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Things to see and do in Worcestershire

Best restaurants in Worcestershire Broadway Broadway Tower Broadway Worcestershire Children's activities in Worcestershire Malvern Hills Severn Valley Railway Things to see and do in Worcestershire Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire art and gifts

5 Unmissable things to see and do in Worcestershire
Worcestershire art and gifts
Worcestershire is a varied and diverse county in the West Midlands of England, offering picturesque scenery, sites of historic significance and industrial strength. Don't miss out on exploring Broadway and the Severn Valley Railway!

1. Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower is situated near the village of Broadway, in the county of Worcestershire. The tower is at the second highest point of the Cotswolds and the tower’s base is 1,024 feet above sea level. It is a popular place to visit with locals and visitors as it is a wonderful place to meet up with friends and family, with places to eat and shop.

Broadway Tower art and gifts

The Cotswolds offers beautiful scenery and countryside, making it a popular place for country walks or hikes. There is also an onsite café, which is a great place to visit after you’ve done the walking trail.

Why not plan a weekend break and visit the Cotswolds? Before visiting, it’s worth seeing which events are taking place. Broadway Tower is a must see and you won’t be disappointed!


Middle Hill
WR12 7LB
Opening times
Contact details
01386 852390



2. 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!

Worcester Cathedral art and gifts

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 smartphone 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
Free admission
8 College Yard
Contact details
01905 732900



3. Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills are in the beautiful countryside of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small part of northern Gloucestershire. The hills stand out from the surrounding countryside, towns and villages in Malvern and dramatically rise above the Severn Plain which border Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Malvern Hills art and gifts

The countryside remains a popular place to visit with locals and tourists, as it has archaeological remains from many different times as well as offering stunning countryside to explore.

Why not discover the history and countryside of Worcestershire? There is so much to see and do. 




Malvern Hills Trust
Manor House
Grange Road
WR14 3EY
Contact details
01684 892002



4. Broadway

Broadway is known as a jewel in the Cotswolds, in the heart of Worcestershire where you can enjoy great walks, eateries, independent shops and boutiques and galleries.

Malvern Worcestershire gift ideas

There are a variety of attractions to visit and places to explore, including Broadway Tower, Broadway Museum and Art Gallery and much more. The Cotswolds offers history and picturesque villages, with plenty of stunning walks, places to stay and eat.

Broadway is popular with visitors and has an ancient ‘ridgeway’ which used to be the main road from Worcester to London. The village was named Broadway, as it is a wide street.

It also offers good transport links and is only two hours from central London. It is also easy to get to from Stratford upon Avon, Warwick and Bath – why not visit the beautiful city of Bath and visit the famous Roman Baths?  

There is so much to see and do in the Worcestershire, so make sure not to miss any of these must-see destinations!  


Getting to Broadway
Broadway is easy to find by car, whether you're travelling from the north or south of England. For Sat Nav directions, use the postcode address WR12 7DT to navigate to Broadway's High Street, or alternatively look for the A44 and follow the signs to Broadway.



5. Severn Valley Railway 

The Severn Valley Railway is a much loved heritage railway, in the heart of Shropshire and Worcestershire. The picturesque heritage line runs 16 miles along the Severn Valley from Bridgforth to Kidderminster, going over the Shropshire and Worcestershire border. The route is full of scenery, so make sure to pack your camera!

Malvern Worcestershire railway posters

A fantastic feature of Severn Valley Railway is that it is run by unpaid volunteers, with some paid staff of around 70 people responsible for commercial and track maintenance.  Over the years, there have been repairs and refurbishments, to keep the railway a popular attraction for the public.

If you’re visiting Shropshire or Worcestershire, make sure to visit the station and experience a relaxing train journey.


Getting to Severn Valley Railway
Contact details
01299 401776



Top 5 kid’s activities

 From country walks to museumss and outdoor activities - There are many great days out in Worcester for the kids to enjoy!


1. Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream Cafe 

Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream Cafe

All children love animals as well as ice cream, so make sure you take them to Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream Café.

Choose from a huge variety of flavours – all 36! From cookies and cream to Turkish delight, there are flavours everyone will love. While the children play with their friends in the play area, why not treat yourself to a delicious homemade afternoon tea? It’s a wonderful place to relax and unwind while the children explore the farm!


