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Celebrate summer with five weeks of free activities

The chance to make a charm to help prevent the plague will be among the free activities on offer to people of all ages as part of a new summer event.

The Route to the Hills programme’s Five Weeks of Summer runs from 26 July to 31 August and features a wide range of things to do designed to bring Malvern’s heritage to life.

They include the chance to learn about the natural habitats of the Malvern Hills and the opportunity to create a black plague prevention charm as part of a Medieval Science stall. The much loved Revolting Rhymes, penned by children’s author Roald Dahl, will be recreated through a mischievous workshop with poet Jean Atkin at Malvern Library and there will be the chance to play traditional Victorian Games.

Children can also take part in the Malvern Heritage Trail Quiz, which challenges them to spell out the name of Malvern’s first monk by finding clues at key landmarks around the town.

The quiz is available from the Tourist Information Centre at a small cost of 30p and children who complete the trail will receive a small prize along with the cultural knowledge they will pick up along the way.

The full timetable of events and booking information is available by visiting www.routetothehills.co.uk or pick up a leaflet from Malvern Tourist Information Centre.