August Events in Hereford and Shropshire
Great things to do and see in Hereford, Shropshire, Ludlow, Leominster Ross, Hay and areas
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
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
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
The now world famous show back even bigger and better than last year. The Tenbury Countryside Show is a traditional agricultural show offering visitors a display of the best sheep, cattle, horses and horticulture in the region.
The objective is to promote agriculture and rural pursuits in our community. We do this by holding a one-day agricultural show on the first Saturday of August each year, which brings together a celebration of traditional country pursuits, crafts, produce and entertainment.
If you have any further queries please contact: Tenbury Agricultural Society 01584 810818
"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
Venue changes each year, click on link
Herefordshire Country Fair combines a variety of equestrian events, dog events with stalls full of local produce to browse. A great family day out.
Every August for more than a century the Shrewsbury Flower Show has been held in the picturesque setting of Shrewsbury’s beautiful 29-acre Quarry Park, with its magnificent sunken garden providing a colourful centrepiece for the thousands of visitors that have enjoyed the show over the years.
The Magnalonga is a food and drink walk of about seven miles. It starts and finishes in Ludlow: a journey where you combine a walk through unspoilt countryside with some of the best food and drink from the Marches.
The walk (it's leisurely and fun, not a race!) takes you up and down footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes through unspoilt countryside with fine views all around. This year, we'll be exploring country footpaths and quiet lanes between Ludlow and the countryside surrounding the town. There may well be stiles, steep hills and rough tracks to navigate.
During your journey, you make several stops for refreshment, at each of which you will partake of a course of a meal based mostly on the local produce of the area. At each stop your food will be washed down with local real ale, or traditional local perry or cider, or other drink with a local connection. You will also be given some bottled water.
A great and unusual day out for all the family.Tickets must be booked in advance.
As far as the music is concerned Shrewsbury Folk Festival has a reputation for delivering the very finest acts from the UK and around the world, always searching to find new authentic artists as well as providing a platform for established performers, and never forgetting to add some fun and diversity to our concerts. We try to bring quality in depth, and when you have so many talents on site at one time we get unique situations; artists bringing their fellow performers on stage to share their songs and music.
As usual there will be something for everyone, artists you recognise and love, and new bands and singers for you to discover. Once again we will be celebrating the tradition, encouraging the contemporary and partying with all of our high energy bands.
Contact Us: Shrewsbury Folk Festival, PO Box 106, Worthen, Shrewsbury, SY5 9XG. Tel: 01743 892800
9.00am - 2.00pm Including walks, talks, workshops and tours, and incorporates the Green Fair. The Festival offers fun family activities and schools workshops.
Castle Square, Ludlow