May Events in Hereford and Shropshire

In Leominster, Hereford, Shropshire, Ludlow Ross, Hay and areas. Great for that special extra for self catering

Craven Arms

Toddle Time

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.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Contact or 01588 676060


The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.  Box Office - 01432 340555  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Events Calendar produced by Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AZ Box Office: 01584 878141


Ludlow Castle Events for the year

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


Events Calendar provided by Ledbury Market Theatre

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, Nr Leominster

Berrington Hall Calendar of Events

Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Telephone: 01568 615721

Brockhampton Estate, Nr. Bromyard

Brockhampton Estate - Events for the year

Brockhampton Estate, On the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, 2 miles east of Bromyard

Croft Castle, Nr Leominster

Croft Castle and Parkland Calendar of Events

Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW. Telephone: 01568 780246

Hampton Court Castle, Nr Leominster

Hampton Court Castle Events for the year

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.

Carding Mill Valley

Carding Mill Valley Calendar of Events for the year

National Trust Education, Chalet Pavilion, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG

Telephone: 01694 725006  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Events Calendar for the year

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Ludlow Racecourse fixtures for the year

Ludlow Racecourse Meeting

Fixtures may be subject to change please check before leaving.


various dates throughout the year

Ghost Hunts at The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Inn became The Feathers Hotel in 1863 and along with Ludlow Castle has become the focal point for tourists visiting the historic town. It has also become known as an extremely haunted location and has given many of its residents a fright or two over the years.

Room 211 apparently plays host to a rather jealous spirit who doesn't take kindly to female guests. One visitor awoke to find herself being dragged out of bed by her hair. Upon finally falling asleep again she awoke to find herself drenched in water, while the bed around her remained dry. Her partner meanwhile slept soundly, experiencing just a pleasant gentle stroking sensation on his face.

The apparition of a gentleman dressed in Victorian clothing has been seen by guests and staff walking his dog through room 232 into room 233 before disappearing. The car park outside is the scene of a frequently witnessed 'modern' ghost which only seems seems to appear to men. A young, scantily clad girl has been seen on many occasions walking through cars before vanishing into thin air. It is thought that this is a very rare 'living' ghost, and a local researcher even believes he has found the girl in question. Now living elsewhere, she apparently used to take that route to visit a relative, and since it was such a happy time in her life, often visualises herself walking that same path again.

It is evident that The Feathers Hotel is a hotspot for paranormal activity and inexplicable incidents, so why not join Eerie Evenings for a night of otherworldly entertainment in this magnificent location?

An Eerie Evening at The Feathers Hotel Includes:

~ Welcome Drink of Traditional Mead
~ Two Course Evening Meal
~ History Talk and Ghostly Tales
~ Platform Readings from our Spiritualist Mediums
~ Late Night Ghost Hunt & Paranormal Investigation
~ Opportunity to use Ghost-Hunting Equipment
~ Séance and Controlled Contact Experiments
~ Optional Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast
~ Refreshments Throughout

*The event will run from approx. 8pm - 2.30am*
*Guests with hotel rooms can check in from 3pm and must check out by 11am*

Contact: 0845 201 3994 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acton Scott

Acton Scott Working Farm

Amenities: Museum shop,  Large car park. Restored in 2008/09, the School House Cafe offers home cooked meals, snacks and drinks. Undercover, animal free picnic area.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is signposted off the A49 at Marshbrook, 3 miles south of Church Stretton.


Usually once a month

Poetry Cafe

Gallery at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

First Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. Bring your own or your favourite poems to read and discuss in convivial company.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141


Usually once a month

The Ludlow Pudding Experience

Oscars Restaurant at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.  Box Office 01584 878141

If a dinner with seven desserts is your idea of heaven, book your place at our monthly pudding extravaganza. There's a choice of main courses, then the pudding selection includes old favourites and intriguing new desserts to try, with a vote for the best!

