Family Life Worcestershire
23rd January 2021

How to enjoy Worcestershire for FREE or Cheap this summer

The summer holidays can be pricy with all those different days out and things you need to keep the kids busy. So Family Life Worcestershire are here to try and keep costs down by bringing you lots of reduced and FREE things to do locally.

I have also just written a blog where kids can eat free over the summer holidays which you can check out here.

If you hear of any great FREE events or reduced activities, let me know at

Days Out


Do you have a BMX or skate fan. This looks ideal.


I love the sound of this from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust – great for the kids to get back to nature.


Open Day – 03 August

Who loves it when a Fire Engine passes – I know I do (probably more than the kids). If you do, this open day at Kidderminster Fire Station is a must.

Arley Aboretum – all summer holidays

Kids go free with a paying adult all summer long. You can definitely make a whole day out here – there is lots to see and do.


There are FREE events across Malvern throughout summer. Some need booking so make sure you check the listings below for details.



There are lots of free multi-sports activities running across Worcester this summer including cricket, football, tennis and more. You just need to turn up when it is running (under 16s need parental consent). There are loads of dates through the week and you can get full details on their website.

Top Barn Farm:

FREE admission into the farm until the end of October half term. This is a lovely place with a cracking farm shop too. There are animals plus play areas and they have special events (some at a small charge) during the summer. Head over to their website for more information.

The Hopmarket Shopping Courtyard, Worcester:

Summer art activities in the Hopmarket every Tuesday 11am till 4pm from the end of July

They are hosting a month long series of workshops this summer, to include packed sessions of free arts and crafts for children of all ages. Organised and delivered by Spare Room Arts for the second year running, the activities are all based on a theme of The Great British Summertime.

Dates and activities are as follows :
• Tuesday 30 July – summertime badges, magnets and flags;
• Tuesday 6 August – seaside themed bunting, sea crowns and masks;
• Tuesday 13 August – kite making and sun visor making workshops;
• Tuesday 20 August – sun, sea, sand and seagull puppet making workshop;
• Tuesday 27 August – mermaids purses, treasure chests and treasure

Wyre Forest

Summer Activities, week commencing 05 August 2019:

11am – Make your own alien headband and finger puppets
12pm – Intergalactic Capture the Flag
1.30pm – Design and make a rocket 🚀
2.30pm – Football match. Jedi Knights vs The Dark Side
We are at the following venues:
Monday – Brinton Park
Tuesday – Cookley Playing Fields
Wednesday – IT’S PLAYDAY at Stourport Memorial Park, 11-3pm.
Thursday – Riverside North Park
Friday – Springfield Park


Rays Farm

Take a print or a screenshot of the voucher below for FREE child’s entry.

Things to Do

Scavenger Hunt

It is easy to set up a short scavenger hunt at home. Just write a list of items you have that are safe to get to and send the kids on their way. Ideas include: something orange, a wooden spoon, a flannel, something that beeps, something that is shaped like a square, something you wear on your hands (and if you want a bit of time to yourself you can always add in the odd item that cannot be found 🙂 ).

50 Things to Do This Summer

30 Day Summer Reading Challenge

Credit: The Mum Educates

For a printable version and more great ideas head over to The Mum Educates.

For more great ways to enjoy summer, make sure you head over to my Holiday Guide

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