10 Fun Things for Families to Do in Worcester and the Surrounding Area

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Worcester offers plenty of family-friendly attractions and activities to delight kids of all ages. From farms to castles, museums to parks, there is something for every interest. Here are 10 top things to do with your family in Worcester and the surrounding countryside:

1. Adventure to the Heights at Go Ape Forest Adventure

Kids and parents alike will love navigating wobbly bridges, Tarzan swings, zip wires and tree top obstacles at this treetop adventure course set in woodlands near Bewdley. With different courses for different ages and abilities, it offers a fun challenge.

2. Meet Animals at Cotswold Farm Park 

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is a delightful family attraction near Guiting Power. Children will adore getting close to cute goats, pigs, cows and more in the animal barns. Don’t miss the tractor and trailer ride around the picturesque fields. 

3. Steam Trains at Severn Valley Railway

All aboard a nostalgic steam locomotive at Britain’s longest heritage railway which runs from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. Young train lovers will be in their element exploring the carriages and watching the engines. Time your visit to coincide with one of their special events for extra entertainment.  

4. Historic High Adventure at Warwick Castle

Immerse yourselves in history at magnificent Warwick Castle near Stratford-upon-Avon. With jousting displays, the Trebuchet siege engine firings, Princess Tower rooms and gruesome dungeons – it makes learning about the past thrilling family fun.

5. Hands-On Science at Thinktank Museum 

Birmingham’s Thinktank Museum with over 200 hands-on displays makes science exciting for inquisitive young minds. From steam locomotives to plasma balls, there’s so much for kids to discover and explore in the interactive galleries. 

6. Butterfly Magic 

Kids are guaranteed up-close magical nature encounters with butterflies and other rainforest creatures at Butterfly Farm near Stratford Upon Avon. This large tropical house lets families freely wander through the heated biodome habitat where butterflies may even land on them!

7. Ramble Around Hawford Dovecote and Woods   

This scenic nature spot near Worcester boasts pretty ponds, grassy play areas, walking trails through bluebell woods and the historic Hawford dovecote building. Children will enjoy spotting wildlife, stretching their legs and learning about this old dove-housing structure.

8. Play Zone Fun at Energi Trampoline Park  

If you’re fostering in Worcester, and your children want to burn off some energy, kids can quite literally bounce off the walls at Energi Trampoline Park’s massive courts filled with interconnected trampolines and foam pits. Based in Kidderminster, it offers awesome, active fun for children of all ages. Expect them to sleep well afterwards! 

9. Pedal Boats on Severn Park Lakes

Glide across the water by pedal power in Okle Clammer pedal boats. Available for hire at Severn Valley Country Park’s pretty Peninsular Lake near Bewdley, they offer a fun family activity and a chance to relax surrounded by nature. Life jackets are provided.

10. Classic Seaside Fun at Weston-Super-Mare 

No family activity round-up is complete without an old-fashioned beach day out. Kids will delight in arcade games, rides, crazy golf courses and sandy beaches at Somerset’s Weston-Super-Mare with its classic seaside resort vibe. Bring buckets, spades and donkey ride money!

So, whether you’re after education or adventure, culture or coast, Worcester’s blend of city sights and countryside provide fantastic family memories in the making. Get out and explore!

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