July Events in Hereford and Shropshire

Events in Hereford, Shropshire, Ludlow, Leominster Ross, Hay and areas.  Great things to do and see

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 shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk 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 open from. 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


4th - 13th July

Ledbury Poetry Festival

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


5th - 6th July

Bromyard Gala

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 - see the rare breeds, poultry, country crafts and many more features of country life and sport both old and new.

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

Bishops Castle

6th July

Bishops Castle Carnival

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.

Much Wenlock

12th -21st July

Wenlock Olympian Games

The Wenlock Olympian Games will take place in Much Wenlock and other sites across Shropshire.

Hopton Court

18th - 20th July

Hole in the Wall Festival

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

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Tel: 01299 270734 or 07711 731896

Hopton Court, between Kidderminster and Ludlow

Brampton Bryan, Nr Leominster

12th July

Mortimer Country Fair

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

Much Marcle

around the 20th July tbc

Much Marcle Steam Rally

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!

Much Marcle Steam Rally, Rye Meadows, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2LX

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

21st - 24th July

The Royal Welsh Show

The Royal Welsh Show is the biggest and best attended event of its kind in Britain

See website for details of the programme


26th July- 2nd August

Three Choirs Festival

The 2013 Three Choirs Festival will take place in Worcester in 2014.

About Three Choirs

Church Stretton

26th July - 9th August

Church Stretton and South Shropshire Arts Festival

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