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Welcome to Evesham! 

It’s a beautiful town located in the heart of Worcestershire and beloved by locals. If you've recently moved here or are considering moving here, and want to learn more about what the town has to offer you, we can help. That's why we've put together this guide, to help you feel more at home in our town.


Evesham is a town with a rich history  and plenty of character. Whether you're interested in exploring the beautiful countryside, learning about the local heritage or enjoying the vibrant community spirit, you're sure to find something to suit your tastes here.

So sit back, relax, and let us introduce you to Evesham. We're confident that you'll love our town just as much as we do, and we can't wait to welcome you to the community.

 Evesham is probably best known for its market gardening. The soil here is perfect for growing fresh produce and a lot of fruit and vegetables are grown here before being sold on to some of the big supermarkets. The Vale of Evesham is best known for its asparagus, there’s even an annual asparagus festival held just up the road in Pershore. We’ve also got a great selection of local farm shops so there’s no excuse for not shopping locally.


⚠ Locations within

If you are thinking of moving to Evesham but aren’t sure where you want to live you have a few options.  Evesham is made up of a number of housing estates and the villages that surround it.

In the town the main areas are:

  • Town Centre
  • Bengeworth
  • Hampton
  • Greenhill
  • Fairfield
  • The Orchards
  • Four Pools Area

Immediately surrounding the town are the villages of:

  • Badsey
  • Bretforton
  • The Littletons
  • Offenham
  • Harvington
  • The Lenches
  • Aldington
  • Blackminster
  • Wickhampford
  • Chadbury

All areas are well served with great local amenities and in the case of the areas within Evesham, almost all are within walking distance of the town centre. There are also local bus services that serve the area although the number of routes and services are limited.

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→ Transport Links

One of the most attractive things about Evesham is its location and transport links. Evesham is located in the Midlands equidistant from Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester, and Cheltenham with an approximate 25-30 minute drive to each. It’s positioned where the A44 road from Oxford to Worcester, meets the A46 from Bath to Coventry. It’s also just a 20-minute drive to the M5 giving you access to the Southwest and the North of England. Evesham is also served by a railway station with regular direct services to London (a little over 2 hours), and if you change at Worcestershire Parkway, to Birmingham or Bristol.



❤ Shopping

Evesham residents do have multiple options when it comes to shopping. The high street is changing with the big chains moving out of the town centre leaving more room for small independent shops and cafes giving Evesham a distinctiveness compared to other local towns. In fact, Evesham has some real hidden gems in the town centre from antiques, clothing, beauty, and health salons and a lovely little market open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

If eating out is your thing, you can check out Evesham’s lovely collection of pubs restaurants and cafes all of which will make you feel very much at home. If it’s a village pub meal that you’re craving, the villages near Evesham offer options to suit your every taste and budget. Some of our favorites are the Round of Gras near Badsey and the Fleece Inn (also a national trust property) in Bretforton.

If you’d prefer to cook for yourself and need a supermarket, Evesham has six - Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons, Iceland (in the town), Lidl & Aldi. 

Next to Tesco and Morrisons are the two main retail parks, one to the south with stores like the range, Home Bargains and TK Maxx. And a further retail park to the north with Next, Boots and Argos.

A relatively recent addition The Valley, located on the bypass just outside the town, also offers additional shops and attractions. These include a narrow gauge railway, playground, mini fun golf and soft play - all of which make a great day out and are well worth a visit.

Evesham Markets

Medieval Markets

Hotels & B&Bs

Air BnB

✪ Children


Evesham is a lovely place for families with young children and the parks are amazing! With two main play parks in the central and lots dotted around!

  • Abbey Park -Water play area, tunnel slides, sandpit! Bandstand with Summer Sunday Brass Bands! Cafe onsite
  • Abbey Park is also home to Evesham Skate and Scooter Park
  • Crown Meadow - Accessible and inclusive playpark, fenced-in and parking close by.
  • In the summer enjoy a boat ride along the river or ride one of Evesham's amazing Peddolo Dragons
  • Enjoy a safe bike ride from Abbey Park to Hampton Ferry trail. Perfect for learners!


Evesham operates on a three-tier system with First, Middle and High schools and there’s a good selection to choose from. 

If your children are younger, Evesham offers a good choice of nursery and preschool settings and after-school clubs which offer childcare that works for you.

Evesham schools fall under Worcestershire County Council, for more information on registering children for school entry please visit their website here.

To view School Term dates for 2022-23 click here

To search for a school near you click here.

Plenty of parent and baby groups, see our list here for 2023.

