Craft fair where everything is handmade in Herefordshire!
Exciting, in every senseWe’ve got a breadth of performances, activities and events to excite every passion and awaken every sense.
For your eyes and ears, you’ll find a host of regular performance art including music, comedy and theatre. If you prefer something more hands-on try an arts and crafts session - such as a potters wheel workshop. Our many country gardens will give your sense of smell a floral treat. Then there’s the Flavours of Herefordshire Festival which really is the icing on the cake for foodies.
You can find out what’s happening, when and where, during your stay by searching our What’s On calendar.
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December 1, 2013 – December 13, 2013
December 6, 2013 – December 8, 2013
See Hampton Court Castle beautifully decorated for Christmas. Over 60 stalls will be exhibiting an array of gifts, local crafts & produce.
Enjoy Liz’s famous mince pies with a glass of mulled wine, or even lunch, in the Orangery Restaurant.
December 7, 2013 – December 8, 2013
Follow the reindeer trail to find Santa in his workshop and get an early Christmas gift.
Christmas card and reindeer mask making in the castle.
December 7, 2013 – December 8, 2013
How was Christmas celebrated in the 14th century? Travel back in time with Sir John Savile’s Household as they prepare for medieval festivities in and around the manor house with costume, music, food and traditional crafts.
December 8, 2013
A 2.3 miles Fun Run and 10k race to support Hereford based International Development charity Concern Universal. Put on your provided Santa Suit and run from the race start in Hereford High town.
Registration opens 10am, run starts at 11am. Entries accepted on the day subject to availability and a £2 surcharge.
Choral Evensong featuring the traditional enthronement of a former chorister as Boy Bishop of Hereford.
Back by popular demand, the Artisans String Quartet are returning for another beautiful Sunday evening concert on December 8th.
The programme will include Schubert’s Rosamunde Quartet, Haydn Quartet and Dvorak Quartet Opus 51.
Tickets are £12 on the door or £10 in advance and are available to purchase from Grange Court. Tickets include coffee and mince pies during the interval.
December 9, 2013 – December 14, 2013
A new exhibition is open to visitors this autumn. ‘A Stitch in Time; Wool’s Mark on History’, draws upon a varied collection of exhibits to showcase the story of wool.
The exhibition features rare books and documents from the cathedral library and archives and includes photography by the renowned Herefordshire businessman, Alfred Watkins, a traditional shepherd’s smock and a nineteenth century spinning wheel.
To compliment the exhibition practical textile demonstrations, talks, and a sheep trail will also take place.
Open Mondays – Saturdays: 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm) and closed Sundays.
December 10, 2013
A festive feast of carols, stories and sing-along classics with BBC broadcaster, bestselling author and songwriter Cerys Matthews.
This tour bookmarks an incredible year for Cerys – She won gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards for her Sunday morning show on BBC 6 music which she programmes and hosts, her sing-a-long book ‘Hook, Line and Singer’ became a Sunday Times top 3 bestseller and August saw her triumphant debut at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.
Join her in concert this December for stories, chat and a whole host of great sing-along classics from the 14th Century to today.
December 11, 2013 – December 12, 2013
Our gardener shows you how to make your own wreath this Christmas.
Discover new tips on how to keep your wreath fresh and how you can make a glorious wreath on a tight budget. All you need is foliage. Tickets include a light lunch and all materials will be provided.