Recreation and Crafts
Take part in the many exciting, healthy or just plain relaxing activities available for everybody to enjoy around our area......
The converted barn, in the grounds of a 16th century Herefordshire farmhouse, is home to a continually changing exhibition of work by British and international artists, with a special place for the strength of local talent. It's a haven from high street shopping with plenty of parking, disabled access and a wealth of unusual and creative gift ideas.
Bronté Porcelain are a major manufacturer of fine bone china and are particularly well known for exceptional quality and detail.
Bronté’s collection includes authentic sculptures of animals, intricate models of flora and fauna, hand painted plaques, highly detailed figurines and of course their famous candle extinguishers.
Every item produced is made entirely by hand within their studio in Malvern, Worcestershire where visitors are welcome to tour the studio and factory by arrangement.
Cob House nestles right in the heart of rural Worcestershire, only three miles from the centre of the Cathedral City of Worcester itself. The idyllic surroundings offer the visitor time to relax to sit and enjoy the countryside from our spectacular Mayfly Café overlooking some of our beautiful lakes and parkland whilst participating in many of our wonderful activities on site - Archery, Coarse and Game Fishing, Animals, Wildflower meadow, Timber Trail play area, Grassland play area, Wildlife pools, Walks, Bird Watching, Activity Meadow for kite flying and football
Remarkable pottery experiences for individuals, groups and organisations. We work with tens of thousands of workshop participants, all ages and abilities, sharing the many benefits of working with clay. Eastnor Pottery is located within the magnificent Herefordshire Country Estate of Eastnor Castle, surrounded by the Malvern Hills. Great walks and dramatic scenery make this the ideal place to spend a creative break.
A not for profit community enterprise mixing elements of inspiration, creativity and healing to provide a space away from the commercial norm in a refurbished barn and other converted farm buildings. At the heart of The Fold is The Fold Cafe; plus a range of designers and makers working, demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their creations from studio workshops.
Green Frog Pottery is a pottery painting studio in Malvern, Worcestershire. We have everything you need to have fun creating your own ceramic masterpiece. Don't worry if you've never painted before – our friendly, experienced staff will give you all the help you need. It's a good idea to book a table on Saturdays and during school holidays.
Quality crafts from over 300 craftsmen displaying original and local craft work and gifts. Hop garlands and pillows for poor sleepers, craft units, plant centre and all day restaurant.
The Malvern Splash Leisure Complex has:
25m Leisure Pool including wave machine, flume and beach area; Fitness suite, dance studio, treatment room and sunbed; Cafe; Creche and Sauna /Steam Room
Tenbury Swimming Pool has:
25m Pool; Fitness Suite; Refreshment Area; Baby Changing; Disability Access
Details of other Leisure Facilities in the area can be found on the MHDC Website
Malvern Splash contact details:
The official visitor centre for the Geopark Way is located near the Wyche Cutting on the B4218 Malvern to Colwall road at Upper Colwall. The Malvern Hills GeoCentre provides information on the geology, archaeology and history of the Hills using modern touch screen computers and other interactive resources. The GeoCentre also houses Cafe H2O selling healthy lunches, snacks and beverages.
A centre for drama and entertainment, the Malvern Theatres regularly welcomes some of this country’s leading productions from the West End. The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre Company are all visitors. The Theatre produces a brochure giving full details of all productions and events and you can find a full list on the Events List.
The Theatre also organises combined Theatre Breaks in conjunction with local hotels - details can be found on their website.
Transformed from an old Victorian Gentleman's lavatory, the Theatre of Small Convenience is the smallest theatre in the world (building), in the Guinness Book of Records 2002. If you want to see just how small then you can view an interactive panoramic view here (panorama kindly shot by Robert Bilsland of panoview.co.uk).
You can also view a short film taken of a performance on YouTube (courtesy of Julie Anderson).
Situated in Edith Walk in the centre of Great Malvern, it has been host to a great variety of theatrical experience.
The founder is Dennis Neale, a keen puppeteer and drama enthusiast. He continues to run the theatre as an independent and non profit-making project.
The Malvern offers an extensive range of luxurious spa treatments delivered in beautiful treatment rooms by qualified and experienced therapists. The Malvern also has extensive relaxation facilities including the cool, calm hydro-spa area; the spacious serenity of the Grand Salon and the total tranquility of the post-treatment relaxation suite.
Fifty acres of privately owned ancient woodland in glorious countryside. Waymarked trails through woodland. Unusual birds and flowers with picnic areas.
The Regal Cinema opened on Thursday July 29th 1937 but the building to which alterations were made in 1936 to construct the foyer, offices and projection room, had stood on the site for many years.
This wonderful example of an art deco cinema has recently been fully restored and fitted out with all the very latest Digital Projection equiment and now benefits from modern heating, onsite catering facilities, box office and front of house staff and in house technicians.
Severn Leisure Cruises offer two picturesque boat trips on the MV Conway Castle from Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, which allow you to soak up the natural beauty of the River Severn.
The Upton Waterbus trip offers you a relaxing 1 and ¼ hour cruise each way between Upton upon Severn and Tewkesbury. Every Wednesday from May to September.
The Worcester cruise offers you a fascinating way to visit the vibrant city of Worcester.
Other themed and special occasion trips are also available - details from the website.
Severn Expeditions is a family run Day Boat Hire business based in Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire in the heart of rural England. Our beautiful setting on Britain's greatest natural waterway offers an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery, and what better way to enjoy its tranquil waters than by boat? We have both self-drive and skippered boats available for day hire, operating from Upton Marina. There is Free Parking and excellent on-site facilities. We can also offer a variety of guided fishing trips on our large boat "Severn Expeditions" with Tim Maslen.
This picturesque showground with the backdrop of the Malvern Hills has over 200 events during the year. In addition to organising the three major events, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, the Royal Three Counties Show and the Malvern Autumn Show, the site hosts a National Sheep Show, arena concerts, dog shows, fairs and rallies. The showground is also sometimes known as the Malvern Showground and is run by the Three Counties Agricultural Society. You can find a list of the major showground events on our Events List.
Nestling on a gentle hillside amongst apple and pear orchards, 'The Bounds' with its 400 year old farmhouse, is the centre piece to a unique day out for all the family to enjoy.
Join a guided tour around the cider mill and savour the aromas of traditional cider making. Hear how cider is produced from planting of the orchards to the moment it is poured. After the tour you are welcome to sample some Westons Ciders and Perries (Adults only) and Apple juice from local producers. Sampling is FREE. There is a play park for the children to let of steam either before or after your Tour. (The Play Park is open 4 April - 2 November 2014). TOUR TIMES: 11.00, 12.30, 2.30 AND 3.30 EVERY DAY. For prices please phone or go to our website (see below).
Enjoy the Henry Weston Courtyard garden and visit the Cider Bottle Museum based in a converted 17th Century cowshed where you can also have a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake. Also in the Courtyard is our restaurant, The Scrumpy House, where you can have lunch. Also open in the evenings Thursday - Saturday.
- Telephone: 01531 660108 for information & to book tours, 01531 660626 to book lunch or dinner in the Scrumpy House
- Website: www.westons-cider.co.uk
- Location: The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury , HR8 2NQ ( on Google maps) (Find on google maps)
- Opening Times: For Visitor Centre: Monday - Thursday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Friday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm, Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00 am - 4.30 pm. See above for Tour times.