Things to do in the local vicinity
Explore – The City of Worcester
http://www.visitworcestershire.org Worcester is a beautiful Cathedral and University City with a fascinating history of industry, a wealth of interesting architecture, top class sports teams and venues, an unrivalled selection of high street names and independent boutiques and a vibrant programme of events. So whether visiting with friends, a family –young or old, there really is something for everyone. The city is best known for its magnificent Cathedral but is also famous for the world renowned Worcester Porcelain, the piquant Worcestershire Sauce and the most picturesque cricket ground in the country. Explore The Commandery to learn about our important role in the English Civil War. See 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. If you prefer to join a guided tour around the city, walks are available every day, morning and evening, from the Guildhall which in its own right is a truly beautiful building dating back to 1721.
http://www.visittewkesbury.info The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury, (commonly known as 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, and has probably the largest Romanesque crossing tower in Europe.
Walk – The Malvern Hills
https://www.visitthemalverns.org/plan-your-visit/tourist-information-centres/ The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel, and the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford.
Witley Court & Gardens
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/witley-court-and-gardens/ Witley Court was once of the great country houses of England, reaching its peak in the Victorian period when it was the setting for extravagant parties and royal entertainments. After a devastating fire in 1937, however, 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.
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb
http://www.shelsleywalsh.comThe Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb is a hillclimb 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 in fact the oldest to have been staged continuously (wartime excepted) on its original course, first having been run in 1905. On that first occasion, the course was 992 yards (907 m) in length, but in 1907 it was standardised at 1000 yards (914 m), the length it remains today.
Great Pub with Food – The Masons Arms
https://www.themasonsarmswichenford.com The Masons Arms: “Your local is our passion”.
Whether you’re here for a lunchtime special, an evening meal or just a drink with friends, we’ll always endeavour to guarantee a great experience. And, of course, our friendly service comes as standard. Always seeking to exceed customers expectations, “Your local is our passion”. Some of the best views across Berrow Hill from our front terrace, a major refurbishment & newly installed wood burners make us the ultimate year round country eatery.. All the team at The Masons Arms look forward to seeing you!
Severn Valley Steam Railway
http://www.svr.co.uk The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles. A remarkable feature of the Railway is that it is very largely run by unpaid volunteers, with a paid staff of around 70 people responsible for administration and commercial activities, plus regular track and rolling stock maintenance.
Just a short walk down the country lane will find you at Pampered Ponies a delightful facility. At Pampered ponies they aim to provide pony riding, fun and interaction to a high standard, maximising health and safety. Ensuring your child feels safe and confident around these beautiful animals, but most of all has FUN! Advanced booking required
Morgan Motor Car Company
https://www.morgan-motor.co.uk For over 100 years the Morgan Motor Company have been making exciting sports cars in the beautiful spa town of Malvern. Morgan cars are famous the world over for their unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship and performance.
Equally at home on the race track or the open road, there is nothing quite like a Morgan. Experience the passion for yourself with a factory tour, trip to our on-site museum, or with a weekend sports car hire
Top Barn Farm Park
http://topbarn.co.uk We are a family enterprise offering you great outdoor experiences and delicious, locally farmed food. There’s something for everyone in the beautiful surroundings of the Worcestershire countryside.
Cob House Country Park
https://www.cobhouse.org House nestles right in the heart of rural Worcestershire, only three miles from the centre of the Cathedral City of Worcester itself. The idyllic surroundings offer the visitor time to relax to sit and enjoy the countryside from our spectacular Mayfly Cafe overlooking some of our beautiful lakes and parkland whilst participating in many of our wonderful activities on site.
Bewdley – Riverside town
http://www.visitwyreforest.co.uk Bewdley, situated in the Wyre Forest District and described as the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire. Located on the River Severn, its name says it all – from the French words Beau Lieu – “beautiful place”.
Bewdley is a popular town with both visitors and its residents. Within the town there is a lot to see including its river walks, museum, churches, beautiful gardens, not to mention well over 20 pubs, takeaways and restaurants.
