Known for its proximity to Malvern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town of Malvern is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From museums to theatres, u-pick farms and picturesque wineries, the entire region boasts a range of cultural attractions.
Things to do in Malvern
The Malvern Hills run north to south for about 13 kilometres, overlooking the River Severn valley. Stop by the Malvern Hills Geocentre to learn about the region’s geology, history, archaeology and wildlife through interactive “iPad trees”. You can also join a guided walk on weekends to spy fossils, rocks and geological treasures.
Kids will love dressing up as Benedictine monks and peasants in the Medieval Room of Malvern Museum, where you can discover secrets of the Priory Gatehouse and the tiny window nicknamed “Porter’s Squint”. Head over to Great Malvern Priory to see beautiful 15th-century stained-glass windows.
Get tickets for a play, musical, ballet or opera show at Malvern Theatres or catch live music performances on the bandstand at Priory Park, located behind the theatre. The fascinating Theatre of Small Convenience is considered the tiniest theatre in the world. Once a public toilet, it now offers eclectic performances, such as Hungarian puppetry.
Drive 10 minutes outside the city limits to embrace nature and healthy living at Clive’s Fruit Farm, where you can pick your own fruits and feed pigs and chickens. Afterwards, spend a few hours tasting award-winning Elgar Wines at Tiltridge Vineyard.
Getting around Malvern
To get around in Malvern, you can hire a bike, take a bus or taxi or join a shuttle excursion into the Malvern Hills. Rental cars are available at Gloucestershire Airport, about 50 kilometres away.