'A thousand fancies'
Berrington Hall is showcasing a series of costume exhibitions against the backdrop of its beautiful Georgian interiors. Costumes displays from the Charles Paget Wade collection, the Janet Arnold Prize winner and the BBC’s Pride & Prejudice will be on display at different times of the year throughout 2014. Plus come and dress up like a Georgian; try on their extreme fashions and ask yourself 'Does my bum look big in this?'
Daily from 01 September to 31 October
A newly added exhibition, 'Country Casuals' is part of our year of 'A thousand fancies' costume displays. It showcases the traditional techniques of quilting through the original 17th- and 18th- century costumes and accessories from the Charles Paget Wade collection cared for at Berrington Hall. There's also displays on loan from the Hereford Museum Resource and Learning Centre and all costumes can be seen when you visit the hall during opening hours.
Samurai, sushi and swords
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September, 10am to 5pm
Check out one of our hidden gems as we unveil the Samurai costumes from the Charles Paget Wade collection, cared for at Berrington. A one off chance to see the Samurai with their full armour on display, they'll be accompanied by a Taiko drummers group who will bring the place to life with their Japanese drums. There's also live sushi demonstrations to look out for at 3pm each afternoon. There's even Japanese origami crafts for children from 11am to 3pm both days.
The Cider weekend
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October, 10am to 5pm
Berrington's annual cider harvest returns for another year. Browse our vintage selection of orchard apples and enjoy cider from local breweries Ralph's and Pips cider. Local stallholders will be selling their best Herefordshire produce such as local pork sausages, cheese, honey and there'll be traditional crafts on display. Family horse and cart rides on Saturday and music from a local acoustic guitarist on Sunday. If you're interested in holding a stall why not get in touch?
Berrington's annual firework display
Sunday 26 October 4pm to 8pm
If you have never been along to this annual event with the family you have missed out on a treat. Berrington's annual fireworks display takes place this year just after the clocks change on 26th October. Enjoy firework themed activities for the kids in the afternoon along with Georgian music recitals accompanied with hot dogs, burgers and traditional firework night treats from 4pm then round off the evening with a fantastic firework display which starts promptly at 7pm. The hall is open for you to see the costume exhibition any time during the evening.