Enjoying the summer holidays safely in Worcestershire

Enjoy Worcestershire safely this summer Published Thursday, 23rd July 2020

Children on their school holidays can have plenty of new adventures throughout Worcestershire at a host of countryside parks, picnic spots and nature reserves this summer.

Children on their school holidays can have plenty of new adventures throughout Worcestershire at a host of countryside parks, picnic spots and nature reserves this summer.

After months of adapting to the ‘new normal’ with youngsters completing the remainder of their studies at home, schools across the nation closed their doors and laptops for the end of the school year on Friday 17th July.

Despite the usual plans of a family getaway in a warm destination, many families throughout the UK will be tailoring traditional summer holiday plans, to staycations and breaks within the country, whilst adhering to restrictions and social distancing measures.
 
Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Communities, said: “For a lot of families across the country, they’re certainly adapting to the ‘new normal’.
 
“With travel restrictions put in place, we’re seeing many families spending the majority of the summer holidays within the UK, rather than jetting off to sunny destinations outside of Europe.

“However, we’re fortunate that Worcestershire has so much to offer and families can embrace the outdoors during the summer break. We have a number of beautiful landmarks, attractions, cycle routes and parks that can be visited safely.”

Worcestershire County Council has an array of countryside parks, picnic places and nature reserves to help families plan their next adventure. 

For those wet and rainy days throughout August, children can sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge. The initiative, which is being delivered by public libraries across the UK, was designed for children aged between 4 to 11 years to continue their reading during the summer break from school.
 
The possibilities really are endless when it comes to spending the day out in Worcestershire, from exploring the Malvern Hills to having a swim in the Droitwich Spa Lido, there really is something for all of the family this summer.

There’s also a list of useful resources on keeping children entertained indoors, perfect for parents or carers who will be working from home during the week. From getting crafty with art projects to exciting reading material preparing little ones for the new term, there’s plenty to do during the summer holidays safely.

From 1st August 2020, those who are shielding will be able to enjoy Worcestershire to the fullest as many theme parks, zoos, museums and theatres have opened their doors to the public over the recent weeks.