Summer is on its way!
Why not plan a mini break in the Malverns? There is plenty to do, from quirky to mainstream and something for every generation.
See below for some of our recommendations.
This historical estate encompasses Britain’s largest Georgian walled gardens. Explore the romantic rose garden filled with 50 varieties of scented David Austin roses, before taking a stroll around the indoor and outdoor art exhibitions of works from artists such as Ian Marlow and Angela Palmer.
The Confetti Flower Field, 28 June – 7 July, Wyke Manor
Continuing the floral theme, The Confetti Flower Field is an unmissable, magical spectrum of colour. Only open to the public for seven days from 28 June to 7 July when the flowers are in peak bloom, it provides an idyllic countryside walk, or photo opportunity.
Lovells Vineyard, May to October, The Lovells, Malvern
Be transported to a wine lover’s heaven with a tour of our supplier’s vineyard. Elgar Wine Lovells Vineyard invites fans of the grape to explore the grounds and hear from their expert growers about their craft. From Wednesday to Friday during the summer book a tour and a wine tasting.
Eastnor Castle, May to September, Eastnor Castle
Welcoming visitors every Sunday and Monday from 21 July to 29 August, Eastnor Castle is an award-winning tourist attraction set in 5,000 acres of parkland with a Grade I 19th Century revival castle built by the 2nd Baron (Lord) Somers. Discover magnificent state rooms including the Great Hall, State Dining Room, Gothic Drawing Room, and Octagon Saloon, with expert guides. The glorious views, Arboretum, Castle Lake and Knight’s Maze enhance this fascinating experience.
Lakefest, 8-11 August, Eastnor Deer Park
Returning to the beauty of the Eastnor Deer Park for the eighth year, LakeFest promises a feeling of togetherness and celebrates a return to the roots of what the organisers believe a festival should be. This year will feature Kaiser Chiefs, Happy Mondays and Sophie Ellis-Bextor amongst others, a tranquil lotus garden, creative workshops, art space and spoken word “Talking Tent”.
Sunshine Festival, 23-25 August, Upton upon Severn
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the ever-popular family-friendly festival includes a line-up of Scouting For Girls, Peter Andre, Boyzlife, The Osmonds and Claire Sweeney. Aside from the musical delights, there will also be a free circus for the whole family, with two circus skills workshops being offered free to daring visitors. An area full of inflatables, fancy dress competition and a food village full of culinary delights ensures there is something for everyone with both individual day or weekend tickets available. It really is the festival for every generation!
Still enjoying summer? Just hide this and you won’t see me again.