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Park and Ride service available for Victorian Christmas Fayre weekend

Published Thursday, 24th November 2022

The Victorian Christmas Fayre is returning to Worcester next weekend, celebrating its 30th anniversary, and a park and ride service to the event will once again be available from County Hall.

The County Council will be providing parking space in one of the car parks at County Hall along with staff to help visitors in support of the Park & Ride service no. 910 operated commercially by First Worcester Bus.

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

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?

Councillor Mike Rouse, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “The Victorian Christmas Fayre is always a special time for the city of Worcester and our county as a whole, bringing in a lot of people from further afield.  For many, the event marks the start of their Christmas celebrations. We’re really pleased that First Bus have agreed to run the park and ride scheme with us again this year, giving people options and flexibility on how they travel; it proves popular and is a great way to ensure you can enjoy what the fayre has to offer, whilst keeping the city centre moving.”

Details for the Park and Ride service 


Saturday 3 December

First bus from County Hall leaves at 8:35am then 8:50am, 9:05am, 9:20am and then every 10 minutes.

Last bus back from Crowngate Bus Station is 8:10pm or from Cathedral Square at 8:15pm.

Sunday 4 December

First bus from County Hall leaves at 9:45am then every 15 minutes.

Last bus back from Crowngate Bus Station is 5:10pm or from Cathedral Square at 5:15pm.

The Prices

Adult Return: £3.00

Young Person Return: £2.00

Group Weekender Ticket (for use of up to any 5 people): £8.00

Children under 5 are free.

Road closures

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 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.