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Event Information

29/04/2022 - 08/05/2022

Malvern Well Dressing and Water festival, held in Malvern.

The popular festival, which will be held from Saturday 30 April to Sunday 8 May 2022, will see up to 45 wells creatively decorated in the theme of ‘Literature’. The theme links to our literature connections like C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, Barbara Cartland, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens and William Langland, (the father of English literature who inspired Chaucer to write The Canterbury Tales).

The festival starts with dressing the wells on Friday, 29 April. Judging takes place on Saturday, 30 April, and prize giving with rosettes and certificates on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 May, in Priory Park where family fun day also takes place.

The annual event is brought to the town by the Malvern Spa Association with local businesses and community groups taking part. In all, around 200 adults and over 500 school children will all be involved in dressing the wells across Malvern.

Visitors can view the wonderful creations by setting off across the hills on foot, by bicycle or on a self-drive tour.

Guided minibus tours (£12 per person) will run on 30 April (10.30am & 2.30pm), 1 May (2.30pm) and 2 May (10.30am & 2.30pm), lasting approximately 2.5 hours. Places are limited, so please book in advance by visiting Malvern Tourist Information Centre or calling 01684 892289.

Entertainment taking place includes singing, well blessings, minibus tours (details above) and more.