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Things to see and do in Worcester

Worcester
5 Unmissable things to see and do in Worcester
Things to see and do in Worcester
Worcester is known as a beautiful Cathedral and University City, full of fascinating history and interesting architecture. There are so many things to do and see including Worcester Cathedral, Worcester Woods Country Park, Kinver Edge and much more!



1. Worcester Cathedral 

Worcester Cathedral is a wonderful cathedral, full of history and interesting features to explore and discover. It has amazing Victorian stained glass, an ancient library, and archive and holds the largest collection of medieval manuscripts in Britain!

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Everyone will love exploring Worcester Cathedral, as there are so many things to see, such as royal tombs, ancient crypts and medieval cloisters to discover. There are many stories and informative displays in the cathedral, as well as interactive touch screens telling you all about the cathedral’s history.

Why not use your smart phone to download Worcester Cathedral’s app? You can follow a guided tour or go on a pilgrim tour around the cathedral.

It is also free admission to visit the cathedral, although there is a charge for guided tours. Why not climb up to the top of the tower and experience picturesque views of Worcester? You will see amazing views of the River Severn, the Malvern Hills and surrounding countryside.

There is so much to see and do at Worcester Cathedral, so if you plan to visit with friends or family, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Opening hours
Monday to Sunday 07:30 - 18:00
Pricing
Free admission
Address
8 College Yard
Worcester
WR1 2LA
England
Contact details
01905 732900
www.worcestercathedral.co.uk



 

2. Worcester Woods Country Park

Worcester Woods Country Park has two beautiful nature reserves and a busy countryside centre, with an award winning café on site. It is a popular place for locals and visitors. Why not go for a walk around the park and explore the woodlands? It makes a wonderful day out in the great outdoors.

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It’s a great place to visit if you want a nice walk, as there are two waymarked trails which occupy the park. The woodland trails run through the ancient and semi-natural Nunnery Wood Local Nature Reserve, where you will discover wildlife and beautiful bluebell displays in the spring.

If you plan to visit with friends or family, you will have a great day out. There are also many family activities that take place at Worcester Woods Country Park, so if you plan to go with the children, they will have a great day out too!

 

Opening hours
Park
24/7 year round
Café
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Friday to Sunday: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Car Park
Monday to Sunday 05:00 - 22:00
Pricing
Free admission
Address
Worcester Countryside Centre Wildwood Drive
Worcester
WR5 2LG
England
Contact details
01905 766155
www.worcestershire.gov.uk

 


 

3. Greyfriars House and Garden

Greyfriars House and Garden has been around since the 1480s and is situated in the heart of Worcester. There are many collections that can be seen at Greyfriars, from doorstops to clocks.

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There is also a garden, where you will see beautiful flowers and plants offering a peaceful atmosphere. It is a wonderful place to visit throughout the year, where there is always something new to discover.  Make sure to visit the walled garden, which stands to what stood before it, George’s Yard, full of cottages that were demolished in 1955. The materials were then recycled to bricks to build the summer house.

Why not visit the House and gardens with friends one weekend and take your time to look around the gardens. It’s a great place to visit in the summer months, when the flowers are out. If you’re visiting Worcester, make sure to visit Greyfriars House and Garden!

 

Address
The Greyfriars Friar Street 
Worcester
WR1 2LZ
England
Contact details
01789 761385
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greyfriars-house-and-garden

 


 

4. Museum of Royal Worcester

Museum of Royal Worcester is situated in one of the old Victorian buildings, which used to be home to the Royal Worcester factory. It is not far from Worcester Cathedral and the city centre, so make sure to visit if you’re nearby in Worcester!

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The museum is home to the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world. The galleries will take you on a journey through time and there is a great audio tour about the factory’s history too.

There are over 10,000 of wonderful ceramic objects and the museum provides an amazing collection for locals and visitors to look at. Throughout the year, there are many events and exhibitions, so make sure to see what’s on before visiting.

 

 

Prices
Adults: £6.00
Family: £12.00
Opening times
Monday to Saturday
March to October 
10am – 5pm
November to February
10am – 4pm
Address
Worcester Porcelain Museum Severn Street
Worcester
WR1 2ND
Contact details
01905 21247
www.museumofroyalworcester.org

 


 

5. Kinver Edge

There is so much to discover and do at Kinver Edge, where you will see amazing countryside and homes carved into rocks. The countryside is full of wildlife and a great place to explore.

Things to do in Worcester

Why not take a look inside the restored Rock Houses, where you can experience what the atmosphere would have been like in the 1960’s. The caves are also home to species of bats, so you might be lucky to see some of them! Kinver Edge is a unique and interesting place to visit, where houses are interesting and built of unusual construction.

There is so much to do and see at Kinver Edge. Discover views, wildlife, rock houses and much more. Why not go on a walk and explore across Kinver Edge – there are many walks to choose from where you are guaranteed amazing views from the top of the edge.

 

Address
The Warden's Lodge
Kinver
Stourbridge
Worcester
DY7 6DL
England
Contact details
01384 872418
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kinver-edge-and-the-rock-houses

 


 

Top 5 kid’s activities

There's plenty to keep the kids occupied in Worcester. Read all about the best attractions here.



