As restrictions begin to ease, there are so many spots and things to do in and around Worcestershire especially during the Summertime that will truly make you fall in love with where you live!
LWYL Founder, Gillian, has rounded up some of her favourite and best Worcestershire Summer spots to spend either relaxing, exploring and discovering either with the children or even on your own.
- Hanbury Hall
Make the most of the extra hours of sunshine this summer by a lovely walk through the beautiful gardens at Hanbury Hall.
One of the more tranquil spots in Worcestershire, Hanbury Hall gardens peak during these warmer months presenting some of the most striking colours and scents to take in.
With around 400 acres of land, visitors can set off on the historical trails that surround Hanbury Hall with their four-legged friends. From thirty minutes up to two-hour walks, the parkland has something for everyone.
For more information and guidance on when visiting, head to – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall-and-gardens
2. Cotswold Lavender Fields – Broadway
One place that is a MUST on your summer bucket list this year should be the Cotswold Lavender Fields.
Located on the outskirts of the village Snowshill and on the cusps of Worcestershire, Cotswold Lavender is a stone’s throw away from the historical National Trust Property Snowshill Manor.
Only open to the public until 5th August 2021, Cotswold Lavender is the perfect place for a scented escape whilst relaxing in countless rows of lavender bushes. The experience doesn’t have to stop as there is a new hut in the field for drinks, snacks and to shop lavender range.
Please bear in mind that the harvest season usually starts the last week of July so best to visit soon before the purple fields are all gone until next year.
For more information on entry fees and how to visit, head to their website here – https://www.cotswoldlavender.co.uk/visiting-our-farm
3. Lido Park – Droitwich
As one of the UK’s few remaining open-air saltwater swimming pools, the Lido Park is a must-visit this summer.
With a 40m pool, a ‘West Play Area’ for kids, sun terraces and even a cafe, we are sure the Droitwich Spa Lido will be a splashing good time. With restrictions easing on July 19, all customers will still need to pre-book their sessions online.
For more information, head to their website here – https://www.riversfitness.co.uk/droitwich-spa-lido/
4. The Valley Evesham
Family-friendly? Tick. Suitable for dogs? Tick. Free parking? TICK.
The Valley Evesham is a great spot to spend an afternoon with friends and family. Shopping has never been easier than with 22 shops in one place alongside a fabulous garden centre and 3 eateries set in beautiful Worcestershire countryside.
Don’t forget to even head to Evesham Vale Light Railway (ELVR) whilst you are there. Embarking on a 15” train, the journey passes some of the old apple orchards to Evesham Vale Station where you can stop for a family picnic. Well behaved dogs are also welcome on the train.
Remember, the ELVR is open every weekend and daily from 22nd July until 5th September and there is no need to prebook tickets. Wheelchair users should call the Railway on 01386 422282 to ensure our disabled carriage is available, they are restoring disabled carriage during this summer.
For more information, head to – https://www.thevalleyshopping.co.uk/
5. West Midlands Safari Park – Bewdley
For a whole family day trip out, West Midlands Safari Park presents visitors the perfect place to spot over 165 species of exotic animals with their Safari Drive-through experience.
Did you know that the safari park is home to the largest group of white lions, hippopotami, meerkats and cheetahs in the whole of the UK?
Alongside the exotic park, guests can explore the thrilling theme park offering a variety of rides for the whole family to enjoy.
For those looking to stay overnight, West Midlands Safari is launching their brand new Red Panda Cottages on the 2nd of August which will be available up until 31st December 2021.
For more information about the park and their safari lodges, head to:
We hope you enjoy the Worcestershire Summer sunshine and don’t forget to tag us in your Instagram pictures (@lwyl_worcs) for a chance to be featured on our Love Where You Live page!