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The Malvern Bike Hire Company
Suitable for ages 6 and over. Great outfit of professionals who will guide you through 350 acres of pasture and woodland. There’s also a picnic area and cafeteria on site.
54 Guarlford Road, Malvern WR14 3QP (40-minute drive)
01684 572445 | www.malvernbikehire.co.uk | info@southdowngunclub.co.uk

Clay-Pigeon Shooting

Warwick
How about a fantastic clay shooting experience at the largest and best attended shooting ground in the midlands. This Warwick site guarantees an action-packed event for the novice or the expert, whether you’re shooting alone or as part of a group.
0800 078 9508 | www.thebigshoot.co.uk

Horse Riding

Equine Learning
Offering regular weekly sessions, clinics, horsemanship training, riding lessons, teambuilding and leadership days. Learning opportunities for everyone, no matter your experience or age.
Wootton Park, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, B95 6HJ (15 minute drive)
01564 642101 | www.equinelearning.org.uk | info@equinelearning.org.uk

Malvern Riding School
Teach adults as well as children in private lessons. They are happy for friends to share to make up a small group lesson also.
Northend Farmhouse, North End Lane, Madresfield, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 5AD (40 minute drive)
07766 853668 | www.malvernridingschool.co

The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club

Golf
Green fees are available to golfers who wish to experience the 18 hole or 9 hole courses at The Warwickshire. Make full use of the practice facilities before you play. Their 26 bay driving range and practice putting green are available to all visitors. The best green fee deals are available direct on the website.

Ragley Hall

The Estate
The magnificent Ragley Hall, at the heart of the Ragley Estate, dates back to 1680 and is open to the public seasonally throughout the year for guided tours of the impressive state rooms, which can also be hired exclusively for your private celebrations. Memorable, versatile and located in one of the Midland’s most beautiful counties, Ragley Hall is also the perfect venue for corporate and outdoor events. Today, the Ragley Estate covers an area of 6,500 acres.

Gardens
Ragley Gardens occupy 10 hectares and surround the magnificent Ragley Hall. Although the 170 hectares of parkland were designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716– 1783) during the 18th century, little is known about the gardens prior to 1873. However, it is thought that the Capability landscape came right up to the Hall itself until garden designer and outstanding horticulturist Robert Marnock (1800-1889) enclosed the present 10 hectares as pleasure grounds, planting them up with trees and shrubs around meandering pathways and created a formal Victorian flower garden on the west side of the hall.

Fun for Children
With acres of outdoor space, an adventure playground, 3D maze, boating lake and indoor and outdoor picnic area, Ragley provides the perfect venue for your children’s birthday party.
07802 582826 | www.ragley.co.uk | events@ragley.co.uk

Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a meander of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century.
Warwick CV34 4QU
01926 406610 | www.warwick-castle.com

Brewery Tours

Purity Brewing
Interested in how Purity brew their beer? Interested in how they maintain Pure quality and consistency? Or want to find out how they have created a successful, eco-friendly and energy-efficient brewery? Well, why don’t you join them on one of their popular brewery tours. On the evening tours they’ll take you through the Purity story over a pint of their award-winning ales in the visitor centre. They will talk to you about Paul and Jim’s founding principles for Purity, offer a brief discussion of brewing history and provide a background against which you can then enjoy the tour of the state of the art brewhouse and wetland system to see just how far they’ve come. The brewery shop will be stocked with Purity beers and speciality ales for you to take home at the end.
The Brewery, Upper Spernall Farm, Off Spernal Lane, Great Alne, Warwickshire, B49 6JF (10 minute drive)
01789 488007 | www.puritybrewing.com | sales@puritybrewing.com

Pampering

Glo Pamper
For pampering in the comfort of your property, there is a range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and remember to quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
0207 096 0385 | www.glo-pamper.co.uk 

Aura Spa
A treatment at Aura Spa offers the perfect opportunity to relax, totally unwind and regain energy. Aura has four treatment rooms within the peaceful surroundings of The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club. A world away from the hustle and bustle of any city, you will relax and be revitalised with every visit.
Leek Wootton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 7QT (25 minute drive)
01926 409 409 | www.thewarwickshire.com | lfc@leconfield.net

Top Things to Do for Children

Treetop Adventure

Go Ape!
Situated in 6000 acres of ancient woodland, the Wyre Forest is one of largest remaining ancient woodlands in the UK, and so provides the perfect setting for an adrenaline-fuelled day out. Full of hire-wires, wobbly crossings and heart-stopping zip-lines, Go Ape! is an ideal day out for families. We advise to book sooner rather than later in the busy spring and summer months to avoid disappointment.
Callow Hill, Kidderminster DY14 9XQ (50 minute drive)
0333 331 7812 | www.goape.co.uk

West Midlands Safari Park

Go on Safari and come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest and cutest animals around on the Safari Drive-through.

