10 Things to do Good for a Rainy Day in Kidderminster That You Shouldn't Miss

May 14, 2022 Nobuko Falco

Kidderminster is a large town and civil parish in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire, England. It is located approximately 17 miles (27 km) south-west of Birmingham city centre and approximately 15 miles (24 km) north of Worcester city centre. The 2011 census recorded a population of 55,530 in the town. The town is twinned with Husum, Germany and it forms the majority of the Wyre Forest Conurbation, an urban area of 99,000.
Restaurants in Kidderminster

1. High Sports Kidderminster Climbing Centre

Silverwoods Way Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, Kidderminster DY11 7DT England +44 345 363 1177 [email protected] http://www.high-sports.co.uk
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5.0 based on 13 reviews

High Sports Kidderminster Climbing Centre

This new climbing facility is accessible to all ages & abilities. Climbing tasters, parties, age base junior programme and adult beginners clubs as well as great routes and walls for competent climbers. 10metre walls with great real rock features plus 5 Rock Box elemnets for crazy climbing challenges on auto belays. Everyone can climb so Be Part Of It!

2. Severn Valley Railway

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4.5 based on 2,813 reviews

Severn Valley Railway

Step back in time to the golden age of the railway in one of the UK’s best heritage visitor attractions! From the moment you enter the booking office to collect your tickets, you’re transported to a world full of vintage steam engines and powerful heritage diesel locomotives – feel them rumble under your feet, hear the sound of the whistle, smell the coal in the firebox and get ready for a FULL DAY adventure across 16 miles of the glorious Severn Valley. There is so much to discover! Perfect for all the family, the Severn Valley Railway guarantees that you’ll create memories to last a life time. Running between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, visit our beautiful country stations, explore hidden gems of Worcestershire and Shropshire, walk a beautiful trail through the countryside before the train whisks you away again or take part in our hand-picked selection of additional experience. All aboard and full steam ahead!

3. Hartlebury Castle

Hartlebury Village, Hartlebury, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ England +44 1299 250416 [email protected] http://www.hartleburycastle.com
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4.5 based on 297 reviews

Hartlebury Castle

Reviewed By raml1972

I visited here yesterday with my partner and we were really impressed. I only live 15 minutes away and have driven past the castle on a few occasions, so it was a nice surprise to find a gem like this on my doorstep. We ended up spending 4 hours wandering around the gardens, house and having something to eat in the cafe. The gypsy wagons are incredible too! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I'll certainly bring my children here over the Easter holidays. Keep up the good work.

4. Museum Of Carpet

Green Street Stour Vale Mill, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ England +44 1562 69028 [email protected] http://www.museumofcarpet.org.uk
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4.5 based on 178 reviews

Museum Of Carpet

Once a thriving carpet factory, the Stour Vale Mill is now home to the only Museum of Carpet in the country. A centre of heritage, art and industry the Museum of Carpet has four galleries that celebrate the history of carpet design, the evolution of carpet manufacture and the heritage of those who worked in local industry. Visit us today and watch our talented team of volunteers spin wool, weave Kidderminster stuff and produce Wilton & Axminster rugs on our 19th and 20th century looms. The Museum has two weaving sheds, and four galleries decked out with modern interactives, stunning photographs and immersive videos. You can try your hand at designing, weaving or exploring Kidderminster’s history, virtually, on our clever interactives. This vibrant, spacious, and modern museum is the perfect venue for a fun day.

Reviewed By 898dougs - Birmingham, United Kingdom

We had a real surprise visiting The Museum of the Carpet. We took our eight year old granddaughter and were worried that it might not be interesting enough for her. We needn’t have worried as she loved it. Anthea, who explained the looms to us, was superb. She directed her questions directly to our granddaughter and captured her attention. She sealed it by showing her how and a small loom worked and giving her advice as she did some weaving. We had to prize her away. It is a lovely museum with lots of hands on interactive displays and staffed by people who really care about their subject. To cap it all entry if free until the end of August.

5. Weavers at Park Lane

40 Park Lane, Kidderminster DY11 6TG England +44 1562 742717 http://www.facebook.com/theweaverspark
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Weavers at Park Lane

Reviewed By 927darryllm - Dudley, United Kingdom

Good ale and cobs nice genuine old English pub. Well kept Ales and ciders, well worth a visit lots of outdoor seating in the summer.

