A Family Day Out in Great Malvern

Activities | Family Fun | Summer of Fun

A smiling family walk through a sunny woodland the children on their parents shoulders

Summer is coming; and the hunt is on for entertaining activities to fill the bank holidays and sunny days. Great Malvern Town Centre is packed full of activities which make for a grand day out for you and the kids. What’s more, we’ve done the planning for you…

Malvern Splash

Have a Morning Swim at The Splash

Set in Great Malverns central Priory Park the recently updated in a £2 Million re-vamp Malvern Splash Leisure Complex boasts a new flume, interactive water play features for younger swimmers and wave machine; as well as modernisation throughout. Perfect for an energetic morning, no matter what the weather is doing.

Call 01684 893423 to book or visit their website using the link below.

Priory Park Play Area overview of the play area showing wooden climbing apparatus, hobbit tunnels and play pods
Priory Park Play Area overview

Visit The NEW Priory Park Play Area – Open NOW!

Just a couple of minutes walk from The Splash a brand new expanded adventure playground has opened in Priory Park. The fun space is made up of multiple areas suitable for different ages and includes hobbit houses, a daring robe bridge, a dizzying basket swing and a giant butterfly to befriend. There is hours of outdoor fun and exercise to be had, even adults will tempted to join in. Let the little ones run riot on the eco-friendly structures while you shade under the mature trees, the sound of the nearby stream babbling in your ears. A visit to the playpark has never been this relaxing!


Time to Refuel with Coffee, Cake or a Hearty Lunch

Priory Park’s central location in Great Malvern means its less than 5 minutes walk to the cafes, and quirky shops of the high-street. Henry’s Café on Church Street serves up family favourites like freshly cooked all day breakfast, crispy bacon sarnies on soft white bread and hot coffee. Stop off for something sweet at The Malvern Bakehouse, currently serving delicious pastries and breads including no less than five different flavours of focaccia. You’re spoilt for choice as there is an excellent selection of cafes and tearooms in Great Malvern. Follow the link below for the full list.

Malvern Theatres exterior

Be Entertained at The Malvern Theatres

The Malvern Theatres is Great Malverns one stop shop for entertainment. Housing multiple stages, a cinema with gallery seating and events and workshops it’s a perfect place to spend the afternoon. Showing this summer in the cinema the whole family can enjoy historical drama “Downton Abbey: A New Era” and older kids can revisit the Marvel Universe with the new “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. There are plenty of shows on in the evening too including the critically acclaimed “Footloose”. See the full programme by clicking the link below:

Cyclists on Sugar Loaf Hill

And/Or Head Up Onto The Hills

The spectacular landscape of The Malvern Hills is easily accessed from Great Malvern town. It only takes about 30-40 minutes of walking for you to be transported from the streets of the town to the panoramic views and lush meadows of the hills. The steep St Anne’s road, past The Unicorn Pub on Bellevue Terrace, winds up the hills and past St Anne’s Well Café. You could stop here, as there are lovely views from behind the café, or carry on up to the Worcestershire Beacon to be rewarded with view across Great Malvern and the Worcestershire Plain on one side and rural Herefordshire and beyond to the Welsh Black Mountains on the other. For a slightly less steep route head south out of town to the Wyche Road and hop onto the hills from one of the footpaths that run alongside. Find a route that works for you with our Walk Finder.