October Events in Hereford and Shropshire
Including Leominster,Ludlow, Ross on Wye, Hay and areas. Great for that special extra for self catering
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, Nr Leominster
Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Telephone: 01568 615721
Brockhampton Estate, Nr. Bromyard
Brockhampton Estate, On the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, 2 miles east of Bromyard
Croft Castle, Nr Leominster
Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW. Telephone: 01568 780246
Hampton Court Castle, Nr Leominster
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
National Trust Education, Chalet Pavilion, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY
Ludlow Racecourse fixtures for the year
Fixtures may be subject to change please check before leaving.
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*
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.
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
The Big Apple’s Harvestime Festival is a unique blend of activities in and around orchards, combined with traditional cider and perry making.
For an afternoon, a day or a full weekend – The Big Apple is a special opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside in the Herefordshire parishes on the Marcle Ridge a few miles to the west of the market town of Ledbury. The local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples.
Every year since 1989, the award-winning communities of these tiny parishes have put together a collection of small rural events based in and around Much Marcle to enable you to share with us in our tradition of apple growing and cider making.
Venue: Much Marcle Memorial Hall, HR8 2LY
Contact: The Organiser www.bigapple.org.uk
Hergest Croft. Kington
Sunday 13 October 2013 at 10.30am – 5.30pm.
Free Guided walk to see spectacular Autumn Colours and many craft and plant stalls
Hergest Croft Gardens, Hergest Croft Estate Office, Ridgebourne Road, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3EG
This festival has now become a regular event in Tenbury in October each year. The apple is celebrated in all its forms including cider. Keep an eye on the Events page for further details or see www.tenburyevents.com.
Kidderminster - Bridgnorth<
Take one of our evening 'Ghost Trains', if you dare, for a thrilling ride out into the countryside from Kidderminster to Highley and return. Trains depart at: 6.20pm & 6.55pm Advance booking is essential.
Arrive at our station at Kidderminster from 5.30pm where 'Disco Daddy' will be there to entertain you before your ghost train departs out into the night and, hopefully, back! Our station at Kidderminster will be dressed for halloween and our restaurant and giftshop will be open before your ghost train departs. The children (and the grown-ups) are welcome to come in fancy dress. There will be a fancy dress parade for the children with a small gift for just taking part. Keep a sharp look-out as you travel along. Some of our stations are supposed to be haunted, not to mention the long dark tunnel! On the train you may meet up with some of our frightening staff who will be giving out spooky goody bags to all the children. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes. You DO NOT leave the train during your journey. A trolley serving of hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available on the train.