Winter Breaks Across The Malverns

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Malvern Hills Winter Snow

As Christmas approaches, the gleam of frost starts to bloom across Malvern. The town is hugged by the glorious white-tipped Malvern hills, twinkling lights are strung across the streets beneath, and winter celebrations get underway. With festive markets, ice skating, a giant observation wheel, spa breaks galore and cosy traditional pubs, there’s something for the whole family. When looking for a winter breaks destination, why go anywhere else than where C.S Lewis was inspired to write Narnia itself?

Winter Warmers

Two people cheering wine in a spa setting

After another whirlwind year, the winter months can be the best time to take a break from the monotony of daily life and unwind. Malvern has been famed for its hydrotherapy and spas since the Victorian era; so why not try one of our many incredible spas for leaving your stress behind in 2023. See our selection of spas here or find out more about our Health and Wellbeing activities here.

Spa Breaks

Image: The Malvern Spa

Illuminating Activities

Winter Glow

Winter Glow at the Three Counties Showground is always a stunning selection of festivities and light. Returning in 2023 bigger and better featuring a giant observation wheel; a trail of illuminations including specially designed impressive structures, installations and artwork; one of the region’s largest indoor ice rinks; a festive food and drink quarter; and visits from Father Christmas himself! The Three Counties Showground always knows how to create a jam-packed event for the whole family, and this year is one you really won’t want to miss.

For the more historically-minded adventurer among us, Malvern is the perfect destination. Away from the noise and pollution of the city, landmarks dot the frosty landscape unlike anywhere else. From Great Malvern Priory, Malvern Museum (inside the old Priory gatehouse!), The Morgan car factory, Darwin’s daughter’s grave, down to the Victorian-era gas lamps that are sprinkled through the town. You quite literally cannot move for historical landmarks!

Things to do

Frosty Walks

The Malvern Hills in snow

What could be a more satisfying method of warming up than a hike up the Malverns in the frosty air. Climb higher than the fog surrounding the icy tips and be greeted by such a majestic view of the sprawling Worcestershire and Herefordshire countryside and beyond. Boots meeting the glaciated grass and the sunrise meeting the drops of dew on flower petals. We have an excellent selection of walking trails depending on how adventurous you’re feeling or length of time you want to spend roaming the very landscape that has inspired so many greats before you. Or, if you like to exercise your legs during a shopping spree, then we’ve got plenty to offer in Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. Find out about our independent shops here.

Walking Trails

Image: Jan Sedlacek from Digitlight Photography

Cosy Pubs

Cosy Pubs with fire

At the end of a long day exploring this beautiful area what could be better than a refreshing local ale next to a roaring open fire. Malvern is home to a unique variety of establishments for every preference that serve a delicious repertoire of local produce. Find out more about our fantastic taverns you can patronise by following the link below:

Cosy Pubs

And no trip would be complete without a night (or two) in a stunning local hotel or B&B. Ranging from camping, caravan parks, beautiful B&B’s to the downright luxurious.

Where To Stay