I really love Worcestershire.
Okay, so I may be a little biased as I grew up here but my love for this beautiful county still stands.
From country parks and spa days to historic sites and theme parks, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to days out in Worcestershire.
And luckily for you, I’ve rounded up all my favourites in one place!
So whether you’re a tourist passing by or a local looking for something new to do, here are 25 of my favourite days out in Worcestershire.
1. Walk the Malvern Hills
An obvious place to start but a great one nonetheless!
Having grown up in the Malverns myself, the hills will always have a huge place in my heart.
Straddling the border of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire, the Malvern Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From them, you’ll not only be able to enjoy views across the neighbouring villages and towns of Malvern but also further afield to the Welsh mountains and more!
If you want a challenge, you can walk the hills end-to-end which takes an average of five hours to complete.
Alternatively, take a short walk up to any of the summits (British Camp or the Worcestershire Beacon are good places to start!) to enjoy the same wonderful panoramic views.
2. Explore Broadway and Broadway Tower
Address: Middle Hill, Broadway WR12 7LB
Phone number: 01386 852390
Price: £4 for adults and £2 for children
Broadway is one of the best villages in the Cotswolds, and luckily for you, it just so happens to be in Worcestershire!
The village is centred around one wide, historic high street, lined with independent shops and cafes.
On a sunny summer’s day, find ice cream stands on the street for added extra charm.
One must-visit is the Broadway Deli, which stocks all the finest locally sourced ingredients and fresh produce.
The Deli also has a café that serves a delicious all-day brunch menu with both outdoor and indoor seating.
After enjoying brunch, take a walk to Broadway Tower just outside the village.
It’s the second-highest point in the Cotswolds, but the walk is worth it for the breathtaking views.
Sit and enjoy a picnic on the hill, and you might even see some wild deer around in the area!
3. Visit Hanbury Hall and Gardens
Address: School Rd, Droitwich Spa WR9 7EA
Phone number: 01527 821214
Price: £14 for adults and £7 for children
I don’t think you need me to explain why Hanbury Hall and Gardens is one of the best days out in Worcestershire.
I mean, it’s beautiful, isn’t it?
This 18th-century country house is a popular National Trust property that’s home to gardens, orchards, and 400 acres of parkland just waiting to be explored.
The parkland comes into its own on a beautiful sunny day.
However, if you need to shelter from the elements, you have the property, the Stables Café, and even a second-hand bookshop to explore too.
Serving soup, sandwiches, and sweet treats, alongside hot and cold drinks, the on-site cafe is the perfect place to fuel up for more exploring!
4. Go wild at West Midland Safari Park
Address: Spring Grove, Bewdley DY12 1LF
Phone number: 01299 402114
Price: £22 per person
Great for both kids and the young at heart, a day out at West Midland Safari Park is a day of guaranteed fun.
This award-winning safari park is home to some of the most beautiful and endangered animal species in the world, and it even has an adjoining adventure theme park!
Drive around the park, passing big cats, elephants, and more, before screaming your lungs out on the rollercoasters.
It’s worth noting, though, that the theme park operates on a token basis, so you have to pay per ride.
5. Explore parts of the Cotswolds
I’ve already mentioned Broadway because it deserved a special space on this list but the rest of the Cotswolds (well, the bits that are in Worcestershire, anyway!) deserve a place on this list too.
My grandparents lived in Great Comberton so I have very fond childhood memories of visiting this part of the world.
It’s a small and scenic village situated on the northern slopes of Bredon Hill, with lovely walks and even lovelier buildings.
Additionally, Little Comberton and Elmley Castle are nearby and also warrant a visit.
6. Visit Croome Court
Address: near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire WR8 9DW
Phone number: 01905 371006
Price: £14 for adults and £7 for children
If country parks are your idea of a good time, then you’re in luck because Worcestershire is full of them!
Also part of the National Trust, Croome Court is another of my favourite country parks.
At the heart of the park, you’ll find a historic 18th-century house which has a rotating calendar of insightful exhibitions.
The house is surrounded by a large parkland full of diverse plants, and on-site, there’s also a shop, plant centre, and cafe where you can grab a bite to eat.
7. Go Ape in Wyre Forest
Address: Go Ape, Callow Hill, Bewdley DY14 9XQ
Phone number: 01603 895500
Price: £35 per person
Go Ape has to be one of my personal favourite days out in Worcestershire.
I’ve ‘gone ape’ in several locations around the UK but Wyre Forest will always remain a firm favourite location of mine.
If you live anywhere in the UK, Go Ape will need no introduction.
But if you’re visiting from abroad, Go Ape is essentially a high ropes course where you can climb, swing, scramble and zipline to your heart’s content.
Designed for adults and older children over 1.4 metres, the Treetop Challenge is the largest of all their adventures, and it’s heaps of fun!
8. Go shopping at The Hop Pocket Shopping Village
Address: The Hop Pocket, Bishop’s Frome, Worcester WR6 5BT
Phone number: 01531 640323
As a kid, I visited The Hop Pocket countless times, and my love for this quirky shopping village has stood the test of time and followed me into adulthood.
