REVEALED - Ten things to do in Worcestershire this August bank holiday - The Evesham Observer

REVEALED - Ten things to do in Worcestershire this August bank holiday

Evesham Editorial 25th Aug, 2023   0

VISIT Worcestershire has revealed its ‘Top 10 things’ to do across the county over the August bank holiday weekend.

From fine English heritage to immersive water-based experiences, people are being urged to discover what is located on their doorstep and discover an enjoyable experience with their family.

1. TRANSPORT MUSEUM WYTHALL – A multi-generational family day out can be had which enables visitors to step back in time and view an impressive collection of local transport through recent history. Tickets from just £5 per person allow people to view the well-preserved assembly of buses, milk floats, steam trains and more. Enjoy bus and miniature train rides across all parts of the museum’s experience,

2. HANBURY HALL – Originally a stage-set for summer parties, visitors can view the house and garden that offer a glimpse into life at the turn of the 18th century and see the original, politically charged wall-paintings by Sir James Thornhill. As well as the picturesque countryside and stunning views, people can also refuel and relax in the Courtyard Kitchen.

3. SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY – Embark on an adventure at one of Worcestershire’s most famous attractions, Severn Valley Railway. Both steam and diesel engines will be displayed, allowing visitors further choice as they glide past picturesque countryside. Used in the recent Enola Holmes film, a visit to Arley Station is provided. Have a wander down to the river for more excellent views.

4. WEST MIDLANDS SAFARI PARK – Explore the four miles of safari exhibits – both drive-through and walk-through. There are also educational talks about threats that animals face in the wild and the conservation work being undertaken to help them.

5. ALL THINGS WILD – All Things Wild is an ideal day out for families with animal lovers. Animals from all across the globe can be spotted, including zebras, beavers, meerkats and much more. Tickets start at just £6.

6. WITLEY COURT & GARDENS – A fine example of Worcestershire’s preserved heritage, Witley Court and Gardens is a romantic ruin filled with hidden history and beautifully maintained gardens. Great for a family day out with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to visit the on-site church and tea rooms.

7. BOATING ON THE RIVER SEVERN – Families can hire boats to see Worcestershire by water, available from Upton-on-Severn from Severn Expeditions. Two options – self-hire or skippered – are available, along with fishing tours.

8. CLENT HILLS – The beauty spot boasts panoramic views spanning Worcestershire, Shropshire, the West Midlands and the Welsh borders. A walk to the top of the four stones is described as ‘a must’ and there are plenty of country pubs in close proximity.

9. CROOME COURT – Ever-changing exhibitions and contemporary installations can be seen throughout the four floors of Croome Court. Landscaped gardens and acres of parkland also provide a stunning backdrop for a family walk. Check out the latest events for a fun day out.

10. HABBERLEY TRAIL – An outdoor adventure which is packed with activities; ziplines, swings, games and challenges galore. Habberley Trail is a well-managed trail near Kidderminster.

Check to plan the perfect day.


Story by Morgan Hart.

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