All of us have spent more time at home over the last year than we ever have before, and children are no exception. With little ones spending much of the term time at home already, the imminent Summer holidays are filling parents with worry over how to keep them entertained. The majority of holidays have also been cancelled this year over concerns of lengthy quarantines and pricy PCR tests. While some are choosing the humble staycation for Summer 2021, a lot of families are instead opting to stay home and find other activities to keep children happy during the break. At The Abbey, we know that these Summer holidays do not have to be all doom and gloom. Whether you are visiting Malvern in the Summer or you live nearby, be sure to explore these top 4 holiday activities that little ones are sure to love.
1. West Midlands Safari Park
Less than one hour drive from Great Malvern is West Midlands Safari Park. Children of all ages will love meeting their favourite creatures including rhinos, lions, elephants and more. The whole family can explore the Safari Drive Through which takes you on an unforgettable adventure across the African Plains, Wild Asia and The Borderlands. As well as plenty of awesome animals, West Midlands Safari Park also features its own Adventure Theme Park. There are loads of family-friendly rides including rollercoasters, water rafting and dodgems. If you are looking for the perfect Summer holiday day out from Malvern, West Midlands Safari Park certainly won’t disappoint.
2. Malvern Hills Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Experience a whole new side to the Malvern Hills with this self-guided spy themed trail. You and your little adventurers can follow the clear directions either on foot or by car, and seek out the clue to crack the final code. The spy mission treasure trail is about 1 hour of walking, 10.5 miles of driving, and will take roughly 2 and a half hours to finish. Children of all ages will love discovering the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in this unique and unforgettable way. And there is no need to worry that the mystery will go unsolved, as there is a test service for extra clues if you need them along the way.
3. Eastnor Castle
Give your kids a fairy-tale themed day out at Eastnor Castle this Summer. The magical castle grounds feature the Knight’s Maze, a Junior Obstacle Course, the Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway, Valley Lawn Super Slide and much more. There is so much to see and do on a day out at Eastnor, your little ones will be sure to have a fabulous Summer’s day. The grounds are open daily from 10.30am during the Summer holidays and a family tickets is just £23.
4. Malvern Hills GeoCentre
On the Western slopes of the Malvern Hills sits the GeoCentre. It’s the official visitor information centre for the GeoPark and explores the geology of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On a visit to the centre, your family can enjoy stunning views across the Hertfordshire countryside while learning all about the nature, water, archaeology and history of the Hills.
This Summer there is plenty to do around Malvern and surrounding areas. If you are visiting the area in July and August, be sure to visit us at The Abbey, located next to Malvern Priory. Enjoy a Summer break and stay over in one of our four star bedrooms. We have various options for families staying with us including sofa beds, folding beds and travel cots. Book online now.
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