If on-site flower arranging’s not their thing, they can rip up the track or try a little laser combat at Indoor Karting Worcester. Nowhere near the sea? No matter. There’s a Sea Life Centre in Birmingham complete with octopus, penguins and sharks. Or how about Avoncroft Museum, home to 19 acres of rescued and restored buildings?
Get down to the Norbury Theatre for film, music, dance and theatrical productions. Enjoy the rumble of engines and the smell of steam on the Severn Valley Railway. Or get stuck into go-karts, the commando course, barrel bugs, bouncing pillows and a petting barn at Little Owl Farm Park.
Swim outdoors in the 40-metre saltwater pool at Droitwich Spa Lido, then hang out on the sun terrace. Head over to the West Midlands Safari Park for the adventure theme park, African plains and sea lion theatre shows. Or try Gheluvelt Park, with its pond, wildlife, playground and splashpad.
Solve the problems and figure out the passwords to effect your escape at Cyber Q. Climb routes that mimic those found in nature at Redpoint Worcester. Explore how medicine and healthcare have changed over the past 250 years at the George Marshall Medical Museum. Or show the grown-ups who’s king of the alley at Worcester Bowl.
If you’re into flowers, or just think you might be, there’s plenty to keep you on site. The Flower Barn is part of a working artisan flower-growing business and Anna from Flowers by Anna Brian would be more than happy to get you arranging flowers or building wreaths in a floristry workshop in the studio.
For everything from laser shooting to archery and casino nights, contact Phoenix Leisure. Get out and about on four legs with Whitford Horses. Shoot arrows, clay and rifles at Shooting 4 Fun. Or shoot for the pin on the 18-hole and nine-hole courses at Gaudet Luce – or ask about foot golf and disc golf.
Go wild in a wetsuit at Aztec Water Park. See the historic-building collection at Avoncroft and explore orchards and ponds. Fish some of the finest lakes in the country at Woodland View, for roach, rudd, carp, bream and chub. Cruise the Droitwich Ring with ABC Boat Hire. Or explore the on-site crafts and quirky gifts at Jinney Ring.
Visit Worcester Cathedral, a magnificent sight rising above the River Severn and telling the story of the history of England through the ages. Get a glimpse into life at the turn of the 18th century at Hanbury hall, a William and Mary-style country house with lovely gardens. Or enjoy a tour and a tipple at Astley Vineyard.