Who are we? North East Worcestershire Tourism Loose association of tourism businesses in Redditch/Bromsgrove area Purpose –Educate (ourselves and others) –Promote, inform and disseminate –Lobby –Network and socialise
Tourism in our part of Worcestershire? Get real? We may not be York, Bath, Stonehenge or Ambleside – so why promote tourism businesses? Large number of business visitors to our area – staying while attending NEC, NIA, etc who use other services – places to eat, shop, relax and if impressed may return Lots of longer-stay tourists in surrounding areas – Stratford, Cotswolds, Birmingham – need an incentive to explore this area – attractions and promotions Weekend visitors staying with families and friends Business tourism and internal tourism – promote your area to those who visit you from outside
Why are we here today? We know that you do the work, we’re here to help with the “Rest and Play” Find out what’s on your doorstep –Accommodation options –Corporate entertainment –Staff team-building and away day venues –Meeting rooms and conference facilities –Things to do with the family and at weekends At the end of the presentation – we play!
Accommodation Options As well as the large chain hotels we have some smaller hotels with great facilities and a fine “Worcestershire Welcome”: First up: A family run luxury hotel with good corporate customer service record.
The Old Rectory Hotel - Ipsley Less than 2 miles from Centre of Redditch
The Old Rectory Georgian rectory offering superior accommodation for senior personnel and visiting guests. Four rooms available for private meetings of two upwards, and business meetings, away days, training and conferences for up to sixty. Private dining facilities for breakfasts, lunches and dinners with menus designed to your specific requirements. Forty seat restaurant for available for special occasions, staff parties etc.
Ladybird Hotel – Aston Fields Just 6 miles from Redditch Central, 1 mile from Bromsgrove
The Ladybird Hotel 43 modern en-suite rooms Conference facilities for up to 40 people Next to Bromsgrove train station and easy access to M42. Two eating options next door – Ladybird Inn or Rosado’s Italian Restaurant
Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering Good quality B&B’s including the Farm Stay Group: Ideal for longer stays A touch of ‘English’ life The ‘less formal’ visitor Most have business facilities including Wifi Featuring a sample: –The Durrance - Upton Warren –Manor Hill House –Overwood - Bromsgrove –Alcott Farm - Alvechurch
The Durrance – Upton Warren 4 miles from Bromsgrove, 10 miles from Redditch Rooms and self catering cottages “Contract” term business stays welcome Beautiful countryside “Family feel”
Manor Hill House Same area Newly refurbished Luxury rooms B&B Very close to M5 and M42
Overwood Farm 3 miles from Bromsgrove, 10 miles from Redditch Just rooms – set within 3 acres of woodland and fields. Won awards for breakfasts!
Alcott Farm - Alvechurch 6 miles from Redditch Fishing available Lots of pubs and restaurants nearby
What next? You need something to do ….. We have a number of attractions in the area to keep your visitors, staff and family entertained. –Museums with a difference –Other attractions and activities
The “M” Word Museums don’t have to be dull and ours certainly are not! We have some unusual museums - they can be a used for meeting venues, activity days or just a day visit. Most have regular “special events”
Avoncroft Museum England’s first open-air museum of rescued historic buildings 15-acre rural site at Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove 120 seat conference room and wedding venue crowned by 1330s timber roof Beautiful parkland grounds and regular special events
Avoncroft Museum Medieval merchant’s house, windmill, 1940s prefab, tin chapel National telephone kiosk collection! Available for corporate hire, filming Edwardian tea room Two smaller meeting rooms
Forge Mill Needle Muesum On the rural fringe of Redditch 18 th Century working water mill Shows how Redditch’s main industry of needle manufacturing was undertaken in Victorian times 12 th century Cistercean Bordesley Abbey ruins and visitor centre on same site Guided tours available
Forge Mill & Bordesley Abbey Special event days –Medieval Festival –Titanic revisited –And much more
The Transport Museum - Wythall 8 miles from Redditch Not for train spotters! Mostly buses – all sorts Some Fire engines Wide age range Day trips/Events Private Hire available
Hanbury Hall 8 miles from Redditch National Trust property Beautiful house and gardens. Corporate bookings and meeting facilities Rented accommodation Lots of activity events in gardens/park
Canals - Dreamcatcher Just 8 miles away Cruise the canals from Tardebigge Tranquil night out or day trip for clients or staff. Catering & bar available Up to 48 people
Arrow Valley Countryside Centre Just outside Redditch 900 acres of park Conference facilities (up to 40) Courses/Events Sailing Walks
Jinney Ring Craft Centre 7 miles from Redditch 12 working crafts Day and Evening Restaurant Festivals and events Falconry Meeting Room Private functions Team Away Days
This is just a sample of the businesses we represent Find out more about what’s on your doorstep by visiting: www.visitnorthworcestershire
Or explore a little further afield?: www.visitworcestershire.org
And finally...... – Marksman Leisure 5 miles from Redditch Corporate Entertainment Private events/Team Building Laser shooting – tag and clays Clay pigeon shooting Archery Meeting room Woodland setting or will come to you.