Malvern hills at dawn.

Wine, golf and clotted cream

Sample boutique English wine from Astley Vineyard. Pay and play at Ombersley Golf Club, ride Landrovers off-road at Eastnor and Solihull, chill on a spa day at The Elms Hotel. Play Wipeout at Aztec Adventure, meet the giraffes at West Midlands Safari Park, or splurge out on cookies and clotted cream at Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream Café.

Country kids

Tackle the floating assault course, Wipeout-style, at Aztec Adventure aqua park. Dive in to the National Sea Life Centre and discover the UK’s only 360° Ocean Tunnel to marvel at sharks, a giant turtle, rays and tropical fish. Or meet all the usual suspects, including leopards and chimps, and tour the Gruffalo Discovery Land, at Twycross Zoo.

Catch new releases at Odeon Cinemas in Worcester. Grab a lane and bowl in the dark with Cosmic Bowl at Tenpin Worcester. Say hello to red pandas, giraffes, elephants and rhinos on the walking trail at West Midlands Safari Park, then spin, slide and twist your way through the Adventure Theme Park.

Ride the King Sizzler and Disco Fever at Treasure Island, a permanent funfair in
Stourport-on-Severn. Play 12-hole crazy golf, shuffleboard or electro-darts at Mr Mulligan’s. Or beat the clock by finding hidden objects and figuring out passwords at Cyber Q Escape Rooms.

Learn about medieval medicine and Civil War weaponry at The Commandery. Visit Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream Café to sample up to 36 flavours, including cookies and clotted cream, lemon curd and Turkish delight. Skate at Ice Quest, swim at Droitwich Lido, or do what it says on the tin at Karting and Laser Combat Worcester.

Kids enjoying the swimming pool.
A lady tennis player serving.
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For the grown ups

Keep your hand in at squash or tennis at David Lloyd Worcester or work out at leisure centres at Perdiswell or Wyre Forest. Head to Worcestershire’s biggest indoor climbing centre at Redpoint Worcester. Then reward yourself with a tour and a boutique English wine from Astley Vineyard.

Saddle up for a jaunt through the countryside on the lovely horses and ponies at Stourport Riding Centre. Shoot game and clay at Hereford and Worcester Shooting Ground and Park Farm Shooting Ground. Or take the Treetop Challenge or Treetop Adventure at Go Ape in Wyre Forest.

Pay and play at Ombersley Golf Club, a friendly place with bar and restaurant attached. Ditch the clubs and just walk, in the Malvern hills and Wyre Forest. Book an off-road Landrover Experience at Eastnor and Solihull. Or have the time of your life racing Subarus at Rally School under the guidance of pros.

Chill the mood with day spas at The Elms Hotel and The Malvern Spa, with its indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pool. Or delve into history at Worcester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey or Hartlebury Castle, home to the Bishops of Worcester. Back a winner at Worcester Racecourse, or just hit the shops at Worcester, Droitwich or Evesham.

Happy hens

What makes hens happy? Pamper parties. Contact Deborah Ann Lee for on-site aromatherapy, massage, hair restyles and lifestyle advice. Book a mixing masterclass at All Bar One in Worcester and mix, muddle and mash your perfect cocktail. Or try an indoor inflatable adventure at The Buzz.

Enjoy a classic afternoon tea including finger sandwiches, clotted-cream scones and Victoria sponge cake at St Andrews in Droitwich. Pick up some groovy moves with lessons in Dirty Dancing, the Charleston, Grease, Disney and more at Sashay Dance. Or chillax on a spa day at The Elms Hotel or The Malvern Spa.

Book a cruise on the River Severn through Tewkesbury Boat Trips. Prepare the big day with a makeup masterclass from Emma McIvor. Put the art into hen party with some cheeky life drawing care of Nude Life. Or spatter your pals at Paintball Worcester, with seven exciting combat scenarios.

Night out? Enjoy speciality cocktails and gins at Hand in Glove. Try an epic range of own-brand beers at Oil Basin Brewhouse. Sit on the balcony overlooking the Severn at The Wheatsheaf Inn. Play old arcade games at the Retroids Arcade Bar. Catch music at the Marrs Bar, or throw shapes at Tramps.