Herefordshire is a place where we can all enjoy the beautiful countryside, with grand estates & regal mansions, lavish log cabins & elegant boutique hotels, the finest dining & signature mixology. With the flowing rivers & rolling hills, woodland parks & wide-open spaces, Herefordshire is everything you could want for your summer holiday.
Perfect for a family break, Herefordshire is home to so much family friendly fun. The little ones can climb and swing from the trees in the idyllic setting that is Oaker Wood Leisure, full of adventurous activities. The whole family can marvel at the wonders of the Waterworks Museum, home to UK’s widest range of working pumps and engines. A Herefordshire attraction that is perfect for all ages.
The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo provides an ideal space to experience beautiful, free-flying, tropical butterflies. Use their identification sheets to find out about our butterflies & hunt for caterpillars and chrysalis along the way. Then get lost in the Jubilee Maze which is one of Britain’s most famous traditional hedge mazes, with a romantic temple at the centre and over a kilometre of hedges.
With space for the whole family to roam and always abuzz with activities the National Trust properties in Herefordshire offer treasure trails, farm animals, wild deer, adventure playgrounds and fascinating history, these are truly beautiful sites.
For a luxurious retreat, Herefordshire is second to none. With some of the finest accommodation, dining and experiences around, you certainly deserve to treat yourself to a luxury break in Herefordshire. There are luxury hotels like The Green Dragon, Castle House, Feathers Hotel, and lavish glamping experiences in the serene Herefordshire countryside at Shepherds Hideaway, Mad Dogs And Vintage Vans and The Billy Goat Cabins.
The food and drink in Herefordshire is just as good. With Michelin stars from the Stagg Inn and Kilpeck Inn, country gastro pub dining and noteworthy vegan dining you are sure to find the perfect culinary delights.
Herefordshire is also the home of adventure. You can paddleboard the River Wye with Wyedean Canoe Hire, take on the outdoors like never before with Battlelands, Hereford Skateboard Park and Herefordshire Raceway. Get up close and personal with the animals at Newbridge Farm Park. With so much gorgeous green space, woodlands and rolling hills, Herefordshire is the perfect place to adventure.
Let us not forget the spa breaks. Escape to relaxation in the county and experience luxury treatments, relaxing hot tub dips and even a glass of champagne (or two!).
Make sure to visit Hereford Old Market, small but beautifully formed. With luxury brands & everyday favourites, independent charms & one-off finds. In High Town explore the artisan markets & vintage gems. Hidden from view, is the entrance to the historic Church Street, with the city’s magnificent Cathedral at its south end, and an array of independent shops in-between.
Herefordshire plays host to some truly unmissable events. Taste your way around numerous exhibitors and demonstrations at various food and drink festivals, and fill your days and nights with music festivals. Many of Herefordshire’s event organisers offer free admission to events and they champion family friendly events.
Whether you are meeting friends, enjoying a staycation with the family, taking a couples retreat, or simply just because, Herefordshire has you covered this summer. Explore and get inspired with our suggestions below.