: 18.00
Venue: The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts
Tickets: Register to attend (free). See p9 for more event information
Booking: hsbc.aspire.worcester@hsbc.com

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TOPSHOP / TOPMAN FASHION SHOW

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Join Topshop / Topman for an exclusive night of glamour and upcoming trends as they present to you the must have pieces of the season at Alexanders. Welcome prosecco on arrival.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 19.00
Venue: Alexanders, New Street
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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HOUSE OF FRASER AW 16 FASHION SHOW

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Revive your wardrobe this Autumn/Winter with House of Fraser. From fur coats and glamorous eveningwear, to printed maxi skirts and leather backpacks, there’s something perfect for every occasion. Key shades for the season vary from warm biscuit hues and neutrals, to darker palettes and splashes of metallic. The collection also focuses on bold autumnal prints and accessories, available in a variety of your favourite brands including Linea and Biba.
Let House of Fraser take you through our key trends for the season including Powerful Prints, Midnight Hour and It’s all in the Detail.
From 12.00 – 16.00 create your own Mocktail with The Brickroom on the ground floor next to the Fashion show.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 14.00
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free

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CLIMB THE CATHEDRAL TOWER

Climb the 235 steps up the Cathedral Tower where on a clear day you will see spectacular views over the city centre, River Severn, County Cricket Ground, Pitchcroft, Fort Royal, Malvern, Abberley Hills and Worcestershire beyond.

Date: Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th September
Time: 11.00 – 17.00 (Sunday 12.30 – 15.30)
Venue: Worcester Cathedral, College Yard
Tickets: £4.00 per person / £2 per school child / £8
family ticket (2 adults + up to 4 children)

 

 

RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS

Run on a tread mill for a short period of time to determine the correct type of shoe you need for running.

Date: Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th September
Time: 09.30 – 17.30 (Sunday 11.00 – 16.00)
Venue: Knowles Sports, Broad Street
Tickets: Free, no booking required

 

 

BUMPER BOUNCE & RHYME

Bumper Bounce and Rhyme session open to the public on level 0.
Fun and friendly music-making sessions for pre-school children (1-4 years) and their parents and carers. No booking necessary, just turn up and join in for free.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 11.00 – 13.00
Venue: The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts
Tickets: Free, no booking required
Booking: www.thehiveworcester.org/whats-on

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HEALTHIER CHOICE, HEALTHIER YOU

 

Demonstrating how simple changes in your diet can improve your overall wellbeing and make you feel more energised. Visit the team at Cornmarket Deli who will be running a series of activities over the event days.

Date: Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th September
Time: 09.00 – 17.00
Venue: Cornmarket Deli, Cornmarket
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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FASHION THEMES FILM AT THE HIVE

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Parent and baby screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Date: Thursday 8th September
Time: 10.30
Venue: The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts (The Studio)
Tickets: £3.50
Booking: www.thehiveworcester.org/whats-on

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THE HIVE HEALTH WALKS

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Starting at The Hive, Health Walks welcomes people of all ages and abilities to take part. Walk and talk with others around a 40 minute lead trail. There will be points of historic interest allowing you to “Explore The Past” of the city along the way for you to see on your fact sheet which has been supplied by our Archive and Archaeology Team here at The Hive. The walks are run by qualified leaders and you will also have access to an NHS Health Trainer. Beginning from The Hive every Wednesday morning at 10:30am, meet outside the main entrance. No booking necessary, just turn up it’s free!
For more information contact Sue Martyr (NHS Health Trainer) on 01905 681333.

Date: Wednesday (8th – 30th September)
Time: 10.30
Venue: The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts
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Tickets: Free
Booking: www.thehiveworcester.org/whats-on

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HSBC ASPIRE HOME & LIFESTYLE EVENT

The HSBC Worcester team requests the pleasure of your company at their Aspire Home and Lifestyle Event.

Indulge in some fizz on arrival and be prepared to relax and enjoy a night of being pampered from beauty treatments to cocktails to browsing unique artwork pieces. HSBC will present to you throughout the evening two presentations on “Managing and Growing your Wealth” and “Financing your Home Needs”. Stripes will be adding a touch of 70’s inspired glamour to the night by showcasing their new Autumn / Winter casual and evening wear collection through a stunning Fashion Show at 20.00.

After Party at Primo Bar & Dining at the end of HSBC Aspire Home and Lifestyle Event from 9pm onwards. You can indulge in Primo’s tasty canapes ready from their kitchen for all guests of HSBC and participating businesses (first-come, first served), and enjoy beautiful cocktails from their talented bartenders. Discover the vibrant new
venue to drink and dine at 55 Sidbury, Worcester. For your comfort Primo have arranged a direct transfer from The Hive to Primo waiting for you outside at the rear car park (ask one of their team members for more details).

