Discover more in Worcestershire this winter! 

Mini breaks and day trips are just as enjoyable during the winter in Worcestershire with so much on going on and on offer, the trouble will be deciding what to cram in! Wrap up warm and explore the beauty of the rolling Malvern Hills; complete your Christmas shopping in one of the bustling market towns or the new Christmas market in Worcester city, and while you are there pop over the road to soak up the majestic heritage of the Worcester Cathedral and admire the Christmas Tree Festival.

There’s an abundance of cosy cafés, pubs and restaurants filled with warming winter treats and festive fare to warm you up after exploring the towns and countryside, or purely to indulge and enjoy.

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Worcestershire is also home to a variety of venues that provide the ideal setting for the perfect day out: have a wild encounter and all the fun of the fair at West Midlands Safari Park or visit one of the many individual, National Trust and English Heritage sites available, with favourites such as Arley Arboretum; Hartlebury Castle and Brockhampton Estates bursting with seasonal activities as well as being simply magnificent to enjoy all year round.

The county even boasts its own steam trains for those wishing to take an exhilarating ride back through time on the Severn Valley Railway – a fabulous way to get into the Christmas spirit on one of the Carol Trains or take the Christmas Enchanted Express, and a range of tours on offer throughout the year .

For days out that need to be indoors, Worcestershire offers a wealth of museums, galleries and visitor attractions.  Head to The Commandery; try a haunting visit to the Drakelow Tunnels; admire the magnificent Morgan Cars on the tour in Malvern, or find unique gifts and crafts at the Jinney Ring Centre / – perhaps trying your hand at one of the craft workshops on offer: jewellery making; leather bag workshop or glassblowing.

Get the most out of your trip to the county and stay in one of the many classy, boutique, unique and downright quirky accommodations available.  An elegant tea in a luxurious hotel?  Try the Dormy House Hotel in Broadway or Stanbrook Abbey.

If you fancy more of the outdoors, maybe a treehouse (yes, really!)?  There’s Treeopia in Tenbury Wells where the luxury treehouse accommodation is nestled in over 4 acres of private countryside. 

Or how about a real “room with a view”?  West Midlands Safari Park offers lodge stays within the grounds of the park – you can wake up to a view of cheetahs, red pandas, elephants, giraffes, tigers or pandas!

And there’s a host of glamping, lodges or safari tents options to really get into the rural heart of this centrally-located county.

The Visit Worcestershire website and blog is regularly updated to help you plan your visit to Worcestershire and discover more this winter so be sure to visit: www.visitworcestershire.org

 

We look forward to giving you a very warm welcome – no matter what the weather holds!