Start planning where to do your Christmas shopping locally with our new handy guide to promote our wonderful independent shops across The Malverns. As part of our Reassuringly Local campaign, we’ve created lists of independent shops in the various categories below, so you can find the perfect shop to purchase that unique present for your friends and family.
A Great Selection of Independent Shops
You can either take the time to walk around the shops and browse in each of the independent retailers in each of the town centres, or click on the links below to find out what shops are where, to make that special trip. Whether you’re after arts and crafts; books; antiques and curios; clothing, shoes and haberdashery; homeware; jewellery; local food and drink; or the latest in DIY tools, you’ll find it right here in The Malverns.
Our lovely town centres – Malvern (Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Barnards Green), Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn have a wide selection of independent shops which help support a number of family-run enterprises as well as providing employment opportunities for many local residents. 2020 has been a tough year for our independent shops; first with the January floods, and then the Corona Virus pandemic affecting footfall and trade across the area. This year we hope you will join us, and purchase your Christmas gifts and edible Christmas treats from independent businesses located around The Malverns.
Children’s Christmas Window Trail
If you’re taking the children around the shops with you, then make sure you sign up to participate in our Christmas Window Trail competition to help keep them entertained as you browse the shops. Find out more here.
We would love to welcome you all, but to help protect our residents, please do not visit if you live or work in a Tier 3 location. Please do not visit (or leave the house), if you are ill, displaying symptoms of coronavirus, or have recently come into contact with someone who has coronavirus. Please remember to wear your mask, regularly wash and/or sanitise your hands and keep a safe distance. Please keep an eye out for notices about how many people are allowed in each shop at any one time.
Countdown To Christmas Day
Our traders are going the extra mile so you don’t have to.
A vast number of much-loved businesses across The Malverns – from food shops and takeaways to retailers of homeware and toys, from cafes, pubs and restaurants to shops specialising in cards and gifts, amongst many others – have leapt into action to continue serving their customers in different ways during the lockdown period.
Find out more here.
Country Retail and Studios
You can also head on out into the countryside where you can explore and browse three rural shopping centres, where you can purchase Christmas presents from a number of arts and crafts studios, including:
Mill Farm Country Retail at Stanford Bridge in the Teme Valley
The Fold at Bransford
Hop Pocket Craft Centre at Bishops Froome.
Christmas Tree Farms
The fertile soils around The Malverns brings the phase ‘Christmas tree’ to life, with three large Christmas tree farms where you are able to buy direct from the farm. Garden Centres, farm shops (see Food and Drink Shops) and other local stockists are available. Did you know if you buy a Christmas Tree direct from the farm, it is fresher so the needles tend to take longer to fall?
Please click below to see our Christmas Tree Farms.
Local Christmas Tree Farms
Leigh Sinton Christmas Trees
Christmas tree farm with home-grown Christmas trees, wreaths and Christmas gifts.
Telephone: 01886 358251
Little Monksfield Farm Christmas Trees
Home-grown Christmas trees and handmade wreaths.
Malvern WR13 5BB
Telephone: 07757 376071
Facebook page: Little Monksfield Farm Facebook page
This Christmas show your support by purchasing gifts for your family and friends from our local traders or at our Christmas Markets where local artisans sell handcrafted produce.
Tenbury Wells Food Night Market
Thursday 3 Dec 2020 4pm – 8pm
Find Out More
Great Malvern Christmas Market
NEW DATE – Saturday 5 December 2020 10am – 5pm
Find Out More
- Following social distancing rules
- Wearing a face covering
- Paying by contactless if you can
- Being patient, kind and considerate to others
- Using hand sanitiser
Find out more by clicking here.
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