Monthly Archives: April 2018

Our Suggestions for May

River Carnival

4th & 5th May

The Carnival is a day of fun for everyone, celebrating the beauty and vitality of the River Wye and the life that it brings to the city of Hereford.

Hereford is the only city on the River Wye – the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some 215 kilometres (134 miles) from source to sea.

www.rivercarnival.org

 

Eastnor Chilli Festival

4th & 5th May

Now in its 7th year! All things Chilli to try and buy! Live music, bars, hot food, children’s cookery school, Chilli Eating Competition and cookery demonstrations. #EastnorChilliFest

 www.eastnorcastle.com

 

The Big Apple

6th & 7th May – Blossomtime Weekend

The annual Blossomtime celebration takes place over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

Marcle Ridge Country - Another good reason to come to the Big Apple is simply to enjoy this wonderful stretch of countryside. Woodlands, soft fruit fields, hopyards and grazing pastures mix with the orchards to create a lovely farming patchwork. The slopes of the Marcle Ridge offer splendid views across to the Malvern Hills to the east, while Woolhope in the west lies within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

www.bigapple.org.uk

 

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

10th – 13th May

Set against the magnificent Malvern Hills, the spring festival is packed with flowers, food, crafts and family fun

www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/malvern-spring-festival

 

Hay Festival

24th May to 3rd June

Hay Festival is the literary highlight of the UK’s cultural calendar, bringing together the greatest writers, thinkers and performers of the moment in a vibrant exchange of ideas and celebration of creative work for all ages.

Hay Festival celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking.

www.hayfestival.com

 

 

 

Thank you …

Thank you so much.  Your home is gorgeous and we loved staying here.

Ringwood, Hampshire

 

Always a great welcome.

Tonbridge, Kent

 

Lovely 2 days, look foward to my next stay.

Portland, Dorset

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Our Suggestions for April

Poppies : Weeping Window

Everyday until April 29th

Weeping Window – the cascade of thousands of individual ceramic poppies will appear at Hereford Cathedral  as part of the final year of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies.  Weeping Window is be free and open to the public.

www.herefordcathedral.org/news/poppies-weeping-window

Hereford Guided Walks

Starting 14th March until 31st October 2018

Join Hereford Guild of Guides  to see Hereford’s interesting and historic buildings and other structures, hear about the history of the city through the ages from Saxon times, its role in the Civil War and its famous people.  The tours last about one and a half hours, starting at the main entrance of the Cathedral. There is no need to book in advance but you will need to purchase a ticket prior to joining the walk.

herefordguidedwalks.org.uk

 

The Weir Garden

Everyday

Spring is in full swing at The Weir Garden, the 10 acre woodland garden is at its best in spring where the paths wind their way through a carpet of spring flowers with the daffodils replacing the snowdrops under the trees. Shake off the cold weather blues by walking through the drifts of daffodils, primroses and aconites through ther woodland garden on the banks of the River Wye.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-weir-garden

 

Hereford Arts Market

Saturday 21st April

Hereford’s art and craft market in High Town, Hereford HR1 1AA from 9am to 4pm. There are usually around 30 stalls selling unique, affordable, original arts and crafts from local makers.