Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink

May: Bank Holiday events

Saturday 2nd May, 7.30pm – Wyndcliffe Court’s May Charity Ball – Event in support of Help for Heroes with live music, dancing in the ballroom and on the terrace, evening DJ and entertainment. Food includes sizzling hog roast and complimentary bubbly drink on arrival (both included in the ticket price). It’s fancy dress ‘hats and masks’ with a prize for best dressed! Tickets £25.

Hatter Picture

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2nd-3rd May – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at The Angel – A whimsical afternoon inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Caroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’! Guests will be welcomed by eccentric characters and treated to a ‘drink me’ potion followed by a fantastic feast of treats. Tickets £30. 

2nd-3rd May – Ross-on-Wye Beer and Cider Festival – Showcasing local beers and ciders from small brewers and producers in aid of local good causes. There will be live music on both days and food available. Tickets £5 pp includes free glass and programme. 

2nd-4th May – An amazing experience with Thomas the Tank Engine! Ride with Thomas, Daisy and Duck’s friend, plus miniature railway and roundabout, see Thomas race with Diesel, watch Punch & Judy, get your face painted and more… Adult £14, child £8. 

16th and 17th May – Steam and Real Ale Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. £2 Winchcombe, £1 Toddington. ALL Day Rover ticket prices are:  £16 for an Adult; £15 for a Senior (over 60) £7 for a child and £42 for a Family ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 children).

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23rd May, 9:30-4:00 – Welsh Wine Week with Food Adventure – Not only will you enjoy a tour of the two vineyards, but you will also have a tour of Wales’ first commercial winery and a wonderful Welsh wine tasting! Participants will sample at least 10 different wines which will include sparkling, white and red from Ancre Hill and White Castle Vineyard. £99 pp.

23rd May – Fizz & Jazz at Glewstone Court A five piece ‘Club Django Band’ evoking the Paris jazz scene of the 1930’s and 1940’s playing a 2.5 hour set of swing and gypsy jazz music, bring a fabulous taste of the old classics. includes a three course special set menu dinner. £45 pp. 

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© Wye Dean Tourism

23rd to Bank Holiday Monday 25th May Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala. The best steam gala for miles. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket onlyAdult £25, Senior £22, Child £7, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £59

25th April until Sun. 10th May – “Come & See the Lambs” at Parva Farm Vineyard. Sat. every day from 11.30am until 4.30pm. See ewes with their lambs & learn how we raise & care

for our lambs at Parva Farm. £1.00 per adult (for charity). Children must be accompanied.

 

 

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