Out and About in GeoFest at Geopark Visitor Centres

Our partner venues are well worth visiting throughout the summer. Latest details are below, but this may change in response to Government guidelines. For general enquiries please email amhg@outlook.com


Arley Arboretum, Lion Lane, Arley, bewdley, DY12 1SQ  Arley Arboretum and Gardens | Worcestershire | Arley Estate

Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

Admission charges apply, book in advance


Bewdley Museum, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2AE www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk

Open 10am-4:30pm



Cob House Country Park, Wichenford, Worcester WR6 6YD      www.cobhouse.org

Under new ownership

The Mayfly Cafe – Open 8am to 4pm everyday.

Fishing – Open EVERY day for pleasure fishing 8am to 4pm (7:30am on weekends)

The Park grounds and Animals – Open


Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, DY11 7XZ

Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun & Bank Holidays 11am-5pm

Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire County Museum and Old Moat Coppice nature trail.

Admission charges apply https://hartleburycastle.com/


Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AU www.herefordshire.gov.uk/museums

Tue-Fri 10-4 & Sat 10-12:30



Land of Living Dinosaurs at West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcs, DY12 1LF   www.wmsp.co.uk


Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/lapworth-museum/index.aspx

Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 12-5pm, Booking required


Malvern Hills GeoCentre, Walwyn Rd, Upper Colwall, Malvern WR13 6PL www.geocentre.co.uk

The Centre is now open Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri 10am-4pm. Cafe H2O:  Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri 10am – 3pm


National Trust

National Trust properties are open, although some facilities may still be closed. Check the website for latest guidance


Severn Valley Country Park, Alveley, Bridgnorth WV15 6NG www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/site/severn-valley-country-park

The park, and play areas are open but the visitor centre remains closed

The refreshment kiosk is now open 10am-4pm. The bird hides are also now open.

At Alveley, the toilets are open daily, 10am-4pm, the toilets at Highley will remain closed


Severn Valley Railway www.svr.co.uk

The Engine House is open, as are refreshment facilities, and trains are running


Worcester Cathedral, Worcester WR1 2LA www.worcestercathedral.co.uk

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm & Sun 1-3pm for visitors

Three Choirs Festival takes place Sat 24 July to Sun 1 Aug so access will be restricted.


Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, The Hive, Worcester, WR1 3PD  www.explorethepast.co.uk

Archive Desk Tues – Fri 10:30am-3:30pm,

HER Desk Tue & Thu 10:30-1;30

Self Service – Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm


Wyre Forest Centre, DY14 9XQ  www.forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest

Car park, toilets, walking & cycling trails, care and bike hire open.


Places to Visit

Not only does the Geopark have significant geological value but there exists also a wealth of wildlife, archaeology, industrial heritage and historic buildings. Why not combine the experience of geological heritage and spectacular landscapes with other attractions for all the family.

The uniquely wide-ranging geology of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark is directly responsible for its varied landscape character and the range of habitats and species found within it. Within the Geopark you will find numerous Nature Reserves and parks in which to enjoy nature. Several sites offer opportunity to explore both nature and geology – Severn Valley Country Park, The Wyre Forest, The Malvern Hills and May Hill, to name but a few.

With an abundance of tourist attractions and amenities the Geopark has something to offer everyone. Severn Valley Country Park Visitor Centre, Bewdley Museum, Cob House Fisheries, Bodenham Arboretum, Worcestershire County Museum, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, the Malvern Hills GeoCentre and Ledbury Heritage Centre all offer information about the Geopark. There are also a number of Tourist Information Centres within the Geopark.