Things to do in Worcestershire
When you stay at the Bank House, you’ll be able to enjoy your break at your own pace. So you are never be short of things to do in Worcestershire, we have put together this handy guide so you can make the most of your stay. We think Worcester is the best city in the UK, so here are all of the best things to do.
If you’re into walking, cycling or horse riding then this area of rolling hills spans several counties and will provide you with an energetic day out. Offerings outstanding landscapes, varied wildlife and cultural heritage to visitors, Malvern Hills is also a popular archaeological site.
Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, Eastnor Castle is a 19th Century mock/revival castle surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake. This award winning tourist attraction is an area of outstanding Natural Beauty with 5000 acres of parkland.
Featuring a partially restored 18th Century house, Croome Park is looked after by the National Trust and boasts beautiful parks and lakes. Former home to the 6th Early of Coventry, you’ll learn all about innovation, hear stories of devastating loss and survival and witness a magnificent restoration.
A National Trust stately home, Hanbury Hall is a rare chance to catch a glimpse of life at the turn of the 18th Century. A hands-on experience, you can tickle the ivories of the house’s organ, stroll through the gardens and discover the park at your own pace. Immerse and educational, you can also relax in the Ladies Parlour and play records on the gramophone.
If you love all things chocolatey, then you don’t want to miss a trip to Cadbury World. World renowned as one of the tastiest chocolates, at Cadbury World you can get involved in a hands-on chocolatier experience, learn all about manufacturing, advertising and packaging before you take some time out in the play areas, enjoy a few rides and then take the opportunity to treat yourself in the shop.
Experience a safari drive through that will see you transported to far away African planes and wild Asia. You’ll see family favourite lions and elephants as well as a whole host of other animals. There is plenty to explore by foot such as the discovery trail, land of the living dinosaurs and you can enjoy arcades in the Sega prize zone.
Great Malvern Priory was a Benedictine monastery from 1075-1540 and is now a Grade I listed Anglican parish church. Whether you’re looking for a place of worship, wanting to explore the Christian faith or are just curious about Religious places, the priory will educate and enlighten you.
Theatrics and culture focused, Malvern Theatres thrives on art and displays, providing a place to eat and an eclectic mix of live theatre, film screenings and music events. With a rich heritage, you’ll want to find time to visit.
The Morgan Motor Company have been making sports cars in Malvern for over 100 years. Experience their factory tour and on-site museum and if you can drive, why not partake in their weekend sports car hire? A must for all car enthusiasts.
One of England’s loveliest cathedrals Worcester boasts the royal tombs of both King John and Prince Arthur. You can discover medieval cloisters, the ancient crypt and chapter house as well as beautiful Victorian stained glass. For academics, there is also an ancient library and archive that contains the UK’s second largest collection of medieval manuscripts.
A great family day out, be ready to bring the past to life when you visit this 800 year old building! You can handle weapons, learn from interactive displays or become a Commandery explorer with the trail backpacks provided.
Nestled between Victorian buildings that at one time were the Royal Worcester factory, the museum holds the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain. If you are interested in Georgian, Victorian and 20th century pieces the galleries here will capture your attention and take you on a journey through time and design. There is an audio tour available that explains the factory’s history and sheds light on its workforce.
Home of the Worcester Warriors, rugby union matches are held here frequently and guarantee a fun day out.
Not content with just horseracing, Worcester Race Course hosts family fun days, charity events and a locals race day. It’s well worth checking their site to see what is happening during your stay.
Worcestershire County Cricket Club is one of 18 first-class county clubs in England and Wales. Home to the Worcestershire Rapids, there are regular cricket matches and events held here so be sure to see what is going on before your trip.
That’s not even all of our top things to do, so be sure to make a list of everything you want to experience and we look forward to welcoming you to The Bank House.