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There’s lots of fun things for you and your family to enjoy in Droitwich Spa this summer including open-air theatre, a ‘Jurassic Farm’ experience, maize and boat trips. See below for more inspiration!
Set in the beautiful, award-winning Lido Park sits Droitwich Spa Lido, one of the UK’s last remaining inland, open-air, saltwater swimming pools. While the kids are keeping themselves entertained by the water cannons and fountains in the wet play area, you can kick back and relax with a spot of sunbathing! The lido is must for people visiting the town in the summer, in fact it’s been named ‘the best lido in The Midlands’ by Birmingham Live. It’ll make for a memorable day out that won’t break the bank. After your swim, grab some food from Little Al’s Kitchen and have a picnic in the park.
Please book tickets to avoid disappointment as the lido is very busy during the summer.
Pack popcorn and a blanket because our free outdoor cinemas are returning this summer! Mama Mia (the first one) will come to the big screen at King George V Playing Fields in Droitwich Spa (WR9 0RZ). It will start at 8pm, subject to weather. Before the film, we suggest heading into town to get some dinner.
After its sell-out success last year, Jurassic Farm it returns to Churchfields even bigger and better than before! For nine ROARSOME days from 30 July to 7 August, T-Rex, Triceratops and friends will escape their enclosure and take over the farm!
Tickets from £12.50
Churchfields is a family-run farm situated in the village of Salwarpe on the edge of Droitwich Spa. Of course, it isn’t your average farm! Churchfields is a must visit for families; children can have fun on the outdoor play area and in the Adventure Farm Barn and learn about the saltworks.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy fresh milk and award-winning ice cream. There are over 30 flavours to choose from – we recommend their Salted Caramel which is made from their very own Droitwich Salt.
Fact: Churchfields Farm was a finalist in Visit Worcestershire’s 2021/22 Tourism Awards.
There’s plenty to discover outdoors at Hanbury Hall this summer. Learn to play bowls on the Bowling Green, enjoy a family stroll around the garden, explore the refurbished playground, take on the summer discovery trail or be entertained by the outdoor theatre!
Find out more and book tickets.
Discover more outdoor activities at Hanbury Hall.
Between Friday 3 and Sunday 5 September, Droitwich Spa will celebrate its connection to salt at its quirky, annual Salt Fest. The Romans came to the town specifically for its salt and if you come along, you can expect to see re-enactors and live history and heritage displays depicting this significant moment in Droitwich Spa’s history. You can also expect a variety of local food and drink, entertainment and a duck race on the River Salwarpe.
More information will be release on Salt Fest’s Facebook page soon. Fact: Did you know that salt production is still alive in Droitwich Spa today? You can purchase Droitwich Salt from Churchfields Farm.
Aztec Adventure (Upton Warren) is the ideal place to enjoy water sports, and it’s only a ten-minute drive away from the town centre! Visitors can learn how to kayak or test their balancing skills on a stand-up paddle board. If you’re looking for something the whole family can get involved in, we would recommend booking a place on Aqua Park, Aztec’s inflatable obstacle course.
Join the Bee Buddies in a hunt for Royal ‘Honey-ness’ Queen Bee’s favourite jewels! ‘Buzz’ your way through this huge maze to the finish line where you can dig away at the farm’s giant sand pit. You may spot some familiar faces along the way.
Check-In with a member of staff upon arrival for your Maize Maze booklet & map.
Tickets start from just £2.50. Find out more and book this attraction.
View the canal’s scenery in all its glory with a peaceful boat trip on Pamela May, the town’s community canal boat. Trips start from 2 hours and on selected days you can enjoy fish and chips onboard. Want a short taster session? You can ride for about half an hour at the town’s famous Salt Fest event which is taking place on 3 and 4 September.
Find out more and book your place.
Nothing shouts summer like packing up a picnic and heading to the park to eat al fresco. Droitwich Spa has a plethora of parks for you to choose from, most within walking distance of the town centre, including Lido Park. This is a beautiful place for a picnic with it’s huge sweeping trees and wooden sculptures. There’s lots of shade and picnic benches.
Tennis, basketball, and 5-a-side courts as well as children’s play areas mean you can work off that extra slice of cake. If you’d rather someone else did the catering, the park café, Little Al’s Kitchen, makes this a favourite spot for families. At 2:30pm every Sunday until 4 September you can be serenaded by brass bands as ‘Bands in the Park’ is back.
For more picnic spots in Droitwich Spa, read our blog.
Consider yourself an active family? Droitwich Spa Canal is a haven for walkers and cyclists with its level footing, beautiful scenery, and proximity to the high street where local food and drink can be enjoyed. The canal stretches for 7.4 miles and a number of waterside pubs – The Gardeners Arms and Railway Inn; perfect for fueling your walk!
Starting from Vines Park, the Hadzor Circular Walk links the town with the small rural village of Hadzor – a small picturesque village which in 1533 Henry VIII gave to Catherine of Aragon as part of their divorce settlement.
The 4.5 mile walk takes you along quiet waterways and through the surrounding countryside via flat terrain that is a pleasant outing for walkers of all abilities. If you need to stock up on supplies at either the start or end of your walk, the Sandwich Station is close to Vine Park. Download the accompanying leaflet to the walk.
For more walk inspiration, read ‘The top five summer walks in and around Droitwich Spa’ blog.
Public Transport links are well provided in Droitwich Spa town with regular direct bus services to all surrounding areas. The town is served by direct bus and rail connections to Worcester and Birmingham including all interim stops in between. All public transport information is available from the Tourist Information Centre near Victoria Square. Car parking in the town centre is provided through signed pay and display car parks and some limited time on-street spaces.
Information on parking in Droitwich Spa including a map can be found on Wychavon District Council’s website.
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