Park and Ride service available as Christmas Fayre returns to Worcester next weekend

Worcester High Street during the Victorian Fayre Published Thursday, 25th November 2021

The Victorian Christmas Fayre is returning to Worcester after a year away next weekend.

The Victorian Christmas Fayre is returning to Worcester after a year away next weekend.

The event has grown to become one of the leading themed Christmas Fayres in the country.

Nearly 200 stalls will be taking over the city centre selling local arts, crafts, food and gifts so why not make the most of the festivities and use the park and ride service to and from the event?

County Hall is currently being used as a COVID test site, but the County Council will be once again providing parking space in one of the car parks along with staff to help visitors in support of the Park & Ride service no. 910 operated commercially by First Worcester Bus.

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to welcome the Christmas Fayre back to Worcester after a year away. It is always a special time for the city, its absence was certainly felt last year. For many, the event marks the start of their Christmas celebrations. The park and ride is a great way to ensure you can enjoy what the fayre has to offer whilst keeping the city centre moving and we’re really glad to be partnering with First Bus to be able to deliver the service.”

Details for the Park and ride service are as follows:

Saturday 4th December 
First bus from County Hall leaves at 08:35 then 08:50, 09:05, 09:20 then every 10 minutes
Last bus back from Crowngate Bus Station is 20:10 or from Cathedral Square at 20:15.
 
Sunday 5th December
First bus from County Hall leaves at 09:45 then every 15 minutes
Last bus back from Crowngate Bus Station is 17:10 or from Cathedral Square at 17:15.
 
The Prices are as follows: 
Adult Return £3.00
Group ticket £7.00 travelling together (driver and up to 6 passengers) 
£1 for Children 5 – 16
Children under 5 travel for free

There are also a number of road closures in place during the event.

City Walls Road (towards St Martins Gate) will be reduced to one lane to accommodate coaches dropping off visitors.

A number of other roads will also have closures in place whilst the fayre is open during  to help facilitate the event. These include:

High Street
Friar Street
Queen Street
Pump Street
Copenhagen Street
St Nicholas Street
New Street
Broad Street
Angel Place
The Shambles
Corn Market

For more information on the event, please visit the Worcester Christmas Fayre website.

For more information on the road closures, please follow @WorcsTravel on Twitter for more details.