Come and help us celebrate our Rose Fair!

Spend a day in the Fens and visit one of the finest flower festivals in England, but there is also so much more to see and do in Wisbech, especially during Rose Fair. The historic centre of Wisbech has a wide range of shops and a bustling market on Thursday and Saturday.

St Peter & St Paul's Church

The church is set within an acre of stunning, award winning gardens which have won a Green Flag award each year from 2008 to 2014 and again in 2016. From Wednesday to Saturday of Rose Fair the gardens host a wide variety of stalls selling local produce & plants, cakes & preserves, crafts & gifts, bric-a-brac and much more.  The church is open from 8.30m until 5pm during the festival. Entry is free, but donations are appreciated.  A preview evening is held on the preceding Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm (free entry) - come and see the floral arrangements at their freshest and best!  The 2016 theme is The World of Fantasy

Service Times: Rose Fair Choral Evensong is held each day from Wednesday to Saturday at 4.00pm through Rose Fair in St Peter's church.  

There is a Civic Thanksgiving Service on Sunday July 2nd at 10am in St Peter\s church and a concert by The Clarkson Singers at 3pm.  There are also Sunday services in the other town churches

Refreshments are available from the St Peters church hall until 4pm and set meals in the adjacent Café Rose. We strongly recommend booking for our set lunches and teas.  They are excellent value and soon get booked up.   Please visit the refeshment page for more details.

Town churches

Wisbech Baptist Church

Hill Street (off the Horsefair shopping centre)

Church open - Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Tel: 01945 585247

United Reform Church

Castle Square

Church open - Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Saturday 9.30am to 4pm, followed by Epilogue on Saturday 4.15-4.45pm

Tel: 01945 489498

Trinity Methodist Church

Church Terrace

Church open - Wednesday to Saturday 9.00am to 5pm

Bookings Tel: 01945 581683

All the town centre churches are within a few minutes walk of the main car park

There is also entertainment in Museum Square, exhibitions in the historic Wisbech Museum (one of the oldest museums in the country and well worth a visit in its own right!), an art exhibition in Wisbech Castle and a display of historic vehicles in the car park.  Full details of exhibitions, entertainment and other events are published in the Rose Fair programme.

There are many local attractions in the town:

Peckover House and Garden (National Trust)

Wisbech & Fenland Museum

Octavia Hill Birthplace House

Elgood's Brewery & Gardens (Wednesday and Thursday)

Wisbech Castle (a Regency villa), gardens and pump room

Lilian Ream Photographic Collection

The Angles Theatre

Wisbech Yacht Harbour

On Rose Fair Saturday (July 1st) the whole town comes alive with a parade of floats at 11am and 2.00pm, organised by the Wisbech Round Table.  The theme for 2017 is 'Love of Books'

A Rose Fair Concert by Wisbech choir, The Clarkson Singers will be held at 3pm in St Peter's Church on Sunday July 2nd