There is every activity to try in Herefordshire including pottery making, creative writing, walking, Llama trekking, glass blowing, off roading, flower arranging and upholstery to name but a few. Download our handy ideas guide.
READY FOR A CHALLENGE? Walk, Scramble or Climb Summit Mountaineering has it all… Based in the beautiful Symonds Yat valley, Summit Mountaineering are adventure experts. Whether you’re after your first foray into the mountains, trying rock climbing for the first time or are after some advanced technical instruction, then Summit Mountaineering is the right place for you. All the instructors are qualified to the highest level and offer safe hands to guide you through a unique range of activities to suit all ages and abilities whether, adults, children, families or groups. Trekking, scrambling, rock climbing, abseiling, zip lines and more; and, for the really adventurous there is an ‘extreme hotel’ Call the team on 07896947557 to discuss your requirements.
Rayeesa’s Indian Kitchen Classes are Herefordshire’s first and only Authentic Indian Cookery School, set in the peaceful and tranquil setting of a 15th Century farmhouse kitchen. Learn from Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys, who is passionate about sharing her love of Indian food with others. Leave inspired to recreate fabulous Indian dishes in your own homes and enjoy with friends and family. Classes include Vegetarian Day, Essential Indian, Christmas Indian Style and Game Day. Keep Checking the website for the upcoming classes. Cookery classes are suitable for all skill levels and great for corporate events, groups of friends or family. Rayeesa’s Indian Kitchen also offers a range of frozen curry Sauces, called ‘Spiced by Rayeesa’ which are available nationwide from quality independent stores and online. SPECIAL OFFER FOR CHRISTMAS 2017 Spiced by Rayeesa.
Closet Yoga Club brings unique yoga pop-up brunch/lunch and supper clubs to Herefordshire and the Midlands. They offer their members beautiful venues, inspirational yogis, immersive sound experiences and delicious feasts. By becoming a member (membership is free) you will have the first opportunity to buy tickets to all their events at early-bird discounted prices. Specialists in curating unique and memorable experiences, Closet Yoga Club can also work with you to design an event for your corporate team, wedding, or party. Don’t miss their inaugural event this October at Canwood Gallery.
Set in beautiful countryside, HS Activities is perfectly placed for a rural day of activities in Herefordshire, making some noise and letting off steam. The five acre site is dedicated to playing Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Laser Tag and Air Gun Shooting, all in a safe and enjoyable environment. With plenty of off-road parking and supervision by enthusiastic and energetic marshals, this is an ideal location for a group activity, corporate team building or fun day, family group or a friends get together. Stag and Hen parties are very welcome. What’s more, the holiday cottage complex that adjoins the activity site, at Good Life Leisure, is perfect to make it a longer break or corporate exercise, with its group accommodation capacity if required. There is even a pub conveniently just down the road to delight one another with all your tales of bravery at the end of a hard day’s play. Find out more from the friendly team on: 01981 540008.
Huntlands Farm Upholstery Courses are run by Lucy Brodie, who also offers excellent accommodation facilities at Huntlands Farm. Enrol on an upholstery course with expert tuition from Lucy who holds a qualification with the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers having been trained in the use of modern and traditional materials and methods. Take your own furniture and choose from two days for a small project or longer for something bigger. For further details about courses including cost and stay-over options, click here You will need sufficient fabric to cover your project, all other materials are in stock and will come with a charge as you use them. See also Huntlands Farm Huntlands Farm Weddings Moorhall Farm
Want to canoe? is ideally situated on the banks of the River Wye in Hay on Wye on a small, organic, family-run farm. The farm, as well as arable and pasture also offers a gorgeous mile-stretch of riverbank, ancient woodland areas, camping, glamping, B&B and self-catering as well as Hayfield Community Garden, sheep, pigs, chickens, horses and a market-garden raspberry patch! You are invited to hire a canoe and discover the beauty of the River Wye. The Wye is by far one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles and one of the few you can navigate by canoe, without restriction, for well over 100 miles. Want to canoe? offer you the chance to embark on a relaxing river adventure from several different points along the way, with an array of different routes to choose from, all with their own unique sights, sounds and smells. From its source at the Welsh mountains at Plynlimon, the water meanders through miles of picturesque countryside and diverse wildlife, passing the bustling market towns of Hay-on-Wye, Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth; the city of Hereford, and the charming, picture-postcard villages of Glasbury, Symonds Yat and Tintern, before joining the River Severn at Chepstow. Along your […]
Inspiring staff will encourage you to explore and be creative Hereford College of Arts is a specialist arts college. Based in the compact historic city of Hereford, in the midst of exceptional landscape, this dynamic creative community offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, college-level courses and a rich, varied short course programme. Whether you join as a practising artist, a keen amateur or a complete beginner, you’ll benefit from expert tuition. Inspiring staff will encourage you to explore and be creative, developing your skills and building on your own individual talents. Students enjoy exceptional technical facilities with well-equipped studios for photography, drawing and painting, music, plus a performing arts theatre and specialist workshops in textiles, ceramics, 3D Fabrication, print and small metals. So whether you feel most inspired with a paint brush, camera, yarn, or pliers in-hand, you’ll be all set to create. Or the digital media suites offer limitless high-tech possibilities for graphic design, illustration, animation and film-making. At Hereford College of Arts, they believe exceptional work comes from engaging with others and the world around us. So their short courses are always a social and fun shared experience. You are invited to join in, for a true arts school […]
