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  • Who am I/ Who are we?

  • NEWT

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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The Old Rectory Hotel - Ipsley

Less than 2 miles from Centre of Redditch

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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.

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Ladybird Hotel – Aston Fields

Just 6 miles from Redditch Central, 1 mile from Bromsgrove

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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

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Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering

Good quality B&B’s including the Farm Stay


  • 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

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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”

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Same area

Newly refurbished

Luxury rooms B&B

Very close to M5 and M42

Manor Hill House

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3 miles from Bromsgrove, 10 miles from Redditch

Just rooms – set within 3 acres of woodland and fields.

Won awards for breakfasts!

Overwood Farm

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Alcott Farm - Alvechurch

  • 6 miles from Redditch

  • Fishing available

  • Lots of pubs and restaurants nearby

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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Forge Mill Needle Muesum

  • On the rural fringe of Redditch

  • 18th Century working water mill

  • Shows how Redditch’s main industry of needle manufacturing was undertaken in Victorian times

  • 12th century Cistercean Bordesley Abbey ruins and visitor centre on same site

  • Guided tours available

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Forge Mill & Bordesley Abbey

  • Special event days

    • Medieval Festival

    • Titanic revisited

    • And much more

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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

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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

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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

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Arrow Valley Countryside Centre

  • Just outside Redditch

  • 900 acres of park

  • Conference facilities (up to 40)

  • Courses/Events

  • Sailing

  • Walks

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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

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This is just a sample of the businesses we represent

  • Find out more about what’s on your doorstep by visiting:


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Or explore a little further afield?:


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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.