15 Best Things to do in Worcs
Run out of ideas for keeping everyone happy this summer? Then see this ultimate guide to the BEST family-friendly things to do in Worcs, from alfresco theatre and alpaca walks to zip wires and safaris! Check them all out here.
Broadway Tower, Broadway
A castle folly, thrilling e-bike rides on site, a nuclear bunker to explore and a greta cafe selling delicious treats and ice cream. All of this awaits a you on a family day out at the stunning Broadway Tower. Newly restored for 2022 this historic 18th century tower has views from the top too over 16 counties and 62 miles on a clear day. Kids will love skipping up the 60 steps to the battlements. Then head out on an easy circular four mile walk linking fun Broadway village and the tower.
We love a visit to Go Ape (nothing makes you feel alive like teetering on a 14m high pole). So why not book them on to the TreeTop Challenge at . For 10+ years they can swing between the giant Douglas Firs, holler down high rise zip wires and generally have the time of their lives.
West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park, Bewdley
This fantastic day out is a family favourite, with more than 165 species of animal to see, a drive through safari and a mini theme park to boot. Entry to the park buys you so much fun, from Boj’s Giggle Park, the Sea Lion Show, Penguin Cove, the Aquarium, Meerkat Mayhem, Hippo Lake and much more. Watch daily feeds and animal encounters with the residents then wear the kiddos out on the 20 adrenaline rides.
Droitwich Spa Lido, Droitwich
Droitwich Spa Lido is considered Worcestershire’s finest outdoor pool, with a huge 40m pool, fun wet play area and sun terrace. Located in the lush Lido Park, this historic attraction – one of the UK’s last remaining inland, open-air, saltwater swimming pools – is a top family day out. The ‘Wet Play Area’ is full of water cannons and fountains, and will keep kids (and adults!) entertained for hours. It also has an on-site cafe with a fantastic selection of ice creams and light bites.
All Things Wild, Honeybourne near Evesham
This great indoor-outdoor zoo is a super place to take the kiddos. Let them go wild at the adventure play park, beach area, pedal go-karts and the Jungle Mayhem indoor play area. There is a rainbow array of animals to meet and squeal at or ride the Dino Train. See the website for the latest on daily itinerary seasonal activities from Lemur Walkthrough, Outback Trail, bug hunting and arts and crafts.
Aztec Adventure, Upton Warren
This super-fun Aqua Park at Aztec Adventure in Upton Warren has new structures for 2022 making it bigger and better than ever before. Enjoy some top class slip and slide action in the lake. It costs £20 per person for one hour (which includes a wetsuit) and is open until 25 Sept. And if they’re not worn out after that you can also hire single and double kayaks and stand up paddleboards from £12 an hour too.
Stand-up Paddleboarding Safari, Worcester
Admire the pretty Avon River from a different perspective on a stand-up paddle boarding tour. You’ll see gorgeous native wildlife from kingfishers to deer. Perfect for absolute beginners, you’ll learn how to stand up paddleboard with an ASI qualified SUP instructor. All equipment and gear is provided and you’ll get a full safety talk before heading off on an adventure. Ideal for ages 12 upwards.
Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury
There is loads to do at this castle, from Get fun hands-on craft activities to a castle trail throughout the summer holidays. Book in for some live theatre such as Peter Rabbit, one of the interactive nature and craft trails, or explore the museum itself with its many curios including a beautiful collection of Gypsy caravans.
Cotswold Lavender Fields, Broadway
This third generation family run farm is a beautiful day out. They can skip through more than 40 varieties in miles of stunning countryside. At the peak of the summer it’s harvested and distilled by traditional methods before being whipped up to make the purest English lavender oil and all kinds of goodies. This year open until 07 August, there’s a lovely shop and cafe and
The Commandery, Worcester
Encounter the past brought to life in building with an 800 year history. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, an interactive experience will take you back 350 years into 17th century Worcester. Experience life as a soldier 300 miles from home, test your skills at battle strategy and come face-to-face with Oliver Cromwell. Become a Commandery explorer with a trail backpacks and refuel at the Commandery Coffee, which serves delicious homemade food and artisan coffee.
Gheluvelt Park, Worcester
Gheluvelt Park is a fun, free place to take the kids. It straddles Barbourne brook, plus it is close to the River Severn, so there is plenty of wildlife to look out for including kingfishers, swans and more. The park also has a large pond with a number of ducks to feed. The playground is great with separate areas for different age groups using the latest play technology, which gives kids a safe 21st century play experience.
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester
This plenty for families to see and do and is free to visit. Kids will love the lively programme of activities, exhibitions, and events, plus highlights that include a Roman mosaic pavement, dinosaur footprints, and collection of weapons and trophies found by Worcester’s Victorian adventurers from uncharted territories of the world! Don’t miss the Activity Space, where you can create your own masterpiece. And there is a great children’s menu at the Balcony Cafe
Severn Railway, Worcs
Kids love locos? Experience an award-winning day out aboard heritage trains, and enjoy the rumble of engines and the smell of steam! Head aboard a vintage steam train and out into Worcestershire on an adventure with the Severn Valley Railway. Back at the depot learn all about the history of these great locomotives and head for the cafe to refuel afterwards.
Alpaca Experience, Evesham
Book in for a memorable day out with Cotswold Vale Alpacas. Visit the farm to meet and feed the various groups of alpacas (including mums and Babies and weanlings). Learn all about alpacas and how to look after them. Finish your visit off with walking an alpaca around the farm, down the lane or have fun with the alpaca obstacle course!
Bennetts Willow Barn, Worcester
This super fun day out has activities on all week, from tractor bouncy castles, fancy dress discos and biscuit decorating. Located on a working farm in Worcester it has a fantastic cafe with delicious ice cream and light bites on offer, an adventure playground with sandpit and regular entertainment on for the kids.