Local Events

Whilst you enjoy your stay at Elm Lodge on the outskirts of the historic town of Ludlow in Shropshire you may want to take in some of the varied quality events that take place throughout the year.

This is just a small selection of the events in the Shropshire, Herefordshire and Welsh Marches plus a few further afield that may also take your fancy. For more information see our Links pages which will help point you in the right direction.

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    Ludlow Race fixtures 2018

    Thursday 22nd March First Race 2.30pm 7 Races Charity Meeting • Monday 9th April First Race 2.00pm 7 Races • Tuesday 24th April First Race 2.00pm 7 Races • Tuesday 8th May First Race 5.30pm 7 Races Evening Meeting • Sunday 13th May First Race 2.00pm 7 Races Totepool/Ladies Day • Wednesday 10th October First Race 2.10pm 7 Races • Thursday 25th October First Race 2.10pm 6 Races • Thursday 15th November First Race 1.05pm 6 Races • Monday 26th November First Race 1.10pm 7 Races • Wednesday 5th December First Race 12.30pm 7 Races • Wednesday 19th December First Race 12.40pm 7 Races Tanners Christmas Meeting Gates are open 2 hours before the first race. The first race times are subject to change, please check here or the Daily Press for any change.

    Fixtures 2018

    Terms and Conditions

    Telephone: 01584 856221 Fax: 01584 856217 Email: mail@ludlowracecourse.co.uk Twitter: @LudlowRaceClub Instagram: ludlowraceclub

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    Clun Green Man Festival

    Join us to banish the Ice Queen and welcome summer…
    …if the Green Man and the May Queen are victorious!

    This two-day event brings the ‘quietest place under the sun’ to life with performances and activities for the whole family.

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    Ludlow Food Festival

    Beer, Bangers, Bread & Classic Cars
    Like a Beer Festival but Better

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    Walcott Hall Open Day

    The gardens and arboretum of this former home of Clive of India are open for charity under the National Garden Scheme

    The gardens at Walcot Hall in Shropshire cover over 30 acres, including one of the finest Arboretums in Britain with a rich profusion of tree, shrub and herbaceous plantings. Different trees are ever being added and amongst the notable specimens is a huge Douglas Fir, planted by Lord Powis in 1842 and once one of the largest trees of its kind in Britain.

    The Arboretum is open from 12.00pm to 5.00pm every day except Saturdays, from April through to September. The charge is £3.00 per adult and details can be found in the car park at the main entrance to the Hall.

    The full gardens at Walcot Hall are open to the public for only two days a year during the Whitsun May Bank holiday weekend, when the display of rhododendrons and azaleas are at their best! For more information please see details within the Events section of this website.

    Walcot Hall has some of the most outstanding gardens and views of the whole of Shropshire and beyond. They offer the perfect backdrop for your wedding day or holiday away.

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    Ludlow Fringe Festival 2018

    Music – Jazz, Classical, Acoustic, Rock, Folk, World, Young Musicians, Swing …

    Theatre – Shakespeare, Touring Contemporary, Young Writers, Comedy Theatre, Social History, Political …

    Comedy – Stand -up, Performance, Open mic

    Street Entertainment – Paint Jam, Children’s Arts Workshops, Maker’s Markets, Puppets, Buskers, Pride, Great Get Together, Street Parties, Morris Dancers, The Big Sing, The Big Zumba, Ceilidh on the Square, Young Performers …

    Art Trail – over 100 artists exhibiting in pop-up galleries all around town.

    Spoken Word – Poetry, Story Telling, History Lectures, Walks and Talks in and around Ludlow …

    Children – Comic Workshops, Puppet Shows, Magic Shows, Story Telling for Kids, Forest Crafts, Arts Workshops …

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    Confetti Flower Field Open Days

    Welcome to our collection of pretty Natural Petal Wedding Confetti and Biodegradable Flower Petals. The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company are the UK’s original petal confetti growers – beautiful, natural, biodegradable flowers bloom on our family farm every summer, they are handpicked and delicately dried in fresh air and sunshine, allowing them to biodegrade as naturally as blossom.

    Choose your perfect petals and we’ll mix them by hand to your bespoke requirements – alongside our English Delphiniums and Wildflower Petals we offer gorgeous natural Rose Petals, a large selection of coloured Rose Petals and Hydrangeas, as well as scented Lavender Grains and Stems. We have a large range of confetti packaging and handmade accessories including Wedding Confetti Cones, Flower Girl Baskets, Confetti Envelopes, Petal Bags, Wedding Confetti Sachets, Skeleton Leaves and Traditional Handmade Horseshoes to add those finishing touches.

    We are extremely proud of the quality and colour of our environmentally friendly natural petals and we know they will help you create a newlywed confetti photograph to treasure! Please get in touch if you have any queries or questions – we are here to help. We know that your wedding day is the biggest day of your life, so nothing is too much trouble! .

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    Ludlow Green Festival in Castle Square

    Ludlow Green Festival is an annual attraction for both local people and visitors, celebrating all things ‘green’.

    In 2017 it is moving forward from the August Bank Holiday to July 9. This year’s theme is ‘Join the Green Revolution’. Just as Shropshire played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, so now Ludlow is pioneering ways of responding to the challenges of sustainability and resilience in the 21st century.

    Lots of stalls & activities – informative & fun! Music throughout the day, And of course plenty to eat and drink!

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    The British Stone Skimming Championship

    Take part in various stone related events or just watch the fun, bring a picnic

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    Burwarton Show

    Burwarton Show has been here since 1891. It is one of the premier agricultural shows in the country attracting over 20,000 visitors in 2014. This years star arena attractions areThe Squibb Freestyle

    Stunt Team who will provide airborne motorcycle aerobatic stunts and the Shetland Pony Grand National with teams of riders aged between 8-13 years racing their Shetland ponies . The are show classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, heavy horses and ponies. Vintage tractors engines & machinery. You can also see fly casting demonstrations alongside the food hall, handicrafts home & horticulture marquee. Jesters, concert bands and Punch and Judy all add to the country show atmosphere.at Ludlow Food Festival…

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    Ludlow Food & Drink Festival

    at Ludlow Food Festival…

    we champion producers of real food and drink from Ludlow and across the Welsh Marches. 2018 will be the 24th Ludlow Food Festival held in the beautifully historic Ludlow Castle and around town.

What They Say

Wow! A wonderful stay. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the comfort, luxury and friendliness.

Gordon, Jill, Mark & Silvia West Midlands & Italy February 18, 2015


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