Dads get a free ticket to Hartlebury Castle this Father's Day

Rhys and Grace at Hartlebury Castle Published Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Hartlebury Castle will be letting dads visit for free this Father's Day. Hartlebury Castle was home to the Bishops of Worcester for 1,000 years and home of the Worcestershire County Museum for 50 years

Following a successful grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, now visitors can explore new areas of the Castle, discovering more about the lives of the bishops and those who lived there.

Visitors can marvel at talking portraits, uncover hidden rooms and stroll through the newly restored Long Gallery offering views of the Castle grounds.

Rachel Robinson, museum manager at Worcestershire County Museum, said: “Hartlebury Castle is excited about being able to reward all hard working dads of Worcestershire with a free day out on their special day and a chance to discover over 1,000 years of history in the evocative setting of Hartlebury Castle."

The County Museum offers visitors the chance to explore Worcestershire’s history including horse drawn vehicles, social history, costume, toys and archaeology as well as discover more about the county's geology, waterways and agriculture.

Especially for Father’s Day, the Coventry Woodcarvers Association will also be at the Castle, providing stunning woodcarving demonstrations between 1-3pm.

A walk around the grounds offers beautiful views of the Castle and moat, and the café, The Bishop’s Table offers delicious meals and cakes.

Admission costs £9 for adults, £8 for concessions and £25 for a family ticket (two adults and two children), but of course on 17 June all dads (accompanied by a paying child) will be admitted free.

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