We visited Habberley Trail for the first time this weekend after it opened its doors for the very first time at the beginning of July 2020. Habberley Trail was due to open in March 2020, however after several months of organisation, the wonderful attraction for families based in Kidderminster is now open.
Habberley Trail is an outdoor family attraction consisting of 42 acres of land to walk, as well as 13 different challenges to complete whilst you wonder around. The 42 acres of land is set in beautiful landscapes and has some beautiful views, which is worth the visit alone! This Midlands days out is perfect for families who love to be outdoors and have fun with many activities along the way!
Habberley Trail is super easy to find. We travelled from Solihull (where you can find some beautiful family friendly parks in Solihull) and easily put in the postcode into google maps (DY11 5RF) which took us straight to the entrance. There is a large sign on the road to direct you and there is also a carpark with a car park assistant on hand.
This family friendly Midlands attraction is prebookable, at the moment showing three different time slots throughout the day. It is suggested that you get 90 minutes to explore the trail, however you can stay on property to have a picnic and use the cafe and toilets if you wish. We simply visited the Habberley Trail website and chose a day and date that suited us. It state’s they they allocate 50 people/families per sessions to reduce the amount of people present which was reassuring. We also found booking for our chosen day easy, with availability for all times. We chose 12pm.
Before entering the Trail we had our temperatures taken by the lovely staff members. Each staff member we came across was wearing a shield which was comforting to see. The staff member then gave us a wrist band and explained that if we needed assistance during our walk, we could call the number which was provided on the wrist band – a great service. The staff member (who I believe was called Ashley and was extremely accommodating and great with the children) informed us of where to begin and off we went.
At the beginning of the trail, which is right behind check in, there are several activities as well as the cafe. This area was the most crowded of all the areas we came across, due to several activities being here. With that being said, we didn’t feel worried and there was plenty of space to socially distance. There also wasn’t a wait time for any of the activities so you just wondered to and from the various ones you wanted to explore. Here, the kids loved the the skipper, which was a jumping and speed challenge. The sand diggers were also great and something that we returned back to when we finished and ate our picnic in the sun.
Following round the trail the kids loved the barrel roll testing their balance, and the Swinging Zip Swing up the hill was also a huge hit. We all loved the vertical roundabout too!
The basket ball connect four, vertical slide and slam dunk were also firm favourites for all of us as a family of five ranging from 3 to 35! It is worth a note that some of the activities are only for children and each activity will have a sign to explain this.
-If you have a dog, bring them along!
-Take a picnic, theres plenty of green space and picnic tables.
-Wear comfortable shoes and if its wet, bring them wellies just in case!
-Be mindful of other families and the length of time you take on each activity. For 99% of our trail, we either had no one if front of us, or waited patiently for another family to finish off their turn on the activity ahead. However, we did have an experience of one particular family who really didn’t take note of this and unfortunately spent an unfair amount of time of one particular challenge. This meant that several families bypassed and missed out.
-Bring your own hand sanitiser. Whilst there is hand sanitiser at the entrance, in the cafe and on each activity station, some of the bottles had been emptied prior to us using them.
-It took us 90 minutes to walk around all the trail and complete the activities.
-If you can avoid bringing a pushchair, do. There is some pretty steep areas and it would be much easier with a baby carrier.
-The trail is open 7 days a week. Check the website for their opening times and this can vary.
With tickets priced ay £5 per person and under 5’s free, this really is a wonderful place to visit in Kidderminster and is great value for money. Extend your visit by taking a picnic and appreciating the views. Why not visit the fantastic mini gold course in Wolverley 5 minutes away to make your family day out even longer! We had an awesome time and will 100% be back! A huge shout out to all the staff for keeping the areas clean and just being so welcoming!
If you liked our review of Habberley Trail, why not check out our other Days Out reviews!
Thanks for reading xxx
Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
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