December Events in Hereford and Shropshire
Great things to do and see. Events 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
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*
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
A firm favourite with families who return year after year. Travel from Kidderminster to visit Santa in his grotto at Arley. Presents for all fare-paying children and reserved seats on your outward journey.Trains depart from Kidderminster. Advance booking is essential.
Booking for all of our Christmas services opens in mid September.
Set in the heart of rural Wales and priding itself on being the best primestock event in the UK, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair has something to offer everyone. The main attraction for the event is, of course, the tremendous display of livestock, with an average of 1400 entries in both the livestock and equine competitions each year, showing off the best of British farming along with Poultry, Hounds and Farriery demonstrations. Also there are 300 tradestands and many other attractions including:- Food Hall, Cookery, Produce and Handicrafts, Floral Art, Antiques, Demonstrations and Christmas Gifts.
For more details contact 01982 554406
Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY
Leominster Victorian Christmas Market
In conjunction with the farmers market a wide range of stalls providing crafts, gifts and produce for christmas are laid out in Corn Square and Broad Street. Stall holders are dressed up in Victorian finery and there are street entertainers to amuse and delight. Morris Dancing, Brass Band, Barrel Organ, Children's Roundabout and more....
No charge for entry and free park and ride from Brightwells Auction House, Easters Park, Leominster.
10am - 4pm in Corn Square and Broad Street, Leominster