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Toddle Time happens every Monday from 10.30am to 11.30am.
Have fun in the Onny Meadows exploring and letting off steam.
Every week there are different activities centred on exploring nature and the outdoors - you might also have to help the toddlers get crafty and creative.
Events are buggy-friendly and there is an indoor alternative in the event of bad weather.
Suitable for children under the age of 5 accompanied by an adult.
Free of charge. No need to book, just turn up.
Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AZ Box Office: 01584 878141
JANUARY - Weekends Only ( 10.00 am - 4.00 pm)
Last admission half an hour before closing time.
Inclement Weather Conditions - Please telephone the Castle before starting your journey to check that the venue is open - we assess the situation daily in these circumstances.
Telephone 01584 873355 or 01584 874465
Box Office opening hours are 08:45 to 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 08:45 to 16:30 Friday. Payment may be made by cash or credit card during those hours. Patrons may book there in person, or by phone, on 01432-383663. (Please note that this Hereford number is a direct line to our Box Office in St. Katherines.)
Our out-of-hours telephone booking number is 07967-517125. Tickets for all shows may also be bought on the door, subject to availability.
Telephoned enquiries for all live shows may be made to 01531-633760. However, bookings may only be made online or via the Box Office.
The Market Theatre, Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2AQ.
Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Telephone: 01568 615721
Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW. Telephone: 01568 780246
Hampton Court, Herefordshire is a castle on the meadows of the river Lugg, backed by a steep wooded escarpment and surrounded by woodland and grounds of 1,000 acres. Founded by King Henry in the early 15th century the castle has been completely restored.
The Gardens at Hampton Court are spectacular and although a recent development, are now receiving national recognition.
National Trust Education, Chalet Pavilion, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY
Fixtures may be subject to change please check before leaving.
Amenities: Museum shop, open 10:30am to 4:30pm. Large car park open from 10:00am to 5:00pm weekdays and 10:30am to 5:30pm weekends and Bank Holidays. Restored in 2008/09, the School House Cafe offers home cooked meals, snacks and drinks, open from 10:30am until 4:30pm. Undercover, animal free picnic area.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is signposted off the A49 at Marshbrook, 3 miles south of Church Stretton. The Farm re-opens on 26th March until 3rd November 2013.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10.00am - 4.30pm Weekends: 10.30am - 5.00pm Bank holiday Mondays: 10.30am - 5.00pm Please note. we are not open on Mondays, except for bank holidays. The School House Cafe (also open to non-farm visitors) and Museum Shop, open 10.30 - 4.30pm. There is ample parking at the main entrance and an undercover picnic area. 2013 Admission prices Adults: £9.50 Senior Citizens: £9.00 Children (4-17): £6.00 (Under 4 free)
The Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over ten days each July. We are the biggest and best poetry festival in the UK, featuring poets from all over the world. If you think you know what poetry is, come along and we’ll surprise you. There are live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam and much more. Join us for a celebration of poetry in the rural heartland of England.
“The Ledbury Poetry Festival is the best in the country.” - Andrew Motion
Founded in 1967 by the Bromyard Chamber of Commerce to promote the town. The Gala has all the features of a good old time country show with attractions ranging from prize winning Hereford Cattle to the annual egg throwing contest. There are large
marquees for competitive handicrafts, gardening, food fair, craft sales, local trade group, rabbits and cavies etc. You can take the weight off your feet and sit down to watch the continuous programme of events in the main arena or listen to music all day on the bandstand.
Country Pursuits -
The steam rally section of the Gala is one of the best events of its type, with a fine turnout of Traction Engines, Steam Rollers, Vintage and Classic Caravans, Arena Parades plus working demonstrations of steam powered Threshing and sawing. The Gala is a National Traction Engine Trust Authorised event.
General Enquiries: Tel 01531 640325
Traditional country town carnival with a parade of floats around the town followed by fun and games on the playing fields.
Contact: 01588 650446 for more details.
The 127th Wenlock Olympian Games will take place in Much Wenlock and other sites across Shropshire from 7th to 20th July 2012.
HOLE IN THE WALL FESTIVAL, Annual Open Air Festival in the walled garden at Hopton Court, Hopton Wafers, between Ludlow and Kidderminster. Camping, Countryside Walks, Free Parking, Bar and Pig Roast. Bring your own picnic if you wish. More details coming soon, website is being updated currently.
Hole in the Wall Festival, Hopton Court, Hopton Wafers, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster
Worcestershire DY14 0EF
Hopton Court, between Kidderminster and Ludlow
The Mortimer Country Food Fair has a distinctly retro twist to the demonstrations and activities, with a greatly increased programme of activities and even more stalls to enjoy. Programme and timings still to be confirmed, keep an eye on the website.
The Mortimer Country Food Fair takes place on the Aardvark Books site in the village of Brampton Bryan
Situated in the heart of stunning Herefordshire countryside at Much Marcle near Ledbury.
A superb array of Steam Traction Engines, Vintage Tractors, Vintage Commercial Vehicles, Vintage Motor Cycles and Cars, Stationary Engines, Fairground Organs, Fun Fair, Models and Crafts.
A vast selection of trade stands, Shire Horses, working displays of cider pressing, steam ploughing, threshing, wood cutting and
stone crushing. All this is put together by a very hard working committee and club members and we hope that there is something for all the family, so come along and see what we have on offer.
There’s lots to see and do!
The Royal Welsh Show is the biggest and best attended event of its kind in Britain
See website for details of the programme
"A rural slice of English eccentricity" Russell Howard. “Nozstock is the best festival of its size in the UK” Phill Jupitus and The BlockheadsA festival built from a curious amalgamation of performance, art, electronic super sounds and good old-fashioned guitar-strumming and drum-bashing.
Details to be confirmed click the link above for the latest information
Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4LS
Our musical treats range from classical to jazz and pop; there’s drama, stage shows, monologues, illustrated talks,a performance project for young people and a spectacular Art and Crafts exhibition! We present solo artists, small ensembles and big bands.
Line up to be confirmed.
Various venues in Church Stretton