Last Updated on May 10, 2022 by Louise
Worcestershire has some amazing days out for everybody!
Popular family days out include include stately homes, the safari park, steam train rides, a wide range of museums, parks with fun fair and lots more. For adults, Worcestershire is also home to some stunning countryside, a magnificent cathedral, picturesque market towns and river walks.
Read on to find the best 15 days out in Worcestershire. There’s great day out ideas for for adults, kids, couples, solo travellers and families
West Midlands Safari Park
Situated in Bewdley, the Safari Park is a popular days out for families in Worcestershire.
Enjoy a safari from the safety of your own car or a safari minibus. See giraffes, rhinos, tigers, lions and camels – to name but a few.
After you safari trip, enjoy the other attractions at the park including fairground rides and the land of the living dinosaurs,
A visit to the African village is a must. See lemurs, meerkats and ostriches. Go on a goat walk and feed the animals.
On top of this, the Safari Park has themed events and activities which take place throughout the year.
Find out more at West Midlands Safari Park.
A Day Out In Worcester
Worcester has so much to offer for all ages.
A visit to the magnificent cathedral is a must. If you are daring enough, you can even climb the tour and experience amazing views.
Saunter along the high street and check out the shops and restaurants. Stroll along the river.
Visit one of the many museums in the city centre which include the Commandery and Greyfriars House and Garden, which is a National Trust property. If you’re on a budget, The Tudor museum and the Worcester City and Art Museum are free!
There’s so much to do in Worcester, it’s hard to sum it up in a few lines. If you are planning to visit the city find out the best 17 things to do in and around Worcester
A popular family day out in Worcestershire is the Habberley Trail. Families with kids of all ages love the outdoor adventure and nature trail.
Walk through the woods and countryside. Try out lots of fun filled activities along the way. Explore the twists and turns of a mesh maze. Try and beat family members at a basketball shooting competition. Swirl round on the roundabout swing. Try your luck at the hangman challenge. Play connect 4 and lots more.
Afterwards, grab some refreshments at the Hilltop Cafe.
Find out more at Habberley Trail
Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings
Image: The Merchant’s House by Katy Wrathall / Flickr
The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, situated in Bromsgrove is an open air museum which is home to 30 buildings that have been rescued and relocated and span many time periods.
Highlights include a working windmill, the 1940s prefab house and Anderson shelter, toll house and the UK’s biggest telephone kiosk collection with Dr Who’s Tardis. There is a miniature railway that runs on some days (normally Sundays and event days – check the website to see when its running). There is also a children’s playground.
There are often events at Avoncroft Museum which include historical re-enactments, traditional Mayday activities, ghost stories at Halloween and traditional Christmas celebrations . During the summer holidays, the museum run extra events for children on certain days which include trails, arts, crafts and other activities.
Find out more at Avoncroft Museum.
Image : Hanbury Hall by Tony Hisgett / Flickr
Hanbury Hall is a National Trust venue situated in the village of Hanbury, between Bromsgrove and Droitwich.
It’s an 18th century house, garden and parkland. Tour inside the house to learn about it’s history and the Vernon family who lived there. Afterwards stroll around the beautiful kept gardens. There is also lots of parkland to explore. Don’t forget to visit the orangery and the Ice House too.
There are often events organised for the children during school holiday which can include crafts, games and trails.
Find out more at Hanbury Hall.
Severn Valley Railway
Step back in time and hop on Worcestershire’s steam trains at the Severn Valley Railway.
The vintage trains travel along 16 miles of railway connecting Kidderminster, Bewdley and and Bridgenorth. Pass through stunning countryside. Keep an eye out for a view of the safari park where you can glimpse some of the animals. Additionally, spot the 200ft Victoria Bridge from ‘The 39 Steps’ film.
There are plenty of pretty places hop off and visit along the way. Arley is a great place to get off for lunch and beautiful country walks. It’s only a 15 minute walk from the station to Arley Arboretum, another great day out.
Disembark at Highley and pay a visit to The Engine House. Here you can get close to locomotives from all eras and discover the history of the Railway.
Bordesley Abbey and Forge Mill Museum, Redditch
Photo of Forge Mill Museum by Amanda Slater / Flickr Creative Commons
Bordesley Abbey and the Forge Mill Needle Museum are located on the same site in Redditch, Worcestershire. If you’re interested in the local history of the area, this is a great place to visit.
Bordesley Abbey is a historical and archaeological site. A group of Cistercian monks founded the abbey in 1140. The first buildings here were wooden but they were replaced by stone buildings in 1150.
At the visitor centre, discover more about the Abbey and how the monks that lived.
Families can follow a free activity trail. They include a 1.5K walk and a “Find the Stones” trail.
A visit to see the ruins is free of charge with a small cost for access to the visitor centre .
At Forge Mill Needle Museum, discover the sometimes gruesome history of needle making in Redditch. Models, scenes and an audio tour show how needles were made.
