Things to Do in Bromsgrove

things to do in Bromsgrove

Discover new sights and attractions every day. Whether you love the roar of city life or enjoy the slower pace of a countryside escape, there’s something for everyone in Bromsgrove.

Keep the kids happy with a trip to the Imagination Street indoor play centre and new Baby Sensory Zone, attached to a family restaurant. Or, put on your swimwear and head down to Malvern Splash for a day of splashing fun!

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

An open-air museum in the true sense of the word, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings is a time machine that brings seven centuries of history to life on a large, picturesque site in the north of Worcestershire. From a Tudor timber-framed hall to an Anderson shelter and a 1946 prefab, a Victorian toll cottage and a cock pit to the national collection of phone kiosks (including a Glasgow police box that looks like Dr Who’s Tardis), the museum offers a fascinating glimpse into our past.

Avoncroft Museum opened in 1967 after a medieval town house in Bromsgrove was saved from demolition. Today, it has more than 30 rescued structures spread across 19 acres. They include a windmill, a perry mill, an 18th century church spire (now unrelated to St Paul’s), a chain-making workshop and a cell block, as well as the National Telephone Kiosk Collection. The site also includes a wildflower meadow, period gardens and a cider and perry orchard.

Sanders Park

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, head for Sanders Park. Its calming atmosphere is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the fresh air. It has a children’s play area, skate park, and beautiful flower gardens. It’s also the perfect place to spend a family day out.

There’s also the UK’s first open-air museum, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings. Here you can explore more than 30 historic buildings, including a 19th century windmill and a medieval town house. The museum is also home to a collection of vintage telephone kiosks and a Victorian church.

The newest attraction is the Sanders Park in Corbin, which features memorial bricks and pavers as well as a bronze statue of Colonel Harland Sanders. You can also visit the garden featuring 11 herbs and spices from the Colonel’s secret recipe. The park is free and open to the public.

Lickey Hills Country Park

The roar of the city fades into the peaceful silence of nature in Bromsgrove, home to a range of attractions to suit different interests. Visit Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings for a unique open-air experience, featuring 30 timber-framed buildings and a windmill that would look right at home next to Dr Who’s tardis.

Explore the area’s parks and gardens, including Sanders Park, where you can relax with a picnic or take part in one of the many family-friendly activities. Kids can enjoy the adventure playground and tri golf fun course, while adults will love the free table tennis and the visitor center where they can pick up a map of the trails.

The 524-acre Lickey Hills Country Park features woodlands, heathland and grassland, providing a variety of wildlife habitats. There are also several hiking trails for all levels of experience, including the Geology Trail that takes you through five of the main rock types in the park.

Hanbury Hall

There’s no shortage of things to do in Bromsgrove from historic houses and parks, canal boats and riverside bars to town centre bistros and coffee shops. If you’re a nature fan, visit the Clent Hills Country Park which offers breath taking views and picturesque walking trails.

In the centre of town is the impressive traditional long high street with its range of independent shops. You’ll also find a number of museums and galleries, including the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, which features 30 buildings that have been saved from dereliction and rebuilt on their site.

Hanbury Hall was once home to the wealthy family of Emma Vernon (1754 – 1818). The house has fine 18th century furniture, a collection of porcelain and beautiful rugs. The original wall-paintings by Sir James Thornhill, full of drama and politics, reflect the age of the early Georgians. The garden, continental in style with a splendid parterre, was designed by George London, who served an apprenticeship at Versailles.

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