Local visits

These usually take place in an afternoon, using your own transport. The charge is £5 (£4 for the venue and £1 for the Society), unless otherwise stated. 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

Completed booking forms should be sent at least three weeks before the event to secure a place 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 2019 booking form

Visits coming up soon

Jul
9
Tue
Coach Excursion: Kentchurch Court @ Pick-up from The Willows Newsagent
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Kentchurch Court, near Pontrilas, Herefordshire, has been the home of the Scudamores for nearly a thousand years. Ralph Scudamore, the first recorded member of the family, built a castle here in 1052.  Many changes have been made since then, with John Nash carrying out a thorough ‘modernisation’ in 1795. Throughout this time, the family has remained in residence. Mrs Lucas-Scudamore is very much in control of arrangements today. The extensive estate and gardens provide a beautiful setting.
  • Cost: £27 (To include tours of house and garden, but not lunch). Maximum number 40.
  • Lunch: Nicely cooked and served lunches are available in the house. Details and menu will be sent to those who book. Alternatively, bring your own picnic lunch.
  • Start: Avenue Road at 9.30am. Return at about 5.30pm.
Sep
24
Tue
Local Visit: Huddington Court, near Droitwich @ Huddington Court
Sep 24 @ 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm

According to Pevsner, this 15th century, moated, half-timbered mansion is ‘the most picturesque house in Worcestershire’ and is not usually open to the public. It played a central role in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. After years of decline, it was rescued and restored in the 20th century by the present owner. The grounds and garden have been attractively developed with structures from other historic venues. Next door is an interesting medieval church.

Please use your own transport to get there.

  • Exact Address: Huddington Court, near Droitwich, WR9 7LT. Grid reference 942 573
  • Cost: £11 (to include tour of house and garden). Maximum number: 30
  • Start: 1.45 for 2 pm
Oct
16
Wed
Coach Excursion: The National Memorial Arboretum @ Pick-up from The Willows Newsagent
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The idea of a National Memorial Arboretum was first conceived in 1988. It finally opened at Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire in 2001. It honours the service and sacrifice of the British Armed Forces and civilian organisations and features over 350 symbolic and thought-provoking memorials. It encompasses 150 acres of beautifully landscaped countryside. It won the Large Visitor Attraction Award in 2018.

Cost: £18 (To include a half-hour journey for everyone on the land train as a general introduction.) Maximum number 49

Lunch: There is a cafeteria serving hot and cold meals, or bring your own picnic.

Start: Avenue Road at 9am. Return at about 6pm.