Spectacular Spring Staycations in the Magical Malvern Hills

Yes, we might be biased – but we think that the Malvern Hills is a spectacular place to visit all year round. However, springtime in The Malverns has a real sense of magic you won’t find anywhere else. Our luscious landscape truly comes to life with beautiful blossoms, bluebells and wildflower meadows, providing the perfect base for a spectacular spring staycation. Keep reading to discover more about why you should visit our picturesque county this spring…

Spring Malvern Hills

Beautiful Blossoms in the Malvern Hills

During the spring season, our enchanted hillsides, meadows and orchards burst into life with a rich kaleidoscope of colour. Our highlights of springtime flora in the Malvern Hills include…

Blooming Bluebells

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It is believed that half of the world’s bluebells can be found in the UK, and half of the UK’s bluebells bloom on the banks of the Malvern Hills! From mid-April onwards, these delicate blue flowers bloom in their thousands upon our majestic hillsides. We highly recommend heading to Jubilee Drive, which is just a short walk from Black Hill car park, to admire this lovely native species in all its splendour.

Wonderful Wildflower Meadows

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Far Starling Bank is Worcestershire’s designated Coronation Meadow: a project that was developed by HRH Prince Charles in 2013 to celebrate wildflower meadows across every county in the UK. We highly recommend taking a trip to Far Starling Bank this spring to discover the fantastic range of flora and fauna on display including cowslip, primrose, yellow rattle, meadow vetchling, common spotted spring orchid, chiffchaff, skylark, brimstone and orange tip butterflies.

The Vale of Evesham Blossom Trail

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Between mid-March and mid-May each year, the roadsides along this renowned 50-mile AA signposted Blossom Trail become ablaze with colour. Recognised as one of the UK’s ‘wonders of spring’, the trail boasts many varieties of blossom that can be discovered by foot, bike, car or coach. It is especially famous for its apples, pears and plums, with the soft pink tones of cherry and apple blossom combining with white blossoms of pear and plum to create a true sight for sore eyes. 

Magical Spring Events in the Malvern Hills

Springtime sees the return of two special world-famous events in the Malvern Hills: the RHS Malvern Spring Festival and the Malvern Walking Festival. One thing’s for sure – you won’t be stuck for things to do during your springtime break in The Malverns!

RHS Malvern Spring Festival: 9th – 12th May 2024

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The RHS Malvern Spring Festival returns this May with plenty of gorgeous gardens, beautiful blooms, and inspiration for ideas to try at home. Set to take place at the Three Counties Showground, this special springtime event is framed by the magnificent Malvern Hills, offering the ideal opportunity to prepare for the gardening season ahead. Wander around the stunning show gardens and gather inspiration from exciting exhibitors at this wonderful early season show.

Malvern Walking Festival: 25th May – 2nd June 2024

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The 19th annual Malvern Walking Festival will welcome 9 full days of themed and guided walks on and around the Malvern Hills. This year, there’s a grand total of 72 walks on offer, plus three exciting 3-day trail walks. Boasting a huge variety of themed walks (think history, farming, geology, quarrying and more) that vary in length, duration, and difficulty, you’re guaranteed to find a walk that suits you at this year’s Malvern Walking Festival!

Stunning Springtime Breaks at Swallowfields

Our little slice of glamping heaven is set at the foot of the majestic Malvern Hills, offering the most luxurious rural escape in the spectacular South Worcestershire countryside. Our two luxury safari lodges combine laid-back luxe with a touch of 1920s glitz and glamour, with plenty of space for couples, families, groups of friends, and even four-legged friends to relax and unwind.

So, why not uncurl yourself from your long winter hibernation and soak up one of the very best settings nature has to offer this springtime? Click here to book your stunning springtime break at Swallowfields 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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