Out and About in Kidderminster

Kidderminster is a small town in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire; just south-west of Birmingham City Centre and a 20 minute train ride from Worcester. The town is pretty centrally located in the local area and is one of the larger towns in the district of Wyre Forest.

Not too big and not too small, Kidderminster offers a wide range of things to do and see; from the carpet museum and the local cinema to walking along the canals and events at the town hall.

Situated in the heart of the town, Kidderminster College is within easy walking distance of the local train and bus station and right next to the library.

With the Kidderminster Harriers FC, Severn Valley Railway and West Midlands Safari Park on our doorstep, there’s always something happening in the town and local area, make sure to check out the What’s On Website for the latest events and shows.



Because of our location, Kidderminster College is perfectly placed for a shopping trip. With a variety of high street brand stores including W H Smith, Game, Thorntons, Pandora, Claire’s Accessories, Superdrug and Card Factory, the redeveloped town centre is really worth a visit. Then, there’s the new Weaver’s Wharf shopping area. Located next to the River Stour, Weavers Wharf has an excellent range of shops and restaurants, to browse, including New Look, TK Maxx, Boots, Debenhams, Next and Marks and Spencers. Further afield (a quick walk across town or along the canal) is our local retail park; Sainsburys, PC World, The Range, Pets at Home and Costa have all your needs covered.



Whilst the college offers fantastic food facilities at our Terrace Café; you can pop out for a bite to eat if you fancy a change. There’s loads of options just a short walk from the college.The recently developed riverside area of Kidderminster hosts a Coffee #1 and Tappeto Lounge (which serves a huge range of vegan, vegetarian and GF food). A short walk round the corner brings you to Frankie & Benny’s, Starbucks, McDonalds, Cosy Club, Pizza Hut, Subway and Greggs. There really is something for everyone!



Unlike a lot of towns, Kidderminster has its very own cinema! Movie-lovers can take a five minute walk from the College to ‘Reel’ Cinema. Situated on Green Street, ‘Reel’ is a true local, family owned independent cinema and has all the latest films showing. Also, student discounts are available! (with a valid NUS Card).

Kidderminster Town Centre


Rail Links The main Network Rail station operated by London Midland is Kidderminster, trains run to and from Birmingham, Stourbridge, Worcester and London.

Bus Routes There are direct bus links with towns including Worcester, Halesowen, Bewdley, Stourport and Bromsgrove. There is also a direct bus link with Birmingham city centre.

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