Commandery to host Halloween and Gunpowder Plot events

October 17 2018
Commandery to host Halloween and Gunpowder Plot events

One of Worcester’s most historic buildings will host spooky goings on this Halloween as well as challenging visitors to save it from Gunpowder Plotters.

Tales of creepy characters from the 1,000-year history of The Commandery will feature during the half-term holiday.

The Grade I listed building will invite children to demonstrate their spying skills by completing a series of challenges and activities.

Older children will hear macabre tales of hauntings by characters from The Commandery’s past.

Ghost tours will take place each day, explaining how the Duke of Hamilton’s remains were buried under the floorboards and how monks have been heard chanting at midnight.

Every day during the half term break families can hunt for gunpowder barrels while finding out about about the true Gunpowder Plotters of 1605.

Visitors can also dress up and take selfie snaps at the spooky inedible banquet table.

People can join the Friends of Fort Royal Park and Commandery Gardens to celebrate Halloween with Family Fun on Wednesday, October 31. Young visitors can wear fancy dress for a chance to win the annual competition.

There will also be a treasure hunt in The Commandery and Fort Royal Park.

Terror by Torchlight tours take place at The Commandery on Halloween, with tales of ghostly happenings.

Visitors are recommended to take torches to see The Commandery at its spookiest. There is a cost to attend.