Offering a unique alternative to generic high-street shops, this collection of independent stores is spread over several agricultural buildings.
Selling handcrafted homewares, artisan pottery, and so much more, there’s something for everyone here.
And it’s always great to support local, right?!
As well as housing lots of stores, The Hop Pocket is also home to a garden centre, gift shop, food hall, and restaurant.
9. Visit Upton upon Severn
Known for its famous river, pretty black-and-white buildings, and a plethora of pubs, Upton upon Severn is the perfect place to spend a sunny summer’s day.
Take to the water by boat or spend your day strolling around the town’s independent shops.
Time your trip right and you may witness the town coming alive with one of its many famous festivals.
From jazz and folk to blues and rock, its festivals draw crowds in their thousands – and for good reason!
10. Wander around Witley Court and Gardens
Address: Worcester Rd, Great Witley, Worcester WR6 6JT
Phone number: 01299 896636
Price: £10 for adults and £6 for children
Witley Court and Gardens are beautiful.
Like, seriously beautiful.
The Orangey, pictured above, speaks for itself but Witley Court’s beauty extends past the iconic structure.
Part of the English Heritage, the grounds are full of glorious gardens, wild woodlands, and remarkable ruins just begging to be explored.
You could easily spend a day here wandering the grounds, immersing yourself in history, and picnicking in the sunshine.
11. Climb Bredon Hill
Address: Pershore WR10 3DN
If like me, you believe that there’s nothing that a good hike can’t fix, then this will be one of the best days out in Worcestershire for you.
Climbing Bredon Hill means a guaranteed workout and guaranteed great views.
(Well, if the weather is on your side, that is!)
The iconic hill stands 299 metres above the surrounding countryside and is steeped in thousands of years of history.
Climb to the summit and you’ll discover an Iron Age hillfort dating back to 1st century A.D.
How’s that for a bit of history?!
12. Enjoy a spa day at The Greenhouse Spa at The Elms Hotel & Spa
Address: Stockton Rd, Abberley, Worcester WR6 6AT
Phone number: 01299 896666
Price: From £140 per person
The Greenhouse Spa has one of the dreamiest pools I’ve ever seen in my life.
And if that’s not reason enough to book a spa day there I don’t know what is!
Although a spa day here might be a little on the pricier side, it’ll be an experience you won’t soon forget.
Expect award-winning wellness facilities, a state-of-the-art gym, and spectacular treatments to top it all off!
Housing an indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool, a soothing sauna, a tropical swimming pool, and much more, The Greenhouse Spa truly is one of the best in the business.
Then, half-day spa days range all the way from £140 to £385 per person.
13. Embrace nature at Arley Arboretum and Gardens
Address: Lion Ln, Arley, Bewdley DY12 1SQ
Phone number: 01299 861368
Price: £7 for adults and £3.50 for children
Home to over 300 species of trees, Arley Arboretum and Gardens is one of the best days out in Worcestershire for nature lovers.
They’re open from Wednesday to Sunday every week, but the best time to visit is in autumn when the gardens are painted in vibrant shades of red and orange.
Spend the day strolling around the gardens and don’t forget to check out the longest laburnum arch in Britain before you leave!
On-site, there’s also a lovely tearoom where you can stop to enjoy a nice hot cuppa and homemade sweet treats.
14. Ride on the Severn Valley Railway
Address: 1 Comberton Place, Kidderminster DY10 1QR
Phone number: 01562 757900
Price: £19.50 for adults and £13.50 for children
Train lovers listen up as I’ve got one of the best days out in Worcestershire for you!
The award-winning Severn Valley Railway attracts visitors from all across the country who want to admire countryside views from the comfort of a vintage steam train.
This heritage railway travels through the counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire, but really, it takes you on a journey back in time.
Want to make your railway experience even better?
Then book in for one of their decadent on-train dining experiences like a first-class afternoon tea.
Whether it’s a romantic date or a family celebration, Severn Valley Railway is sure to impress!
15. Explore Malvern
Malvern is a beautiful spa town that lies at the foot of the Malvern Hills, where I just so happened to have grown up.
It’s made up of three town centres with the biggest being Great Malvern.
Here, you’ll find countless lovely independent cafes, restaurants, and shops.
My favourite places to eat in Great Malvern are The Fig and Rise, so check those out and thank me later!
After grabbing a bite to eat, you can’t visit Malvern without catching a show at Malvern Theatres, a huge theatre complex in town.
Many touring West End shows stop by Malvern Theatres so keep an eye out for show-stopping musicals at smaller prices!
16. Visit The Firs: Elgar’s Birthplace
Address: Crown E Ln, Lower Broadheath, Upper Broadheath, Worcester WR2 6RH
Phone number: 01905 333330
Price: £9.50 for adults and £4.75 for children
The Firs is a popular National Trust property and the birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar, a famous English composer.
For £9.50 per person, you can explore his humble family home and the gorgeous gardens that surround it.
