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Twixmas in Worcestershire: Things to Do Over the Christmas Holidays?

Well first of all what on earth is Twixmas?

Twixmas: The period between Christmas and New Year, typically December 27th-30th.

When Christmas Day is out of the way and you’ve eaten your way through boxes of celebrations and mince pies, you often find yourself in a position where you don’t know what to do!

Here’s your chance to discover Worcestershire and make the most of the end of 2022.

Find out below which attractions and venues are open over the holidays!

Get Outdoors

Worcestershire has some truly stunning rural landscapes and rivers. Why not use Twixmas to get out and explore?

Clent Hills

A stunning National Trust site located in the north of Worcestershire. Take in that winter air and experience views all the way to the Welsh Black Mountains on a clear day!
There are also a number of accessible routes for all abilities.

Clent Hills (National Trust)

The Clent Hills

Worcester Diglis River Loop and Fish Pass

A scenic walk in the heart of Worcester, with beautiful views of the River Severn. Including the Fish Pass which was created to restore connectivity for migratory fish on the UK’s longest river.

The weir provides the perfect wintery photo opportunity.

Worcester Diglis Fish Pass

Wyre Forest

Explore the UK’s largest native woodland with a variety of trails and paths for all to enjoy. Winter walks in the forest are good for the mind and soul.

Accessible trails are available meaning the whole family can enjoy a day out together!

Parking starts from £2 in the main car park.

Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest

Broadway Tower Circular

A charming walk which glides you through the picturesque Broadway High Street, up to the spectacular Broadway Tower landmark. Probably one of the best ways to see the real beauty of this part of Worcestershire.

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower

Heritage Hit

Discover over 1,000 years of history in Worcestershire!

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral is described as ‘possibly the most interesting of all England’s cathedrals, especially architecturally.’

Worcester boasts a 12th-century Chapter House, thought to be the first-round Chapter House in the world.

For those still feeling festive, the Christmas tree display is in the Cloisters until Sunday 8th January.

Visiting the cathedral is free, guided tours are available and donations are welcome. Worcester Cathedral is an accessible attraction (see website for more details).

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral

Forge Mill Needle Musuem

Walk the Abbey ruins and grab a coffee and visit the museum! This historic site illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries.

Did you know Redditch produced 90% of the world’s needles?

Open from 28th December!

Forge Mill Needle Museum

The Commandery

Hear the tales from the last English Civil War at The Commandery and take a tour around this historic Worcester building!

Open from Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st December, step back in time and learn the history of the building’s uses from the royalist Civil War headquarters to a college for the blind.

The Commandery

The Commandery

Hartlebury Castle

A beautiful palace once home to the Bishop of Worcester, now a county museum with breathtaking grounds. Step back to Victorian times in the schoolroom and take a glance at Worcestershire’s agricultural past in the Cider Mill and blacksmith’s forge.

Open throughout the Christmas holidays with no booking required.

Hartlebury Castle

Experience the Arts

Canaletto – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Last chance to see this amazing collection right here in Worcestershire!
Celebrating the wonderful work of Canaletto, this exhibition features stunning paintings from Woburn Abbey, Tate, Compton Verney, and Birmingham Museums Trust – together with artworks from Worcester’s Fine Art Collection.

The exhibition closes on 7th January.

Canaletto: A Venetian's View

Worcester City Art Gallery

Cinderella at Swan Theatre

The panto is back in Worcester? Oh no, it isn’t! Oh yes, it is!

The most magical pantomime of all, packed full of all your favourite traditional pantomime comedy moments.

The Swan Theatre

The Swan Theatre

Beauty and The Beast at The Palace Theatre

Panto season has hit Redditch and the Palace Theatre is the place to be this Christmas holidays. Beauty and the Beast is on show throughout the holidays, a firm favourite with many families!

Palace Theatre

Paint-Your-Own-Pottery at the Museum of Royal Worcester

Get creative this Christmas with a Paint-Your-Own-Pottery session at the Museum of Royal Worcester.

Make a beautiful pottery piece for you to take home and put on display.

Museum of Royal Worcester

Royal Museum of Worcester

Days Out

West Midland Safari Park

One of the UK’s best Safari Park’s is open to guests on selected days over the festive holidays. Go on Safari and meet animals from across the globe. There is so much to discover in the walk-through areas of the Park, including Tiger Tropics where guests can see tigers on foot for the first time.

West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park

Attwell Farm Park

Expect to get up close and personal with plenty of friendly farm animals at Attwell Farm Park. There is also a large indoor soft play area for little ones to enjoy.

Back open from 27th December!

Attwell Farm Park

Attwell Farm Park

Top Escape Rooms

Get your friends together for a Christmas get together and book Top Escape Rooms! Challenge your friends to see if you can escape in time with a variety of themed rooms available. There is limited availability for the Christmas period so book today.

Top Escape Rooms

Shopping at The Valley

Hit the Boxing Day sales at The Valley, Evesham! Designer brands at a reduced price with over 25 shops, 4 eateries and free parking. All set in the stunning Worcestershire countryside.

The Valley

The Valley

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