The best of the Bank Holiday, in Worcestershire

As the bank holiday weekend approaches – and we have been entertaining ourselves locally for most of 2020, what can you do this weekend to set it aside from any other?

Here at Visit Worcestershire, we have put our heads together to come up with an alternative guide of things to do and explore this weekend:

Wyre Forest and the North of Worcestershire:

Axe Throwing – not your usual family activity, but why not get in touch with your medieval side and head to Timber Jacks for some Axe Throwing. Sessions are available this weekend.

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Mini Pro Golf Park – Kidderminster – as the winds are set to die down for the weekend, you can get back out on the green and challenge friends and family to a competitive game of mini golf. Sessions available and bookable via:

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Viking Weekend, Bodenham Arboretum – The Svartland Vikings return for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Tour their village, hear their interesting stories, watch them cook and learn the secrets of their trades & crafts……all in a safe outdoor environment, with social
distancing measures in place. Plus, enjoy over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks. Refreshments available from the Visitor Centre or pack a picnic! Dogs are welcome! No booking required.

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Drakelow Tunnels – If you like something a little spooky, Drakelow has an open day this weekend where you can tour the secret ex nuclear bunker and hear tales from those who work there – limited spaces book via Facebook.

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The Windmill Café – Wonka Weekend – Bromsgrove: One for chocolate lovers, celebrating all things sweet this weekend:

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The City and surrounding areas:

The Worcester Maize Maze – a small drive from Worcester in the village of Powick you will find the Maize Maze. Three different maze’s – with all paths set out at 2/3m for safe socially distanced enjoyment. Covered BBQ and picnic area available for damper days.

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The Slip – If you are looking for a new adventure with your four legged friend (or just with your human friends) then Worcester locals love, the Slip. Or known formally as Northwick Lido. It’s a section of walk along the river Severn, great for picnics. For wildlife fans, try and spot voles, owl’s or smaller creatures like butterflies and dragonflies.

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Mini Golf at the Commandry – Just for this weekend, play 9 holes of mini golf in the Commandry’s beautiful walled garden. For tickets book at:

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Stand up Paddle Boarding Safari – for beginners: A beautiful way to start a weekend, out on the water taking in our stunning County and its fantastic wildlife from the water. Sessions available all weekend:

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Battle of Worcester Walks – Learn about the last battle of the English Civil War and see some of the key sites associated with the battle and learn things you never knew about the Faithful City.

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Worcester Festival – Normally the peak of the City’s summer event programme, the Worcester Festival this year is a mix of online and outdoor events including Children’s trails around Crowngate, colouring competitions and Teddy bear’s picnics as well as online violin recitals. Check out the event programme here:

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The Vale and the Malverns:

Clives Fruit Farm PYO – If you haven’t had your fill of plums this season yet, get out to Clive’s Fruit Farm where this weekend is the last weekend you can pick yours fresh. The site also boasts a great farm shop and butchery as well as a nature trail and play area for the kids.

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Malvern Flea and Collectors Fair – Three Counties Showground. Largest collection of antiques and collectables in the county. Monday 31 st August:

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Simply Alpaca – if you want a picnic with a difference why not book one of these special experiences, or pop in for a Friday open morning: 

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Mood Swings – For that perfect Insta moment, why not head out for a few walks and try and find the County’s hidden Mood Swings. Based across the County there are swings on the Malvern’s and the Callow End Old Hills – check out our blog for info:

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Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway – has its home in the beautiful town of Broadway. Tickets are available for this weekend but must be booked by noon on the 28th August. 

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For more inspiration on where to visit, check out the explore section of the website which has a list of all our wonderful attractions, itinerary’s and a Covid secure list of things to do with the kids.