October In Herefordshire
Don’t hibernate indoors, October in Herefordshire means autumn is here and full of fun things to do. Get outdoors and see Herefordshire’s trees change colour on a country walk and follow it up with a tasty Sunday lunch at one of Herefordshire cosiest pubs with an open fire.
If you’re up for a fright, there’s Halloween to look forward to, which means parties, fancy dress and firework displays. October is packed with great things to do and see, cultural happenings and fantastic places to visit.
Herefordshire is one of the UK’s most sought after holiday destinations. Located in the centre of England, Herefordshire is host to black and white market towns, fairy-tale castles and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Make the most of the countryside and the October half term and organise a big get together, we have a fantastic range of group accommodation throughout Herefordshire.
Make memories this October with family and friends.
As the days get colder and shorter and the nights get longer and darker, it’s easy to overlook how truly wonderful autumn can be. With its vibrantly coloured leaves, enticing scents, natural beauty and a refreshing aura, it’s time to stop thinking about autumn as the layover between the summer holidays and Christmas festivities.
From blazes of burnished reds to carpets of golden yellows, there’s nothing like the sight of the autumn leaves changing colour to celebrate the arrival of the new season. Whether you’re planning a family day out in the fresh air or a romantic stroll through Herefordshire woodlands, soak up nature and embrace autumn.
October Half Term
Keep the kids entertained (and on your side) during October half term in Herefordshire with our pick of the county’s best things to do half term.
Whether it’s with teenagers or toddlers, pack your October half term holiday with fun activities, Halloween events and unique experiences. With so many things to do over the school holidays in Herefordshire, make sure you stay for the whole break: these family friendly places to stay and top family restaurants will help you plan your visit.
Oktoberfest In Herefordshire
Germany’s famous Bavarian festival will soon be coming to Herefordshire with big steins of beer, platters of excessively long wurst, leiderhosen and bands playing like they don’t give a schnitzel.
Whether you’re after a traditional beer or raucous table dancing, you can find your version of the perfect Oktoberfest right here in Herefordshire.
Halloween In Herefordshire
Get ready for chills and thrills this Halloween in Herefordshire!
There is some spooky goings on in Herefordshire this Halloween. From horrifying hauntings to terrifying tales, ghost walks, spooky woodland trails, pumpkin carving and broomstick making.
This is just for starters, there are lots more Halloween events in Herefordshire, come and visit if you dare.
The Herefordshire Family Festival
The family festival is back on October 30th and this year they are celebrating the world of ANIMALS! So get out your monkey tails, practise your fin splashing and brush those manes and join The Courtyard for a whole day packed full of family fun.
Keep your cat eyes peeled on our What’s On In Herefordshire page for lots of exciting events happening throughout October half term to keep the children (and their grown-ups) entertained!
World Cup Rugby
The 2019 Rugby World Cup runs from Friday 20th September to Saturday 2nd November, with games played across Japan. Take a look through our list of pubs and sports bars, where you’ll find an atmosphere almost as good as you would if you were there.
So leave your BT Sport TV guide at home! Live sport streaming is best done in Herefordshire’s top sports bars and pubs.
October Apple Harvest
The county of Herefordshire produces more than half the UK’s cider and October is all about celebrating apples, cider and perry.
Throughout October many venues embrace the apple harvest with a full month of traditional apple themed activities. Children’s trails, apple themed treats in the tea-room, crafts and apple pressing on selected weekends.
The Big Apple Harvestime Weekend is a special opportunity to enjoy the countryside in the Herefordshire parishes on the Marcle Ridge. The local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples.
Refresh Your Look At Herefordshire Retail Outlets
Herefordshire is a county that is home to a distinctive mix of old and new, but also to an array of picturesque market towns offering all the intrigue and temptation of the independent retailers.
Source the latest fashions for your winter wardrobe, peruse the big name stores in Hereford’s Old Market and discover the independent boutiques in Church Street.
Beyond the city’s boundary there is no shortage of retail destinations. You will find Labels on the edge of Ross which is also home to the Gateway Cinema, and Oakchurch Farm Shop a rural store in Staunton-On-Wye, with a food hall, fashion, homewares, toys and a garden centre.
Place A Bet This October
Horseracing fans across the country will be chomping at the bit in anticipation of the first fixtures in a brand new season of racedays.
You will see jockeys, horses and trainers return to jump racing at Hereford Racecourse.
With a range of ticket options available, including the Rusty Bridge Gold & Silver package there is something for everyone, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to welcome in the brand new jump season at Hereford.
Need Help Planning Your October Trip?
Herefordshire Tour Company Rural Concierge is located on the Welsh Border of Herefordshire, with Liz Hill at the helm.
The team have extensive knowledge of the Herefordshire, The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, The Marches, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, West Midlands and Wales. Each place has its own beauty and charm, and Rural Concierge can help you plan your trip to any and all of these destinations!
They work closely with local tourism businesses and organisations to help you get exactly what you want out of your experience, depending on interests, time frame and budget. So if you haven’t had the chance to visit Herefordshire yet, Rural Concierge can help make your trip stress free, exciting, and fun!