Stunning views, unforgettable wildlife and joyous walks await every visitor to the Malvern Hills. According to the Malvern Hills District Council, 66% of visitors to the area are day trippers. However, 22% of visitors opt to stay overnight. And, who can blame them when there is so much for families to do in the Hills? Getting fit and active in the Hills is a given as there are so many walks available, but there’s some things only overnight visitors can truly enjoy.
Nature & Wildlife Trail
Malvern Hills is an Area of Outstanding Beauty and to full appreciate its diverse range of wildlife, you need to be in the area for more than just a day. On your early morning ascent up the Hills, you’ll enjoy splendid views of Eastnor Deer Park, an animal of which children of all ages will love watching. An afternoon trek into the woods, will reveal harvest mice, stonechat, adders and grayling butterflies, among other creatures. Meanwhile, late at night, you’ll find as many as 13 different species of bat hiding in the woods. With such amazing wildlife to be witnessed, ensure the kids pack their journals and disposable cameras so that they can document their findings over several days. Find out about walking routes here.
Camping Under The Stars
According to the Institute of Education at Plymouth University, children who go camping at least once a year are healthier, happier and achieve better results in school. The Malvern Hills is the perfect location for a family camping break as there are multiple campsites dotted around the Hills, which 13% of visitors state they utilize during their trip. Your child’s stay in the great outdoors will be an exciting one and they’ll love sitting by a campfire eating toasted marshmallows and peeking out of their tent to gaze at the stars. Camping is also a great way to encourage kids to embrace the great outdoors and it will be much easier to tear them out of their tent for another jammed packed day of activities as their adrenaline kicks in. Find out about camping, glamping and caravan sites here.
A place to relax
During your visit to the Malvern Hills, you’ll likely challenge your family to a long walk. There are multiple walks you can opt to take and various routes to follow, including a moderate walk around the Hollybush, a long walk from Wyche to Wynds Point or you could go all out and tackle a 9.3 mile trek from one end of the Hills to the other. Whichever option you take, one thing’s for certain is that you’ll want to rest your feet at the end of the day. 15% of visitors who return to the Hills state they’ve previously stayed overnight, with the average stay coming in at 2.4 days. And, there’s no better option than booking the whole family into one of Malvern Hills’ luxurious hotels which offer stunning views, comfortable rooms and top service. Find out about hotels here.
The Malvern Hills is the ideal location for a family getaway or short break. There’s so much to see and do that it’s not possible to fit it all in one day trip. Therefore, make the most of local campsites and hotels by booking a break away in the Hills.
Thank you Casandra Elmer for the great review of a family stay in The Malverns.