As Christmas approaches, with the gleam of frost starting to bloom across Malvern, the town enshrouded by the fearsome white-tipped Malvern hills, twinkling lights strung across the streets beneath, we are beginning to celebrate in a variety of ways. With festive markets, ice skating, a giant observation wheel, spa breaks galore, cosy traditional pubs, there’s something for the whole family. When looking for a winter breaks destination, why go anywhere else than where C.S Lewis was inspired to write Narnia itself?
With such a stressful year, the winter months can be the best time to take a break from the monotony of daily life and unwind. Malvern has been famed for its hydrotherapy and spas since the Victorian era; so why not try one of our many incredible spas for leaving your stress behind in 2021. See our selection of spas here or find out more about our Health and Wellbeing activities here.
Winter Glow at the Three Counties Shrowground is always a stunning selection of festivities and light. Returning for a second year even bigger and better featuring a giant observation wheel; a trail of illuminations that includes light tunnels, giant flowers, a lake with dancing water fountains, and a warming fire garden; one of the region’s largest indoor ice rinks; a festive food and drink quarter; and visits from Father Christmas himself! The Three Counties Showground always knows how to create a jam-packed event for the whole family, and this year is one you really won’t want to miss.
What could be a more satisfying method of warming up than a hike up the Malverns in the frosty air. Climbing higher than the fog surrounding the icy tips and be greeted by such a majestic view of the sprawling Worcestershire and Herefordshire countryside and beyond. Boots meeting the glaciated grass and the sunrise meeting the drops of dew on flower petals. We have an excellent selection of walking trails depending on how adventurous you’re feeling or length of time you want to spend roaming the very landscape that has inspired so many greats before you. Or, if you like to exercise your legs during a shopping spree, then we’ve got plenty to offer in Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. Find out about our independent shops here.
For the more historically-minded adventurer among us, Malvern is the perfect destination. Away from the hub and bub and pollution of the city, in the gorgeous greenery, are dotted landmarks unlike anywhere else. From the Priory, Museum (inside the old Priory gatehouse!), Morgan car factory, Darwin’s daughter’s grave, down to the Victorian-era gas lamps that are sprinkled through the town. You quite literally cannot move for historical landmarks!
At the end of a long day exploring this beautiful area what could be better than a refreshing local ale next to a roaring open fire. Malvern is home to a unique variety of establishments for every preference that serve a delicious repertoire of local produce. Find out more about our fantastic taverns you can patronise.
And no trip would be complete without a night (or two) in a stunning local hotel or B&B. Ranging from camping, caravan parks, beautiful B&B’s to the downright luxurious.