UK Staycation – Wondrous Worcestershire
When it comes to travel and holidays, even with the difficulties of carrying children along in our wake, it is still very tempting to jump into a plane and jet off to the most exotic and exciting places that you can find across the sea. Yet often this temptation means we miss out on the interesting and fascinating places we can find right here under our very noses. Whether you use a caravan, a park home, hotel, or bed and breakfast, Worcestershire in the western midlands of the UK has a great deal to offer to families. If you are planning a holiday in the upcoming summer but still haven’t quite decided where you want to go, consider the follow attractions as a helpful guide.
Morgan Cars Museum & Visitors Centre
Cars of the older world design have a unique beauty and elegance that is somehow inherent to their design. Nowhere does that design come out more clearly than in the work of Morgan and their hand built range of stylishly beautiful motor vehicles. Morgan have been making cars since 1910, everything from the earliest turn of the century three-wheelers to the modern curious form of the Aero 8. If your family has a fascination for motoring, or your children might enjoy some amazing engineering, the guided tours of how these cars are built can be truly fascinating.
West Midlands Safari Park
You might not believe that a drive through the Worcestershire countryside could lead you to see rhinos, zebras, and lemurs through your rolled down passenger side window. But at the West Midlands Safari Park that is exactly what might happen. Give your children the opportunity to see some of nature’s most graceful and intriguing creatures this summer. Penguin feeding, hippo shows, sea lion displays, and much more. Worcestershire is truly a wonder when it comes to animals.
Severn Valley Railway
There is something uniquely adventurous about the age of steam and the monstrous steam billowing creatures of crafted metal it created. In the Severn Valley Railway, you can take a step back to the 1940s and beyond, and get a glimpse of what it was like to ride the rails in a very different era. Children can learn about all the fascinating aspects of how these machines worked, and adults can enjoy marvelous dining experiences as the beautiful landscape of the Worcestershire countryside rolls past the window.
If you are looking for some striking architecture and amazing design in your holiday travels, the Hive is quite something else. At the centre of the city of Worcester, the Hive is the library that is believed to have the longest opening hours of any such building in the UK, giving ample time for children to lose themselves in all kinds of fantasy worlds and story towns. They will certainly have plenty of space to do so, as the Hive has one of the largest children’s libraries in the country, with plenty of space to indulge and enjoy events like the weekend Rat-a-Tat tales, or the Code Club. Adults in turn can enjoy the various museum exhibitions and art installations, ranging from the wildlife of the Severn, to the upcoming “It was only rock ‘n’ roll, but we liked it” exhibit in July 2019.
If you are liking the sound of Worcestershire already, there are plenty of great resources to learn more about caravan and park home options, see here for more information. However you stay there, Worcestershire is an amazing destination for families, with plenty to do for children and adults alike. Enjoy some of the UK’s under appreciated gems, and follow the advice of the old American author, Horace Greeley “Go West”.
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