Holiday in Worcestershire
If you are drawn to the peacefulness of the countryside you will enjoy the cosy relaxed atmosphere of village life in Worcestershire. If you want to stay close to the action, grab a hotel in one of Worcestershire’s bustling towns.
The towns in Worcestershire have their own artisan shops offering the opportunity for you to take some time out and enjoy a bit of retail therapy. The towns are interesting to walk around even if you are not buying. Whilst nearby Kidderminster is a bustling, thriving market town, perfect for picking up some souvenirs and tasting local produce from the local stalls.
Worcester is the capital city of Worcestershire, situated on the banks of the Severn River. At the centre of Worcester is the magnificent cathedral which dominates the town skyline. A truly impressive Norman piece of architecture. The stonework and stained glass windows are beautifully preserved, visit the crypt of King John and delve into the history of the Magna Carta.
Worcestershire has a rich arts and entertainment scene with the local theatre having a varied calendar throughout the year. There are numerous arts and craft centres dotted across the county where you can witness craftsmen and women at work in their local studios. Silk making, pottery and glass blowing can all be observed around here.
There are many museums of various sizes in Worcestershire, including the Bewdley Museum, Tudor House and the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings. However a trip into Kidderminster is well worth the trip to see the Museum of Carpet. The Museum is reflective of the Kidderminster of the past, having been the UK’s carpet centre with up to 30 factories operating at one time. The museum offers great insight into how hand looms operated and industrial carpet making has evolved since then.
Take the family for a day out at the West Midland Safari and Leisure Park. Situated on four miles of safari, you can self-drive or take part in a self-guided bus tour. You will have the chance to view over 1700 animals, with an added dinosaur land for children to explore.
The Malvern Hills in Colwall are a great place to visit, especially on a sunny day. With a lot of excellent walking trials and wonderful views in all directions over the largely flat surrounding countryside, it is certainly well worth a visit with the family when in Worcestershire.