Cosy Nights and Autumn Delights at Swallowfields

Searching for an idyllic location to plan a cosy autumnal escape this year? Swallowfields could be exactly what you’re looking for; boasting sensational surroundings for invigorating walks, endless local attractions to discover, and luxurious accommodation where you can wind down and enjoy peaceful evenings in front of the fire. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or you just fancy some time away from the daily grind, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to discover our favourite things to do in the Malvern Hills during autumn time and why our safari tents are perfect for a relaxing autumn escape.

Autumn Swallowfields

Nature, Nurture, and Nap

If your usual self-care routine has fallen by the wayside recently, there’s no better way to look after yourself than with a trip to the Malvern Hills. You can clear your mind with invigorating walks in the scenic countryside, tuck into nutritional food in local restaurants and cafés, and enjoy pampering evenings followed by a restful night’s sleep.

One of our favourite walks in the Malvern Hills is right on our doorstep. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Castlemorton Common is a glorious expanse of land where you can breathe in the crisp autumn air, feel leaves crunch beneath your feet, and soak up the stunning seasonal sights.

After a short drive into Great Malvern, you’ll be greeted by Rise Plant Kitchen and Movement Studio, which offers a fully plant-based menu bursting with natural ingredients to fuel your body and feed your soul. To round off your self-care day, you can return to Swallowfields and unwind with a luxurious pamper evening. Put a face mask on, take a dip in the hot tub and watch the stars twinkle in the sky, before heading to bed for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Castles, Cake, and Cocktails

Love exploring local architecture and historic sights? One of the Malvern Hills’ greatest assets is Eastnor Castle, an enchanting castle surrounded by a beautiful deer park, awe-inspiring arboretum, and luscious lake. It’s a truly stunning location to visit during the autumn season, as the grounds are ablaze with vibrant colours – a lakeside walk is an absolute must! When you need to refuel, head to The Woodshed for a great selection of hot and cold drinks, locally made cakes, and tempting light snacks.

For some evening-time fun, you can take a trip to The Verzon House Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Ledbury which hosts a fantastic Cocktail and Mocktail Drinks Masterclass. Professionally trained mixologists will teach you how to make (and drink!) delicious cocktails, with flavours inspired by their own garden herbs and local botanicals. It’s a great way to spend a romantic evening with your special someone or a fun girls’ night with your friends!

Shop, Snacks, and Shows

Looking for an action-packed day of cultural fun in the Malvern Hills? Head into Great Malvern for a spot of retail therapy, with an abundance of high street stores and independent shops to explore. Find hidden gems in antique and vintage shops, browse quirky arts markets, and treat yourself to delicious bites from artisan food stalls.

After exploring Great Malvern’s retail offering, you can take the weight off your feet with an entertaining evening at Malvern Theatres. Their varied programme of stage and screen work includes fantastic tributes to the greatest musical icons, daring drama direct from the RSC, and the latest art-house silver screen releases. Of course, no trip to the theatre is complete without a delicious pre-theatre meal at The Fig, where you’ll find a menu of tantalising drinks and tasty tapas dishes to enjoy.

Trek, Tea, and Treatments

Need an excuse to pull on your walking boots and embark on a wholesome hike this autumn? A hidden spot you simply have to visit during your stay at Swallowfields is The Cottage in the Wood, accessible via an hour and a half walk through the magnificent countryside. Set high above Malvern in eight acres of woodland, you’ll be met with dramatic views across the rising hills and flats of the Severn Valley. In their restaurant, you can indulge in elegant afternoon tea accompanied by a sparkling beverage – true bliss!

To add the cherry on top of a perfect day, you can return to Swallowfields and indulge in luxurious treatments in our Meadow Spa. We have a wonderful range of sumptuous spa treatments to choose from, including massages, facials, and manicures, as well as one to one yoga sessions. Set amongst birdsong, wildflowers, and butterflies, you couldn’t wish for a more relaxing location to end an idyllic autumn day.

Pets, Pubs, and Popcorn

Thinking of bringing your pooch along with you to the Malvern Hills? Our countryside location is heaven for furry friends; they can bound across acres of farmland, roll in crisp piles of leaves, and sniff out hidden treasures along the way. We guarantee you’ll have never seen your four-legged companion happier!

After your pup has worn themselves out, there’s no better place to put your feet up than a cosy pub with a warm open fire and hearty food. Fill your boots with a classic pie or fish and chips and quench your thirst with a traditional beer or glass of wine. Perfection!

As evening approaches, retreat to your luxury safari lodge and snuggle up on our comfortable sofas surrounded by lush velvet cushions, light the log burner, grab your favourite flavour of popcorn, and enjoy a movie night with your loved ones.

Awe-inspiring Autumn Escapes at Swallowfields

Nestled in the heart of the Malvern Hills, Swallowfields is a little slice of glamping heaven where you can enjoy the very best that autumn has to offer. You’ll find yourself immersed in the charming English countryside, with beautiful backdrops and stunning scenery that truly comes to life with the golden brown and ruby red hues of autumn. After exciting days packed full of adventure, you’ll return to our gorgeous safari tents where you can light the log burner and watch the entrancing flames flicker away as you drift off to sleep. For night owls who love to burn the midnight oil, you can take a late-night dip in the hot tub and watch the stars twinkle away or light the firepit and toast marshmallows to your heart’s content. Whatever you’re searching for, you’ll find it here at Swallowfields. Book your luxury glamping staycation today!


    Malvern has long been associated with healthy living, ever since it originated as a spa town. Many benefits have been linked to its spring water, as well as people. Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria and Florence Nightingale are all said to have enjoyed its therapeutic qualities.

    It’s a legacy that’s lived right on to this day and one we wholeheartedly embrace. Not only are we fortunate to be nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills, we live and breathe nature and its many benefits.

    There’s no pounding the treadmill at Swallowfields, just beautiful walks with wonderful vistas provided by nature. Come visit our retreat and enhance your wellbeing in the best way for you, from reading a book and taking naps in your own hammock to cooking on a campfire and enjoying spa treatments. Our world awaits you…

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    Nothing beats a great family break! When you laugh so much your sides hurt and enjoy yourself so much, you’re thinking, talking (and giggling) about it for many weeks to come.

    Swallowfields is geared up for families. You’ll find that all of our safari lodges, which easily sleep six people, are located on a child-friendly site. There are also plenty of things for the whole family to see and do too.

    Take a wander in our lovely wildflower meadow, toast marshmallows on the camp fire, explore the Malvern Hills and beyond and check out our Adventure Castle and Nature Hideout! You can even bring the dog too!

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    You just bring yourself, we’ll point you in the direction of the action! And there’s lots of it!

    Maybe you want to challenge yourself and try something different, like paddleboarding or kayaking, or perhaps you want to practice your favourite hobby, such as mountain biking or hiking?

    There are lots of things to do all around Swallowfields and, when you’re back at your lodge, there’s a relaxing hot tub waiting for you.

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    We’re animal-lovers here at Swallowfields and we understand that your dog is a big part of your family, so why leave them behind?

    They’ll be right at home in our pet-friendly safari lodges. There’s oodles of room for them, their bed, bowls and fave toy! All that we ask, is that you keep them on a lead when walking around on-site and don’t leave them unattended.

    For just £25 per dog, per stay*, you can make sure the entire family get their hands (and paws) on our wonderful glamping experience! Oh, and don’t forget to ask us about our complimentary doggie essentials pack too!

    * Maximum of two dogs per lodge

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