'Twix-mas' Days Out

If you find yourself itching to get out of the house during ‘Twix-mas’ (the days between Christmas New Year), there are locations across the county that will continue to be open for business. We’ve rounded up a few fun Twix-mas days out below…

National Trust – Croome

We don’t know about you, but after a couple of days spent staying indoors and indulging in turkey sandwiches and the odd cheese board, we get the urge to head out in the fresh air and walk off the food. If you’re the same, then NT Croome is the perfect spot to venture to with your family.

There are over 700 acres of Capability Brown landscape to wander through, complete with follies, statues and temples, and for the kids there’s the wild play area or RAF themed playground. The park is also dog friendly so your four-legged pals can work off their dog treats. You can also explore the house with three floors of exhibitions, and the RAF museum.

NT Croome reopens on Boxing Day: the park, restaurant and shop are open from 10am and the house and RAF museum are open from 11am.


Museum of Royal Worcester

If you’re looking for a Twix-mas day out with friends and family, the Museum of Royal Worcester offers visually stunning displays of the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world minutes from the centre of the City.

The Museum is open Christmas Eve until 3pm (good for last minute gifts) and reopens 27 December right through the festive holiday 10am – 5pm including New Year’s Day (3pm closing on New Year’s Eve). Discover 250 years of colourful history through the skill and innovation of Worcester’s porcelain heritage. Interactive exhibits and family explorer backpacks make it an outing all ages can enjoy. Cosy café ‘Good Roots’ is open opposite for warming refreshments 27 through 31 December also, but not on 1 and 2 January .


Worcester Art Gallery & Museum

When the presents have been opened and the carols sung why not brighten up your Christmas break with a trip to Worcester Art Gallery & Museum? The Worcester Society of Artists annual exhibition is a colourful, fabulous and eclectic selection of art created by local artists. If you’ve had any Christmas spends then maybe treat yourself to a handmade craft item from the Crafted for You exhibition also on.

The charming Balcony Café will continue the festive spirit serving a special seasonal menu including warming lunches, Method-Roastery coffee and delicious home-made cakes.

The Art Gallery & Museum is open 28 and 30 December 10.30am – 4.30pm and 10.30am – 3.30pm on New Year’s eve, entry is free.


Panto at The Swan Theatre

Nothing symbolises the Christmas holidays like a trip to the panto. This year, The Swan Theatre is putting on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, with performances running until 5 January.

Can beautiful Snow White escape the reaches of her evil Stepmother, the Wicked Queen Grizelda, and find safety with her seven trusty friends deep in the heart of the forest? Who is that old crone who comes bearing such a tempting red apple? And when all seems lost, can love’s first kiss save the day?

There is a Relaxed Performance on Thursday 2nd January at 1pm for those who would prefer.


For more ideas for days out in Worcestershire, head to the ‘Explore’ section of the website.