Experience the Magic of Christmas in the Malverns

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in the Malverns! From magical light trails and outdoor winter wonderlands to Santa’s grotto visits and dazzling ice-skating rinks, there’s something for all the family to enjoy this Christmas time. So, wrap up warm and head outdoors for some truly festive fun in the Malvern Hills this season…

The Lion, The Witch & The Malverns

Did you know that the Malverns inspired the opening description of Narnia in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? C.S. Lewis was a regular at The Unicorn pub with good friends J.R.R. Tolkien and George Sayer, and one snowy evening was reported to have remarked upon how beautiful the Malvern gas lamps were and how this imagery would work well in a future book. And so, Narnia was born…

Fantastic Festive Events in and Around the Malverns

Head on over to the Three Counties Showground for some fabulous festive fun this December. With four festive experiences to choose from, you’re guaranteed a jolly good time! Skate on one of the region’s largest real ice rinks, before grabbing a bite to eat at the festive food quarter. Then, embark upon the sparkling new light trail as it meanders through the showground, with illuminations more impressive than ever before. Families can take a trip on the Arctic Express train to meet Santa, before riding on the giant Observation Wheel. The countdown to Christmas has truly begun!

Immerse yourself in a fairytale-like winter wonderland at the Webbs of Wychbold’s Enchanted Gardens. Travel through thousands of twinkling lights and lanterns to reach the snowy North Pole; home to the big man himself. You will see glittering glowing toad stalls, giant gingerbread houses and woodland cottages on your way to the North Pole; before stopping to meet Santa and his busy elves in their Christmas workshop. At the end of the evening, warm up and enjoy a tasty hot chocolate in the stunning tipi tents.

For a full festive day out, try Ralph Court Garden’s Christmas Winter Wonderland experience. Visit during the day and enjoy Christmas stories, singing reindeer, snow experiences, inflatables, carol singers and much more. Venture through the gardens to discover the magical Christmas Winter Wonderland – also open for evening visits on selected dates throughout December. Father Christmas is also set to make an appearance at Ralph Court Gardens, with special gifts from the North Pole for each child.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in and Around the Malverns

The Left Bank Village NYE Spectacular will surely be one to remember. See in the New Year with fireworks, live DJs, entertainment, and street food – it’s set to be the party of the year! Acts include Outbound, Gary Newman, Max Galactic, SJ Anderson, Sam Westlake, Roddy Hankins, Claude Minkey, Jake of Diamond, Mark Gaunt and more.

Escape to Colwall Park for a romantic two-night New Year’s break. Packages include a two-night stay in a cosy hotel room, a full continental and English Breakfast served each morning, one afternoon tea with Prosecco, a five-course New Year’s Eve gourmet meal and live entertainment. Ideal for a romantic break away to celebrate the start of 2022.

Retreat to The Malvern Spa for a special New Year’s Eve spa break and start 2022 with style. Packages include a one-night stay in a stunning hotel room, a black-tie four-course New Year’s dinner, live music from The Lady and The Sax, unlimited access to the award-winning spa and a continental or cooked breakfast.

Go Glamping in the Malvern Hills with Swallowfields

Our glorious glamping retreat is nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills, home to stunning scenery and beautiful backdrops. Rediscover nature and spend quality time with your loved ones in the most luxurious glamping accommodation. We are now taking bookings for 2022 – click here to book your break in the magical Malvern Hills 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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