VISITORS to Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre have been advised to travel to the city on the bus.

Worcestershire County Council will be operating a park and ride service during the busy weekend.  

This year, the Christmas Fayre is celebrating its 26th anniversary.

It has grown considerably since it first started in 1992 and is now one of the leading themed Christmas Fayres in the country.

This year there will be 200 stalls across the city centre selling local arts, crafts, food and gifts.

As in previous years, Worcestershire County Council is providing parking space in the car parks at County Hall and staff to help visitors in support of the Park & Ride service no. 910, which will be operated commercially by First Worcester Bus.

The Park & Ride will operate from County Hall to Crowngate Bus Station on Saturday, December 1 from 8.35am to 8.10 pm (last bus back to County Hall from Crowngate Bus Station) and on Sunday, December 2 2018 from 9.45am to 5.10pm (last bus back to County Hall from Crowngate Bus Station).

Councillor Alan Amos, cabinet member with responsibility for Highways said: "We are very happy to support this, now renowned, Christmas Fayre and help boost the local businesses and the city economy at one of the busiest times of the year.

The Victorian Christmas Fayre brings a much needed boost to the local economy and for many, marks the beginning of the festive season. 

Our Park and Ride service offers a stress free alternative to struggling into the centre by car and helps to ease congestion."