Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink
Shake off the gloom of January with some February jump racing at Chepstow Racecourse. With seven races starting from 1.40pm, it’s set to be a packed afternoon of exciting races.
Lunch packages in Silks Restaurant start from £55 and include a two-course meal and admission.General admission is £15 in advance and £18 on the day or why not treat yourself to a ‘Day at the Races’ package for just £22 (only in advance)?
Indian Takeaway Experience
If you’re a lover of curry and beer, don’t miss this epic cooking experience from Harts Barn Cookery School and Hillside Brewery.
Instead of reaching for the takeaway menu, pop down to the cookery school and join Versha Patel to learn how to make:
Then up to Hillside Brewery for a fantastic brewery tour and beer tasting – leave with your takeaway in one hand and beer in the other!
The upcoming experiences are as follows:
Humble By Nature
Valentine’s and Mother’s Day are just around the corner so be sure to have a beautiful gift to hand! Head to Humble By Nature and learn how to make a gorgeous willow heart from skilled willow weaver Amanda Rayner – the perfect gift for someone you love.
Beethoven’s Eroica and Mendelssohn’s Masterpiece
On Sunday 7thFebruary, Hereford Shirehall will host both the English Symphony Orchestra’s Kenneth Woods conducting the young virtuoso Alexander Sitkovetsky in a stunning program including Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and the UK Premiere of acclaimed composer Emily Doolittle’s “green/blue” Described as a playful and exciting work full of the kinds of colourful writing it’s title would suggest.
Love is in the air…
There’s still time to book some romantic delights and deals to enjoy in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this Valentine’s Day:
About Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism
Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism (WVFDT) was formed in 2006 and is the official Destination Management Organisation representing the interests of 300 members.
Managed by a 10-strong voluntary board, supported by professional advisers, the Forestry Commission and the AONB, it is funded by member subscriptions, the Forest of Dean District Council, Monmouthshire Council (via VisitWales), the Forestry Commission, and grant funding for specific projects.
Tourism in the Forest of Dean and Monmouthshire contributes £141.5 million and £158.1 respectively to the local economies. WVFDTA members include tourist attractions, accommodation providers, outdoor activities, food producers, events and services. The Association delivers four key functions: