With the evenings getting lighter and the weather warmer, what could be better than escaping the humdrum of everyday life and venturing off on a spring staycation?
If you’re looking to swap traffic for tranquility, Worcestershire is home to beautiful countryside, charming historic market towns and plenty of fun activities.
From Go Ape to Mini Golf, historic sightseeing to ancient woodland walks, if you’re ready to be inspired for your next escape, discover our top things to do in Worcestershire…
1. Dust off your walking boots for a scenic stroll in Chaddesley Woods
For undisturbed beauty, head to the second largest woodland in Worcestershire, Chaddesley Woods National Nature Reserve. Dating back to at least the 13th century, parts of the area are said to have been woodland since the Ice Age!
Walk under the canopy of mighty trees and feel the dappled sunlight on your face during a peaceful stroll. While you’re on your walk, keep a lookout in the leaves for a Worcestershire speciality and national rarity, the insect Land Caddis, which is the only caddisfly to live its entire life on land.
Moving from ancient woodland to a park recognised for its commitments to forestry, why not head for a walk around the 16 hectares of Springfield Park in Broadwaters. Perfect for families, with a children’s play and activities area, ornamental pool and open spaces ideal for outdoor games, it makes a lovely place for families to while away an afternoon.
2. Pack the camera for a spot of sightseeing at Worcester Cathedral
For culture vultures, why not venture out on your next staycation to discover the historic sights of Worcestershire?
Worcester Cathedral, rising majestically above the River Severn, has been described as one of the most interesting of all England’s cathedrals for its architecture and history. The cathedral was built between 1084 and 1504 featuring magnificent Victorian stained glass and is home to the tomb of King John, Prince Arthur’s Chantry St Wulfstan’s Crypt and the early 12th century round chapter house. The Cathedral is currently open for private prayer and reflection Monday-Saturday between 11am-1pm, with the shop, cafe and tower planned to reopen later in the year.
Why not continue your sightseeing with a visit to the beautiful riverside market town of Bewdley for a wander around their eclectic museum? Explore an extensive collection of paintings, drawings and even a herbarium, where you’ll find a selection of plant specimens dating back to the 19th century. The Shambles and Herb Garden are currently open to explore, as well as the gift shop and cafe, with all indoor areas reopening on Monday 17th May.
3. Get the family together for a fun-filled adventure at West Midlands Safari Park
Keep the whole family entertained on a visit to the West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park. From visiting the friendly penguin cove to enjoying a ride in the adventure theme park, and of course experiencing the safari drive-through, there’s plenty to explore together.
If you prefer the high life, test your nerve at Go Ape Wyre. Known as the Valley of Giants, work your way around the forest’s enormous Douglas fir trees in the treetop challenges and adventures.
For a fun activity that’s based firmly on the ground, head to the Mini Pro Golf Park to see who can get the lowest score on the 18-hole course. All equipment is provided meaning you can just turn up and play, with themed feature holes including Crocodile Alley and The Magic Wizard.
4. Start your spring staycation at Brockencote Hall
With so much to see and do in Worcestershire, we know you’ll be eager to get out there and explore. Brockencote Hall Hotel, a luxury country hotel in Worcestershire, is a perfect base to explore all the surrounding area has to offer.
With our Spring Staycation offer, you can enjoy a three course dinner, overnight accommodation with full English breakfast and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne from just £215 per room, per night.
Choose to extend your stay for two nights and receive our scrumptious full afternoon tea with another glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne.
Worcestershire: An exciting staycation escape
From the natural beauty found at Chaddesley Woods Nature Reserve and Springfield Park, to delving into Worcester’s history at the Cathedral and enjoying the adventures of the Safari Park or Go Ape, there’s so much to experience on a trip to Worcestershire. What better place to base yourself for a countryside escape than the beautiful Brockencote Hall Hotel, especially with our exclusive Spring Staycation offer.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel very soon to start your Worcestershire staycation.