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Things to do in Worcestershire

Amazing, fun things to do in Worcestershire, days out in and around Worcestershire to help keep you and your whole family entertained for hours! Family days out and great places for kids to go in Worcestershire.

Things to do in Kidderminster

Kidderminster itself has a couple of interesting things to do, but the best thing when looking for things to do in Kidderminster is to take a trip on the Severn Valley Railway!

Severn Valley Railway

We did just that. We caught the steam train one gloriously sunny Friday morning. It was so nostalgic getting into the train’s carriage. I was reminded of days gone by when I used to catch a steam train to school. I’m not that old, but the train went from Mombasa to Nairobi back in the 1960s. This one goes to Bridgnorth and back. It took around an hour and a half. We had been given a guide book that details the things to do and see along the way. The most exciting bit was when we passed the West Midlands Safari Park and saw two enormous rhino. We learnt that the railway is staffed by 1,300 volunteers! The ultimate job for all those men who wanted to be train drivers when they grew up.

Things to do in Kidderminster - Severn Valley Railway
Things to do in Kidderminster - A little bit of Spain

A little bit of Spain

Bridgnorth is such a picturesque historic market town. On arrival in Bridgnorth we wandered around the castle before heading to our lunch venue. We had a table booked at a tapas restaurant which we’d heard was excellent. The recommendation was a good one and we thoroughly enjoyed all the little tapas dishes we chose. It did feel a bit weird though eating Spanish food in the middle of Shropshire.

Cliff Railway

After lunch we went on the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway. Its the oldest and steepest inland funicular in the UK and only £1.60 return per person. We thoroughly enjoyed the short trip down the cliff face and the wander along the riverside. We picked up an ice-cream and then headed back to the station to catch the train back to Kidderminster. A really fun and memorable day out. Next time we plan to catch the train to Bewdley for lunch and back again! Watch this space.

Things to do in Kidderminster - Cliff Railway

We have Treasure Trails in Kidderminster, Bridgnorth and Bewdley so there is no excuse not to do at least one of them if you follow in our footsteps.

10th October 2017

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A Day Out in Broadway

Broadway is a gorgeous village on the edge of the Cotswolds. We recently spent a day there in the February sunshine! There are so many things to do in Broadway, you are spoiled for choice.

Local Shops

I am not very good at window shopping and like to shop with a reason in mind. Mooching up and down the High Street in Broadway though is fun because there are so many interesting little gift shops interspersed with museums and galleries. Next time we go I am taking my debit card and a list of family and friend’s birthdays and anniversaries, because then I get to shop with a purpose! We did buy ourselves some gifts though in the sweetie shop and gin shop in Cotswold Court, along with something for a friend from the knitting shop. Always a plus in my book if we can buy from local independent shops.

A Day Out in Broadway - Local Shops
A Day Out in Broadway - Enjoy Lunch

Lunch

There is a whole range of places to have lunch both inside and out (even in February!) We opted for The Swan and both had fish. David had the traditional British fish and chips with mushy peas and I went for the less traditional fish finger baguette with sweet potato fries. Washed down with a pint for him and a latte for me.

Look Out

As it was such a lovely day we decided to drive up Fish Hill to Broadway Tower. It is easy to walk to Broadway Tower from Broadway High Street, but we were short of time. Well that’s my excuse anyway. Broadway Tower stands dramatically against the winter sky.  It's a really interesting place. Fifteen feet below a field on the Broadway Tower estate is a bunker. A relic of the Cold War, it has been restored to show how it would have been in the 1980’s at the height of the Cold War. It is open at weekends from April to October, so we didn’t see it this time, but plan to go back to Broadway during the season.

A Day Out in Broadway - A Walk to Broadway Tower

There is just so much to do there, we will certainly be going again soon. In the meantime if you fancied a day out in Broadway, we'd recommend you started with the Broadway Spy Mission

 

28th February 2017

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