Cradley is a picturesque rural village less than 10 minutes from the centre of Malvern.The village has a wealth of history, including half-timbered black and white houses, a 15th century village hall and a Norman Church which has possible Saxon origins. It is also at the centre of a huge network of footpaths and you can walk to the Malvern Hills from Queenswood.
The Red Lion pub at Stiffords Bridge is also only a 10 min walk across the fields from Queenswood (or a 2 minute drive). The Red Lion offers home cooked food and regular Music and Quiz nights (see them on Facebook). The British Legion Club in Cradley, friendly and welcoming to non-members, also has regular free Film nights and Quiz nights.
Malvern was popular in Victorian times for the healing properties of Malvern water, now bottled and sold throughout the UK, and popular with the royal family.
Malvern water actually emerges at a number of ‘spouts’ on the Malvern Hills, so bring your own bottles and we will tell you at which of 88 spouts you can fill up your own bottles for free!
There is a lot to do in the area; click on www.visitthemalverns.org or www.visitworcestershire.org to find out more.
Malvern has many pubs and restaurants, and is the home of the Morgan Cars, where you can book a fascinating tour of the factory and museum.
Malvern is fortunate in having an excellent theatre www.malvern-theatres.com which consists of a cinema and 2 entertainment venues hosting many prominent music artists and pre-West End productions.
The Three Counties Showground, home to numerous national shows, is only 15 mins drive away, in Malvern Wells.
Malvern Theatres presents over 600 live performances a year attracting some 300,000 visitors. We screen over 700 film showings each year to an audience of over 70,000 film lovers but the shows are only half the story.
Each Friday the Malvern TIC publishes a detailed ‘What’s On’ the list is downloadable in PDF format and also listedon this page.
Equally at home on the race track or the open road, there is nothing quite like a Morgan. Experience the passion for yourself with a factory tour, trip to our on-site museum, or with a weekend sports car hire.
Britain’s Finest Baroque Church. if you have not already visited us you have a treat in store. This church is not a museum but an active live church to the Glory of God. The interior of the church is spectacular and attracts visitors from all over the world, but our primary purpose remains the ministry of the Word, not only in our parish but also in the wider community.
The Malverns are a uniquely beautiful place offering more than just landscape, with beautiful towns and thriving villages to explore. Our festivals, arts and wide choice of attractions will give you reasons to visit for a short break or longer throughout the year.
Whether you are looking to explore the great outdoors, shop until you drop or want some activities for the family.
Worcestershire provides many beautiful routes for walking and cycling, whether over the Malvern Hills or overlooking the river and canal network. There are numerous shopping opportunities available in the city of Worcester and the surrounding towns and plenty of opportunity to learn about the history of the county by visiting one of the museums
Severn Leisure Cruises is a family run business that operates the MV Conway Castle in Upton upon Severn,Nauti Nelly and Aqua Patio in Tewkesbury (River Avon). The MV Conway Castle is the largest passenger vessel on the River Severn, licensed for up to 200 passengers with 2 exterior and 2 interior decks, the lower of which being a comfortable and characteristic lounge bar (scroll down for more information on the MV Conway Castle). We run both Public and Private River Cruises from March to November.
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Worcestershire, Harvington Hall is a beautiful moated manor house with the largest surviving series of priest hides in the country and a rare collection of original Elizabethan wall paintings.
Are you ready to go on Safari and come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest and cutest animals around on our safari drive-through?