The mill is the only water powered scouring mill left in the world and you can see it working on Tuesday afternoons (check the website to ensure this is still the case before you go).
Kids will love the playground with sandpit, rope bride, climbing wall, wooden adventure trail, swings, seesaw and rocker. The play area is free to visit.
Forge Mill and Bordesley Abbey host a number of events throughout the year. It’s well worth checking the website to see what’s going on.
Find out more at Forge Mill Needle Museum website.
A Day Out in Evesham
A visit to the town of Evesham is a fantastic day out especially in the summer.
Stroll down the river with an ice cream of take a boat trip if you prefer.
Walk through the bell tower and see picturesque views of Abbey Park and the River Avon. From here walk down into Abbey Park with is beautiful flower beds and gardens. Take a stroll along the river. Have a picnic on the green space near the river.
Kids will love the Abbey Park playground. There’s a splash park and an amazing sand play area. If you’re hungry or thirsty, visit the cafe for refreshments.
If it does rain, you can hop into the shopping centre which is right next to the park.
Or take a visit to the Almonry museum. The 14th century museum houses exhibits which tell of the history of the town of Evesham from the Prehistoric and Iron Ages, through Medieval times, and into the Victorian days. The museum hosts many events throughout the year. Check the Facebook page to see what’s going on.
All Things Wild
If you’re a family with younger kids looking for a day out, head to All Things Wild in Honeybourne, near Evesham.
With plenty of animals inlcuding macaws, camels, snakes and kangaroos and 40 life size dinosaur exhibits, there’s lots to see.
Kids will also love the outdoor playground. Additionally, try out the indoor play area if it starts raining.
Find out more at All Things Wild.
Hike Up the Malverns
The Malverns is an outstanding area of natural beauty in Worcestershire. The hills run for about 8 miles (13km) between Great Malvern and the village of Colwall.
There are some beautiful walks with spectacular views.
The hightest point is the Worcestershire Beacon at 425 meters high.
The Malvern Hills website has a walk finder so you can choose the best walk for you. Some trails are steep and hard work. Others are easier and can be done in under an hour making them perfect for families.
A Day Out in Bewdley
Bewdley is a great place to visit in Worcestershire. It’s a beautiful town which is the start of scenic walks along the river.
Bewdley museum is free and is a gem of a small museum. It’s well worth a visit with well presented collections. Discover the history of the area, the industries and crafts. See quirky exhibits like prison cells and old fire appliances. A highlight is the air raid shelter where you can sit and imagine what it was like in World War 2.
There are also some interactive exhibits for kids.
Once you’ve finished here, have lunch in a cafe or pub in Bewdley and take a walk along the river.
Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester
Photo by Spetchley Park Gardens / Facebook
Spetchley Park Gardens incorporate 30 acres of formal, informal and woodland gardens. It’s a great place for all generations of the family. In the summer holidays there are often trails and activities for kids. My kids loved just running around and playing light sabers while we were there!
There are many different garden areas to explore with a variety of plants, shrubs and trees. The beautiful lake is perfect to walk around. Admire swans, moorheans and other birds.
Take a picnic or if you prefer, lunch at the tea rooms.
Visit Spetchley Park Gardens
A Day Out at Stourport on Severn
Another fantastic Worcestershire town for a brilliant family day out is Stourport.
There’s so much to do here including a fun fair which is ideal for older kids, teens and thrill seekers.
For younger kids, try out the Playland Fun Park with fun rides like the junior pirate ship, go karts, bumper boats, mini golf and lots more.
For a gentler way to spend your day, walk along the river or join a river cruise. There are also boats you can hire.
There’s plenty of green space for a picnic and for family ball games too.
Hartlebury Castle and Museum
Hartlebury Castle is home to a museum with fascinating collections including toys, period costumes, and the magnificent transport exhibit where you can see a Victorian fire engine, a Penny Farthing, and a vast collection of artistically adorned Gypsy caravans.
Kids will love the schoolroom and scullery allowing them to step back in time to the Victorian era.
During school holidays there are often have themed events for family and kids.
Find out more at Hartlebury Castle.
Visit A Farm Park
There are a few farm parks for a great Worcestershire day out for families with younger kids. Here are some suggestions:
Little Owl Farm Park : With plenty of animals and demonstrations, a play barn, boucing pillows, go karts, tractor rides and lots more – it’s a fantastic day out. Located in Stourport,
Top Barn Farm Park : If you’re near Worcester, this farm park will be a short trip away. See the animals, go on the ride on tractors and take a trailer tractor ride (check the website to see when they are running). Older kids can have a go at frisbee golf. They often have trails and other activities for kids during the school holidays.
Atwell Farm Park : Located near Redditch, Atwell farm park is a real working farm. See the animals, try out the boucing pillow, indoor play area, indoor sandpit and pedal tractors. Lots of fun for younger kids.
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