Malvern Well Dressing & Water Festival Family Fun Day – 1 May 2023

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Bubble and Stilts Performer - Priory Park in Great Malvern

As part of the Malvern Well Dressing & Water Festival, a family fun day is hosted every year in Priory Park to bring together the local community and our visitors to celebrate Malvern spring water. The event runs from 10am-5pm in the beautiful location of Priory Park in Great Malvern. This year we have pulled out all the stops to bring you amazing entertainment, yummy food stalls, creative workshops, live music from the bandstand and more.

The event includes a celebration of Malvern Spring Water and the history of the Victorian Malvern Water Cure with a Water Cure dance by DanceFest leading onto the Water Cure re-enactment and Well Dressing prize Diving Ceremony.

We would like to thank everyone from the local community who has helped lovingly dress the wells, springs and spouts around the Malvern Hills and around our town centres in Great Malvern, Barnards Green and Malvern, Link. We know how much work and dedication goes into celebrating this annual tradition and we can’t wait to see your displays in this year’s theme.

FREE ENTRY To The Water Festival in Priory Park.

What’s On:

10am-4pm BBC Inflatable Fun and Children’s Activities*
10am-4pm Face Fanatics Face Painting*
10am-11:30am Come and along and learn the Maypole and enjoy Morris Dancing from So Xsighted – FREE
11am-1pm Creative Clay Workshop – FREE
12pm-2pm Circus Skills Workshop – FREE
12pm-12.40pm Bandstand Live Music – Set ‘em up Joe
1pm-1.40pm Bandstand Live Music Live Music – The Three Disagrees
2pm-4pm Creative Clay Workshop – FREE
2pm-3pm The Water Cure Dance by Dancefest, the Victorian Water Cure re-enactment and Prize Giving Ceremony
3pm-3.40pm Bandstand Live Music Live Music – Journeyman
3pm – 5pm Circus Skills Workshop – FREE
3.40pm-4pm Bandstand Live Music – Malvern Samba Band

*All payable children’s activities prices are £3 or under.

Enjoy delicious food and refreshments sold by:

  • Horse Box Coffee Cart
  • Smokey Dough Pizza
  • The Beefy Boys
  • Three Bears Bakery
  • Divine Donuts

This event is organised by Malvern Hills District Council in partnership with Malvern Spa Association.