Welcome Back – We’re ‘Open’ for Business

Jul 3 2020 Guest Blog

Worcestershire is getting ready to open its door for visitors for the first time in over 100 days…and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you back to our beautiful County.

This is a ‘new normal’ for all of us and it will take time for town centres, attractions, hotels and food outlets to get on their feet – please bear this in mind when planning your trip.

Below is a list of some of the things that are opening this weekend across our County – it’s not an exhaustive list so please check with your fav places on social media to check who is open.

Please enjoy our County safely – social distancing is still in place with the 1m+ rule in place across all attractions and town centres and a note to say, please visit responsibly and take your rubbish with you when you leave.


Worcester City:

The Commandry re-opens the 6th July – for info visit: https://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/museums/the-commandery/

The Worcester Museum and Art Gallery re-opens the 6th July, for info visit: https://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/museums/worcester-city-art-gallery-museum/

Worcester Cathedral is open for limited visiting from Sunday 5th July but the nave is open for prayer, for details visit:  https://www.worcestercathedral.co.uk/visit-us

Worcester Woods Country Park is open and the café is open for take awayhttps://www.theorchardcafe.co.uk/

North Worcestershire:

West Midlands Safari Park is fully open from the 4th July. The Safari Park is the first site in Worcestershire to achieve Visit England’s ‘Were good to go’ charter mark and is fully safe and open for business.  For Information and tickets visit:. https://www.wmsp.co.uk/downloads/press/2020-06-25-WMSPReopensFully-PR.zip

Wyre Forest Go Ape opens again this weekend, another company who has the ‘Were Good to Go’ Mark – visit the site for info and booking: https://goape.co.uk/locations/wyre

Avoncroft Museum of Buildings in Bromsgrove is planning to re-open mid July. Follow them on Twitter for latest details @AvoncroftMuseum

Severn Valley Railway is not officially opening this weekend but the Kings and Castle Pub in Kidderminster will be opening this weekend with street food cooked by a Michelin Star Chef on offer, family fun packs with an opportunity to visit the Severn Valley Concourse. Booking is here: https://svr.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/28602?catID=28127&

Harltlebury Castle – re-opens it’s doors this weekend, you can read all about the site on our Guest Blog page or plan your visit here: https://hartleburycastle.com/


Croome Court National Trust has been open for a while with a pre-booked system in place: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome

Little Malvern Court and Gardens

Gardens only. Book 24 hours in advance by phone. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2pm – 5pm, until 23 July. www.littlemalverncourt.co.uk

Clive’s Fruit Farm

Farm shop and butchery open. PYO also available (check website for latest updates). www.clivesfruitfarm.co.uk

Witley Court and Gardens

Will reopen on 4 July. Visitors must book online in advance. www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/witley-court-and-gardens

Eastnor Castle

Grounds only. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays until 20 July. Must pre-book online. www.eastnorcastle.com

Cob House Country Park

Reopening 4 July, including café, shop and pleasure fishing. Open matches resume following week. www.cobhouse.org

Ralph Court Gardens

Open every day. www.ralphcourtgardens.co.uk


Hanbury Hall National Trust gardens are open and available to pre-book via: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall-and-gardens

Broadway Tower and café is open – as well as the beautiful Cotswold’s town of Broadway just in the valley. The Tower will fully open by July 9th. Plan your visit: https://broadwaytower.co.uk/

Cotswold Lavender Field is open until 26th July: https://www.cotswoldlavender.co.uk/visiting-our-farm

Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway based in Broadway  is planning to open with a limited timetable from Saturday 15th August: https://www.gwsr.com/

Snowshill Manor and Gardens National Trust– garden, car park and toilets open – booking in advance essential: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor-and-garden

Aztec Adventure -Upton Warren open for aqua park, boat hire and launch only: https://www.aztecadventure.co.uk/aqua-park/

All Things Wild – Open – restricted numbers, pre-booking for time slots: https://www.allthingswild.co.uk/

Little Owl Farm – Open to members this weekend, public from Monday 6th July – for information visit: https://www.littleowlfarmpark.co.uk/

Honeybourne Pottery – plan to reopen on 4th July  – pre booking essential: https://www.honeybournepottery.co.uk/

Droitwich Farmers’ Market – monthly market starts up again from Saturday in Victoria Square

Hampton Ferry – another ‘Were good to go’ marked attraction open for takeaway food and drink and they even have a new ferry. http://www.hamptonferry.co.uk/

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust – all sites open except Upton Warren, Broadway Gravel Pits and Lower Smite Farm.

Almonry Heritage Centre. Evesham – now open: http://www.almonryevesham.org/

Evesham Light Railway – based at the County Park opening 4th July: http://www.evlr.co.uk/

Spetchley Park Gardens – Open Wed – Sunday 10.30 – 5pm;  Granary Coffee shop open only for pre ordered picnic menu: https://www.spetchleygardens.co.uk/index.php

Confetti Fields at Wick – due to open August – follow them on socials for updates: https://www.confettidirect.co.uk/flowerfields/

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