1. Green Frog Pottery

Green Frog Pottery

Children will love getting creative at Green Frog Pottery, where they can choose and paint their own design – from mugs, money boxes, cupcakes, aliens, fairies and many more!

Green Frog Pottery offers fun for all ages – including adults! Relax and paint in the fun and friendly studio, where you can paint and listen to music. There are also a few refreshment available.

Children will love a morning or afternoon painting, so why not take them during the weekend or school holidays? It’s a great place to take the kids with the family.

 

Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Pricing
Pay for what you paint!
Address
107 Barnards Green Road
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 3LT
England
Contact details
01684 561778
www.greenfrogpottery.co.uk

 


 

2. Cyber Q Escape Rooms

Cyber Q Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms is a fun and interactive game for everyone to enjoy!

You get given 60 minutes to solve challenges, find hidden objects and problem solve. It is a great way to spend time with friends and family, where you all work together to solve clues. Some are trickier than others, so be prepared!

Why not take the kids for an adventure during the school holidays? It’s a great way to keep children active.

 

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 10:30 – 21:00
Weekends/Bank Holidays 09:00 - 21:00
Pricing
Game (per person): £15.00
Family (2 adults, and up to 3 kids): £45.00 
Address
Unit 3 Lowesmoor Wharf
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2RS
www.cyberq.co.uk

 


 

3. Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum has so much to offer families and is also free to visit and explore! Throughout the year, there are a range of activities, events and exhibitions which are perfect for family days out!

Don’t miss out on seeing the Roman mosaic pavement, Glover’s Workshop, dinosaur footprints, weapon and trophy collections and much more.

The collections include Geology, Social History, Archaeology, Natural History and many more. Kids will love the Activity Space, which offers a welcoming and fun atmosphere where you can create your own masterpiece – Sit back and watch your kids have fun!

It’s a great place to visit with the kids during the holidays. Make sure to finish your visit, by stopping by at the Balcony Café! There is a delicious range of food to choose from – Who wouldn’t want a hot chocolate and a slice of cake!

 

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday 10:30 - 16:30. Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays
Pricing
Free admission
Address
Foregate Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 1DT
England
Contact details
01905 25371
www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/2/city_art_gallery_and_museum

 


 

4. Bowl Xtreme

Bowl Xtreme Worcester

Everyone loves bowling, so why not take the kids to Bowl Xtreme during the holidays?

At Bowl Xtreme, there are 16 lanes with a Glow Track to help you get strikes more easily – It makes a fun evening out with the family!

Why not visit Worcester in the morning and treat the kids to bowling and a meal out in the evening? Kids will love bowling and playing in the video game arcade!

 

Opening hours
Sunday - Thursday 10.00am - 11:30pm Friday - Saturday 10.00am - 1.30am
Pricing
Adults £4.40 to £4.90 Junior £3.25 to £4.90 Multi game offers available.
Address
Driotwitch Road
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR3 7SN
England
Contact details
01905 757475

 


 

5. The Commandery

The Commandery Worcester

The Commandery takes you back to the 12th century and is an amazing Grade I listed site, which use to be known as St Wolfsan’s Hospital.

Many years ago, during the English Civil War, The Commandery was the battle headquarters for the Royalist army. Kids will enjoy listening to the short talks and demonstrations, which include medicine used in the Medieval times and Civil War weaponry. They will love dressing up!

There are so many things to see and explore, from audio tours to activity trails. Why not take the kids during the holidays? It’s a great place to visit where kids will learn and have a fun day out.

Don’t miss out on seeing the Commandery gardens, which include a wonderful herb garden and Café. The perfect place for a hot drink and a bite to eat!

 

 

Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 13.30 - 17:00
Pricing
Adults: £5.50
Concessions: £4.50
Kids: £2.50
Under 5's: Free
Family: £13.00
Address
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2HU
England
Contact details
01905 361821
www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/1/the_commandery

 


 

Top 5 restaurants in Worcester

There are many wonderful places to eat in Worcester. Here are some popular restaurants to choose from.




1. No 35

No 35 Worcester
www.bolerovenues.com
01905 726333
Foregate Street
Worcester
WR1 1EE
England

 


 

2. L'amuse Bouche Restaurant

L'amuse Bouche Restaurant
www.cotfordhotel.co.uk/lamuse-bouche-restaurant
01684 572427
51 Graham Road
Cotford Hotel
Malvern
WR14 2HU
England

 


 

3. Galleria Italiana

Galleria Italiana Worcester
www.galleriaitaliana.co.uk
01905 612211
19-21 Friar Street
Worcester
WR1 2NA
England

 


 

4. King Charles II

King Charles II Worcester
www.thekingcharleshouse.com
01905 726100
King Charles House
29 New Street
Worcester
WR1 2DP
England

 


 

5. Thai Gallery Restaurant

Thai Gallery Restaurant Worcester
www.thaigallery.co.uk
01905 25451
26-32 Friar Street
Worcester
WR1 2LZ
England


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