Opening hours
Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Free admission
Last Entry
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
Churchfield Farm
Droitwich Spa
Contact details
01905 451289



2. MFA Bowl Worcester
MFA Bowl WorcesterThere are 16 lanes at MFA Bowl, with room for everyone to roll a strike! Tenpin Bowling is great fun all round, especially if you beat the adults.Everyone loves bowling, so why not take the family out one evening to MFA Bowl Worcester? There are a range colourful lightweight bowling balls for children who want to join in, as well as ramps for children new to bowling.

Why not explore Worcester and visit the top attractions? There’s nothing better than finishing the day off with a game of bowling and a meal at one of the popular restaurants in Worcester!

MFA Bowl caters for large groups and parties, with a range of great packages and optional dining offers.


Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 11.00pm Friday: 11.00am - late Saturday: 10.00am - late Sunday: 10.00am - 11.00pm
Adults from £4.40 Juniors from £3.30
Unit 1 Everoak Industrial Estate
Bromyard Road
Contact details
0843 290 8928



3. Worcester Woods Country Park
Worcester Woods Country ParkIf it’s a nice day, why not go on a relaxing walk on one of the park’s trails? There is lots to see and do, for the whole family.At Worcester Woods Country Park, there are two peaceful nature reserves, a large open field and countryside centre – with an award-winning café. Make sure to take a look around and explore the ancient woodlands. There is also two adventure play parks for the kids to enjoy, as well as space for a game of rounders or other sports. It’s a great place to take the kids during the school holidays.


Opening hours
All year round
Free admission
More Information
Eating information
Monday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
Friday to Sunday 08:30 - 18:00
Pets allowed
Assistance/Guide Dogs only in the Visitor Centre. 
Parking facilities
Monday to Sunday 05:00 - 22:00
Wildwood Drive
Contact details
01905 766155



4. Driotwich Spa Lido
Driotwich Spa Lido On your visit to Worcester, make sure to stop by Driotwich Spa Lido which is open from the end of May to early September – It’s a great place to take the kids on a sunny day! The lido is situated in the heart of Lido Park and offers history, as well as a fun day out with the family.

Relax and bathe in the sun, while you watch the children swim and splash around in the pool. There is also a fun Wet Play Area, which is full of water cannons and fountains to entertain the kids.

If you’re feeling peckish, there is an onsite café with a delicious selection of ice creams!


Opening hours
28th May - 5th June, 16th July - 4th September
Monday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 - 18:30
Tuesday to Friday 10:30 - 19:30
6th June - 15th July
Monday 12:30 - 18:30
Tuesday to Friday 12:30 - 19:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 - 18:30
Early Morning (All year)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 07:00 - 09:00
Adults: £5.00
Juniors: £3.50
Seniors (60+): £3.50
Kids (2-7): £2.50
Family of 4: £15.00
Lido Park on Worcester Road
Droitwich Spa
Contact details
01905 799342



5. George Marshall Medical Museum
George Marshall Medical MuseumDiscover what the operating chairs used to be like, as well as surgeon’s tools all before anaesthetics! There are a variety of displays in the hospital, where children and adults alike can learn all about medical history.The George Marshall Medical Museum offers a fun and interesting day out for the whole family, located within Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Why not visit and learn how health and medicine have developed over 250 years? It’s the perfect day out for the kids, where they will learn as well as have fun exploring.

The age rating is 6 years, although some parents may find smaller children shocked by the notions involved in some sections. Make sure to read reviews and photos before taking young children.


Opening hours
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. Closed between Christmas and New Year
Free admission
Ed Centre on Charles Hastings Way
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Contact details
01905 760738



Top 5 restaurants in Worcestershire

Choose from a variety of popular restaurants in Worcestershire.


1. Pundits Fusion

 Pundits Fusion
01684 591119
9 Old Street
Upton upon Severn



2. L'amuse Bouche Restaurant

 L'amuse Bouche Restaurant
01684 572427
51 Graham Road
Cotford Hotel
WR14 2HU



3. Casa Med Tapas

 Casa Med Tapas
01527 878242
89A High Street
B61 8AQ



4. The Swan Inn

 The Swan Inn
01684 311870
Worcester Road
Hanley Swan



5. The Fountain Inn

 The Fountain Inn
Adam's Hill
01562 883286


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