Photo taken at Arrow Valley Country Park, the biggest park in Redditch

What is there to do in Redditch?

When thinking of a day out, Redditch is probably not the first place that comes to your mind. Especially when thinking about the Midlands, and in this case Worcestershire.

Richmond is a town less than 20 miles away from Birmingham, and it’s famous for manufacturing fishing tackle and hooks. Very specific! It’s quite interesting that Redditch wasn’t a town until 1964, and it only recently celebrated its 50th birthday – little fun fact.

Whether you’re thinking of visiting or moving to the borough, we thought it would be fun to come up with some things to do in the area.

So, let’s get started.

The location

If you’re not a fan of big cities and want to move somewhere green, Redditch could be a great option. Or if you want to spend a day out from the busy-ness of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. Redditch is very close to Bromsgrove and Worcester. Leamington and Stratford-Upon-Avon are not too far away either! There are direct trains to Redditch from Birmingham New Street, which is also ideal for a day out.

The parks

There are plenty of parks, of all sizes, around Redditch. One of the most famous ones is probably Morton Stanley, which covers 95 acres of land. The Park is rich of activities to do, from walking and cycling to playground areas for kids to play, ideal for a family day out. If you’re into skating, there’s also a skating park, and funnily enough there’s even zip wires! The park’s natural habitats include ponds, meadows and woodland walks.

The biggest park in the area is Arrow Valley Country Park, covering over 900 acres. Your family can enjoy plenty of activities, including fishing, sailing, orienteering, and special trails to explore with your kids. If you’re a mum with kids, you can enjoy the Yogi Bubbi exercise sessions!

Attractions

If it’s a cold day and you don’t want to spend the whole day outside, Redditch suits you. The town has many museums and indoors activities, such as the Forge Mill Needle Museum, the Palace Theatre and even an indoor playground – Imagination Street. To suit the cold days, you can spend your time at the Kingfisher Shopping centre, window shopping or even watching a film at the local Vue cinema. What’s even better is that the shopping centre is just across the road from the train station.

And of course, we couldn’t finish off the blog article without mentioning StorMe. Our storage facility is certainly not a tourist attraction, but if you’re about to move around the borough, and you need an affordable, modern and safe space to store your belongings, then StorMe is the perfect place for you. To get more information you can either pop into our store – just in the town centre, or you can give us a call at  01527 67921, or fill in the form on our website. We’re looking forward to speaking with you.

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