Kidderminster is the largest town in North Worcestershire's Wyre Forest area situated a mere 14 miles north of Worcester and just 17 miles south west of Birmingham. Easy access to Kidderminster is off the M5 and M42 motorways. Kidderminster station offers trains to Birmingham city centre, Worcester and Hereford.
Kidderminster attractions include great designer retail outlets, restaurants and shops around the historic Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal at Weavers Wharf. Top family attraction the Severn Valley Railway begins at Kidderminster and best Midlands family attraction The West Midland Safari Park is located just west of the town. Hotels in Kidderminster include a superb choice of quality conference and wedding hotels within easy reach of Birmingham.
Kidderminster is the largest town in the Wyre Forest area and is world famous for its production of fine carpets. Kidderminster affords easy access into the Wyre Forest for family walking and cycling. The spectacular Kinver Edge sandstone ridge with its famous caves is just to the north of Kidderminster. Great festivals and events in Kidderminster include the August Kidderminster Canal Festival centred around the historic Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal in the town. Further fun family events include the summer Kidderminster Carnival and the Glades Arena and adjacent Kidderminster leisure centre offers year round music, entertainment and cutting edge sports leisure facilities in the heart of Kidderminster centre.
The canal in Kidderminster gives this Worcestershire town a real edge with modern high street shops and designer retail outlets housed within Grade listed canalside Slingfield Mill around Weavers Wharf. Kidderminster town centre offers a superb mix of the traditional and the new. Four modern shopping centres in Kidderminster are around the town centre alongside the monthly Kidderminster Farmers' markets. Places to eat and drink in Kidderminster include a huge choice of quality world cuisine restaurants and character traditional inns. A selection of favourite family restaurants in Kidderminster cluster canalside around Weavers Wharf. Central Kidderminster accommodation features an exceptional choice of quality Kidderminster wedding and conference hotels.
Family attractions in Kidderminster include the fantastic Severn Valley Railway. Kidderminster station on the Severn Valley Railway is the start of this beautiful heritage line which runs via Georgian town Bewdley to Bridgnorth in Shropshire. A host of great attractions are along the Severn Valley Railway Line from pretty gardens in Bewdley to the cliff railway in Bridgnorth. The Kidderminster Railway Museum is located within a Great Western Railway Victorian warehouse on the Severn Valley Railway site on Comberton Hill in Kidderminster.
Visit fantastic family attraction around Kidderminster the West Midland Safari Park located midway between Kidderminster and Bewdley. The famous pride of white lions feature at the West Midland Safari Park near Kidderminster alongside 30 fun rides in the amusement park area. Beautiful gardens around Kidderminster include Bodenham Arboretum and Arley Arboretum to the North. Arley is one of the station stops along the heritage Severn Valley Railway from Kidderminster with Arley Arboretum just a short walk from Arley station stop. To the south of Kidderminster is the beautiful Elizabethan manor house Harvington Hall with feature Elizabethan wall hangings and medieval moat.
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