If you’re planning to spread your wings and venture further afield, then you might like to know that while we may be in the sticks, there’s plenty going on in our neck of the woods and beyond.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the events that take place locally:


Upton Jazz Festival

Held in June each year, Upton Jazz Festival is a four-day celebration of the jazz, swing and blues music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s; music that grew out of the streets and clubs of New Orleans, New York, Chicago and Kansas City.

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Three Counties Showground

The Three Counties Showground is home to a whole host of hugely-popular events, ranging from the RHS Malvern Spring Festival and Royal Three Counties Show, to the Malvern Caravan Show and National Young Stars.

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Eastnor Chilli Festival

Enjoy two days of super-hot fun dedicated to chillies at Eastnor Castle. Try a range of chilli-themed food, watch live cookery demonstrations, watch/take part in a chilli-eating contest and more.

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Sunshine Music Festival

Enjoy world-class acts and performers as they take to the stage for this annual event, which will be celebrating its 10th birthday in 2019. Taking place in Fish Meadow in Upton-upon-Severn, this event is for all generations of music lovers.

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Cheltenham Literature Festival

For ten days every autumn, Cheltenham is transformed into a literary lover’s dream, as it welcomes over 600 of the world’s finest writers, actors, politicians, poets and leading opinion formers to celebrate the joy of the written word.

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Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Held in July each year, the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is widely regarded as the largest free medieval gathering of its kind in Europe, attracting re-enactors, traders, entertainers, and visitors from all over the world. Its central feature is a spectacular re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury on part of the site of the original battle of 1471.

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Welland Steam & Country Rally

Set in the shadow of the Malvern Hills, the Welland Steam & Country Rally offers the entire family a whole weekend full of entertainment. It has been said that the Old Time Fairground is the best in the country. Over 100 of the country’s finest steam engines and over 500 vintage cars, motorcycles and pedal cycles are on display. There are steam train rides, a craft tent full of crafts and products for you to purchase, tractor pulling, a military display, evening shows, live music and a beer tent.

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    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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