We are really pleased you are interested in coming to the Victorian Fayre this year. Worcester is ideally located between junctions 6 and 7 of the M5 with road access into the city centre being well signposted. City centre car parks get very busy during the event and we recommend finding alternative modes of transport or getting here early to find a space. A Park and Ride service will operate on the Saturday and Sunday of the event and the city is well-served by public transport with two train stations and a centrally-located bus station. Please see below for details.

City Centre Car Parks

The city’s car parks are shown in the map below.

Details of City Council operated car parks can be found at www.worcester.gov.uk/parking. There are also car parks at Crowngate Shopping Centre and Cathedral Square.

Park and Ride Bus Service

The County Council will be once again providing parking space in the car parks at County Hall (WR5 2NP) and staff to help visitors in support of the Park & Ride service number 910 operated commercially by First Worcester Bus.

Please be aware there will be reduced capacity car parking at County Hall due to the area being used as a covid testing station.

The timings for the park and ride are as follows, on Saturday 4 December :

  • County Hall (WR5 2NP): First bus leaves at 08:35 then 08:50, 09:05, 09:20 then up to every 10 minutes
  • Crown Gate Bus Station (WR1 3PA):  Last bus back is 20:10 or from Cathedral Square (WR1 2QE) at 20:15.

The timings for the park and ride are as follows, on Sunday 5  December:

  • County Hall (WR5 2NP): First bus leaves at 09:45 then up to every 15 minutes
  • Crown Gate Bus Station (WR1 3PA) Last bus is 17:10 or from Cathedral Square (WR1 2QE) at 17:15.

Park and Ride Fares

  • Adult Return: £3.00
  • Group ticket: £7.00 travelling together (driver and up to 6 passengers)
  • Children 5 -16: £1
  • Children under 5: Free

Cycle Parking

Cycle parking is available in several locations around the city centre (see the Fayre map for more details – look for the bike icon). Secure cycle storage is available in Crowngate Shopping Centre (WR1 3LE) with a repair station, pumps and benches, and undercover parking is also available for a small number of cycles at Cathedral Square Shopping Centre (WR1 2QE).

By Bus

Buses in Worcester are operated by First Bus Worcestershire into and out of a central hub in Crowngate Shopping Centre (WR1 3LE). More details about the service can be found here: www.firstbus.co.uk/worcestershire . A route planner is available on their website here: www.traveline.info.

By Rail

Worcester is located on the crossroads of two main lines. There is a regular service to Birmingham while Worcester to London Paddington takes just over 2 hours.

Worcester city centre is served by two train stations:

Foregate Street Station (located 0.3 miles from the Fayre)
Shrub Hill Station (located 0.6 miles from the Fayre)
West Midlands Railway offers a frequent and fast service from major cities including Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Hereford to both Worcester stations. Visit www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk to book tickets.

For National Rail enquiries telephone: 0345 48 49 50 (Timetables and fares)