03 Mar Welcome to Redditch
When you’re thinking about moving home to a place that’s well positions for your work and home life, then you can’t go far wrong with Redditch. Based in Worcestershire, a county famed for its green hills and forests and the fabulous Severn Valley Railway, Redditch is surrounded by beautiful countryside and perfectly located for commuter links to the main cities of Worcester and Birmingham.
Redditch is great for families
Redditch itself is a relatively young town, but what it lacks in history it makes up for in modern advantages. For a family who value work/life balance, Redditch has everything. There’s plenty of lovely green spaces and great schools, lots of local activities to explore and some active community groups.
At the same time, the town is located close to Birmingham, second city of England, Worcester and Stratford-Upon-Avon, with regular train links and easy access to motorways. That makes it great for work, and for anyone who enjoys easy access to big city shopping without city life.
A thriving town centre
Of course, you don’t have to go all the way to another town for shopping. In fact, Redditch boasts the modern Kingfisher Shopping Centre, with its spacious halls and a large range of high street shops and recognised brands. You’ll find entertainment at the Palace Theatre, a Grade II listed building, or perhaps you’d prefer the local nightlife. Restaurants, pubs, wine bars and clubs – there’s an appetising choice to suit every age and taste.
Things to do in and around Redditch
While the town itself may be young, it’s built in an area full of history to explore and discover. The most obvious draw will be the Forge Mill Needle Museum – a place where you can discover the needle and fishing tackle industries which made the area world famous. The museum hosts exhibitions and holds events throughout the year, as well as a well-planned play area to entertain younger children on a family visit.
If you prefer to get a little more active, then you’ll love the national standard BMX track, or the chance to enjoy some fresh air on one of the three golf courses. The Abbey Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course located on a 175-acre estate, perfect for those more serious about their golf game. The Redditch Golf Club is another 18-hole course, recognised as one of the finest in Worcestershire, while the smaller 9-hole Pitcheroak Course offers a par 3 hole overlooking the town.
One of the loveliest reasons to move to Redditch is its easy access to nature, of course. The Arrow Valley Country Park offers plenty of choice for everyone. Wildlife lovers will enjoy long walks through the beautiful habitats and along the River Arrow – but you don’t have to stay on foot. There are cycleways and horse paths, and even a sailing centre if you enjoy water sports. Take the children down to feed the swans and enjoy the playground, before grabbing a bite to eat at the café.
Moving to Redditch
More families are heading out of the cities to find new homes in the smaller satellite towns. You’ll get more garden and square footage for your money, and more greenery closer to home as well. As wellbeing and work/life balance become a priority amongst younger families and working parents, towns like Redditch are quickly growing in popularity. Startups and small business owners also enjoy the benefits of living close to the cities but without the costs. Redditch offers the best of all worlds; lower costs, great commuter links and access to Birmingham, while being in the Midlands makes it central to the whole of the UK, perfect for strategically placed growing businesses. If you do plan on moving to Redditch, it would be our pleasure to help make your move as stress free as possible. Our self-storage facilities give you a place to store your possessions while you move in with the necessities, decorate and plan exactly where you want to place every item of furniture you brought with you. Please do contact us today to see how we can help you.