Date: Thursday 8th September
Time: 18.00 – 21.00
Venue: The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts
Tickets: Register to attend (free)
Booking: hsbc.aspire.worcester@hsbc.com

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LUNCH-TIME DE-STRESSER

De-stress with a lunch time session of Tai Chi combining deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movement.

Date: Thursday 8th September
Time: 13.00 – 13.45
Venue: McClelland Centre, University of Worcester – City Campus, Castle Street
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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STEP TEST AT CROWNGATE WITH THE MCCLELLAND CENTRE ***CANCELLED***

Come and test your fitness with The McClelland Centre team at Bell Square in CrownGate.

Date: Thursday 8th September
Time: 12.00 – 14.00
Venue: Bell Square, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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CHILL OUT AT REVITAL

Relax at Revital’s Chill out area outside their shop on The Shambles. Indulge yourself and try taster treatments including organic facials, holistic massage, reconnective healing, sound therapy, laughter yoga, reiki, reflexology and more!

When trying out a taster treatment during the event you will get entered in to a prize draw to win an organic skin care hamper (one draw per day) T&C apply.
Date: Thursday 8th September – Sunday 11th September
Time: Thursday – Saturday 11.00 – 16.30, Sunday 11.00 – 15.30
Venue: Revital, The Shambles
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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CAFE ZEST TASTER SESSION

Taster sessions with Café Zest and a complimentary coffee voucher on the second floor.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 14.00 – 15.00
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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CV WRITING & INTERVIEW TIPS

Free drop-in sessions on CV writing and interview tips to help people feel confident in looking for new employment or first job after University or College.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 13.00 – 17.00
Venue: Hewett Recruitment, Foregate Street
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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HEALTH MOT

Health MOT checks with the McClelland fitness team.
• BMI
• Blood pressure
• Body Composition Analysis

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 07.15 – 09.15 & 17.30 – 19.15
Venue: McClelland Centre, University of Worcester – City Campus, Castle Street
Tickets: Free, no booking required

 

 

RELAXATION SESSION FOR STRESSED OUT MUMS (+DADS)

Relaxation sessions perfect for stressed out mums (+dads), nervous parents to be but anyone is welcome. Offering 15 minute sessions at Me and My Friend with Peter Blake, registered Hypnotherapist at The Fold Natural Therapy Centre.

Me and My Friend will also be offering 10% discount off everything in store during 8th September to the 11th September.

Date: Friday 9th – Saturday 10th September
Time: 10.00 – 15.00 sessions
Venue: Me and My Friend, Reindeer Court
Tickets: Free, no booking required

 

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REVITAL-ISE AT EMBRACE

Revital will be offering hand massages at Embrace Boutique. Browse and be fitted for your lingerie, then enjoy a relaxing hand massage. All they ask is for a donation to their charity, the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven.
Embrace will also be donating 10% of their sales for the day to this wonderful charity.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 09.30 – 17.30
Venue: Embrace, Reindeer Court
Tickets: Free

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CLIMBING WALL BY ARMY CAREERS CENTRE

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Visit the Army display and have a go on the fantastic climbing wall in the Cornmarket! There will also be the opportunity to speak with their advisors and find out more about Army Careers.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 09.00 – 16.30
Venue: Cornmarket
Tickets: Free, no booking needed

 

 

HEALTHY EATING WITH THE BALCONY CAFE

Discussing healthy eating, sampling and recipes. The team will be answering all your healthy eating related questions.
Sampling will be on a first come, first served basis.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 10.00 – 15.00
Venue: The Balcony Café, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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HEALTHIER CHOICES

Visit the High Street stall in front of the Guildhall on Saturday and Sunday and find out more about healthier food and drink choices and businesses recognised with the Healthier Choices Food Award by Worcestershire Regulatory Services. The award recognises business owners who offer alternatives such as a choice of portion sizes and healthier menu options to cater for customers who are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September
Time: Saturday 10.00 – 15.00 & Sunday 11.00 – 14.00
Venue: High Street (in front of the Guildhall)
Tickets: Free activity

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CREATE YOUR OWN MOCKTAIL

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Create your own delicious Mocktail with The Brick Room at House of Fraser on the ground.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 12.00 – 16.00
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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JUDO DEMONSTRATIONS

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Saturday morning Judo lesson by Worcester Judo Club demonstrating Judo based games, how to fall correctly, throwing techniques and ground techniques. Opportunity for children and adults to try Judo at the drop in session on Sunday for anyone interested in having a go.

Date: Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th September
Time: 10.00–16.30 Saturday, 11.00–16.00 Sunday
Venue: CrownGate Friary Walk / Broad Street (near Mothercare)
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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NUTRI-BULLET DEMOS

Demonstrations throughout the day showcasing the Nutri Bullet with smoothie shots on the second floor.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 09.00 – 17.30
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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HERITAGE OPEN DAY AT THE INFIRMARY

A rare opportunity to visit former nurses home Mulberry House. There will be guided tours to share the history of nursing past and present and a chance to get hands on with mystery objects and explore The Infirmary building and exhibition.

