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9:00am Monday 19th July 2010
Philippa May continues her guide of places and activities - close to home and further afield - that don't need suncream or wellies as they're all (or almost all) under cover as well as a selection of things to do and places to go when the sun has his hat on.
3:31pm Friday 16th July 2010
2:55pm Thursday 28th May 2009
ONE of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire in the heart of the Teme Valley is to open to visitors under the National Gardens scheme. The setting for the garden is perfect - magnificent copper beech and oak trees, a fast flowing stream, a secret treehouse, a croquet lawn and impressive Jacobean style buildings. The garden at Orleton House, Stanford Bridge has been developed over the last 20 years by Jenny and John Hughes with huge borders alive with colour and perfume. Jenny shows her artistic flair with her combinations of foliage and height. Large leaves of rogersias and hostas sit well with irises, delphiniums, lupins and alliums. An abundance of unusual plants such as Cirsium, Cerinthe and Morina underplant small fruit and ornamental trees with roses distributed throughout the borders giving interest all year round for keen and casual gardeners alike. The result is a spectacular display which was featured last year in the English Garden magazine. Jenny is also a potter and she will be demonstrating her skills during the afternoon. The garden will be open on May 30 and 31, from 11am to 5pm with licensed light lunches and teas available. Entry fee for adults is £4 and free for children. Money raised will go to the NGS charities (mainly cancer care) to the Air Ambulance and local charities.
4:00pm Friday 3rd April 2009
Indoor play centres are the perfect place for little ones to let off plenty of steam. Head for Mickey Miller’s Family Play Barn at Oakfield Farm, Craven Arms (01588 673800) or Play Planet in Hereford’s Widemarsh Street (playplanet hereford.co.uk).
11:30am Friday 3rd April 2009
Easter egg trails take place at both Berrington Hall and the Brockhampton Estate over the Easter weekend. Supported by Cadburys, there is a chocolate treat on offer to everyone who takes part. At Brockhampton (01885 488099/482077) the trail runs on Sunday and Monday, April 12-13 between noon and 4pm. At Berrington Hall (01568 615721), you can join the trail between 11am and 4pm.
11:00am Friday 3rd April 2009
GAMES AND PE Discover the exhilaration of the UK’s fastest growing board sport – mountain boarding – on Herefordshire hillsides. Court Farm in Tillington is the first official Maxtrak centre in the county and a great place to mountain board whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned boarder. At Out to Grass in Cradley you’ll find another great place to experience the speed and excitement of mountain boarding.
4:00pm Thursday 2nd April 2009
Take an unusual history lesson and catch a glimpse of life in times gone by. From the Jacobean age to a piece of history that is still within living memory for many, there is plenty to discover in the region’s many exciting museums.
4:00pm Thursday 2nd April 2009
Put your walking boots on, pack a picnic and discover the local countryside. Click on ramblers.org. uk and follow the links to ‘your region’ and find out about all the walks in and around the country, or try shropshirewalking.co.uk where you’ll find detailed maps and directions for following the Shropshire Way.
1:00pm Thursday 2nd April 2009
ART, DRAMA AND FILM Explore your creative side with a day out painting your own pottery. Try Glazydays Pottery Cafe (01531 636018) in Ledbury where you can choose from the largest selection of pieces in the area – from piggy banks to plates, tiles to teapots. Other places you can go to have fun painting something unique as a gift or for yourself include Manic Ceramics (01432 277712) in Capuchin Yard, Hereford, Green Frog Pottery (01684 561778) in Barnards Green, Malvern and the Paint It Yourself Pottery (01242 575700) in Cheltenham.