Spend carefree summer days in Herefordshire

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Families in Herefordshire are being encouraged to get out and about this summer with all of our places offering miles of outdoor space to enjoy, activities, events and the chance to get away from it all.

It’s an ideal time of year to tick off activities from our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ list. You can download a free 50 things planner which includes tips on where the activities can be completed in the Midlands. Event highlights in Herefordshire include:

  • Den Building at Berrington Hall - put your bushcraft skills to the test with den building in the woods, 26 & 27 July.
  • Butterflies and Bug Hunting at Brockhampton Estate - hunt for butterflies and bugs in the wildflower meadow, 5 & 26 August.
  • Nature Rangers at Croft Castle & Parkland - go wild with our nature rangers club for children aged eight years and over, with different activities each session. 6, 13, 20 & 27 August.

There's also family trails every day at The Weir during the school holidays,

Berrington Hall
Berrington’s year-long tribute to Georgian fashion continues with the ‘A thousand fancies’ exhibition. Play like a Georgian with garden games or play dress-up in the ‘big bottoms and small waists’ shop. Look out for the arrival of ‘Mr Darcy’ this August when the BBC’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ costume collection arrives.

Brockhampton Estate
Fully explore the charming manor house at Lower Brockhampton and see six previously unseen rooms for the first time. Discover 600 years of history through the eyes of its inhabitants. Children can embrace their wild side by walking the natural play trail, or by joining our ranger on one of his butterflies & bugs hunts. With 1,700-acres to explore and up to 29 ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ challenges to be ticked-off, there’s plenty to see and do.

Croft Castle and Parkland
Grab your adventure scrapbook for Croft’s summer of play. Let loose on the mini castle play area, play badminton in the garden or go wild in the natural play area. August includes Croft’s beer festival, medieval weekend and you can get outdoors and closer to nature with our nature rangers club.

The Weir
Escape to our spectacular gardens this summer, bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxing day of sunbathing and wildlife spotting next to the River Wye. Family trails and delicious ice creams will also be available to enjoy everyday of the school holidays too.