Discover More This Summer

Jul 7 2021 Explore Family Friendly Summer Holidays

As the Summer Holiday’s approach, here at Visit Worcestershire we thought we would pull together our ‘Top Ten’ things to do with the Kids  – all activities are ‘Open’ across our beautiful County.

Please plan your visit allowing for social distancing and check with the attractions for entry information.

Lets get wild…

If your little ones are into Animals, Worcestershire is the place for you.  With a wide selection of Animal Parks and even a drive through Safari Park you can channel your inner David Attenbourgh while checking out penguins, lions and cheeky goats . Across the county there are various other places to have animal encounters including farm parks and a zoo.

These include:

West Midlands Safari Park (Kidderminster) which has achieved Visit England’s ‘Were good to go’ charter mark and is fully safe and open for business.

Cob House Country Park (Malvern)  has a café, shop and pleasure fishing as well as a number of FREE to visit animals on site

Top Barn Farm (Outside Worcester) The farm is open for FREE animal visits, including new born chicks as well as sheep, goats and pony’s. The café and farm shop are open but some activities are still closed.

All Things Wild (Evesham) Open for outdoor activities . Numbers are restricted, so please pre-book for time slots

Little Owl Farm (Stourport) Is home to Kangaroos, Meerkats as well as your farm yard favourites. With a petting barn you can get up close and personal with a number of animals and with a huge soft play, there is something to keep you little ones busy for hours.

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the Great Outdoors:

From parks, to the Malvern’s and beautiful woodlands, Worcestershire has loads to explore.

Why not check out Worcestershire County Councils list of Country Parks and Picnic Locations to help you plan the perfect outdoor afternoon.

Or visit somewhere like the Wyre Forest which has a host of trails including the Gruffalo trail!

 

 

 

 

 

Thrill Seekers

For those daredevils amongst us, we have a number of attractions which will get the pulse racing.

Wyre Forest Go Ape for exploring the treetops

Aztec Adventure Upton Warren open for aqua park inflatable fun, boat hire and launch only:

Worcester Karting  for those looking for a speedy thrill.

Redpoint Climbing (Worcester) for all those with a head for heights.

The Buzz Inflatable Adventure and Trampoline Park open in Worcester City.

 

 

 

 

 

Making a splash

As the weather is set to hot up, why not check out one of the local pools

Droitwich Lido which has a great splash pad and yummy cafe.

Malvern Splash which has just had a £2m make over with slides and splash areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Step back in time

Why not get hands on with the past and visit one of the County’s fab museums, family favourites include:

The Commandry (Worcester) where you can re-live the Civil War and tell tales of the Ghosts that still live there.

Avoncroft Museum of Buildings (Bromsgrove) which is the UKs first Open Air Museum which hosts a fabulous collection of buildings and even has Dr Who’s Tardis!

 

 

 

 

Travel in Style

Re-live the Golden Age of Steam by visiting one of our Heritage Railways, the magic of the engines, watching the Countryside roll by – it really is a magical day out:

Severn Valley Railway is already taking bookings for the Summer and even has some Adult days and Gin Trains.

Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway based in Broadway is planning to open with a limited timetable over summer 2021.

Evesham Light Railway for a mini steam experience.

 

 

 

 

 

PYO

‘Pick your own’ is a Summer Holiday tradition (as is eating the yummy fruit fresh from the vine ssh). There are a number of farms across the county that offer PYO with various fruit from strawberries to cherries. Here are a few we know are open with availability:

Clive’s Fruit Farm

Bell’s Farm Shop and PYO

Stanley’s Farm Shop

 

 

 

 

 

Friendly Competition…

If your family and friends like a bit of competition, then why not check out one of the following:

Mini Golf Pro’s Park in Kidderminster

Ravenmeadow Jungle Safari Worcester

Axe Junkies – for those with kids over 16 – check out this new axe throwing venue in Worcester City, part of the Arches development – it will being out your inner Viking!

 

 

 

 

 

Support the High Street and Independents

With the pandemic, more of us are shopping online then ever – but our town centre’s need us! So why not head into town to buy the school uniform, have a coffee in an independent and show some love to local market. They need you… #buylocal

For an overview of all our town centre’s visit our town centres page.

 

 

 

 

Get out on the water

Worcestershire is famous for the River Severn – so why not get out an explore it for yourself. We have several boat and canoe hire companies including:

Severn Expeditions (Upton on Severn) Boat Hire

Ultimate Canoe and Kayak who offer tours linked to the Seven Valley Railway

Or if you have your own canoe or paddle boards, you can get more information on our waterways and safe locations to start from by visiting our river guide.