The country’s best aquarium is in landlocked Birmingham. Get down to the National Sea Life Centre to meet the UK’s first and only sea otters and walk through the UK’s 360-degree ocean tunnel. Or tackle over 200 routes and over 50 boulder problems at Green Spider, Hereford’s finest indoor climbing centre.
Find entertainment galore at the Malvern Theatres, featuring three theatres, a 400-seat cinema, and bar and restaurant. Watch your wipers at the West Midland Safari Park, then take the African Walking Trail. Or ride the 28-mile Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway through glorious countryside.
Ride the junior pirate ship, the go-karts, the moto-GP bikes or the F1 cars, take a dino tour or enjoy farmyard fun at Playland Fun Park in Stourport. Pick cookies and clotted cream, lemon curd, Turkish delight flavours and more at Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream Café. Or fire for strikes and spares at Tenpin Worcester.
Enjoy a fun, free afternoon at Cheluvelt Park and watch out for kingfishers, mute swans and grey squirrels around the River Severn. Enjoy immersive, interactive action at Cyber Q Escape Rooms. Splash away a summer day at Droitwich Spa Lido. Or pick from crazy golf, electro-darts, ping-pong or shuffleboard at Mr Mulligan’s Worcester.
Important things first: discover delicious gin, cocktails and vodka inspired by the Welsh-border countryside at Chase Distillery. Top off the day with tours and tastings at Coddington, one of England’s most beautiful vineyards. Take home an award-winning Bacchus or sparkling Pinot Grigio to pair with your evening meal.
For a more active day out, head to Putley Riding School in Ledbury or shoot from the high towers or 40 traps at South Worcester Shooting Ground in Dymock. Try ridge-walking, grass-sledging, bell-boating, abseiling or night-walking at Boundless Outdoors in Malvern. Or tackle the longest yardage in the county at Alexandra Park Golf Course.
Ledbury Cycle Hire does exactly what it says on the tin, or get active on two legs walking the Malvern Hills, with great hikes up to Jubilee Hill, Worcestershire Beacon and Perseverance Hill. Get your wheels muddy on a Land Rover Experience at Ledbury Castle. Or test your angling skills at Leigh Sinton Coarse-Fishing Lakes.
Slow the pace at Malvern Spa and pick from thermal rituals to ice treatments. Enjoy the tranquility of the river with Wye Canoes. Or dive into history with days out at Hereford Cathedral, Eastnor Castle, Stanbrook Abbey or Witney Court. Marvel at the beauty of
Hereford and Worcester Cathedrals. Or come in spring for the Cheltenham Festival.