Cider Weekend at Berrington Hall
6th & 7th October.
Come to Berrington to celebrate the annual harvest with the ‘Apple Month’. This weekend they will be celebrating with horse and carriage rides, apple pressing demonstrations in the gardens, and apple themed trail and even some apple themed goods in the shop and tea-room. Why not go and celebrate?
Big Apple Weekend
13th & 14th October
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. The local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples. In our thirtieth year, 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 the tradition of apple growing and cidermaking.
Autumn Waterworks Museum
Established in 1974, the museum is an independent working museum concerned primarily, but not exclusively, with the story of the supply of water for public consumption from earliest habitation to the close of the 20th century. Home to a permanent exhibition about Hereford in WW2 the museum is generally seen as a time capsule of social history for Herefordshire, the Marches and parts of Wales. With one of the widest range of working steam, oil, gas and hot air engines engines in the UK, many of which can be seen doing what they were intended for – pumping water, this will be a fantastic day out. There are trails for the children and interactive devices across the Museum which visitors are encouraged to touch and use. This includes the Heritage Water Park (a children’s play ’n’ learn zone) in which there are nine life size devices for pumping, moving and filtering water.
A tray full of all double yolked eggs, Barrie asked for 2 eggs on toast!!!!
“I think having land and not ruing is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own” Andy Warhol
“If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain?” Tom Barrett
8th September 2018
Kington Show offers a traditional show with horses, cattle, sheep and Poultry classes culminating with a grand parade of livestock. There will be nearly 200 trade stands at the event, with many local producers, arts and crafts, food, tools, toys, clothes, tractors to name just a few!
h.art (Herefordshire Art)
8th – 16th September
Established some 15 years ago, h.Art is a prestigious annual event across Herefordshire, with a huge variety of art on show with at a huge variety of media , hundreds of individual artists in venues across the whole county. With the vast majority offering free admission to visitors, h.Art promises a fun day out in one of England’s most beautiful counties as well as the chance to go on the famous h.Art Trail.
Malvern Autumn Show
29th & 30th September
Malvern Autumn Show returns for a weekend of home-grown family fun. You can browse top exhibits in the RHS Flower Show and purchase quality plants from these award-winning nurseries.
The UK National Giant Vegetable Championship promises to return bigger and better than ever before with a broad variety of oversized vegetables. Nostalgia and retro fans can discover hidden gems in the Vintage Village with an array of eclectic finds.
Malvern Autumn Show is a show for all the family and throws open its gates to welcome toddlers to teenagers and big kids too.
Busy times with the Collection Centre
Busy days, early starts – but guests seem to enjoy watching how the collection centre works
A delight. Many thanks for your warm hospitality.
Still lovely after a 3 year gap. Thank you
Have had a wondeful time, thanks a lot
Barry Downs, Scotland
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Hereford Country Fair
Herefordshire Country Fair offers Three rings of non-stop all-day entertainment and country fair favourites: terrier racing, working gun dogs, inter hunt relay, scurry racing, laser clay shooting, fly fishing and a parade of foxhounds. With over a 100 trade stands, the shopping and craft marquee and the fabulous food hall, the fair offers a great shopping experience.
The Fair is now in its 40th year and promises a great family day out.
Down On The Farm Festival
10th – 12th August
This is Gwatkin Cider’s seventh Down on the Farm Festival. The Festival started as a one day event in 2012 and then expanded to a three day festival in 2013. The owner of Gwatkin Cider, Denis Gwatkin has played in several bands since his teenage years with most of the practice sessions and performances being at the farm.
Our aim is to give local up and coming bands the opportunity to play live on stage alongside more established names on the live music circuit.
Hampton Court Castle Bee Celebration
18th & 19th August
Hampton Court Castle Bee Celebration. In celebration of National Honey Bee Day, enjoy a weekend filled with everything bees!
There will be talks, stalls and food all in collaboration with local associations, beekeepers and producers.
Also look out for the bees as you wander around the gardens here at Hampton Court Castle!
The gardens, castle tours and Orangery Cafe will be open as usual. Normal admission prices apply.
We were very luck to have 3 pairs of Curlew’s nesting here this year, we know that 4 babies survived and managed to fly.
2 Curlews, seeing off the Sparrow Hawk when their young had just hatched.
Curlew’s flying over freshly baled medow.
Finally managed to get a good close up of one of the Curlew’s