This year, we are proud to welcome one of Britain’s most well-known chefs Brian Turner to the Festival.
The Droitwich Spa Food & Drink Festival 2017 will feature a fantastic programme of local food and drink, entertainment, a Droitwich Spa Bake Off competition, a Food Demonstration Kitchen and a Kid’s Zone.
It takes place in the Lido Park and offers great entertainment for both local residents and visitors.
Here are some of the highlights:
Saturday 17 June, 10am – 6pm
Grand Opening starting at 10am
The festival will be opened at 10am in The Lido Park at the band stand by Brian Turner.
Food & Drink Stalls
Building on last year’s success we anticipate attracting around 100 local food and drink companies, organisations and charities to exhibit on Saturday 17 June, between 10am and 6pm.
Exhibitors stalls will be located in the Lido Park.
Come along, taste and buy all kinds of products from cheese to ice cream from cider to gin and jams to olives.
Cookery Demonstration Kitchen
Demonstrations will be held in the Lido Park and will feature local chefs plus Brian Turner, who will present a Master Class.
Droitwich Spa Bake Off Competition
We will be holding our very own Droitwich Spa Bake Off for Droitwich children aged up to 15 and also adults.
Further details and entry forms are available on our competitions page.
Catering & Picnic Area
Come and buy hot food and cold drinks from a variety of stalls in the Lido Park in our Catering area. No need to get lunch or dinner – it will be all here.
Throughout the day there will be music, singing and other entertainment to make it a great day out for all the family. Come and see local singers and artists and treat the little ones to some children’s entertainment.
Next to the tennis courts in the Lido Park there will be a dedicated area for children including Jumping Jimmy’s bouncy castle, jungle games, face painting and a smoothie bike so you can make your very own healthy, fruity smoothie. Best of all it’s all free thanks to sponsor Nicol and Co.
Outdoor cooking – a chance to prepare your own food over an open fire, get hands on preparing food, learn about preparing a fire and keeping it going as well as chopping and stirring and of course tasting!
Circus skills – try your hand at a range of circus skills including juggling, diablos, unicycling, flower sticks, plate spinning and hula hooping, together we can create our very own circus and entertain the crowds.
Giant Bubbles – come and learn how to create giant bubbles, learn how to mix and create giant bubbles and help us create a magical atmosphere at the festival.
If you want to be reminded of some of last year’s festival photos visit our photo gallery.
Lido Park Tennis
“Leave a Lido Park Legacy” is the campaign started by local Mom Elaine Ball to get the tennis courts in the Lido Park resurfaced and made safe for everyone in the town to use.
Working with Wychavon District Council, the group is dedicated to providing a facility that is free of charge to use for those who want to play the sport without having to commit to joining a club, and in order to do this needs to raise £40000 in order for the work to be completed. With help from the Council, and the support of the local community, over £33000 of the money has been raised and the project is on track to be completed by early 2018, with the courts being laid as soon after this date as possible.
In addition, the group is already organising tennis sessions at the Park, providing free, or low cost sessions for adults, children and families to make the most of the facility in the town
In order to raise the remaining money, we need the support of the people and business community of the town to sponsor a square of the courts in their own name, the name of their company, or on behalf of anyone else if they wish. Once completed, a permanent weatherproof board will be erected next to the refurbished courts showing the names of all sponsors who have helped for years to come.
To find out more, or to donate to this fantastic local cause, visit us at the tennis courts on the day or at www.lidoparktennis.co.uk
Come along and see us at the food festival where we will be running a number of fun tennis events throughout the day on the tennis courts in the park!!