There’s also a visitor centre where you can learn more about his life, as well as get to see a load of his personal belongings and artefacts.
Whether you’re familiar with his pieces or not, The Firs provides a great day out for history buffs!
17. Walk the Clent Hills
If you haven’t already gathered by now, there’s no shortage of hills for you to clamber your way up in Worcestershire.
Just like the Malverns and Bredon Hill, the Clent Hills offer beautiful panoramic views over the Worcestershire countryside.
Best enjoyed at sunset, I’d recommend bringing your camera along for the ride so you can show off to your friends just how beautiful Worcestershire is!
18. Have a city day in Worcester
I can hardly write an article on the best days out in Worcestershire without mentioning the county town, can I?
Worcester is a medieval cathedral city with plenty of great places to eat and things to do.
To step back in time, check out Greyfriars House and Garden, or keep things current with a trip to Mr Mulligan’s crazy golf.
As for food, head under the train tracks for a bite to eat at Burger Shop or Maneki Ramen.
However you choose to spend a day in Worcester, there’s plenty to entertain you here!
19. Visit Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Address: Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR
Phone number: 01527 831363
Price: £12.50 for adults and £6.50 for children
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings is exactly what it says on the tin: a museum of historic buildings.
Here, you’ll find over 30 different buildings and other structures which have been rescued and rebuilt.
Think black-and-white timber buildings, historic churches, and ancient windmills, and you’re on the right track.
This is England’s first open-air museum and one you won’t want to miss out on!
20. Wander around Spetchley Park Estate
Address: The Estate Office, Spetchley, Worcester WR5 1RS
Phone number: 01905 345106
Price: £9.90 for adults and £4.40 for children
Enveloped in over 4500 acres of gardens and parkland, Spetchley Park Estate is a rural family-owned mansion with a whole load of history.
Its award-winning 30-acre garden is open for visitors to enjoy and has an enviable collection of plants from every corner of the globe.
Grab a coffee from the on-site Granary Coffee Shop, then explore this Victorian paradise.
21. Enjoy riverside amusements in Stourport-on-Severn
Address: 9 Bridge St, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 8UY
Phone number: 01299 877377
I don’t know about you but I could spend an entire day at an amusement arcade!
If like me, you’re a big kid (or you actually have kids in tow), then Treasure Island will be one of the best days out in Worcestershire for you.
Situated in Stourport-on-Severn, a Georgian canal town in the heart of the county, this amusement park has both thrill and family rides.
As well as all the classics you’d expect from an amusement park (dodgems, helter-skelter, etc.), there’s a games arcade and boat rides available too.
22. Visit Harvington Hall
Address: Harvington Hall Ln, Harvington, Kidderminster DY10 4LR
Phone number: 01562 777846
Price: £12.50 for adults and £8.50 for children
At first glance, Harvington Hall looks completely romantic.
But inside, you’ll discover tales of Catholic persecution and no less than seven priest hides.
This moated medieval manor house is rich in history and you can either explore it by yourself or book a guided tour.
(I’d recommend doing the latter for the full experience!)
As well as the hall itself, you can also explore the gardens and grab a bite to eat from The Malt House coffee shop.
23. Go for a walk in Worcester Woods Country Park
Address: Wildwood Dr, Worcester WR5 2LG
Phone number: 01905 766493
Worcester Woods Country Park is a delightful country park that’s home to two impressive nature reserves, as well as a huge open field, adventure play area, and cafe.
While the park is beautiful all year round, it comes into its own during bluebell season (late March to early May) when the woods transform into a mesmerising sea of purple.
After working up an appetite, head to The Orchard Cafe for some sustainable and seasonal food.
They even have a pup-friendly menu for the furry friend in your life!
24. Take a tour of Astley Vineyard
Address: Hampstall Lane, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 0RU
Phone number: 01299 822907
Price: £35 per person
Wine lovers, listen up, as I have one of the best days out in Worcestershire for you!
Astley Vineyard is a beautiful family-run vineyard that’s been operating since 1971, making it one of the oldest vineyards in the UK.
For £35 per person, you can tour the vineyard and, of course, taste its produce!
Expert guides talk you through grape varieties and the winemaking process, while you enjoy some delicious glasses of wine.
You’ll also get to enjoy a formal sit-down guided tasting of three of their finest award-winning wines, as well as have the opportunity to sample other local produce.
When in Worcestershire, right?!
25. Step back in time at Tudor House Museum
Address: 38 Friar St., Worcester WR1 2NA
Phone number: 01905 612309
Pretty much everywhere you visit in Worcestershire, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
The county is steeped in history, and Tudor House Museum is no exception.
This characterful 16th-century building is full of fascinating stories and it gives you an insight into the lives of the Tudors.
And even better yet, it’s completely free to visit!
Inside, you’ll also find a coffee shop where you can refuel on toasted teacakes and scones before you explore the rest of the city.
So there you have it: the 25 best days out in Worcestershire!
It’s safe to say there’s something to suit every demographic on this list, whether your idea of a good time is a spa day, a walk around a country park, or a theme park.