Worcester and the surrounding countryside plays host to a fabulous choice of top-flight restaurants, traditional cafes and delis, ancient pubs and lively coffee shops so whatever your tastes, you’ll never be far from a treat.
Book a table at Galleria Italiana or Puccini’s in Friar Street for a real taste of Italy, for instance. Head to the Chocolate Deli for a well-earned coffee and sweet treat or, simply sit back and soak up the historic atmosphere in the Cardinal’s Hat, Worcester’s oldest inn.
For a truly mouth watering trip around the county, why not follow The Worcestershire Food and Drink Trail to discover some of the county’s finest local food and drink products? The new ‘Worcester Foodie Festival’ at the beginning of August will also showcase some of the finest food and drink from the area and will include tasting sessions, cookery demonstrations and workshops together with a range activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Wildmore’s convenient location on the eastern outskirts of Worcester makes this the perfect place for families of all ages to live.
Nunnery Wood Primary and High School, for example, are both a safe and easy 7-minute walk away, whilst Worcester’s Sixth Form College is just 4 minutes on foot. Worcester College of Technology can also be reached in around 10 minutes by bike.
The highly regarded University of Worcester, one of the fastest growing Universities in Britain, is also just a 15-minute drive away.
Those considering private education are also spoilt for choice. Originally founded in around 685, The Royal Grammar School is the sixth oldest school in the world and, lying in the shadows of the cathedral, there is Kings Worcester, founded in 1541 by Henry VIII. There are countless other options in the independent sector with highly regarded schools and colleges available in nearby Malvern and Cheltenham.
On the doorstep
Worcester and the surrounding area has something for everyone and its excellent road and rail links mean you’re never far from a world-class attraction or local event.
There are National Trust properties a-plenty, including Croome Hall, Snowshill Manor and Hanbury Hall and Gardens to explore.
Younger members of the family will love Gheluvelt Park on the banks of the River Severn where they can feed the ducks, enjoy a picnic or cool off in the outdoor splashpad. You can also lose yourselves in the great Worcester Maize Maze, which boasts a different theme every year or, head for the hills and visit nearby Malvern, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a paradise for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.
The West Midland Safari Park is only 19 miles away and Worcester’s central location makes it easy to reach the countless leisure and entertainment opportunities on offer in towns such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Birmingham.