Worcestshire is a beautiful city in England renowned for its awesome natural parks, wildlife reserve and a hotel that boasts of the best view in England. Yes, The Cottage is perched on Malvern Hills and overlooks the picturesque Severn Valley.
There are so many options that it becomes difficult to know where to start. Whether you are looking to explore the great outdoors, take your family to see England’s largest pride of white lions or the museums, Worcestshire has it all.
For a family day-out, the stunning views of the Severn Valley Railway and the Safari Park will keep your children chatting excitedly long after the experience.
Still considering where to go next? Here are four great suggestions.
- Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line, usually running steam-powered passenger trains from Kidderminster in Worcestshire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of up to 16 miles. The children will find the views across the valley stupefying.
There are interesting exhibits of the first locomotives and other railway paraphernalia of the early British rail era. You can also enjoy afternoon tea with the family. You can stop over at Highley, for a welcome break and indulge in one of England’s favourite pastimes. There is a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, fresh jam scones and clotted cream. The journey promises to be an eventful one for the whole family.
- Worcester Cathedral
This lovely cathedral has many interesting features to discover. In addition to the stunning Victorian stained glass, a dated library and archive, Worcester Cathedral has the second largest collection of medieval manuscripts compared to other cathedrals in the UK.
The crypt contains some storyboards telling the story of the cathedral. There are also touch screens with an interactive interface where children can find out the Anglo-Saxon roots of the cathedral, special saints, the cultural heritage and more. There’s so much for your children to see and do at the Worcester Cathedral.
- The Vale Trail
The Vale Trail promises a unique horticultural experience to its visitors. Here, your family can sample fresh produce straight from one of the most fertile lands in England. The Vale of Eavesham is watered by the River Avon and surrounded along its boundaries by Cotswolds, Bredon and The Malverns.
Evesham has a national reputation for being the heart of the fruit and gardening market industry. Its neighbouring towns are well known for the high-quality foodstuff produced. To ensure your family enjoys the Vale Trail, a special food and gardening experience has been designed for guests.
- Droitwich Spa
Take a boat trip and experience wildlife on the UK’s first boating ring. The narrow boat also gives your family an opportunity to enjoy the sights along the historic Droitwich Canals to the River Severn and beyond. The boating ring which runs across mid Worcestershire offers the perfect getaway.
Droitwich Spa has benefited over time from its reputation as the strongest natural salt water. Since the Iron Age, it has been the major source of salt production. The site is home to a wide selection of floras, animals and insects including otters, reed buntings and warbles guaranteed to excite the kids.