This Autumn, from markets to lodges, puppetry to concerts there’s something for everyone. And of course, one of our favourite pastimes is going out on a walk with the crisp air on our faces, whilst listening to the rustle and crunch of autumn leaves beneath our feet. Please be prepared for whatever the weather – rain or shine as it’s quite changeable at the moment. Our sunrises and sunsets are pretty incredible at this time of year, so make sure you venture out at dawn or dusk to see the sky lit up in a variety of pink and orange hues. Just another reason to want to stay longer!
Visit the Malverns Website has various walks across the Malverns to take in the range of colours of Autumn. From the copious green spaces as they turn brown, gold and orange to the sweeping majesty of Autumn from the tops of the hills. Here are just a few suggestions, there are plenty more walks to discover.
Take in the gorgeous shades of autumn at National Trust at Croome and Witley Court (English Heritage), respectively. These stunning mansions are surrounded by rolling acres of grass and woodland that make for great walks for the whole family.
Health and Wellbeing Escapes
The Malverns have been renowned as a health and wellbeing destination since way back to the time of the Victorian Water Cure. Many famous people travelled to Malvern for hydrotherapy treatments, including Florence Nightingale, Charles Darwin (for his daughter) and Charles Dickens. Today, you can sample Malvern Water at the Malvhina Fountain on Belle Vue Island, and also enjoy a whole host of holistic and alternative health and wellbeing treatments. There are also luxurious spas, as well as workshops and activities – perfect for enjoying on a visit during the colder months.
Autumn Foodie Events
A detailed overview of foraging in a beautiful and picturesque landscape. The area is surrounded with an abundance of wild greens and mushrooms to forage for. The course includes the laws and safety points of foraging before heading out to discover the wild food in the area.
Our Lizzy Cookery School
Our Lizzy offers a wide choice of different cooking classes, with the twist that everything is vegan! Drawing on a variety of ingredients, including locally grown seasonal produce, with inspiration from around the world – there is always something new to experience.
Colliers Cookery School
Featuring an incredibly wide range of different cooking courses from professionals in the field. The scope of courses range from dinner party cuisine, fish skills, baking, kids=masterchefs, off to university, foraging, vegetarian cooking, knife skills and diverse cultural cuisines.
NEW for 2022 Great Malvern Festival of Stories
The Inaugural ‘Great Malvern Festival of Stories for Children’ will take place from Thursday 20 October – Sunday 23 October 2022 in a number of venues, including a Festival Marquee and Festival Storytelling Yurt in the Great Malvern Priory Grounds, The Lyttleton Well, The Coach House Theatre, The Cube and Malvern Library.
The Festival promises to be a celebration of stories and storytelling, featuring an exciting programme of professional storytellers, children’s authors, illustrators, puppet companies, musicians and theatre. The Festival is a Malvern Hills District Council initiative in collaboration with Malvern based Arts Company Boffy Arts Events People.
Autumn in Malvern Festival
Classical music based, with a strong literary and visual arts element, the Autumn in Malvern Festival has presented professional concerts, talks and exhibitions for over 30 years. After a two year break, owing to Covid 19, the festival returns in October with sixteen distinctive events. Highlights include the European Union Chamber Orchestra at Malvern College and eminent historian Frances Spalding presents an illustrated talk on Dame Laura Knight.
Malvern Concert Club
Ever since its first concert on 31 October 1903, Malvern Concert Club, founded by Sir Edward Elgar, has been a cornerstone of musical life in Worcestershire. Over one hundred years later, today’s Concert Club is proud to continue that tradition of bringing the best chamber music to this part of the country. Hosted in the Forum Theatre in Malvern Theatres on various dates.
Malvern Theatres – varied programme
One of the stars of the show on the West End circuit is Malvern Theatres in its stunning location set beneath Great Malvern Priory and the magnificent Malvern Hills. The Theatres are back to hosting a large programme of theatre and music after the Lockdown break. Coming up this autumn is a fantastic programme for all interests.
The Regal Theatre and Cinema in Tenbury Wells
Head to Tenbury Wells in the picturesque Teme Valley to the art-deco theatre and cinema at The Regal with spectacular murals by George Legge of Bryan’s Adamanta for a varied programme of theatre performances and cinema screenings.
Flea Fair 9 October 2022
You can find wonderful things at the Three Counties Showground Flea Fairs. If you are looking for the unusual then these are the places to go to and the next one is being hosted on the 9 October 2022. The dealers work hard to offer you a wide choice of items that you won’t find on the High Street.
The Clover Mill
The Clover Mill is a beautiful restful retreat, with lavish and innovative eco-accommodation to five star standards. Offering spa facilities, individualised treatments, yoga classes, workshops and dining founded on the ancient art and science of Ayurveda.
There’s plenty on at The Clover Mill this autumn and winter as well as retreats and spa packages so make sure to check out all they have on offer.