Date: Saturday 10th September
Time: 10.00 – 16.00 (Tours – 11.00, 13.00 & 14.00)
Venue: The Infirmary, Castle Street
Tickets: Free, no booking required

 

 

WORCESTER HERITAGE WALK

MoRW building severn street cropped squareThis city centre walk links Worcester’s world class attractions and combines magnificent vistas and heritage sites with some gentle exercise. The self-guided walk starts at the Museum of Royal Worcester in Severn Street and follows a route via Worcester Cathedral, the flood marks wall on the river path, The Hive, The Infirmary, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester Guildhall, along Friar Street and finishes at the Commandery.

The Aspire Worcester campaign coincides with the Heritage Open Days with plenty more exciting free and special activities at local museums including the Infirmary, the Commandery and the Cathedral.

Pick up a leaflet from the Worcester Tourist Information Centre or download a copy of the walking map from http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Worcester-Heritage-Walk-4.pdf

 

Date: Daily (self-guided)
Time: Please check opening times of individual attractions to plan your visit
Venue: Starting from the Museum of Royal Worcester, Severn Street
Tickets: Free, no booking required
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FIVE WAYS TO STYLE A STOLE

Demonstrating five ways to wear this seasons Avoca stoles. When purchasing an Avoca stole you will have the opportunity to buy a pair of knee high Avoca socks for half price.

Date: Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th September
Time: 09.30 – 17.30 (Sunday 11.30 – 16.00)
Venue: Iapetus Gallery, Reindeer Court
Tickets: Free, no booking required

 

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BODY SHAPE ANALYSIS WITH COAST

Coast’s stylists will be offering throughout the day an exclusive one to one body shape analysis with a personal shop.

Date: Thursday 8th September
Time: 09.00 – 17.30
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

 

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FITTINGS & FIZZ AT EMBRACE

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Enjoy a complementary glass of fizz during your lingerie fitting. There will be 10% off all full price purchases and orders placed on the day.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 09.30 – 17.30
Venue: Embrace, Reindeer Court
Tickets: Free
Booking: Please call Embrace 01905 619031 for an appointment

 

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VINTAGE HAIR STYLE EXPERIENCE COMPETITION

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For every female customer who visits Rock Follies Vintage during the event dates will be in with a chance to win a Vintage Hair Styling experience with local Vintage Hair Specialist “Emmarella” based in Wow Hair Salon Trinity Street Worcester.

Date: Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th September
Time: 09.30 – 17.30
Venue: Rock Follies Vintage, Reindeer Court
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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DRESS TO IMPRESS WITH SKOPES MENSWEAR

Big day coming up? New job? Join Skopes on the men’s department, lower ground floor for top tips to “Dress to Impress”.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 13.30 – 13.35
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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DUNE LONDON AW SHOWCASE

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Exclusive look at the new AW trends and must have footwear trends of the season.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 14.00 – 14.15
Venue: House of Fraser, Chapel Walk, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking required

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LINEA WOMENSWEAR CAPSULE WARDROBE

House of Fraser’s expert stylists are on hand to show you how to create the ideal capsule wardrobe with all the must have pieces of the season and that essential investment piece. Meet the stylists on the Ladies department First Floor.

Date: Friday 9th September
Time: 13.00 – 13.15
Venue: House of Fraser, CrownGate
Tickets: Free, no booking needed

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For further details about local city centre businesses, please view the Worcester BID business directory and their individual websites. 

 

 

GETTING OUT & ABOUT

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PARKING OFFERS

 

CrownGate Shopping Centre

There is no need to rush your visit to Worcester city centre and CrownGate shops and eateries. CrownGate’s pay on exit car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Park for a flat rate of £1 between 5pm & 9am or take advantage of £1 all day parking on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Visit www.crowngate-worcester.co.uk for full details.

 

NCP Cathedral

For early birds NCP Cathedral Plaza car park offers all day parking for just £3.60 if you arrive between 6.30am and 9.30am for a stay up to 12 hours the same day. Visit www.ncp.co.uk for full details.

 

Worcester City Council

All day parking at Worcester City Council car parks starts from £3.50 per day. Parking is free after 9pm and only £1 at selected car parks between 7pm and 9pm. Visit www.worcester.gov.uk/parking for full details and rates at individual car parks.

 

Worcestershire County Cricket Club

Park at Worcestershire County Cricket Club in front of Premier Inn for £2.50 for 3 hours, £3.50 for 12 hours or £5.50 for 24 hours.

 

 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided at the time of publishing (August 2016), Worcester BID, businesses featured and other partners cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracies, omissions and/or changes. Any offers and activities featured are at the individual promoter’s discretion and subject to availability. Images used are for illustration purposes only. © Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) 2016.

 

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