Community Centre Wallace House

⚙ Leisure & Enterainment

There’s so much to see and do in Evesham whatever your hobby or interests. Many businesses and organisations in the town offer a great selection of clubs with everything from martial arts to scouting. The local leisure centre offers state-of-the-art facilities including a gym, swimming pool and climbing wall. It also offers a fantastic selection of exercise classes to help you achieve your personal fitness goals. A short distance away is the  Evesham Rowing Club which hosts an annual regatta that attracts rowers from all over. And if watersports are your thing, you should check out Aztec Adventures in Lower Moor on the outskirts of Evesham which offers canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Located to the south of the town is Evesham United Football Club. It’s hugely popular for local matches and offers lots of activities and sports clubs for the younger members of the family. Directly behind the EUFC, is Evesham’s new Velo Park. It has something for everyone regardless of their abilities and includes a 1km closed road circuit, a pump track, a learn-to-ride track Cyclo-Cross track and an all-ability circuit for riders with disabilities.

When you are ready to slow things down, Evesham also offers a great arts scene. Evesham has an independent art deco cinema (the Regal) showing a selection of popular films with waiter service to your seat, and a theatre (the Henrician) with regular performances of everything from pantomimes to famous comedians. If it’s music you love check out the local bands which regularly perform in venues throughout the town including the Valkyrie Pub. If you just want some quiet time to yourself, you can also check out the town's well-stocked library.

The Henrician (traditionally known as Evesham Arts Centre) is a popular arts theatre based in Evesham

The Regal on Port Street

⮞ A Riverside - Country Town

One of the things our residents love the most about Evesham is its proximity to the countryside and riverside location - It’s great if you have a four-legged friend who loves exploring the great outdoors. In fact, Evesham has a large dog lover community and many of the businesses here are dog-friendly. It’s not just dogs that we love, Evesham is home to the UK largest Farm Animal Sanctuary where, for a small donation, visitors can meet the animals rescued by the farm. If it’s Llama’s you love, you can also visit them in the Littletons.

If you do enjoy visiting the countryside, Evesham offers beautiful riverside walks (check out the Hampton Ferry, an ancient ferry crossing that is the only line-pull ferry in England), and is a great hub for exploring the blossom trail or the Cotswolds. You could even join one of the rambling, running or cycling groups to help you explore.

 Keep Fit in Evesham

Cycle Evesham Group

Evesham Rowing Club

Evesham Walkers

Evesham Running Club

Full list of Classes & Clubs in the area

★ Local Festivals

If you have recently moved to Evesham or are considering moving here, you should know the events calendar is very active - There’s always something going on regardless of the time of year with events such as the Mop funfair, the Battle of Evesham festival (complete with re-enactments), the riverside boating festival, the medieval market, regular craft & artisan fairs, angling festival, and the Guy Fawkes fireworks and bonfire night. You are sure to find something to enjoy.

The Battle of Evesham

The Angling Festival

Vale & Spa Food Festival

The River Festival

Wartime in the Vale

Evesham Walk Fest

☑ Evesham Businesses

Evesham is home to many local talented business owners and entrepreneurs. The opening of Vale Business park has seen local companies scale up providing employment for many locals and has improved Evesham’s reputation nationwide. It’s also great for start-ups with regular networking events offering opportunities for businesses to grow. There’s also a great range of business accommodations located here with everything from office rentals and retail units to co-working desk hire. 

The locals are also highly supportive of businesses in Evesham and are crucial in helping them to thrive in hard times. If you want to help, please help support our businesses and remember to #keepitlocalevesham.

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♡ Community support

It’s not just local businesses that the people of Evesham support. Evesham is a caring community, with plenty of help at hand when neighbours need it. In past times, we have seen the community pull together for fundraising in support of Ukraine (Evesham has a large Eastern European community) and those affected by the floods (yes we are a Riverside town). Charitable organisations and individuals also run their own food banks and community groups for those affected by dementia, mental health issues and those impacted by the cost of living.


Mental Health Support Groups

Wychavon District Council

Evesham Bins & Collections

⚠ Voting and Local Politics

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Closing words

We hope this guide has been a useful resource for you as you settle into life in Evesham. Our town is more than just a place to live - it's a community that cares about its residents and supports one another through thick and thin. We encourage you to get involved in the many clubs, organisations, and events that take place here, whether it's joining a sports team, volunteering at a local charity, or attending one of the town's many festivals.

 If you ever need support or advice, know that there are many resources available to you in Evesham. From our friendly residents to the local council and services, you are never alone.

 Thank you for choosing Evesham as your new home. We look forward to seeing you around town and hope you'll love living here as much as we do.