Bewdley has major events running throughout the year, ranging from Spring/Easter and Harvest Fairs through to its regattas and the annual Bewdley Festival. We also have two market days in the town on the first and third Sunday in the month. But there is a lot more than just the town to see. Bewdley is the ideal location to stay and visit:
The Severn Valley Railway (Bewdley station, 10 mins walk from town centre) West Midlands Safari Park (1.5 miles from the town centre) The Wyre Forest (2 miles from town centre) Bewdley Museum (town centre)
Go Ape – Live Live Adventurously – Zip wires and High Ropes
https://www.goape.co.uk One of the largest semi-natural woodlands in the UK, Wyre Forest is a haven for wild animals and even wilder adventures. Reaching new heights atop our giant Douglas Firs, you’ll climb, swing and zip your way through the tree tops. Try to keep steady and put your best foot forward on our tough Stepping Stones. One of our most challenging obstacles, you’ll make your way across swaying wooden planks – suspended 14 metres in the air!
The Wyre Forest – Walking & Bike Hire
https://www.forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest Discover Wyre Forest. Wyre Forest offers a great day outdoors with activities to suit all. Enjoy our 3 way marked walking trails, the family cycle route, bike hire, horse trails, Go Ape, play area and onsite café, all set in an ever-changing window on nature in this breath-taking setting.
The forest encompasses a vast area of natural beauty and no two visits will be the same as the seasons turn. We have a wide variety of events on offer including a weekly Parkrun, Health Walks, Toddler Forest Fun and monthly Family Forest adventures, as well as lots of one off events.
Four legged friends are welcomed with open arms at Wyre with our dog friendly café and onsite Dog Wash! You can hire bikes from our knowledgeable staff at Bewdley Outdoors and for the truly adventurous why not experience the forest from up high on the Go Ape course.
Canoe & Kayak Hire including return trip on Severn Valley Railway
http://www.ultimate-canoeandkayak.co.uk River Severn – Canoe and kayak hire prices include all equipment & train ticket for Severn Valley Railway Full day: £40 per person Full day group sessions with instructor: £50 per person. (Minimum 6 people) Kids 13 years old and under are half price, 14 and older are full price. We don’t offer a half day for the River Severn, as even the shorter paddles take a while inclusive of the River Severn Railway trip returning you to your start location.
Chimdoo Thai Restaurant & Takeaway
https://www.chim-doo.co.uk Sara – Head Chef and owner has over 10 years of experience here in the UK in the catering and hospitality Industry. ? Trained in Thailand’s finest hotels before coming to the UK. Comprehensive detailed knowledge of Thai cuisine. Award wining professional in the art of fruit & vegetable carving. Takeaway and delivery service available
Jinney Ring Craft Centre
https://www.jinneyring.co.uk The Jinney Ring was the brainchild and creation of Jenny and Richard Greatwood who bought “Old House Farm” and gradually transformed it into a beautiful countryside attraction. Richard, who was a keen craftsman himself, loved working in wood and enjoyed building and renovating the barns whilst striving to maintain their character. Jenny developed the Gift Shop and devoted herself to the Artist’s Gallery, which was a great love of hers.
The Centre was opened in 1980 and has grown significantly over the years. It has won accolades for remaining a true craft centre which provides a home for crafts people who create and sell their own work.
Broomfields of Holt
http://www.broomfieldsofholt.co.uk Worcestershire’s award winning Orchards & Farm Shop. Housing a Farm Kitchen & Country Store. Established in 1910, Broomfield’s started from humble beginnings as a small 4-acre orchard in Bromsgrove, growing only a few varieties of heritage apples.
Having endured two World Wars, Broomfield’s moved to its site in Holt Heath, Worcestershire. It was here in 1973, where Maurice Broomfield set up Broomfield’s Farm Shop – selling locally grown produce of the highest quality directly to the public. We are still very mindful that growing quality homegrown fruit sets the foundations for Broomfields to flourish. Broomfields of Holt continues as a family-run business, embodying the spirit of British fruit growers. Purveyors of the utmost quality.
Welcome to the Holt Fleet
https://www.theholtfleet.co.uk The Holt Fleet is set in 14 acres of its own grounds on the banks of the River Severn, just outside the black and white picturesque village of Ombersley and only 4 miles from Worcester.
This former hotel was rebuilt in 1937, but dates back to the late 18th century when it was a popular stop for Victorian riverside cruises to take in the now famous Thomas Telford bridge, which was constructed in 1828. Today, it is still as impressive and as popular for dining and weddings.
Since 1983, The Holt Fleet has been family owned and run, priding itself with an excellent reputation for food, wine and service. We specialise in a wide range of dining experiences, whether it be a light bite, a visit to our renowned carvery, a la carte or a special occasion.