African Plains
Home to a herd of southern white rhino and one of the Park’s most popular sights and experiences – the elegant giraffe. Not to mention the well-known stripes of a zebra, prized Ankole cattle, ellipsen waterbuck, Congo buffalo, swamp loving Red Lechwe, Ostrich and the Eland, largest of all antelope species.

Wild Asia
An area of contrasts, from the enormous Asian water buffalo to the dainty blackbuck, and the great sambar deer. Not forgetting of course the world’s rarest deer, the Philippine spotted deer, the endangered barasingha and the amazing armoured greater one horned rhino!

Carnivores
An area of the Safari drive-through that is home to some of the world’s greatest hunters. From magnificent and powerful Tigers, to the world’s fastest land mammal – the Cheetah. As well as a pack of rare African Wild Dogs, and the King of the beasts – the African Lion.

Elephant Valley
See the fantastic and extremely clever African elephants as they explore their surroundings in Elephant Valley. Also see Sutton! He may be seen most days charging around Elephant Valley under the watchful gaze of Mum Five and Aunt Latabe.

Spring Grove Farmhouse, Spring Grove, Bewdley DY12 1LF (45-minute drive)
01299 402114 | www.wmsp.co.uk

All Things Wild Nature Centre

Even more amazing animals of all varieties to see. Meerkats, Lemurs, Reptiles, Rabbits, Monkeys and lots more. Explore all about when the dinosaurs existed and get up close to the ever popular Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus & Triceratops that remain ‘Frozen in time’ in the Step Through Time Dinosaur Experience. Book ahead.
Station Road, Honeybourne, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7QZ (20-minute drive)
01386 833083 | www.allthingswild.co.uk | info@allthingswild.co.uk

Stratford Butterfly Farm

Five minutes walk from the town centre, just over the river Avon foot bridge and opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment.
Swan’s Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7LS, (25 minute drive)
01789 299 288 | www.butterflyfarm.co.uk | enquiries@butterflyfarm.co.uk

Umberslade

Umberslade Farm Park
At Umberslade youngsters of all ages can enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to bottle feed newborn lambs and calves, hold the cutest little chicks, rabbits, and guinea pigs and even have the chance to ride one of the beautiful ponies.
Umberslade Farm Park, Butts Lane, Tanworth In Arden, Warwickshire, B94 5AE, (25-minute drive)
01789 299 288 | www.umberslade.com | info@umberslade.com

Umberslade Adventure
Umberslade Adventure is open to the general public to provide a large outdoor facility for educational, leisure and physical purposes for all ages, encouraging the participation of outdoor activities for families to have some fun and learn new skills at the same time. There’s lots to get involved in, such as low ropes, commando courses and zip-lines, as well as fishing, archery nature trails and camping.
Chalcot Wood, Cut Throat Lane, Hockley Heath, West Midlands, B94 6SE (25-minute drive)
07515 378 969 | www.umbersladeadventure.com | contact@umbersladeadventure.com

The MAD Museum

The MAD Museum does what it says on the tin! Based in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, this quirky attraction displays interactive pieces of mechanical art, in particular kinetic art and automata. In a nut shell mechanical art is usually beautifully crafted, moving sculptures either made to have an exaggerated purpose or made simply for the fun of it.
Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PT (20-minute drive)
01789 269356 | www.themadmuseum.co.uk | info@themadmuseum.co.uk

Royal Shakespeare Company Tour

Get closer to the world of theatre on a tour and enjoy spectacular views from the Tower. Tours last one hour and depart from the cloakroom. We recommend arriving before the start time and booking in advance. Kids go free. Visit the Tower with children this summer and you can get two free kids (under 16) tickets with every full price adult ticket purchased. The offer applies Monday to Friday from 25 July to 2 September. See website for full details about the range of tours.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB (20-minute drive)
01789 403493 | www.rsc.org.uk

Evesham Vale

Evesham Vale Light Railway
The EVLR is normally steam-hauled and passes some of the old apple orchards to Evesham Vale Station, stopping briefly. You can break your journey here to enjoy some activities and the area, including a children’s play fort and some lovely country walks. You can then return to the train a little later.

Evesham Vale Station Picnic Area
There are picnic benches and a large grass area, where you can enjoy a picnic overlooking some of the best scenery the Vale of Evesham has to offer.

The Valley, (Former, Evesham Country Park), Twyford, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4TP (15 minute drive)
01386 422282 | www.evlr.co.uk

Picnic at Abbey Park

Evesham’s Abbey Park has been named as one of the best picnic spots in the Cotswolds area. Cotswold Life magazine have chosen the beauty spot as one of their top picks to enjoy food and time out with family and friends.
Waterside, Evesham WR11 4SL (20-minute drive)