Malvern Civic Society


Local visits

These use your own transport but it is often possible to arrange car sharing. Booking and payment must be done via TicketSource and should be done at least two weeks in advance to secure a place.

Coach Excursions

Coach excursions should also be booked via TicketSource and again booking early is advisable to secure a place.

Terms and Conditions

You can read the terms and conditions here.

Visits coming up soon

CANCELLED Coach Visit: Bletchley Park @ Bletchley Park
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
This Visit has been cancelled.  All those who had booked have had refunds and been contacted.  

We will make an all-day visit to this once top-secret home of the World War Two codebreakers to explore the achievements of the men and women who played such a vital part in the Allied victory. We will have a short, private guided tour, before giving you the chance to see the beautifully restored historic buildings, which vividly bring to life what it was like to work at Bletchley Park during the war.

Bletchley Park is also the birthplace of modern computing; for those interested in understanding more about its fascinating development, there is also an optional opportunity to visit the National Museum of Computing on the Bletchley Estate, which can be arranged on the day for an additional small fee (£7.50 over 60s).

Start: 8am from Avenue Rd (opposite The Willows).  Finish: about 7.30pm at Avenue Rd.

Lunch and Tea: Own picnic, or cafes on site

Local Visit: The Cottage Herbery @ The Cottage Herbery
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We will enjoy an early evening visit to this fascinating garden at Field Farm, near Tenbury Wells, created in, and around, an old hop farmyard and planted in a contemporary style, with choice plants and grasses. The garden is situated above the Teme Valley and has extensive views of the surrounding countryside.

Refreshments will be provided, included in the price, and there will be an opportunity to buy some plants and cut flowers from the nursery.

Start: 6pm Finish about 8.30pm

Transport: own transport or car share. Ample parking at the farm.

NOTE:  Due to the uneven terrain, this visit is unsuitable for those with impaired mobility.

Local Visit: Treago Castle @ Treago Castle
Jun 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

We will have the opportunity of a private visit to this interesting fortified manor house, in the parish of St. Weonards, Herefordshire, built c.1500 probably by Sir Richard Mynors. It is still the home of the Mynors family and the tour will be led by the current owners, another Richard, and his wife, Fiona, who will tell us the history of the building and show us its features, including a priest’s ‘hole’ or hiding place.

The visit includes tea and the chance to vist the lovely gardens.

Start: 2.30pm. Finish: about 4.30pm

Transport: own transport or car share.

Local Visit: Walenty Pytel Gallery and Ross-on-Wye @ Walenty Pytel Gallery
Jul 28 @ 10:45 am – 4:00 pm

We will visit the creator and sculptor of Malvern’s iconic “Buzzards in Flight” at his studio and grounds in the morning. Lunch, at your own leisure, will be followed at 2.30pm by a conducted tour of St. Mary’s Parish Church, with beautiful views over the town of Ross. In the churchyard is the Plague Cross, erected to mark the graves of c.300 townsfolk, buried at night and without coffins, during the savage outbreak of the 1637 plague.

Light refreshments will be provided in the afternoon.

Start: 10.45am. Finish: about 4pm

Transport: Own transport or car share.

Local Visit: Hereford Cathedral @ Hereford Cathedral
Aug 18 @ 10:45 am – 4:00 pm

Following our June talk, we will visit this beautiful cathedral, where the community has worshipped together continuously for well over 1,300 years. The day will include: a private conducted tour of the building, lunch at your own leisure and an opportunity to see both the famous medieval Mappa Mundi, which records how 13thcentury scholars interpreted the world in spiritual, as well as geographical, terms, and the fascinating 17thcentury Chained Library, which holds many early and important manuscripts.

Start: 10.45am. Finish c.4pm

Transport: Own transport.

Coach Visit: A Day in Tetbury and Westonbirt
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am

We will visit the national arboretum at Westonbirt, home to 2,500 different tree species from all over the globe and five national tree collections, to see the spectacular Autumn colours. The visit will also include the opportunity to explore the attractive and historic nearby Cotswold town of Tetbury, with its many ancient buildings and range of antique shops.

Lunch and tea will be at your leisure.

The coach pick-up point will be opposite The Willows on Avenue Road at 8.30am.