Summer has already started here in Malvern and there are so many ways to make it a special and enjoyable one. Little ones are always up for a day in the summer sun, and if you’re in need of some inspiration to stimulate those little minds, then keep reading as we have picked out some top activities to do with your kids this summer in and around the beautiful town of Malvern.
Malvern Museum of Local History is right next to The Abbey! It may be small but it tells many big historic tales inside. Starting with rocks and fossils to the later events that shaped Malvern. Discover the history of the Priory Gatehouse and look for the window called Porter’s Squint, and find out about the events that shaped Malvern from a tiny hamlet to a popular holiday resort. Kids can dress up as Benedictine monks or peasants in the Medieval Room, learn about treatments in the Water Cure Room, and find out about the expansion of Malvern in the Victorian Room, which gives a glimpse of another way of life.
In this hot weather it is almost vital to allow the kids to cool down after playing out in the sun. There is no better way to do so than to enjoy swimming at the Malvern Splash Leisure Complex. There is a main pool and a teaching pool with leisure facilities including a beach, flume and wave machine. Offering swimming lessons, aquafit classes, fitness lanes sessions and relaxing open swim sessions as well as an fun inflatable session for the kids. Child admission is from £3 and adults are £3.90.
Malvern is well known for its sunning views across the valley while climbing the Malvern Hills. Malvern Hills GeoCentre is the official visitor information center for the Geopark Way. Its position on the western slopes of the Hills giving beautiful views over Herefordshire. Along your trails on the hills there are interactive iPads mounted on their ‘iPad trees’, encouraging visitors to learn all about the archaeology, nature, water and history of the Hills. The centre has a large, free on-site car park; fully disabled access, and a range of highchairs and baby changing facilities. Admission is completely free!
Newbridge Farm Park is an open space full of animals, activities and adventure play that are ideal for younger children. Kids will love coming face to face with a turtle, riding a pony, meeting the giant rabbit, holding insects and creepy crawlies for the first time and feeding and petting the goats, sheep and llamas. They can also hitch a ride on the back of a tractor and swing on a rope to land into giant hay bales for a super soft landing.
If you want time away from the kids this summer, why not spend a relaxing break at The Abbey with our Luxury Summer Getaway offer. Set in the historic spa town of Great Malvern and with spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham, the Abbey makes for the perfect countryside getaway. Enjoy a sunny walk in the Malvern Hills, relax in the evening with a bottle of wine and a delicious 3 course meal, before heading to your luxurious Elgar Bedroom. From only £199 for 2 people, you can enjoy many treats including, two nights at The Abbey, full English breakfast buffet on both mornings, 3-course dinner with a bottle of house wine on your first night, walking maps of the Malvern Hills, complimentary access to Malvern Splash leisure center (5 minute walk from The Abbey) and much more! To book your stay with us or for more information please click here.
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