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Springtime Walk at Weir Gardens

Explore the beautiful gardens on this exclusive walk with the gardener in charge.

Learn all about the different varieties of spring bulbs and ask any questions you have about what to do in your own garden.

Adults £3, children free, normal admission apply.

March 16th 2016| 2pm-4pm| 01981 590509

Email: theweir@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-weir-garden/whats-on

 

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Ludlow Spring Festival May 8th-10th

Come and meet some of the 50+ brewers that supply the 200 plus barrels of real ale at the festival. They’re available to answer all your questions and give out samples over the weekend behind the bar.

What’s on at Ludlow Spring Festival 2015?

We are working hard to sign up tasty food producers, quaffable beers, stunning cars and toe tapping music ready for another fantastic event inside Ludlow Castle on the 9th and 10th May 2015. Keep checking back as we will be updating all the time and the full programme will be available here from March 2015.

INSIDE LUDLOW CASTLE

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
Not just beer, bread and bangers, you will find plenty of stalls featuring top quality food and drink from small producers up and down the Marches, the Welsh border country. Products that have been produced on a small scale by people who really care that their food and drink should taste good, and be produced with care for the environment. You won’t find big brands or supermarkets here! More about the ‘Festival Pub’ and List of Exhibitors.

BEER FESTIVAL – organised by SIBA (The Society of Indepedent Brewers Association) takes place inside the ‘Festival Pub’.  190+ different real ales on draught (bottles too) from independent breweries from Wales and the border counties. Each brewer’s entry will be part of the SIBA Wales & West Competition. More about the ‘Festival Pub’ List of Exhibitors here.

WINE, PERRY AND CIDER from local Marches producers, inside the ‘Festival Pub’

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS will take place in the Inner Bailey. Full programme here

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES will be in the form of a kids area where your under 12’s can come along and participate in hands on cookery. You can ask the team about healthy lunch boxes and MUCH more. Turn up and see what’s happening.

MUSIC will be a feature in the ‘Festival Pub’ and this year we have an AMAZING and varied lineup so find out more about the music here.

FESTIVAL PUB & GREAT MUSIC

When you arrive in the Outer Bailey, head for the large Festival Pub marquee where you can get your bearings, pick up your beer tokens, grab a pint or glass of wine and prepare yourself for a relaxing, fun-filled day. The Festival Pub is also the venue for live music and a focal point for the show. Cheers.

OVER THE WEEKEND – MARCHES TRANSPORT FESTIVAL – 31 years old in 2015!

The Outer Bailey is also the place to see an impressive display of classic and vintage vehicles, some dating back to the early years of the last century. Gleaming bodywork, exceptional engines and enthusiastic owners will be the order of the day. Take your time to browse fine examples of motoring heritage and learn how vehicles have been lovingly restored by their owners. Full details here.

SECRETS OF THE EXPERTS – IN THE INNER BAILEY OF THE CASTLE

Find out what makes the nation’s finest foodies tick during a series of workshops and demonstrations. We’re packing more in than ever before – you’ll be able to match cheeses with cider and ale and learn all that you need to know about bread and cakes in special workshops run by highly-talented bakers. Book your places – they’re strictly limited – and make sure you learn how to get that perfect rise every time.

BREWERY TOURS

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with your favourite brew and learn the secrets of your chosen tipple well now you can. Ludlow brewery are doing brewery tours throughout the weekend – but book in advance as tickets go fast!

The brewery tours take place at Ludlow Brewery, The Railway Shed, Station Drive, Ludlow, SY8 2PQ, 01584 873291, beer@ludlowbrewingcompany.co.uk Please arrive 10 minutes before your allocated time.BOOK HERE

OPENING TIMES:

Friday 8th May – 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm (Last admission 8 pm) for Meet the Brewer Event               Saturday 9th May – 10.00 am to 9.00 pm (last admission 8 pm)
Sunday 10th May – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (last admission 4 pm)

TICKET PRICES:

Friday (evening only) Adult £2.00

Saturday & Sunday

  • Adult £6.50
  • Child £2.00
  • Family £15.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children aged between 5-13 years)

2-Day Adult £9.00

2-Day Child £3.00

2-Day Family £21.00

www.ludlowspringfestival.co.uk

Forest of Dean Spring Classic 3rd May 2015

Venue: Monmouth – Trefynwy

Dates: 03/05/2015 to 04/05/2015

Times:

The Forest of Dean Spring Classic will become a two-day event over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend this year. The 11 edition of the sportive will feature the Monmouthshire Challenge on Sunday May 3 before the traditional Forest of Dean event with two courses on offer on the Monday.

The former will take in a 100km route through the county, including some of the British Road Race Championship route where Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) and Laura Trott (then Wiggle-Honda) emerged victorious last summer.

A testing route, it is being offered either as a warm-up for the main event the following day or as a less-strenuous sportive and will cost just £15 to enter.

The following day will then see riders take on the undulating, picturesque Monmouthshire countryside, with a 145km Classic route boasting 20 individual climbs through the county and the Forest of Dean.

More than 8,000ft of ascending feature on the route, with Broadwell, Bulls Hill and Symonds Yat – a 25 per cent grind just before the finish – all among the ascents.

The shorter, 100km route takes in the most of the traditional route but with a more forgiving eight climbs included, but still amounting to more than 6,000ft of ascending in total – including Symonds Yat.

Starting and finishing in Vauxhall Fields, near to the town centre, free parking and camping are available on site.

Fully-signed routes, well-stocked feed stops, timing, mechanical back up from Shimano and a broom wagon are also included, alongside free tea, coffee and porridge at the start.

Entries, which are limited to 500 riders, and more information can all be found at www.wheelsinwheels.com.