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National Trust Croome

(Worcestershire Gardens)

      
Worcester Worcestershire England
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Expect the unexpected. Incredible innovation, devastating loss, remarkable survival and magnificent restoration. All in one place.

 


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National Trust Croome

(Worcestershire Historic Buildings)

      
Worcester Worcestershire England
Description : 

Expect the unexpected. Incredible innovation, devastating loss, remarkable survival and magnificent restoration. All in one place.


worcs croome11 copyStep into what remains of a secret wartime air base, now our Visitor Centre, where thousands of people lived and worked in the 1940s and visit our newly opened RAF Defford Museum. Walk through a masterpiece in landscape design, which is 'Capability' Brown's very first. Over the last 17 years we have painstakingly restored what was once a lost and overgrown 18th century parkland and we're continuing this work today.

Find Croome Court, the home of the Earls of Coventry, at the heart of the park, which has been patiently waiting for its revival. Its time has come in 2014 as Croome Redefined starts to pull this glorious yet faded house back from the brink. Explore un-restored spaces and the intricate repair works which will see the house change forever.

Croome is open throughout the year (except 24 & 25 December). The court is closed on Tuesdays. Please see website for detailed opening times as these change throughout the year and admission prices. Free parking. Mobility shuttle, manual wheelchair and powered mobility vehicles are available.
 
 
Dogs are welcome throughout the park. Children's play areas.

For further information, please call National Trust Croome on 01905 371006 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome
National Trust Croome, Visitor Centre, Croome, Croome D'Abitot, Nr High Green, Worcester, WR8 9DW worcs croome22 copy

 


Hardwicke Farm

(Worcestershire Accommodation)

         
Kidderminster Worcestershire England
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Althea Meredith and her family invite you to enjoy a stay at Hardwicke Farm Bed and Breakfast.

 


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Bodenham Arboretum

(Worcestershire Gardens)

         
Kidderminster Worcestershire England
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The land that is now Bodenham Arboretum was purchased in March 1973 by the late David Binnian and his wife Jennifer. What began as a hobby, planting a few trees each winter, has developed into an area of outstanding landscape beauty and interest. 


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Shooting4Fun

(Worcestershire Outdoor Pursuits)

         
Hanbury Worcestershire England
Description : 

Shooting4fun is brought to you by, professional suppliers of the very best in shooting games and laser activities in the West Midlands since 1993.

 

WORCS-S4FUN2Shooting games include, Real Clay Shooting, Laser Clay Shooting, Rifle Shooting, Archery Shooting, Laser Tag Shooting to name but a few.


As Your Hosts, we cover every requirement from parties to corporate events, and are experts in both traditional firearms and archery, as well as state-of-the-art laser products.


Childrens Parties, Works Parties Office Parties, Christmas Parties, Stag Parties, Hen Parties, Birthday Parties the list is endless.


We provide all the equipment, and much more besides. Our friendly and fully-trained instructors aren't just there for safety: they have the experience to assess how everyone is doing and help make sure each individual gets the most out of their day. Very often, the most nervous novices end up gaining the most when our instructors help turn them into respectable shots.


We even do one to one tuition for Real Clay Shooting.


We're based in Worcestershire, and our grounds are within easy reach of Birmingham and Coventry. We're also totally mobile and able to bring everything to you when events are at your own location. You provide the venue; we make it happen.


Indoor Shooting Games and Outdoor Shooting Games.

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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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