Your perfect event accommodation this Summer!

With spring and summer comes a wealth of events across England and Wales, from bustling food festivals to beautiful flower shows, music festivals to county shows and everything in between. As the weather warms up, wouldn’t it be ideal to have a peaceful place to stay while you explore everything the season has to offer? Look no further than Williams Leisure Group!

Our suite of 5-star holiday parks are nestled in the most beautiful locations, putting you close to the most exciting events of the season. Stunning lodges, glamping and camping options, seasonal pitches and caravan and motorhome pitches are all ready and waiting to provide you with a gateway for an unforgettable stay right beside the action.


Events Near Orleton Rise Holiday Park

Orleton Rise Holiday Park, nestled on the idyllic Shropshire & Herefordshire border, offers a tranquil haven for those seeking peace and rejuvenation. But your stay doesn’t have to be all about serenity! Here are some exciting local events happening near Orleton Rise that you can explore during your visit:

Ludlow Spring Festival

Foodies and festival-goers, this one’s for you. The Ludlow Spring Festival is a vibrant celebration of local food and drink producers happening just a short distance from Orleton Rise. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you explore stalls showcasing delicious treats and beverages from the region. Witness live demonstrations and talks by culinary experts, or simply unwind and enjoy live music performances by talented local bands and solo artists.

The festival boasts a dedicated beer competition, the SIBA Wales & West Beer Competition, perfect for those who enjoy sampling unique craft beers.

Event Details:

  • Dates: May 10th-12th, 2024
  • Location: Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
  • Hours:
    • Friday, May 10th: 3pm-9pm
    • Saturday, May 11th: 10am-9pm
    • Sunday, May 12th: 11am-4pm
  • Tickets: Available online

Bee Weekend at Croft Castle

Calling all nature enthusiasts! Celebrate World Bee Day and learn about the vital role bees play in our ecosystem at the Bee Weekend at Croft Castle. Situated a short drive from Orleton Rise, this event offers a fun and educational experience for the whole family.

Explore interactive exhibits and participate in activities designed to raise awareness about the importance of bees and their impact on our environment. Learn about beekeeping practices and the challenges bees face in today’s world.

Event Details:

  • Dates: May 18th-19th, 2024
  • Location: Croft Castle, Herefordshire, England
  • Explore the historic Croft Castle and its surrounding 1,500-acre parkland managed by the National Trust.

Music in the Gardens at Berrington Hall

For a more relaxed afternoon, head to Berrington Hall on May 12th for their “Music in the Gardens” event. Nestled close to Orleton Rise, Berrington Hall offers a beautiful setting to enjoy live music amidst the tranquillity of their walled garden.

Relax on the lush lawns and soak in the melodious tunes performed by local musicians. This event coincides with the “Rhythm and Rhyme” trail around the estate’s grounds and gardens. Explore the rich history of Berrington’s internationally significant garden through a guided tour or participate in a family-friendly activity like potting your own pumpkin or sunflower seed to take home as a souvenir.

Event Details:

  • Date: May 12th, 2024
  • Location: Berrington Hall, Herefordshire, England


Events Near Lucksall Holiday Park

Situated alongside the picturesque River Wye, Lucksall Holiday Park offers the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of Herefordshire. Here are some exciting local events happening near Lucksall that you can add to your itinerary:

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

This one is for all the gardening enthusiasts, immerse yourself in the world of flowers at the renowned RHS Malvern Spring Festival, held just a short distance from Lucksall Holiday Park. This prestigious event, kicking off the RHS flower show season, boasts award-winning show gardens bursting with vibrant blooms and creative designs. Seek inspiration from floral displays created by talented professionals and browse through stalls brimming with gardening tools and supplies. Attend informative talks delivered by gardening experts and gain valuable insights into the world of horticulture.

Event Details:

  • Dates: May 9th-12th, 2024
  • Location: Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire, UK
  • Ticket Prices:
    • Taster Ticket: £15
    • Thursday Admission: £40
    • Under 16s: Free Entry

Hay Festival

For a truly enriching experience, attend the prestigious Hay Festival, just a short drive from Lucksall Holiday Park. This international festival of arts, literature, and ideas attracts renowned speakers, performers, and thinkers from around the globe. Imagine listening to the likes of Stephen Fry or Dame Judi Dench discuss their latest projects, all within the charming town of Hay-on-Wye.

The festival offers a diverse program of events featuring talks, debates, poetry readings, and musical performances. Explore a wide range of topics, from science and politics to comedy and literature. While the festival site itself is free to enter, individual events require tickets to be booked in advance.

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Three Counties Show

The Three Counties Show, a celebration of agriculture and the countryside, takes place at the Malvern Showground, not far from Lucksall Holiday Park. This exciting event offers a fun-filled day out for the whole family.

Explore a vast array of activities and attractions, including a delicious Food & Drink Festival showcasing local producers and a brand new English Wine Show. Watch exciting STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® competitions for professional lumberjacks and lumberjills, or marvel at the Red Devils parachute display team. Over 6,000 animals will be on display, featuring rare and minority breeds. Witness gun dog, sheepdog, and falconry demonstrations at the Countryside Arena.

Event Details:

  • Dates: June 14th-16th, 2024
  • Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, England
  • Ticket Prices: Available online

NGS Garden Opening at Hereford Cathedral

Explore the serene beauty of Hereford Cathedral’s private gardens on June 21st. This National Garden Scheme (NGS) garden opening event, a short distance from Lucksall Holiday Park, allows visitors to wander through the historic grounds at their own pace. Learn about the fascinating history of the gardens from knowledgeable guides and gardeners. The NGS is a charity that raises money for nursing and health charities by opening up beautiful gardens across the UK.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 21st, 2024 (from 10:00am onwards)
  • Location: Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, England
  • Admission Fee: Likely applies (as with most NGS events)
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Events Near Oakwood Valley Lodges

Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Mid Wales, Oakwood Valley Lodges provides a haven for those seeking peace and tranquillity. While the surrounding countryside offers its own serenity, here are some exciting events happening near Oakwood that you can explore during your visit:

Gin & Whisky Tasting Train Experience

For a unique and flavourful experience, hop aboard the Gin & Whisky Tasting Train at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. This exciting event, situated a short distance from Oakwood Valley Lodges, offers a delightful combination of scenic beauty and spirit exploration. While journeying through the breathtaking Welsh countryside on a historic steam train, you’ll have the opportunity to savour a variety of gins and whiskeys. Tickets for this experience can be purchased online through the railway’s website.

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National Garden Scheme- Spring Open Day at Gregynog

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Gregynog Hall during the National Garden Scheme Spring Open Day. Held a short drive from Oakwood Valley Lodges, this event allows visitors to explore the expansive gardens listed on the National Garden Scheme website. Contributing to a worthy cause that supports nursing and health charities, this open day provides a delightful opportunity to wander through the scenic grounds and learn about their fascinating history.

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Outdoor Theatre at Powis Castle & Garden: As You Like It

For a truly memorable evening, step back in time and witness a captivating performance of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at Powis Castle & Garden. This open-air performance, presented by The Duke’s Theatre Company, a renowned outdoor theatre group, takes place just a short distance from Oakwood Valley Lodges. Imagine relaxing on a summer evening amidst the beautiful Edwardian gardens of Powis Castle, surrounded by the ancient “Forest of Arden” serving as the backdrop for this classic Shakespearean comedy.

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Wherever your interest lies, you can be sure that there is an original and unique event around England or Wales for you and the whole family this spring and summer season. Get in touch with the Williams Leisure team today to secure your perfect accommodation option to be sure you don’t miss a second of the action.

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