About Kidderminster

Kidderminster College is situated in the heart of Kidderminster, a Victorian town renowned for its historic carpet industry and as the birthplace of Rowland Hill, the creator of the postage stamp. Nestled in the scenic Wyre Forest, Kidderminster enjoys close proximity to neighbouring towns like Bewdley, Stourport-on-Severn, and the city of Worcester. Our central location in Kidderminster makes us easily accessible via public transportation. The train station is just a 10-minute walk away, and the bus station is conveniently located near our main campus.

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Why choose Kidderminster College?

Kidderminster College boasts solid and well-established relationships with key local and regional employers. These partnerships include animal care programmes conducted at renowned institutions such as West Midland Safari Park, Wolverley Animal Centre, and WILD Zoological Park. Additionally, our equine courses are offered in collaboration with Sugarloaf Equestrian Centre and Warrens Hill Riding School, while the Centre of Sporting Excellence partners with Kidderminster Harriers Football Club to deliver exceptional sports provision.

In collaboration with these partners, we offer a range of state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your studies and provide essential hands-on experience relevant to your degree. These facilities include the recently inaugurated Construction and Automotive Green Technology Centre, cutting-edge Music Studios, and a fully operational working salon.

Severn Valley Railway

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway in Worcestershire, England, is a preserved steam railway covering 16 miles from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. Passengers can enjoy a nostalgic journey through the picturesque Severn Valley, experiencing vintage steam locomotives, restored carriages, and well-maintained stations. The route, following the River Severn, provides stunning views of the Worcestershire countryside. As a living museum of railway history, the railway is maintained by dedicated volunteers, offering an authentic and historically accurate transportation experience. Popular among railway enthusiasts and families, it provides a unique and immersive exploration of the region's industrial heritage.

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West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park

Nestled in Worcestershire, the West Midland Safari Park is a captivating wildlife attraction spanning over 200 acres. Combining safari adventure with theme park charm, visitors can embark on a thrilling safari drive through expansive enclosures featuring lions, elephants, and giraffes. The park also offers walkthrough exhibits, rides, and interactive animal encounters, providing a memorable and educational experience for all.

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Timber Jacks


TimberJacks in Kidderminster provides a unique and exhilarating experience for thrill-seekers and those seeking a novel recreational activity. This axe-throwing venue allows participants to unleash their inner lumberjack in a safe and controlled environment. With professional instructors guiding each session, visitors can learn the art of axe throwing, hone their skills and compete in friendly games. TimberJacks combines the excitement of target sports with a social and entertaining atmosphere, making it a popular choice for group events, team-building activities, or simply a fun day out with friends and family in Kidderminster.

Museum Of Carpets

Museum of Carpets

Kidderminster's Museum of Carpets is a cultural gem, offering a fascinating journey into the town's rich heritage of carpet manufacturing. Located in the heart of Worcestershire's historic carpet-producing region, the museum showcases the evolution of carpet-making through the centuries. Exhibits include intricate designs, vintage looms, and displays detailing the craftsmanship and innovations that shaped the industry. The museum provides insight into Kidderminster's pivotal role in carpet production, making it a must-visit for those eager to explore the historical roots of the town's renowned carpet industry.

Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest

Nestled in Worcestershire, Wyre Forest invites visitors to explore a 6,000 acre ancient woodland filled with natural wonders. With diverse walking and cycling trails, this enchanting destination features towering canopies, tranquil streams, and serves as a serene retreat for wildlife observation. From family-friendly activities like Go Ape to quiet spots like Dowles Brook, Wyre Forest offers a rejuvenating escape into nature for every visitor.

Hartlebury Castle

Hartlebury Castle

Located near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Hartlebury Castle is a historic gem embodying centuries of English history. The castle, the residence of the Bishop of Worcester for over a millennium, dates back to the 13th century. Today, it serves as a captivating museum with grand rooms, lush gardens, and exhibits spanning various periods. From Victorian-era interiors to insights into the role of the bishops, Hartlebury Castle provides a vivid glimpse into the region's past, making it a must-visit cultural hub for history and heritage enthusiasts in the Kidderminster area.

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