Local visits

These usually take place in an afternoon, using your own transport (but please note that the Droitwich Tour in July will be an all-day visit). The Kidderminster visit also starts in the morning. Booking and payment should be done at least two weeks in advance to secure a place. Please use a booking form and a separate cheque, made payable to Malvern Civic Society, for each visit. Final details are sent out by email or by post.

Coach Excursions

We may be able to organise coach excursions later in the year, when Government guidance permits group travel. These will be advertised in the newsletter and here on the website.

Booking

To secure a place for local/coach visits, please complete the booking from issued with the Diary (or download the 2021 booking form which will be available shortly, below). Booking forms should be sent to Ann Bartlett, 15 Pickersleigh Road, Malvern, WR14 2RP, enclosing a separate cheque, made payable to Malvern Civic Society, for each trip. Final details are sent, wherever possible, by email to those who book. The coach pick-up point in Avenue Road is opposite The Willows newsagents. You can read the terms and conditions here.

Download the 2020 booking form

Visits coming up soon

Jul
1
Thu
Local Visit: Croome Court Walled Gardens (to be confirmed) @ Croome Court
Jul 1 all-day
The Gardens are the largest Georgian walled gardens in Britain and, fascinatingly, were the first in the country to grow pineapples! They are being restored to their former glory by current owners Karen and Chris Cronin, and we will have a guided tour of this major restoration project, including the Melon and Fig Houses. Provisional booking at present using the booking form to be available shortly.  Further details will be available in due course here and via the newsletter.
Jul
13
Tue
Local Visit: Droitwich Tour @ Droitwich Tour
Jul 13 all-day

We plan to explore this historic town and discover the connections with Anglo-Saxon origins through to the 19th century development of the spa, courtesy of John Corbett and a ready supply of the town’s natural brine!  We will divide into two groups and alternate between a talk in the town’s museum and visitor centre, with a visit to the Church of the Sacred Heart, and a guided walk through the town’s historic hot-spots.  There will be a break for lunch at an inviting venue in the town.

Price: £10 Maximum 20 people

Start: 10am.  Own Transport

Please book at least two weeks in advance using the booking form (available shortly).  More information will be included nearer the date and in the newsletter.

Aug
5
Thu
Local Visit: Three Counties’ Equine Hospital near Ripple @ Three Counties' Equine Hospital, near Ripple
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm

The Equine Hospital was established in 1989.  It has since expanded hugely and now employs 20 vets and over 30 support staff, covering the Three Counties, Shropshire, the Welsh Borders and beyond.  All breeds of horses are treated, from Shetland pony to Suffolk Punch, and we will be shown the ultra-modern equipment and facilities on this evening tour.

Price: £7.50.  At the request of the hospital, all proceeds will be donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice.  Maximum 20 people

Start: 6pm.  Own Transport

Please book at least two weeks in advance using the booking form (available shortly).  More information will be included nearer the date and in the newsletter.

Sep
28
Tue
Local Visit: Worcester Porcelain Museum @ Worcester Porcelain Museum
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm

Dr John Wall founded the Worcester Porcelain Company in 1751.  Sadly, the manufacturing of china in Worcester finished in 2006, but the Porcelain Museum continues to pay homage to its magnificent heritage with the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world.  A recent £1.7 million Heritage Lottery grant has enabled the museum to show off its displays to best advantage.  The visit includes an introductory film featuring Henry and John Sandon and a talk giving a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective.  Refreshments are available for purchase at the museum.

Price: £10.00.  Maximum 25 people

Arrive: 2.00pm for 2.15pm start.  Own Transport

Please book at least two weeks in advance using the booking form (available shortly).  More information will be included nearer the date and in the newsletter.

Oct
28
Thu
Local Visit: Kidderminster Carpet Museum @ Kidderminster Carpet Museum
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am

A group tour includes tea/coffee and biscuits with a short talk about the museum nd the history of Kidderminster’s significance in the carpet industry, a demonstration of hand loom and power loom weaving, and a brief tour of the museum.  This morning visit will last approximately 2½ hours, during which there will be free time to browse round the museum at your leisure.

Price: £8.50 per person.   Maximum 40 people

Lunch: Bring your own or choose a café or restaurant in the town centre.

Arrive: 10.30am.  Own Transport.  Rail option may be available, involving a walk from and to the station; details will be made available by the visit leader at a later date.

Please book at least two weeks in advance using the booking form (available shortly).  More information will be included nearer the date and in the newsletter.