Having seen what facilities Stourport Manor had to offer I couldn’t wait for an afternoon filled with sport and leisure, and to start things off was a game of Footgolf. This sport is a fairly new concept, and both football and golf are quite new to me, but put them together and you have a really great, fun game. Andy even managed a hole in one (to both our surprise). After hitting the gym we then thought it made complete sense to enjoy an afternoon tea filled with delicious cakes and sandwiches outside on the terrace and gardens, before having a relaxed evening in the jacuzzi and swimming pool. A great start to a weekend in Stourport.
A weekend in Stourport
On Saturday we woke up to true British weather… rain, but we weren’t going to let that spoil our day. It was the Stourport Land and River Carnival which happens on the first weekend of September every year and is filled with stalls, parades, a funfair and firework display, a day for all the family to enjoy. Having enjoyed the land parade and a drink in a new quirky pub owned by the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, we made our way down to the funfair and stalls, before watching the river parade and fireworks. It truly was a great way to spend part of our weekend in Stourport.
Sunday was filled with some real treats, starting with the Severn Valley Railway, an absolute must if you are in the area! Only a 10 minute drive from the hotel to the Kidderminster stop, you can buy your ticket in what feels like the original ticket office and board a real life steam train where you feel like you have been transported back in time, it really is a great experience and lovely way to get from A to B, and in our case it was to Bridgnorth. This town had so much history, including the castle which leans four times more than the leaning tower of Pisa. There was also a wonderful Sunday market with some great little stalls, you can even get the Cliff Railway up to the high town, which is the steepest in England.
Stop number two of the day was West Midlands Safari Park which I haven’t been to since I was a child and I still enjoyed it just as much today as I did back then (if not more). I absolutely love the drive through safari, seeing all the animals up close and personal (and this can be very up close and personal if you have your window down too much as we found out due to some nosey Zebras)! Not only that but you also have the theme park to go along with it, so it really is a fun day for any age with so much to do.
Thank you so much to Stourport Manor for a truly unique experience from steam trains to baby rhinos, we had the best weekend in Stourport. Watch Laura’s Vlog of her weekend in Stourport below.