Stroll through the majestic redwoods, ancient trees and historic landscaping that once formed part of Malvern Hall's 18th century pleasure grounds. This wildlife haven gives the perfect introduction to nature conservation with a programme of events and fun family activities throughout the year.
The Centre is a short walk through Brueton Park from the car park, following signs for 'The Parkridge Centre'. Please note that signs referring to the 'nature reserve' will take you to a grassland site situated outside Brueton Park over the river.
Know before you go
Flat and easy
The area around the reserve is accessible and flat.
When to visit
Centre and tea room: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Nature reserve: 10.00am to 3.30pm
Summer (British Summer Time)
Centre and tea room: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Nature reserve: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Best time to visitApril to October
About the reserve
The Parkridge Centre and nature reserve has a tea room and small gift shop. On the reserve you’ll find a number of trails to help you identify the trees, birds and other exciting features. There is also a fun adventure playground for children of all ages to enjoy, and a purpose-built classroom for school visits and a variety of children's activities. We run Nature Tots every week with more events during the school holidays. You can even hold a Really Wild Birthday Party with us!
Thanks to funding from Veolia we now have a brand new mud kitchen for young nature lovers to enjoy at Parkridge. Check out the new look in the image gallery below.
What can you see here?
Around the reserve you’ll see a whole variety of popular British and migratory birds including nesting blue tits, woodpeckers, long-tailed tits and nuthatches. Remnants of the historic pleasure grounds include giant redwoods, iron wood trees, black walnut, handkerchief trees, maples and some fine mature oaks.
Enjoy the tea room and shop!
At the end of your visit, enjoy a nice cup of tea and a snack in the tea room before browsing through our well-stocked gift shop. Ideal for a morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea, the tea room offers a quality menu including cakes, baked potatoes, soups, fresh sandwiches and paninis.