What's On In The Local Area

11th May

Croome Airfield Walk (National Trust)

11.00am-1.00pm

This secret airbase was where Radar was put into the aircraft of the Telecommunications Research Establishment and tested and developed to help win the war.

Walking around the various points will give you an idea of the scale of the operation. Led by an RAF Defford Museum volunteer, listen to the stories of the various sites around the airfield and grounds, the walk will take approx. 2 hours, with the opportunity to visit the museum afterwards.

11-14th May

Malvern Spring Festival

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Malvern Hills, be inspired by award-winning show gardens and take home new discoveries from amongst the exquisite plants and flowers displayed by top nurseries within the floral marquee and plant arcades. There is plenty of specialist advice on offer from celebrity gardeners and experts and a treat for foodies around every corner, celebrating the best of local produce.

12th & 13th May

Worcester Balloon Festival

A two-day festival held at Worcester Racecourse. Balloon ascents and spectacular ‘night glows’ will take place on both evenings, weather permitting, followed by fireworks displays. The Saturrday will also see a full schedule of entertainment including an American civil war re-enactment, motorbike stunts and live music.

12th & 14th May

Cotswold Festival of Steam

A two-day festival held at Worcester Racecourse. Balloon ascents and spectacular ‘night glows’ will take place on both evenings, weather permitting, followed by fireworks displays. The Saturrday will also see a full schedule of entertainment including an American civil war re-enactment, motorbike stunts and live music.

12th & 14th May

Croome Panorama Tower Open Day (National Trust)

11.30am-2.30pm

Take a peek inside one of Croome’s eye-catchers which is usually closed to the public. With fantastic panoramic views across the surrounding countryside from the top of the tower, you’ll understand why James Wyatt chose this location to build the Panorama Tower for the 6th Earl of Coventry in 1801.