Tree on the Croome Estate with river in foreground reflecting the sunset and the tree

Things to do in Worcestershire May half term 2023

With May half term 2023 rapidly approaching, it’s time for a list of things to do in Worcestershire. Lots of attractions have events taking place this year and others are reopening for the summer. From family trails to fun days, there’s lots to see and do around Worcestershire. If your dog would like to join you for some half term fun, check out my post about dog friendly days out in the West Midlands, which includes Worcestershire.

This post covers the Worcestershire area only. If you are looking for May half term days out in nearby counties, please see below:

Outdoor activities Worcestershire May half term 2023

Looking for some outdoor activities to keep the kids entertained during the May half term 2023 school holidays in Worcestershire? Look no further! Here are some events that families can enjoy in the great outdoors:

West Midlands Safari Park – Character meet and greet

From 27th May to 4th June 2023, West Midlands Safari Park will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with their character meet and greets. Book your slot to meet Bluey, Hey Duggee, Paddington and Peppa Pig. Tickets to meet your favourite character are free with admission but you’ll need to book a time slot in advance. All visitors will be able to see the safari park animals and visit the other attractions including their theme park rides as well. Book tickets in advance on their website. You can also read my review of a family day out at West Midlands Safari Park.

Croome National Trust

Croome is a stunning National Trust property in Worcestershire with plenty of outdoor activities for families. Whilst they don’t have a particular event taking place this May half term, it’s always a great day out. Children can explore the gardens, play in the park, and enjoy nature trails. Check their website for opening times and admission fees.

The Walled Gardens at Croome National Trust in Worcestershire, West Midlands | Croome Walled Garden is the largest walled garden in Europe. It has a hot wall with furnaces, tunnels to explore, a pond and several wells. There are lawn games for children to play and for them, it is like exploring a secret garden. The walls give the garden a microclimate similar to that in the Loire Valley. This is a fascinating example of a historical garden that is a real adventure for the whole family.
National Trust Croome in Worcestershire is a great place to visit during May half term 2023

Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills are a beautiful place for families to enjoy a hike and have a picnic. With breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, families can have a lovely day exploring the area. Check out the Malvern Hills Trust website for more information. You can also read my guide to Malvern Hills walks.

Malvern Hills at sunset with cattle grazing on the hillside
Malvern Hills at Sunset with cattle grazing on the hillside

Witley Court

Kids rule at Witley Court this half term from 27th May to 4th June 2023. This year, the event is based around the coronation of King Charles III. Children can grab their own crown on arrival and be a monarch for the day. Explore the event and the estate whilst spending time outdoors as a family. You can find full details on their website and read our review of Witley Court.

pond and fountain with Witley Court in background and blue sky
Witley court water fountain

Indoor activities Worcestershire May half term 2023

If you’re looking for indoor activities to do with the family during May half term 2023 in Worcestershire, here are some ideas:

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Take a break from the sun and explore the art and history of Worcester at the City Art Gallery & Museum. Admission is free, and they offer plenty of interactive exhibits and events for families. Check out the gallery’s website for the latest exhibitions and activities.

CyberQ Escape Rooms Worcester

Put your problem-solving skills to the test and try to escape the themed rooms at CyberQ Escape Rooms Worcester. They offer family-friendly rooms as well as more traditional escape rooms aimed at adults. Booking in advance is recommended, particularly during school holidays when they are busy. Visit the Worcester escape rooms website to book a time slot.

Ice Quest Malvern

Get competitive and battle it out with lasers on a journey of lights, smoke and sound. If that’s not for you, try ice skating or team up for an escape room. Ice Quest Malvern has plenty of action-packed activities for the whole family. Visit their website to book your session.

The Buzz Worcester

Jump around and burn off some energy at The Buzz in Worcester. This inflatable adventure will keep kids of all ages entertained. Take on the course as a family or group of friends. Do a time trial to become the best bouncer, challenge your friends or team up. Find out more and book your time slot on The Buzz website.

Severn Valley Railway – Brick Live

Visit the Engine House at Highley Station on the Severn Valley Railway to travel back in time and see the dinosaurs made from more than 500,000 Lego bricks. Entry to the Engine House is free and trains are running from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. Visitors can find out about Britain’s railway history and learn how steam engines operate. Head to the Severn Valley website to find out more and book train tickets.

Tudor House Museum – Meet a Tudor

The Tudor House Museum in Worcester is a fascinating glimpse into the city’s past. The house was built in the 16th century and has been restored to its original Tudor style. Visitors can explore the various rooms and see the furniture, paintings, and other objects that would have been used during this time period. On 27th May 2023, visitors can meet a Tudor, Mistress Agnes who will be in full costume. Chat to her about life in Tudor times including homes, food and clothes. Visit the Tudor House Museum website for more information.

Events taking place in Worcestershire May half term 2023

There are a few interesting events taking place in Worcestershire this May half term. Many of the places listed above will have activities taking place, with the below offering further options in the county.

Churchfields – Magical May Half Term

Explore a fairy trail, play games in the orchard or put your wish on the wishing tree. Make a star wand from willow and enjoy live entertainment. Find characters around the farm and unlock a treasure chest. Check out a giant sand pit, mini tractors, pedal go karts, air bouncers and friendly animals. Don’t forget to try one of their locally renowned delicious ice creams while you’re there! Full information about the event is on the Churchfields website.

Mello Festival

Mello is a fantastic family festival that takes place during May half term, running from 26th to 28th May 2023. There are plenty of things that children can get involved in, such as kids corner, a circus, nature makers and a family fete. The whole family will enjoy the musical lineup. Blue, Fleur East, Reef and the Hoosiers are joined by other bands, musicians and DJs to keep the party going all weekend. The event is organised by the same people who run the fabulous Sunshine Festival. Find out more and buy tickets on the Mello website.

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