Things to do with the
Kids this summer
Enjoy Summer Safely… Make it Worcestershire…
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 and Safe for Business’ across our beautiful County.
Please plan your visit allowing for social distancing and check with the attractions for entry information.
For a list of other attractions that are open post Covid please click the button below.
1. Enjoying the Great Outdoors:
From parks, to the Malvern’s and beautiful woodlands, Worcestershire has loads to expore.
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:
2. Get close to Nature:
There is a selection of Animal Parks for a great day out for all the family including a drive through Safari Park and an amusement park. Across the county there are various other places to have animal encounters including farm parks and a zoo.
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 – restricted numbers, pre-booking for time slots
3. Thrill Seekers:
For those daredevils amongst us, we have a number of attractions which will get the pulse racing including:
Wyre Forest Go Ape who have the ‘Were Good to Go’ Mark – visit the site for info and booking.
Aztec Adventure -Upton Warren open for aqua park inflatable fun, boat hire and launch only.
Worcester Karting (set to open by August)
Redpoint Climbing (Worcester) – set to re-open 25th July.
4. Making a Splash
As pools can finally re-open from the 25th July, why not head to the local leisure centre or visit one of the Counties fab outdoor pools, such as:
Droitwich Lido which re-opens the 1st August:
5. 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 Tardice!
6. 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 re-opens the 1st August and is already taking bookings
Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway based in Broadway is planning to open with a limited timetable from Saturday 15th August
Or for a mini steam experience, why not visit:
Evesham Light Railway – based at the County Park
‘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 varies fruit from strawberry’s to Cherry’s. This is a few we know are open with availability:
Clive’s Fruit Farm
Bell’s Farm Shop and PYO
Stanley’s Farm Shop
8. Friendly Competition
9. Support the High Street and Independents
With the recent 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
10. 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