More than 100 acres of woodlands, ponds and meadows awaits at a country park less than an hour from Worcester.

Severn Valley Country Park is a great place to enjoy an autumn walk, cycle or even a horse ride.

Let’s take a look at this Green Flag award-winning park, which is located just over the Shropshire border, between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.

What is there to do at Severn Valley Country Park?

Worcester News: Views of the river SevernViews of the river Severn (Image: NQ)

There are surfaced paths and public bridleways throughout the park’s 126 acres, making it easy to explore, and an Easy Access Nature Trail designed especially for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

The park, which was once a colliery producing more than 300,000 tonnes of coal a year, also boasts a family play trail and river-themed children’s play area.

There are two bird hides at the park, one looking over wetland and another located in woodland near the visitor centre.

Does Severn Valley Country Park have a cafe and toilets?

The Severn Valley Country Park visitor centre and Kestrel cafe is open Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 3.30pm, Saturday 9.30am to 4pm and Sunday 10.30am to 4pm.

It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time, open 11am to 3.30pm in school holidays.

Toilets are open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Car parking at Severn Valley Country Park

There are car parks at both the Alveley and Highley parts of the park, with spaces for motorbikes, coaches and Blue Badge holders.

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Parking costs £1.50 for two hours or £2.50 all day (10am to 4pm). Payment is by cash, card or the MIPermit app. There is also an out-of-hours car park at Alveley.

Severn Valley Railway

Worcester News: You can catch the Severn Valley Railway in the parkYou can catch the Severn Valley Railway in the park (Image: NQ)

The park has a request stop for the famous Severn Valley Railway. If you’re on the train, ask the guard for the ‘Country Park Halt’. You can also catch the train from the park by flagging down a train from the platform.

Autumn events at Severn Valley Country Park

The park is hosting a pumpkin self-led trail from October 31 to November 2, 11am to 3pm. You can collect a map for £2 from the visitor centre.

There’s a spooky potion scavenger hunt for kids on November 1 and the Rain or Shine Theatre Company brings its production of Frankenstein to the park on November 26.