May Day family fun in Priory Park

From live music and treasure hunts to circus acts and unicorn rides, there is something for all the family to enjoy in Great Malvern this Bank Holiday Monday.

Families are invited to Priory Park from 10am to 5pm on Monday, 6 May, to enjoy a fun-filled day of activity as part of the annual Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival opening weekend.

There will be lots to keep the kids entertained, from inflatable fun and bumper carz to hook-a-duck and a surf simulator. Freedom Leisure's annual Big Splash Dance (formerly known as the Flashmob dance) will return for another year, along with the water-themed children's Xplorer Trail.

Children will also be able to enjoy special unicorn rides with Pampered Ponies and join in the fun with the Puddle Ducks.

There will be a varied programme live music, including Ludlow-based blues band Blue Moon, folk band Set Em Up Joe and a performance and a workshop from DrumLove. Old Meg will also be keeping up the May Day tradition with Morris Dancing.

As part of the Malvern well Dressing and Water Festival activities, May Day in Priory Park will also host the annual Well Dressing Prize Giving Ceremony and a Victorian Water Cure re-enactment along with a number of water-themed activities in partnership with the Malvern Spa Association.

Visitors will also have the chance to take a look at the 60 wells, springs and spouts across the town which will be decorated by local business and community groups.

Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Little Retro Kitchen, Malvern Theatres and the Malvern Spa Association.

Victoria Carman, Visitor Economy Officer at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "We can't wait for everyone to enjoy the fun-filled day we've got planned for the May Day Bank Holiday. The Well Dressing and Water Festival is always greatly received by the public and it is an opportunity to celebrate our beautiful town."

Visit the Visit the Malverns blog for more information. 

Pictured: The Puddle Ducks will be among the entertainment during the May Day celebrations in Priory Park. Photo credit: Missing Link Productions.

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