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Explore The Area

Places to Explore

Whether it’s your love for the great outdoors, a real passion for English heritage or you’re just looking for a thrill-seeking day out. Worcestershire is bursting with fantastic places to visit, stay and experience.

Worcestershire is easily accessible from major cities such as London, Manchester and Bristol in as little as ninety minutes by car. There are regular fast services direct from London Paddington and the county is only a stone’s throw away from Birmingham city centre.

There is lots for you to see and do in the local area! Here are a few of our top recommendations.

TOP TIP:  Be sure to swing by our award-winning local farm shop Broomfield’s on your way to Ockeridge and the wonderful village stores in Ombersley to stock up on tasty treats and supplies!

Broomfield’s Farm Shop

The City of Worcester

Just six miles from Ockeridge, Worcester is well worth a visit! A vibrant city with lots of bars and restaurants, it offers not only lots to see by day, but it’s a great night out too.

Boasting the magnificent Worcester Cathedral for starters, Worcester may be well known for Worcester Porcelain and Worcestershire Sauce. But it’s a city fit to bursting with architectural and historical delights. And if that’s not your thing, it also has top sporting teams, entertainment venues, a huge selection of high street and independent shops, plus a year-round programme of events.

Explore The Commandery to learn about Worcester’s role in the English Civil War. Take in a contemporary exhibition at the City Art Gallery and admire the half-timbered buildings in Friar Street. These include Greyfriars’ House & Garden and the 500-year-old Tudor House. And there are plenty of guided city walks at all times of day from the Guildhall.

http://www.visitworcestershire.org

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey, in the English county of Gloucestershire, is the second largest parish church in the country and a former Benedictine monastery. It is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Britain.

http://www.visittewkesbury.info 

Walk – The Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire,

At the highest summit you are rewarded with a glorious panorama of the Severn Valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel, plus the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford.

https://www.visitthemalverns.org/plan-your-visit/tourist-information-centres/

Witley Court & Gardens

 

Once of the great country houses of England, after a devastating fire in 1937, it became one of the country’s most spectacular ruins.

It is still possible to gain a sense of the opulence and scale of the 19th-century interiors, as well as to see the earlier layers of the building’s history laid bare by the fire.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/witley-court-and-gardens/

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

A hill climb in Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, England, organised by the Midland Automobile Club (MAC). It is one of the oldest motorsport events in the world and is the oldest to have been continuously staged (wartime excepted) on its original course, having been first run in 1905.

http://www.shelsleywalsh.com

Severn Valley Steam Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line. Running regular, steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles.

http://www.svr.co.uk

Pony rides

Just a short walk down the country lane will find you at Pampered Ponies.

They aim to provide safe pony rides to boost your child’s confidence around these beautiful animals, but most of all making sure their experience is FUN!

Advanced booking required.

http://www.pamperedponies.co.uk

Morgan Motor Car Company

For over 100 years the Morgan Motor Company have been making exciting sports cars in the beautiful spa town of Malvern.

Experience the passion for yourself with a factory tour, a trip to their museum, or with a weekend sports car hire.

https://www.morgan-motor.co.uk

Top Barn Farm Park

A family enterprise offering great outdoor experiences, chances to meet the farm animals as well as delicious, locally farmed food.

http://topbarn.co.uk

Cob House Country Park

A country park just three miles from Worcester with lakes, parkland plus onsite activities and a lovely café.

https://www.cobhouse.org

Bewdley – Riverside town

Located on the River Severn in the Wyre Forest District it is described as ‘the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire.’ Its name says it all – from the French words Beau Lieu – “beautiful place.”

Within the town there is a lot to see, including river walks, a museum, churches, beautiful gardens, not to mention a large variety of pubs and eateries.

Bewdley has major events running throughout the year, as well as two market days on the first and third Sundays of the month.

http://www.visitwyreforest.co.uk

The Wyre Forest – Walking & Bike Hire

Wyre Forest offers a wonderful day outdoors with activities to suit all. With 3 way marked walking trails, a family cycle route, bike hire, horse trails, Go Ape, play area and onsite café.

Events include a weekly Parkrun, Health Walks, Toddler Forest Fun and monthly Family Forest adventures, as well as lots of one-off events.

Bikes are available to hire from Bewdley Outdoors.

https://www.forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest

https://www.bewdleyoutdoors.co.uk/

https://www.goape.co.uk

Canoe & Kayak Hire including return trip on Severn Valley Railway

Whether you’re experienced or new to the activity, you can opt to explore the area by water!

http://www.ultimate-canoeandkayak.co.uk

Jinney Ring Craft Centre

A true craft centre, Jinney Ring has won various accolades and provides a home for people who create and sell their own crafts.

Set in lovely gardens with glorious views of the Malvern Hills. With a quirky gift shop, artist’s gallery, and a daytime restaurant in the rustic barn, it’s a great way to spend a few hours.

https://www.jinneyring.co.uk

 

A fabulous family owned one stop shop for groceries, beer, wine, flowers, newspapers etc.

Located in the postcard perfect village of Ombersley, make sure to drop in and stock up en route to Ockeridge!

Broomfields of Holt

Worcestershire’s award-winning Orchards & Farm Shop.

Established in 1910 from humble beginnings, it endured two World Wars, eventually moving to its current site in 1973. It was here where Maurice Broomfield set up Broomfield’s Farm Shop – selling locally grown produce of the highest quality.

Broomfield’s of Holt continues today as a family-run business,

http://www.broomfieldsofholt.co.uk