Have a distraction free meeting
Worcester Woods Country Park is well known for its award winning
café, the beautiful surrounds and the lovely walks, but did you
know you can have a distraction free meeting there too?
The Countryside Centre has three meeting rooms
which are available for the public to hire for anything from
meetings, workshops to parties.
The meeting rooms are situated within the
country park, and already have a loyal customer base, ranging
across the not-for-profit, public and private sectors. The
rooms also play host to children's birthday parties and family
get-togethers, where the "Worcestershire Garden" with its wild
flowers and beehives can be enjoyed from the Meadow and Woodland
During school holidays the largest room,
better known as the Woodland Room, becomes a place where
enchantment and excitement take over, as Woodside Holiday Club
provides day care for children from 3 years old. Ofsted have
said that the holiday club have an "exception setting" where
children are really engaged in environmental activities.
Local horticulture lecturer, Martyn Cracknell,
holds annual beekeeping courses for beginners, from the Pond Room.
It can get a little messy when they make beehives, but the Pond
Room is perfect for this type of activity.
Lots of local charities that have found the
rooms the perfect location for meetings, team away days and
training courses. Mencap and The Alzheimer's Society are
regular hirers and both organisations hold training courses for
And something a little bit different, the UK
College of Celebrancy frequently hold their funeral, wedding and
naming celebrant training in the meeting rooms. The college is
based in Sussex and they've found the central location of Worcester
a good venue for their students to meet.
The income generated from these rooms help the
Countryside Service to maintain its countryside sites to the high
standard that attracts thousands of visitors each year. It also
helps us to provide events, such as bluebell, bat and Halloween
The award winning Orchard Cafe plays a big
part in the success of the meeting rooms, proving catering and
refreshments to room hirers. Their tasty buffets using
organic, free range and fair trade ingredients are sure to wow any
visitor. And their homemade cakes are simply delicious!
Laura Pitt, Countryside Centre Support
Officer said: "The rooms offer a peaceful and charming
location within the country park, which is easily accessible from
the motorway and train station. With the flexible service we offer,
we can cater for most demands and occasions. During the summer
months in particular the meeting rooms garden comes alive with wild
flowers and honeybees."
Room hire prices for 2012-13
Woodland Room (20
conference style / 50 theatre style)
hire £85.00 session
/ £125.00 all day
£60.00 session / £90.00 all day
£45.00 session / £65.00 all day
Meadow and Pond Rooms (12
conference style / 30 theatre style)
hire £65.00 session
/ £90.00 all day
£45.00 session / £65.00 all day
£35.00 session / £50.00 all day
A totally flexible service is offered at the
Countryside Centre and rooms are available to hire during the day,
evenings and at weekends.
For more information on the meeting rooms or
to book contact Laura Pitt on 01905 765765.
This page was last reviewed 3 May 2012 at 16:14.
The page is next due for review 30 October 2013.