If you're looking for things to do this summer, look no further! These four buisnesses in and around Worcester will provide you with a fantastic day out. Whether you're looking for somewhere to eat, or you're after a family-friendly activity to keep the kids entertained, we've got you covered.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak at Broadwas provides great quality food for reasonable prices.

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There is a delicious carvery provided daily from 12 until 2pm and 5:30pm until 8pm. This includes three meats (Pork, Turkey and Beef) and a range of 12-14 different vegetables including our homemade garlic potatoes, sage and onion stuffing and cauliflower cheese. Weekday prices are £12.95 and on the weekends £12.95/£14.95.

If the carvery doesn’t take your fancy, then there is an extensive a la carte menu with lots of pub classics and steaks to choose from. At lunchtime, there is a choice of baguettes and salads. We also have a senior 2-course lunch deal for £12.95, which includes a main and a pudding (not available in December).

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There is also a range of drinks on offer from soft drinks to traditional bitters, lagers, ciders and wines. The service is impeccable. You will be welcomed by a group of happy faces. We can cater for small and larger parties. Dogs are welcome in the outside areas and we have a large outdoor area including a children’s play area.

Please book online, via email, by phone or by Facebook message. 

Web: theroyaloakatbroadwas.co.uk

Tel: 01886 821 353 

Email: royaloakbroadwas@btinternet.com


St Peters Garden Centre

This summer, head to Poppy’s Farm at St Peters Garden Centre for an adventure into wildlife and nature.

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Here are 5 reasons why you should come and visit:

  1. You can try some tasty gelato – it comes from Hooray Gelato Kitchen in Stratford, and there are so many flavour combinations to choose from.
  2. Meet our animals – we have pigs, goats, chickens and bees! What will you find the cheeky animals doing when you come?
  3. Have some lunch by our lake – perch on a comfy picnic bench overlooking our serene, glistening lake, and tuck into your scone and latte.
  4. Explore our nature trail – we’ve created an ecological haven for wildlife which you can stroll around.
  5. Look at what we’ve got growing on our allotment – our team grow fruit and vegetables that are then given to our restaurant to use in dishes

Poppy’s Farm is free to visit, with free parking too, and we welcome four legged friends!

For more information, visit:

Web: stpetersgardencentre.co.uk

Tel: 01905 357 595

Email: info.desk@stpetersgc.co.uk


The Retreat Inn

The Retreat Inn situated in Norton - just five minutes off Junction 7 of the M5 are a warm and welcoming family run public house - whether you are drinking or eating.

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We believe in delivering an exceptional level of customer service every time, and whether you are a regular visitor or a new face, you will always be greeted with a warm welcome.

We serve a wide range of meals from Lite Bites for the smaller appetite to Mains for the bigger appetite. We also have a specials board, if you fancy something different. All meals are cooked to order. On sunny days, step out and enjoy our pub garden, or take a seat in our dining area to have your dinner.

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We have two events coming up soon:

Psychic Night on Monday 7th of August at 6:30. This is always popular so book your tickets now.

Family Fun Day on Saturday 19th of August. In aid of Acorn’s Hospice – come along and join the fun to help an amazing charity.

Web: theretreatinn.co.uk

Tel: 01905 820 274

Email: theretreatnorton@gmail.com


Great Worcester Maize Maze



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The amazing maize maze in Powick is 18 years old in 2023! This year Rob and Clare Colton and their family are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Flying Scotsman Train and the Royal Coronation.

Enjoy a fantastic day for all ages set in a 14 acre maize field and a sunflower patch, with the Malvern Hills as a fantastic backdrop. The Great Worcester Maze has 3 mazes to entertain a full day out both with educational train facts and a theme of adventure to find the Golden Cob! After completing the challenge of the mazes, enjoy the adjoining courtyard with games, food, and refreshments.

Rob and Clare like to offer a family friendly venue in the outdoors with a relaxed atmosphere, so if you have not been before, please do introduce yourself as they love to see fresh faces as well as regulars over the last 18 years! If you are a regular, let them know how many mazes you have been to!

The maze is open daily from 22nd July to 3rd September, and then every weekend until the end of the month. Pumpkins will be available in October.

The maze is on Upton Road, Powick WR2 4QZ. For full details visit social media or:

Web: www.worcestermaze.com

Tel: 07419 815 621