Monday, 26 June 2017

The best places to visit in Worcestershire with kids - Whitley Court

So this week we have hopped over the boarder into the next county on our exploration of the best places to visit in Hereford and Worcestershire with kids. That's the perfect thing about where we live almost straddling the two counties means we have so many great places to visit. Whitley court has long been a favourite of hubby and me.
 We used to drive right up to it when we were in our teens and explore it at night. These days you aren't allowed to do that and thankfully English heritage have been working hard on it to preserve what remains of the once splendid country house.













Now it is a place we love to share with our boys too. Easy to get to, just 10 miles outside of Worcester. You now arrive a short distance away from the house with large car parks and once through the ticket office, you have a choice of walks to take you us to the house. If you are keen to see the house straight away there is a direct route. However we love to stroll through the woodland walk and take a stop at the great place areas and tree houses that are built amongst the wood.




The boys love exploring these areas and it's a great way to burn off some energy if you've been in the car a while.


Once they've used up some of that energy, we often head to the house and it's magnificent fountain, which fires regularly during the summer months. A great spectacle and perfect on a hot day, if there is a breeze the boys love to run and stand where the spray is blowing.



















So much to explore it's worth allowing the whole day if you can. It's a great place for imaginary play and hide and seek.


















There are also lots of great spots for picnics, our favourites are near the play area where we can watch the boys while we have a rest. I don't know how they keep on going! There is a visitor centre where you can buy teas and cakes, but we like to do our days out on a budget and bringing a picnic really keeps the cost down for a family of four. Plus you get so much more space and you are guaranteed that everyone find something their can eat!


















My final recommendation for having great day a Whitley court would be to take the Lakeside walk if your children are a bit older. Mine are four and eight and stop and visit the ducks. They are so friendly and the boys loved feeding them their crusts from our picnic lunch.


Have you got any recommendations for the best places to visit in Worcestershire with Kids? I'd love your ideas.

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18 comments:

  1. This looks lovely! We're in Warwickshire but not far from Worcestershire. Somewhere on our list of places to visit is Avoncroft Museum. We haven't been yet but we've heard great things :)

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    1. We'll have to add that to our list too. The boys love anything with a bit of history.

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  2. This looks great, we love things like this as a family! Xx

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    1. So do we, it's so nice to get away from the house and enjoy a day together somewhere as a family

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  3. Your photos of this stunning location are lovely! Thank you for sharing twitch us on #PointShoot 📸

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    1. Popping back to say thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime too 💙

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  4. What a great location, wonderful tree house, and those peaceful ducks! I wish this were close by to us! Looks like a good time had by all! #PointShoot xo

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    1. It was lovely, will definitely be going back

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  5. Great photos! Looks like a fab day out! :) #HMCapturingMoments

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  6. I'm on the border of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire so will have to see if my husband and the boys fancy this. Thanks for letting us know about it. #familytraveltips

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  7. We are on a tri border after a recent move and have lots to explore. I love how Hereford and Worcestershire have so much to discover. tea and cake at the visitor centre and the walk to feed the ducks are always popular with my two! Thanks for linking up to #familytraveltips

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  8. Ooh this is brilliant, I didn't know you could visit Whitley Court, we're not far from there. Will definitely take my girls this summer, thanks for the recommendation! I'm going to check out some of your other recommendations too as we're on the Worcestershire / Herefordshire border so this is perfect for us. Thanks for linking up to #familytraveltips
    Nat.x

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