This Halloween Worcester residents are invited to spook it up at The Commandery in Sidbury; one of Worcester’s oldest and reputedly one of its most haunted buildings.

Family fun will be on offer throughout the half-term week with a broomstick obstacle course, pin the wart on the witch challenge and a trail to find all the ingredients for a spooky potion.

A spokesman said: “Crafts will be running daily from 11am to noon and from 1pm to 2pm, suitable for children aged five and over, where they can make their very own protection against the worst witches.

“Visitors will be able to discover more about Witch craze of the 17th Century and make their own witch bottle and poppets to ward off witches and spirits.”

The spokesman added: “Witch bottles first appeared in the 17th Century as a countermagical device used as a protection against witchcraft and spells. Visitors will be able to produce their own during the craft actives as well as a poppet, a doll traditionally made to represent a person to aid them through magic.

“Children will also be able to design their very own anti-witch mark, an item often found on buildings in the 17th Century to ward off witches and protect themselves against witchcraft.”

The Commandery is a grade I listed historic building nestled in the heart of Worcester which has witnessed many centuries of history, “making it the perfect place to celebrate Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve”.

Visitors can also join the Friends of Fort Royal Park and Commandery Gardens to celebrate Halloween with Family Fun from 5pm to 7pm on October 31.

The spokesman said: “Younger visitors can wear their best fancy dress for a chance to win the annual competition and there will be a treasure hunt in The Commandery and Fort Royal Park.

“Finally, those not easily scared can enjoy Commandery After Dark Torch Lit Tours at 9pm on Halloween night.

Tickets and further details: 01905 361821.

Tickets are reported to be selling fast.