Many attractions have reopened their doors to welcome visitors once again. All have new safety measures in place for both customer and staff. Please see the list below to find out how you can keep the children happy across The Malverns this summer. Please do check what measures are in place before you visit by visiting the attraction website. Many attractions have an online pre-booking system in place to avoid overcrowding. Please check before you travel.
Planning on a family holiday to The Malverns? There’s plenty of attractions and activities to keep the children busy and tired out by bedtime, so you can relax and enjoy the evenings with the rest of your family and friends.
Only have time for a day trip? You’ll want to return again and again to tour all the different attractions.
Please see the list below for some of the family attractions and family activities across The Malverns (in no particular order). Come and experience The Malverns for yourself!
Paid Entry Attractions
Eastnor Castle & Arboretum
Set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Eastnor Castle offers a truly unique experience for a family fun day out. There’s lots of things to keep the children happy for the day, including the Junior Obstacle Course, Adventure Playground, Burmese Bridge Treetop Walkway, Rope Swing Route, Mini Zip Wire, Woodland Play Area, Tree Hunters’ Trek, Nature Walks, Lakeside Walks, Tree Climbing, Monty’s Mouse Hunt, Fun Booklets, Valley Lawn Super Slide and an ice-cream parlour.
Find out more about fun days out for the children at Eastnor Castle here.
Witley Court & Gardens (English Heritage)
Take your family on a free fun adventure with a historical twist on the Summer Adventure Quest. Follow the trail through the gardens and track down the clues – crack them all to claim your adventurers’ certificate. Kick-off your quest at Witley Court every day of the school holidays.
Find out more about Witley Court & Gardens here.
The Worcester Maze
Enjoy a fantastic day for all ages set in a 10 acre maize field with the Malvern Hills as a fantastic backdrop. The Great Worcester Maze has 3 mazes for 2020 to entertain a full day out. After completing the challenge of the mazes, enjoy the adjoining courtyard. This years theme is the Battle of Britain as well as saying thank you to key workers and the NHS.
Find out more about The Worcester Maze here.
Boundless Outdoors – Adventure Activities
The Outdoor Education Centre located on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills has opened its doors to families this summer. The family activity sessions will cover a whole host of adrenaline packed activities. From scaling new heights on the climbing walls, testing archery skills or flying through the trees on their amazing zip wire.
Find out more about Boundless Outdoors here.
The Fold in Bransford (Donations Welcome)
The Fold is an eco-centre with art and craft studios and shops, a farm shop, an eco-café, a lakeside trail and a nature trial which takes you down to the River Teme ‘beaches’.. Please ensure you leave no trace by taking your rubbish home with you and by being careful not to damage the natural habitat.
Find out more about The Fold here.
Eat Out to Help Out
Take the children out for a meal between 3rd August and 31st August and you’ll receive 50% off at selected pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Find out more here.
Explore the great outdoors with the Photoboxing challenge
Children, families and adults alike are being encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors with Malvern Hills District Council’s Photoboxing challenge.
Find out more about the Photoboxing Challenge here.
Free Attractions & Activities
We are lucky to have miles upon miles of countryside to explore, which is great for children to find out about nature and wildlife. Download one of the many Nature Identification Apps from your iTunes or Google Play store before you go to help you and your children learn along the way.
If you don’t intend to take your rubbish home with you, then I’m afraid you are not welcome, as we need to protect rare species of flora and fauna across The Malverns. Please head to your nearest city for a day out instead.
Where to explore? The Malvern Hills, the Teme Valley, Malvern Chase, Upton Ham, St. Wulstan’s Nature Reserve, and various Worcestershire Wildlife Trust sites, including The Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve, Brotheridge Green, Crews Hill Wood, Hanley Dingle,
FREE Play Areas
Across The Malverns who’ll find community playgrounds and play areas for your children to enjoy. The play areas managed by Malvern Hills District Council will have sanitising stations added for your safety. There are additional play areas managed by the town/parish councils which will not have any hand sanitising stations added. Please do bring your own hand sanitiser with you.
Where to play? Priory Park, Great Malvern, Victoria Park, Malvern Link, New Street play area, Upton upon Severn, Tunnel Hill play area, near Upton upon Severn and Welland Playground to name a few. Also, Tenbury Wells playground has now reopened after the January floods.
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