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Attractions

Our local area takes its name from the ancient Forest of Wyre, once a Royal hunting Forest, now one of the largest areas of natural woodland remaining in England. Within very easy reach are some of the most popular attractions in the Midlands, from Steam Railways to Safari Parks, Riverside Georgian Towns to the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Slightly farther afield, Ludlow is Britain's famous Slow Food capital, gateway to the Welsh Marches and a haven for those who enjoy unspoilt countryside. Lastly, but not least, right on our doorstep is the Worcestershire Way, one of the most beautiful long distance paths in England.

Some of the most popular attractions can be found here.

Family Attractions

Go Ape

1 mile - 4 min

Why not get in the Go Ape spirit, taking in tree-top crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires in one of Britain’s largest remaining ancient woodlands?

Tel: 0845 643 9215

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The Wyre Forest

1 mile - 4 min

A popular destination, offering miles of walks, Cycle Trails and Bridle Paths. The superb visitor centre has a lively programme of events and makes a mean cappuccino.

Tel: 0300 067 4935

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The West Midlands Safari Park

6 miles - 14 min

From White Tigers to White Knuckle rides, this will be sure to keep the whole family entertained!

Tel: 01299 402 114

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Severn Valley Railway

8 miles - 17 min

16 miles of steam nostalgia, winding through the beautiful Severn valley from Bewdley to Bridgnorth.

Tel: 01562 757900

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Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

17 miles - 34 min

The Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, also known as the Bridgnorth Funicular Railway or Castle Hill Railway, is a funicular railway in the town of Bridgnorth in the English county of Shropshire.

Tel: 01746 762 052

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Worcester Cathedral

18 miles - 38 min

Worcester Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Worcester, England; situated on a bank overlooking the River Severn. It is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Worcester.

Tel: 01905 732 900

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Ludlow Castle

19 miles - 38 min

Ludlow Castle is a partly ruined uninhabited medieval building in the town of the same name in the English county of Shropshire.

Tel: 01584 874 465

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Black Country Living Museum

21 miles - 49 min

The Black Country Living Museum (formerly The Black Country Museum) is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings, located in Dudley in the West Midlands of England.

Tel: 0121 557 9643

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Cadbury World

23 miles - 52 min

Discover a whole world of chocolatey fun at Cadbury World! From learning how chocolate is made to discovering the origins of the cocoa bean.

Tel: 0844 880 7667

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Sea Life Centre

24 miles - 53 min

The National Sea Life Centre is an aquarium with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life in Brindleyplace, Birmingham, England.

Tel: 0871 226 5999

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Arena Birmingham

24 miles - 54 min

The Arena Birmingham is one of the busiest large scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in Europe.

Tel: 0121 780 4141

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Iron Bridge

25 miles - 51 min

Ironbridge is a settlement on the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire, England. It lies in the civil parish of The Gorge, in the borough of Telford and Wrekin.

Tel: 01952 433 424

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Gloucestershire / Warwickshire Railway

43 miles - 1 hour

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) is a preserved steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds.

Tel: 01242 621 405

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Museums and Galleries

Hartlebury Museum

8 miles - 19 min

Learn more about this fascinating county, explore the past through room sets and real historical objects and discover just what life was like for our ancestors. A nature reserve, fabulous cafe and well stocked gift shop all add up to a great day out.

Tel: 01299 250416

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Elgar's Birthplace Museum

16 miles - 32 min

The Elgar Birthplace Museum in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire, England, is a museum dedicated to the English composer Edward Elgar.

Tel: 01905 333 330

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Worcester Porcelain Museum

18 miles - 39 min

The Worcester Porcelain Museum cares for and displays Worcester porcelain, factory archives, pattern, design and employment records.

Tel: 01905 21247

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The Morgan’s Visitor Centre

23 miles - 46 min

Take a guided tour… see skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make our bespoke sports cars. Traditional car manufacturing combined with exciting cutting edge technology creates a tour like no other!

Tel: 01684 573104

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Garden Centres and Craft Centres

Arley Arboretum & Gardens

11 miles - 22 min

Discover a tranquil wonderland of rare and ancient trees, exquisite walled gardens and panoramic views at Arley Arboretum.

Tel: 01299 861368

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Webbs at Wychbold

17 miles - 36 min

Webbs Direct is the online garden centre of Webbs of Wychbold, The Midlands' premier Garden Centre.

Tel: 01527 860000

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Jinney Ring Craft Centre

21 miles - 41 min

The Craft Centre is set in lovely gardens with duck ponds and wide views across to the Malvern Hills.

Tel: 01527 821 272

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National Trust

Clent Hills

17 miles - 37 min

Enjoy panoramic views of the area from the National Trust's Clent Hills, with woodlands rich in wildlife to walk through and explore.

Tel: 01562 712822

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Croome

28 miles - 46 min

Croome Court is a mid 18th century Neo-Palladian mansion surrounded by an extensive landscaped parkland near Pershore in south Worcestershire.

Tel: 01905 371 006

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English Heritage

Witley Court & Gardens

8 miles - 20 min

The vast and rambling remains of this palatial 19th century mansion, surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens & containing huge stone fountains, provide a great day out in Worcestershire.

Tel: 01299 896 636

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Walks and Wildlife

Wyre Forest

1 mile - 4 min

Wyre Forest is a large, semi-natural woodland and forest which straddles the borders of Worcestershire and Shropshire, England.

Tel: 0300 067 4935

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Stourport Basin

6 miles - 15 min

Stourport on Severn is a long way from the sea, but has the atmosphere of a true maritime holiday resort. It was once a busy inland port, which grew up around the point where the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal joins the River Severn. Today the restored canal basins are a great place to discover the history of Stourport and the River Severn.

Tel: 0845 607 7819

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Kingsford Forest Park

10 miles - 20 min

A quiet and beautiful park, Kingsford lies on the edge of a dramatic red sandstone ridge. With open heathland, miles of sandy tracks, cool Pine forests and more traditional broadleaved woods, it's a really varied and special site at any time of year.

Tel: 01905 766493

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Clee Hills

19 miles - 37 min

The Clee Hills are a range of hills in Shropshire, England near Ludlow, consisting of Brown Clee Hill.

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Malvern Hills

24 miles - 50 min

The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern.

Tel: 01684 892002

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