Meet the Gruffalo at the Dean Heritage Centre

The Gruffalo, a children's book by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, tells the story of a mouse's walk in the woods On Saturday 31st of March and Sunday 1st of April the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC) will open their highly anticipated Gruffalo Trail. Visitors will be able to meet the official Gruffalo character at … Continue reading Meet the Gruffalo at the Dean Heritage Centre

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Newent Wild Flower Picnic

Newent in Bloom invites families to come and join us to create a wild flower meadow at Newent lake on the Sunday after Easter, to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  From 2 to 4 pm on the 15th of April, you are invited to bring a picnic, view the proposed meadow, sow a patch of … Continue reading Newent Wild Flower Picnic

Herefordshire Fields, Forts, Film and Feasts…

Fabulous topics chosen by walk leaders for this year’s Herefordshire Walking Festival from June 16-24 range from the exploration of historic hill forts to inspirational film settings and walks with a strong focus on the enjoyment of local fare. Walkers can discover the backdrop for the recently-released film Resistance, based on the novel by local … Continue reading Herefordshire Fields, Forts, Film and Feasts…

Spring Food Fair at 3 Shires Garden Centre, near Newent

Join over 25 local food and drink producers on Sat 31st March from 11am to 4pm to taste, chat to the producers and buy. Food and drink available will include chutneys and preserves; cheeses, salamis and cured meats, yoghurts and ice cream; ready meals and cakes; pies, crisps and sausage rolls; juice, cider, wine and … Continue reading Spring Food Fair at 3 Shires Garden Centre, near Newent

Medieval banquets at Caldicot Castle

Medieval banquets are to be staged at Caldicot Castle by the owners of the Michelin starred The Crown at Whitebrook restaurant. Multi award winning Crown Hotels and Restaurants have secured a long term catering concession with the castle owners, Monmouthshire County Council, to hold the popular historical events filled with fun, feasting, revelry and music.  The … Continue reading Medieval banquets at Caldicot Castle

Earth Oven Project to Launch in The Forest of Dean

Harts Barn Cookery School in the Forest of Dean, is to host an inspirational workshop on the ancient and unique processes involved in the building of an Earth Bread Oven. Children and adults will be encouraged to get hands on to prepare the clay, to weave the basket and to work together throughout the building … Continue reading Earth Oven Project to Launch in The Forest of Dean