Whats On in May 2024 – Stoke St Milborough, Clee Hills and Ludlow

What’s on in Stoke St Milborough and throughout Shropshire in May 2024

Plenty of things to do this coming month in Stoke St Milborough and across Shropshire, especially with 2 bank holiday weekends falling in May. The events calendar really starts to pick up – let’s hope the weather does too!

Stoke St Milborough village hall events:

Friday 10th May – Quiz night with buffet, doors open from 7.00 pm

Saturday 18th May – Film night “This is Spinal Tap” 40th anniversary screening followed by Hard Rock Karaoke, doors open from 18.45 pm

Monday 27th May – Coffee morning, 10.00 am, everyone welcome

For further information and how to get tickets visit the Stoke St Milborough village hall Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ssmvh/


Thursday 9th May – Ludlow Distillery, Ludlow Farm Shop, watch British-Ugandan folk singer-songwriter, Daudi Matsiko, perform as part of the Shire Folk Music tour, for tickets click here http://www.shirefolk.co.uk/

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May – Ludlow Spring Festival, Ludlow Castle, food, drink and live entertainment, doors open from 16.00 pm on the Friday, for further information and ticket prices visit https://www.ludlowspringfestival.co.uk/

Throughout May – Ludlow Assembly Rooms, full programme of events in the theatre and cinema including films, live screenings of National Theatre productions, comedy nights and music nights at Bill’s Kitchen. To see what’s on in May, visit: https://ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk/events/list/

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms:

Thursday 2nd May – Early Bird Song Walk, 6.00 am – 9.00 am

Sunday 5th May – Bluebell Walk, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Saturday 11th May – Pond Dipping Day, pre-booking not required, just turn up anytime from 11.00 am – 15.00 pm

Monday 13th May – Wildlife Walk, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

For further information and to view more events, visit their website on: https://www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk/

National Trust:

Various dates throughout May – Nordic Walking at Attingham Park, suitable for age 16+, pre-booking essential, phone 07980 266964 or email beverley@walxinthemarches.co.uk to check suitability

Various dates throughout May – Scrap’s Spring Spotter Trail, Attingham Park, fun for the kids discovering the sights and sounds of Spring, pick up a trail sheet from the Visitor Reception

Saturday 4th May – Moseley Old Hall, Maypole Day celebrations, create your own May Day basket, just turn up, no booking required.

Sunday 12th May – Berrington Hall, enjoy live music in the walled garden with James Hunt and his jazz band, 11.00 am – 15.00 pm, free event but normal admission charges apply

Saturday 18th May – Moseley Old Hall, Summer Wreath Making Workshop, pre-booking essential, tickets £30

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th May – Bee Weekend at Croft Castle, find out all about bees, why they are so important and take part in some fun family activities, free event but normal admission charges apply

Thursday 23rd May, Wild Food UK Foraging Course at Comer Woods, Dudmaston Estate, 2.5 hour walk with experienced guide ending with a wild food lunch, pre-booking essential, adults £50, under 16s £25

For further information, got to the National Trust website at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

Across Shropshire:

Saturday 11th May to Sunday 12th May – Shrewsbury Regatta, one of the countries oldest rowing regattas, watch the spectacle free of charge from the riverbanks, 9.00 am – 16.00 pm, races start from the English Bridge and head in direction of the park.

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th May – the famous Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival (see news article for more information or visit their website on https://www.bishopscastlewalkingfestival.co.uk/ )

Sunday 24th May – Shropshire County Agricultural Show, West Mid Showground, Shrewsbury, for tickets and more information, click here: https://www.shropshirecountyshow.com/

Sadly, the Clun Greenman Festival usually held over the first bank holiday weekend in May has had to be cancelled. The unprecedented wet weather has meant that there is no chance of the festival field being dry enough in time for the event. Hopefully, this will be back on next year.

This is by no means and exhaustive list and we’ll be doing an update as to what’s happening over the May half-term a bit nearer the time. In the meantime, we hope this gives you an idea of some things to plan and do in May.