As summer is officially over, we eagerly anticipate the warm hug that Autumn brings. Whether it's the dramatic change of scenery, romantic misty mornings or early darkness that encourages us to sit and relax by the fire, autumn is a truly rich and beautiful season to enjoy.
No more so than in Herefordshire where the apple harvest comes to fruition and the richness of the fruit hangs heavy in the air, giving a constant reminder of the rural history of this cider making county. If that is not enough to entice you to visit Hereford and its outlying villages, we’ve put together some fabulous ideas to delight the whole family, right through until December!
On The Waterfront Festival - The Left Bank, Hereford
26th September 2015 3:00pm - 27th September 2015 3:00am
Ideal for young couples, or larger groups, this well loved riverside venue present a day to night party, with 3 stages and numerous DJs to put you in the party spirit. So arrive early and enjoy a day of good music and great company. Or if you’re a party-goer, you may want to make a night of it!
Kington Walks (Kington Walking Festival) - Kington, Herefordshire
September 17th - 20th
Admission: £3 - £10
If you’re staying at White Heron Properties, then it’s likely that you are a lover of the countryside and walking is the way to enjoy it at its best. Kington is holding its annual walking festival and is close to the Whittern Estate. The historic drovers’ town of Kington stands is a walker's paradise with more long-distance paths converging on the town than almost anywhere else in the UK. There are walks for all abilities, so the whole family can join!
The Weir Garden
Closes end of October, except for the first two weekends of November
The Weir in Herefordshire is a riverside garden worth visiting in any season. In Autumn a visit to the walled garden is a must. Even on cold winter days there are things to spot in this beautiful countryside haven. The National Trust also holds lots of events here that are worth checking on their website – from tai chi classes and artist open days to gentle guided walks and family fun days.
Queenswood Autumn Festival
October 3rd 10:00am - 4:00pm
Join the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and New Leaf partnership for a celebration of all things woodland! With family fun activities, guided walks, stall holders, indoor talks and seasonal food.
Hampton Court Castle - Firework Display
1st November, time TBC
Celebrate the most colourful day of the year at Hampton Court Castle, as they put on a Halloween laser show, along with a spectacular firework display for bonfire night - a great one to take the kids to!
Weston’s Cider- Christmas Bazaar
November 29th 11:00am - 4:00pm
Can’t wait to get in the Christmas spirit? Then a trip to one of Herefordshire’s jewels the Weston Cidery at Much Marcle. Come and meet the reindeers, stroll around the produce and gift stalls and sing Christmas carols around the tree, with the local choir. Enjoy a hot mulled cider and a complimentary mince pie- you’re guaranteed a good time!
We still have some last minute availability at White Heron Properties up until the beginning of December, so if the thought of country walks, delicious cider and great entertainment has got you in the mood for an autumn break in Herefordshire we look forward to hearing from you soon.