Price includes main course, glass of house wine, all puddings and coffee

The vote: The winning pudding will make it to the top of the list next time along with six new contenders

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.  Box Office 01584 878141


30 April - 1st May

Clun Green Man Festival

The Clun Green Man Festival is a traditional springtime festival, held on the first May bank holiday weekend of the year. The Festival takes place in the picturesque town of Clun in South Shropshire.

The programme is full of live music, drama, colour and medieval malarkey and is fun for all the family.

Builth Wells

29-30 April.  2-3 September

The International Antiques & Collectors Fair of Wales

The International Antiques fair of Wales takes place twice a year at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells. It attracts up to a thousand stand holders from across the continent.

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY.  Tel: 01584 873634 Mob: 07703 558600 / 07831 672211

Hergest Croft, Kington

1st May
Flower Fair

10.30am – 5.30pm.

A variety of stalls consisting of unusual plants from a range of nurseries, crafts and preserves. activities for children.

Free Guided Walk to see spectacular Rhodedendrons and Azaleas. Events in aid of a charity. Normal admission applies

Malvern Showground

11th -14th May

The Malvern Spring Gardening Show

The plants and people show kicks off the gardening season with a whole host of glorious gardens, plants and beautiful features.

Meander round the stunning collection of Show Gardens, watching out for bicycles and Daleks as you browse the new range of themed gardens based on the Tour De France and Dr Who TV series.

Lose yourself in the blooms of the sprawling Floral Marquee and pick up tips from the experts all around including the Landscaping Live area and Allotment Theatre. Visit the Plant Pavilions and watch your plant list grow before your eyes! Once stocked up find all the latest gardening gadgets and essentials in the vast array of tradestands, all helping bring your garden and imagination to life.

This colourful and blossoming show certainly deserves the strap line ‘the plants and people show’ bringing together inspirational ideas, practical tips and a fantastic day out for real gardeners.

Admission prices & Visitor info >> Opening times: 9am - 6pm. Postcode: WR13 6NW .

With the beautiful Malvern Hills as a backdrop join us for a special day out filled with inspirational ideas for real gardeners.

Book online or call 01684 584924

Bishops Castle

5th -6th  May

Bishop's Castle May Fair

Contact 07860 859062 for more details


10th - 11th May

Ludlow Spring Festival

USUAL OPENING TIMES:5.00 pm to 9.00 pm

In the grounds of the castle at Ludlow a celebration of Beer, Bangers and Music


13th - 14th May

Marches Transport Festival

Alongside the Ludlow Spring Festival a display of classic and vintage vehicles in and around the castle in Ludlow

We are looking forward to the revised 2-day format alongside the Ludlow Spring Festival.  This does bring its challenges; especially displaying on the Saturday without access to the Castle Square only the Entertainment Square.  We hope to be able to have the small commercials, tractors and motorcycles in the Outer Bailey of the Castle grounds and the large commercials going onto the Entertainment Square.

Bishops Castle

10th May

Bishop's Castle Round & About Walk

For details contact 01588 638818

Royal Welsh Showground

20th - 21st May

Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival

"the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustainable living"

A record attendance at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Spring Festival for smallholders and gardeners and those interested in a sustainable way of living has confirmed its status as one of the most popular attractions in Wales.

Hay on Wye (Strictly speaking in Wales)

25th May - 4th June

Hay Festival

Hay Festival is a gathering in the staggering beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Writers, comedians and musicians that have the capacity to change our lives, to share new visions of the world, and to do that incredibly sexy thing – to renew our sense of wonder.


Also worth considering is the The Greatest Adventure: Love in the Time of Tinder, A weekend of Philosophy at Hay.

Aston on Clun

28th May

Arbor Day

Held every year on the last Sunday in May. The famous Arbor Tree, a black poplar tree, where each year, we celebrate Arbor Day, with a children's pageant remembering the 1786 wedding of a local squire.

Aston on Clun, Shropshire SY7 8EW