Camping in Worcestershire
Campsites in WorcestershireWorcestershire, in the heart of England, offers a plethora of activities and places to visit. Spend your time exploring the town of Worcester and its high street or head for the hills and enjoy a walking holiday in Malvern, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you want to try your hand at watersports on the River Severn or meet the animals at West Midlands Safari park, our Worcestershire campsites are ideally located.
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Here are our top recommendations for things to do and attractions to visit in Worcestershire, in the heart of the West Midlands.
Get out and explore
The Malvern Hills are situated a few miles south of Worcester in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hills have been described as a mini-mountain range, containing some of the oldest rocks in Britain; some 600 million years old. Breath-taking hills, flower meadows and pretty towns are just a few of the different places to explore on foot or bike.
While camping in Worcestershire you’ll be able in proximity the second largest river in Britain, the River Severn. Whether you enjoy the sight of the river in the ancient city of Worcester or enjoy the water from a canoe or kayak, you’re sure to experience the beautiful waters during your camping trip.
Evesham is a market town equidistant between Worcester, Cheltenham, and Stratford-upon-Avon. The town sits within a loop of the River Avon which flows through the Vale of Evesham. The Vale is known for fruit growing, due to its unusually fertile soil making it one of the country’s most well-known production centres for fruit and vegetables. Today visitors can join in the fun and games at the annual asparagus and plum festivals!
Handfuls of heritage to discover
With part of the industrial West Midlands within its boundaries, Worcestershire has plenty of historical attractions to visit.
• Worcester Cathedral majestically overlooks the River Severn. Today, you can visit the cathedral which was initially founded in 680. Take a tour of the striking interior and climb to the top of the tower for views across Worcester and beyond. The medieval library is packed full of relics, artefacts and even holds King Johns Will.
• Climb up the spiral staircase of Croome Panorama tower for 360-degree views across Worcester and the surrounding areas. The tower has open days throughout the year, and the nearby Croome Court has stunning gardens to explore.
• Sir Edward Elgar, renowned composer of Pomp and Circumstance, lived in and around Malvern and the beauty of the area inspired his music. Today visitors flock to Malvern to follow the Elgar Route and the Elgar Trail, taking in such places as his birthplace (now a museum), the music shop that his father owned, and the various places he taught and resided later in his life.
• In the north of Worcestershire, you’ll find the Toposcope Fort on the top of Beacon Hill. The beacon on Toposcope Fort was part of a large network of similar lights to warn neighbouring areas that an invasion had taken place. Beacon Hill is said to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s idea for the Beacons of Gondor.
• Broadway tower is around a 40-minute drive away from our Blackmore Club Site, sitting within a 50-acre estate of parkland. Climb to the top of the tower for magical views after encountering the red deer herd free of charge. Underground, take a 45-minute tour of the estates nuclear bunker, a relic of the Cold War and insight into how the country was planning to survive.
• Surrounded by parkland, country estate and lakes, Spetchley Gardens makes a great day out. Spend some time in the outdoors, enjoy the on-site tea room and learn about the historic house.
• The National Trust owned Hanbury Hall is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens to explore. There are almost 400 acres of park to explore which you can do with your four-legged friend in tow. The hall itself is under constant care by staff conserving the treasures and paintings within. The hall is around a 35-minute drive from our Wolverley Club Site, making it a great day out for exploring a little further afield.
• Discover the story of Worcester’s Civil War at The Commandery. A great location for a family day out, it’s only around 20-minutes away by car from our Blackmore Club Site. Interactive displays for kids, a café and gardens make The Commandery a full day out.
Things to do with kids in Worcestershire
1. Head to West Midlands Safari Park for roarsome fun and plenty of adventure. The drive- through safari gets you up close to lions, zebras, tigers, rhinos and many more animals. The Adventure Theme Park has rides for all ages, from the Congo Carousel to the Pirate Ship and King ride. Make sure you visit the Ice Age and Land of the Living Dinosaurs on your travels, you never know who or what you might bump in to.
2. The Black Country Living Museum is just 30-minutes away from our Wolverley Club Site by car and offers an insight into what life was like in the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain. From costumed characters to traditional shops, an underground mine and the funfair, there’s something to keep everyone entertained.
3. Severn Valley Railway has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in Britain for over 50 years. Board one of the steam trains and ride along the track between Kidderminster and Shropshire. Stop off at the Engine House to learn about the history of Britain’s railways and see interactive exhibitions the whole family will love.
4. With the Malvern Hills as a backdrop, The Great Worcester Maize Maze is a fun day out. Explore the maze, see who can find their way out fastest and enjoy fantastic views of the Malvern Hills as you go.
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