Trains to Redditch

How to get cheap train tickets to Redditch

Looking for affordable train tickets to Redditch? Follow these tips:

  • Travel Off-Peak: Fares are typically cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. To get better deals, avoid traveling during peak hours.
  • Get a Railcard: Save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys with a Railcard. It’s ideal for anyone who catches the train a few times a year.
  • Use GroupSave: If you’re traveling in a group of 3 to 9 people, take advantage of GroupSave discounts. You could save up to 34% on Off-Peak journeys.
  • Travel after 6:30pm: With our Evening Return tickets, you can enjoy same-day return travel between any two stations in the West Midlands Rail Zones 1-5 for just £2.90.
  • Book Direct: No booking fees for all train journeys on our website or app.

Things to do in Redditch

Escape by train to Redditch for a day full of rich history, scenic parks, modern attractions and local flavours. From ancient abbeys and medieval moats to motorbikes, needles and springs, you’ll discover something for everyone.

Culture and heritage

In the heart of the West Midlands on the banks of the River Arrow , Redditch’s fascinating history spans nine centuries from its humble beginnings to a thriving market town.

Once a tiny agricultural village mentioned in the Domesday Book, Redditch grew into a bustling market town in medieval times.

Shaped by its industrial legacy, the start of the 20th century saw modern Redditch become the world-leading capital of needle, fishing tackle and auto parts manufacturing. Global brands like Royal Enfield motorcycles were established here.

Today, an eclectic mix of old and new tells a tale of rich heritage. Remnants of the past are dotted throughout town while its 1960s status as one of the first New Towns adds a modern twist to the birthplace of Led Zeppelin’s legendary drummer John Bonham and pop icon Harry Styles.

At the heart of the town, stands the iconic Bordesley Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century. Today, the ruins offer an intriguing glimpse into the town's medieval history.

The equally ancient St Stephen’s Church still has its tower open to the public, while more recent history comes alive at the Forge Mill Needle Museum.


Begin your day a short walk from Redditch Railway Station at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre , the modern heart of the town with shops, restaurants and plenty to do. Don’t miss the stunning Paolozzi Mosaics hanging from the upper walls.

Next, head to the historic Saint Stephen’s Church . Climb the church tower for panoramic views across town. Take a detour to the Springs Eternal sculpture outside the Town Hall.

Continue to Forge Mill Needle Museum for skilled needle-making demonstrations and interactive workshops. It’s a marvellous showcase for the pivotal historic role of Redditch as a world leader in the industry.

Afterwards, unwind in the tranquil oasis of Abbey Park & Bordesley Abbey . Explore the ruin of the medieval monastery and let it whisper stories of the monks who lived here when the abbey was in its prime. Wander the peaceful arboretum, woodlands and streams.

End your day at Arrow Valley Country Park, perfect for leisurely walks and outdoor activities, with over 500 acres of scenic countryside. Once home to the 18th-century Bordesley Hall mansion, this expansive park is dotted with waymarked trails, fishing, canoeing, play areas and the serene Arrow Valley Lake.

Food and drink

Redditch's culinary scene combines traditional British fare with international flavours, so you can fuel up on delicious bites throughout town.

Start your gastronomic adventure at The Green View at Pitcheroak with their ‘Par 5 belly busting full English’ or save yourself for one of their Sunday Roasts.

For lunch, grab traditional pub grub and local ales at the ‘Sizzling’ The Rose and Crown or The Duck Inn , a warm and friendly pub on the edge of town.

In the afternoon, indulge in a traditional cream tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room in Southcrest Manor where vegan, gluten-free and halal options are available. Sample light meals, coffee and cakes at the Boathouse , where you can sit on the veranda and enjoy the beautiful lakeside vista.

For those seeking international cuisines, head to The Queen’s Head Indian Bar and Grill or plump for authentic Japanese food at Edo Japan.

Later, experience fine dining back at Southcrest Manor with its exquisite a la carte menu, delightful, refined setting and views over the Vale of Evesham.

For a more relaxed feel, tuck into classic curries at award-winning Rilys or give the Golden Goose a whirl for a commendable selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes to complement its traditional pub fare.

Sports and outdoors

Experience the best of Redditch's modern amenities and natural surroundings with family-friendly and sporting activities.

The picturesque Arrow Valley Country Park is perfect for families, with waymarked paths for walks and orienteering disc golf, fishing, adventure playgrounds, crafts and gardens. Venture off dry land onto the lake for pedalos, canoeing and sailing.

For indoor fun, burn off some energy at No Limitz Trampoline Park or take the little ones to 360Play soft play.

If spectator sport is more appealing, then cheer on the local football club Redditch United F.C. at The Trico Stadium. Or try The Kings Arms for live-streamed sports on tap.

Golf lovers are spoilt for choice in Redditch. Take your pick and tee off at Redditch Golf Club or the award-winning The Abbey Hotel. For a quick round and relaxed dress code try the nine-hole at Pitcheroak.

Fancy a swim? Head to The Abbey Stadium’s six-lane pool or pop along with the family for the fun inflatable sessions on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Music and nightlife

Redditch by night has something for everyone to enjoy, with musical performances, theatre, comedy nights and club events.

Book a seat at The Palace Theatre - the perfect place to enjoy a cultural evening in Redditch.

With a variety of shows including big-name touring productions and local performances, it caters to all tastes. Enjoy premium cabaret club nights, tribute acts and stand-up comedy, ballet, ‘adult panto,’ classic drama and live music that spans decades and genres from Crooners to Country.

Check out the redbrick Oast House Pub, a beautiful replica of an original hops-drying kiln complete with a circular tall roof and sundial. Catch live bands, quizzes and televised sports at this lively music venue, with its dance floor, bargain ticket prices and party atmosphere.

On summer weekends, soak up live music and atmosphere at the Bartleet Bandstand in Church Green - the centrepoint for the town’s carnival, vintage days, and even the occasional beach-themed extravaganza. Look out for free events at the Boathouse Cafe in Arrow Valley Park from Autumn light festivals to Saturday afternoon live music.

For relaxed evenings, sip craft beer at the award-winning, family-run Alestones , just out of town at Tardebigge, or enjoy a pint in town at The Black Tap or The Gate Hangs Well in Headless Cross.


Redditch's shopping scene offers a blend of modern convenience and historic charm.

Start in the vibrant heart of town - the Kingfisher Shopping Centre. A bustling retail hub with over 50 stores, it caters for all your fashion, homeware and electronic needs. You’ll find plenty of familiar mainstream brands, independents such as Maya Gifts and all the big-name eateries for refuelling.

Also housed in the centre is Redditch Market where traders set up shop every day except Wednesday and Friday, with a variety of stalls selling fresh produce, meat, bread, flowers, clothing, accessories and more.

Treat yourself to a blast from the past at Vintage Trax vinyl record store, or get suited and booted at Heaphys Menswear , the oldest shop in Redditch.

On the outskirts of town, Brood Farm and Rough Hill Farm shops are both worth the extra mile. The former rolls out an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, while the latter unveils occasional pop-up coffee carts and cake sales. Both pride themselves on their fabulous butcher’s section, alongside seasonal farm produce, fresh flowers and locally produced honey.


Redditch (RDC)

Redditch station
Bromsgrove Road
B97 4RB
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Where do WMR trains to Redditch arrive and depart?

Trains to Redditch arrive and depart at Redditch Station, which is conveniently located in the town centre.

When is the best time to travel to Redditch by train?

It’s wonderfully cheap and easy to travel to Redditch by train. By opting for off-peak times, you’ll enjoy less-crowded trains and cheaper ticket prices too.