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5 Reasons To Visit Kidderminster Today

Matt Crisp May 10, 2017

People often forget how much beautiful countryside and points of interest we have right here on our doorstep in Great Britain. When it comes to holidays, it’s easy to just plan an overseas trip without even really thinking about it – but you shouldn’t forget that there are some wonderful staycation opportunities right here in good old Blighty. If you’re keen to do some local exploring, here’s what you could get up to if you book luxury minibus hire to Kidderminster this year.

The Museum of Carpet

At a loose end? Bit of a rainy day? Head off to the Museum of Carpet, where you’ll learn all about the fascinating world of carpets and other similar textiles. The carpet industry was actually the biggest employment sector in Kidderminster for more than 100 years so the area has a rich history that you’re sure to find of interest.

Steam trains at Severn Valley Railway

Travelling by train these days is expensive and can be stressful – but remind yourself of where it all began by hopping on board a steam train in Kidderminster and making your way to Bridgnorth via Bewdley, Highley and lots more. A great way to see some of the local countryside as well!

Bodenham Arboretum

Now the weather’s getting better, spending as much time outside as possible is sure to be a key concern for lots of you. Head to the Bodenham Arboretum for a wonderful day out that all the family will enjoy. There are stunning rare and ornamental trees to discover, incredible views of the countryside, more than 3,000 species of trees and shrubs, walks that take you through dells, glades, plantations and more, and lots of islands in the big pool that your kids will thoroughly enjoy exploring.

Afternoon tea at Harvington Hall

Harvington is a moated manor house that you absolutely need to put on your bucket list. Did you know it’s got the biggest surviving series of priest hides in the entire country, as well as a rare collection of Elizabethan wall paintings? After exploring the gardens and the hall, take time out for a spot of afternoon tea or lunch, with the likes of buttered toasted teacakes, homemade soup, hearty sandwiches, jacket potatoes, risottos and lots, lots more on the menu.

Visit Wyre Forest

You could visit this forest once a week for the rest of your lives and still find something new to do each time! Opportunities abound in and around this district, including shooting, swimming, fishing, golf, horse riding, walking, mountain biking, bird watching… the list is endless! The forest itself is actually one of the biggest and most ecologically significant oak woodlands to be found in England.

You can also find Go Ape here, with high wire adventures for all the family to be had up in the trees, from rope bridges and Tarzan swings to zip wires. You’ll have a wonderful time, we promise!