A llama trekking experience with Golden Valley Llamas is very rewarding. Spend three hours in the company of these charming and inquisitive woolly beasts. Learn how to halter your own llama before grooming and bonding with him or her. A walk from the farm gate will take in glorious countryside and you will enjoy watching your llama be alert to everything. Each trek is exclusive to you and your party and different groups are not mixed, so you can enjoy your experience amongst family and friends. You might be a group of friends who like to try different activities; or perhaps you are organising something special for a family visit; or maybe you want that extra special event for a Hen Party! There are 15 llamas on the farm and the hosts are very proud that for the last two years they have produced the British Llama Society Supreme National Champion. Carnac and Loupin are two of the trekkers so you may step out with a very select animal! Visit, get to know, and trek with a gentle llama companion. At the end of your trek you will have the opportunity to feed your llama. On the farm there is a shop with […]
Who we are Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter was established by ceramic artists Jon Williams and Sarah Monk in 1994. Initially, the Pottery served as a creative space where the couple designed and manufactured individual pots and works of ceramic art. Increasingly Jon & Sarah sought to share their passion and enthusiasm for clay with others, both at the Pottery and in the wider community. The couple have a combined experience of over 40years working with adults, young people and children in settings all over the West Midlands and beyond. What we do Remarkable clay and pottery experiences designed to explore and develop creativity in all ages and abilities. Current offer includes: Educational projects in schools and early years settings, Pottery teambuilding and creative development sessions for businesses and organisations, Potter’s wheel courses for groups and individuals, Hen parties, Themed Children’s workshops in the school holidays, Birthday parties, Drop-in sessions for families and Workshops for festivals and events. Details of our Potter’s Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops throughout 2017 can be found here Details of our Chridren’s School Holiday Pottery sessions can be found here How to book Simply contact the Pottery to check availability and book a session. […]
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust works across the county, looking after its wonderful landscapes and wildlife – and inspiring others to do the same! The trust manage 59 nature reserves which range from the tiny – perfect pockets of meadow and woodland – to the expansive, such as the popular Queenswood Country Park. Touring the nature reserves is a fantastic way to discover the heart of Herefordshire as the trust conserve some of the best examples of the county’s orchards, meadows, riversides, woodland and lakes. Undertaking projects across Herefordshire with partner organisations, landowners and local communities to ensure maintainance of Living Landscapes where wildlife and people can thrive. Most recently work includes restoring a network of ponds across Bromyard Downs, Bringsty Common and National Trust Brockhampton estate as part of the Pooling Together project while along the Lower Lugg Valley, the trust have protected the river banks to improve the water quality and wildlife habitat for the future. Herefordshire Wildlife Trust run events, activities and courses throughout the year and across the county, for all ages. Why not join the WildPlay team for a morning of den making and outdoor cooking, enjoy a guided tour of the reserves with knowledgeable reserve officers or sign up […]
Creative Breaks is a not-for-profit association of artists and crafts people. Set up in 2000, Creative Breaks aims to promote courses run by skilled craftspeople in and around Herefordshire. Our courses are wide-ranging in discipline, from glass work to machine knitting and each maker has been selected for their quality of work and professional approach to their workshops. Below is a list of members and links to their websites: Sally Boehme www.sallyboehme.co.uk Lucy Brodie www.huntlandsfarm.co.uk/upholstery Jenny Pearce www.jennypearce.co.uk Sarah Williams www.williamshandmade.com Rowan McOnegal www.rowanmconegal.co.uk Bill Robson www.williamrobsonglass.co.uk Jane Meredith www.plantdyedwool.co.uk Nicola Hopwood www.nicolahopwood.co.uk Jenni Stuart-Anderson www.jenniragrugs.wordpress.com Marissa Thereze Harmon www.thereze.co.uk Pearl Taylor www.herefordshireholidays.co.uk Glenn Morris www.glennmorris.co.uk Ginn Downes www.ginnscreativeworkshops.co.uk All members are keen to impart their knowledge and skill so you can leave with a sense of achievement and newfound enthusiasm for your craft. It is also the aim of the group that you will have new stories to tell, new skills to share and depart richer for the experience. As Herefordshire is known for its farming produce and rural setting it’s the perfect location to come on one of our courses so please contact individual artists for recommended accommodation by clicking on the links above or visit the accommodation page. Creative Breaks will […]
Only in Herefordshire will you find fantastically names hamlets like Trumpet and what surprises await you when you do. Midway between Hereford City and Ledbury, tucked neatly on the main Trumpet crossroads and traffic lights, is Trumpet Corner Tearoom, Galleries and Garden. Pull in straight from the road to the ample car park, and venture through the iron gates to discover a little slice of wonderland. With an excellent reputation for beautifully moist and flavourful cakes, the tearoom is a real destination in a wonderfully private setting overlooking a pretty secret garden, in which you can sit on a warm day to enjoy the tweet of the birds and the smell of the rose arch. The aromas of freshly baked scones (for their award-winning cream teas), drizzle cakes, iced confections, and general slices of delicious naughtiness mingle with savoury smells of lovely hot and cold light lunches, all freshly prepared in the tearoom kitchens. Potter into the Gallery spaces, which showcases the work of many local artists from iron, wood and metalwork to jewellery and textiles, glass design, ceramics, silversmithing, to prints, paintings, illustrations, cards and photography. Inspiration and temptation is everywhere for gifts, for treats and all for sale. […]