6. Drakelow Tunnels

Kingsford Lane, Kidderminster England [email protected] http://www.drakelow-tunnels.co.uk
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Drakelow Tunnels

Drakelow Tunnels is currently being converted into a Cold War and WWII museum it will house items showing how the bunker evolved over 40 years of being in action.

Reviewed By Jill_Prior - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Although I had heard about Drakelow Tunnels, I had not visited until February this year when I joined the extended two and a half hour tour. If you have any interest in WWII and Cold War history, Drakelow is well worth a visit. Our guide was friendly and an absolute mine of information about the site. From the Rover shadow factory explored with torches (an absolute must if you plan on visiting) to the nuclear bunker of the Cold War, there is so much to learn. Covering three and a half miles of tunnels, the Drakelow site is so interesting and worth every penny of the admission charge. Definitely recommended for any history buff or in fact anyone interested in learning about the local area. Wear warm clothing and suitable footwear, hard hats are provided and enjoy the experience!

7. Kidderminster Railway Museum

Station Drive Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Kidderminster DY10 1QX England +44 1562 825316 http://www.krm.org.uk/aboutus.htm
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Kidderminster Railway Museum

Reviewed By DalesmanRon - Buxton, United Kingdom

I have always been fascinated by railway signalling and its history so when I discovered that the Severn Valley Railway museum at Kidderminster offered 'signalling weekends' I enrolled. For the very modest sum of £90 (bear in mind that the cheapest footplate courses are several hundreds) a group of seven of us would-be signallers were treated to a brilliant weekend learning signalling history and development, fundamentals of UK signalling practice and hands-on experience with lever frames, block instruments and bells, and single-line token equipment, much of it in the museum. On Saturday the 12-hour day passed surprisingly quickly, testament to the enthusiasm and interest engendered by our very knowledgeable instructors and was rounded off by visits to Kidderminster signal-box and the two Bewdley boxes. But the icing on the cake for me was the opportunity on Sunday to work one of the seven Severn Valley Railway signal-boxes, in my case Highley, for a whole shift under the guidance of the duty signalman there. What a privilege and a day full of interest taking me back to my youth! I cannot recommend these events too highly with anyone having an interest in railway operation and safety as it was back in the last century. Full marks for excellent organisation as well!

8. Pioneer Centre

Pioneer Centre, Kidderminster DY14 8JG England +44 1299 271217 [email protected] http://activity-centres.naycacuk.co.uk/pioneer-centre/
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4.0 based on 17 reviews

Pioneer Centre

The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Pioneer Centre. ACUK’s Pioneer Centre is one of the UK's most premier recognised specialist venue for superb adventure activity holidays and conferences. Situated in stunning countryside on the edge of the Wyre Forest, we are within easy reach of Birmingham and the national motorway network. Pioneer Centre offers unrivalled en-suite accommodation under one roof for groups of 12 to 320+ seeking 'best value' for their residential event. The six en-suite accommodation wings also allow a number of smaller groups to remain separate, secure and individually cared for whilst enjoying Pioneer Centre’s rural location and facilities. Welcoming nearly 20,000 guests each year the 25 acre Canadian themed site is perfect for school & youth adventure / training / curriculum residential/conferences or group holidays. Awarded the LOtC Quality Badge and are AALA licensed to deliver a broad range of activities.

9. Loom and Shuttle

149 Stourport Road Hawkind, Kidderminster DY11 7BW England http://www.marstonspubcompany.co.uk/pubs/view/3724
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3.5 based on 17 reviews

Loom and Shuttle

10. The Plough Inn

Cleobury Road, Kidderminster DY14 9TE England +44 1299 266237 http://www.theploughinn.org
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3.5 based on 117 reviews

The Plough Inn

Reviewed By AndrewCBT - Costa Blanca, Spain

This was our 1st visit to The Plough Inn, near Kidderminster. Loved the carvery on Sunday. Couldn't believe the amount of meet you get! Turkey, Venison, Beef, Lamb with a great selection of veg etc etc. The desert were just as good. Staff do all the can to comply with these new controversial covid compliances, must be so difficult for everyone, especially when some customers go to the far end of a fart to see that everyone complies to the letter!! Anyway well done to the kitchen and front of house team, everything was spot on. We will defo return.

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