Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Black and White House Museum

About the Black and White House Museum

The Black and White House is a remarkably well preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of Hereford, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city. It is a startling sight, standing as the sole reminder of times-gone-by in the middle of a modern shopping precinct.
Built in 1621, the house has been used for many purposes over the years, starting life as a butcher's home and shop and finishing its commercial life in the hands of Lloyds Bank in the late 1920s. Since 1929 it has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times. It is furnished in period style with an internationally important collection of English oak furniture and there are interesting pieces in every room. Of particular interest to many visitors are the rare wall-paintings, the four-poster bed and the baby-walkers.
There are hands-on activities for children including replica clothing and puzzles.
For those unable to climb the stairs, a virtual tour is situated on the fully-accessible ground floor. There are also Braille and tactile images for the blind and visually impaired.
Please note parking is available close by. Take a look at the council car parks page. There are public toilet facilities nearby, but not on site.

Opening times

The museum is currently being refurbished and is due to re-open on 1 April 2017.
  • Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Admission charges
  • Adults £2.50
  • Children £1.50 (under 5s free)
  • Family ticket £7.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
  • Access to ground floor only £1.50
  • Adult annual pass £7.50
  • Child annual pass £4.50
  • Family annual access £22.50

Masquerade Ball 28/09/17 - In Aid Of Megan Baker House

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Open University - Career Development for the Defence Community

If you are looking to develop yourself or planning to leave the Armed Forces and need additional skills to help with your resettlement, The Open University (OU) can help: 
  • OU work closely with the MOD to support education and training while with the Armed or Civil Services.
  • The OU’s flexible learning allows service personnel to maximise their use of personal time. 
  • OUare proud of their relationship with the Armed Forces, supporting students wherever they are in their studies and wherever they are in the world.
OU have created this website to provide advice, support and free resources to Armed Forces personnel, as well as information to help you find out more about what it’s like to study with the OU.  Click HERE for more information

Royal British Legion - Remembrance Travel - LIBOR Funded Normandy Tours 2017

                                                    Various Dates in March, April, May and September 2017.
                                                       Funding for a veteran plus 2 family members or carers.
                                                                     Click HERE for more information

Veterans UK Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017

At Veterans UK (part of Defence Business Services) we are always trying to improve the services we deliver to our customers. One of the best ways to understand how we can make improvements is to ask the people who use our services how we can do better.
If you would like to tell us about your experiences, please complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017
For more information on the services we deliver and how you can contact us, please see Veterans UK.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Furlong Fury - HALO's Ultimate Obstacle Course - Hereford Race Course 30/07/17

Go the distance on Halo's ultimate obstacle course challenge- Sunday 30th July 2017, Hereford Race Course.
Working with our friends from Urban Attack we’re transforming Hereford’s stunning racecourse into the ultimate obstacle course challenge. But on this unique day there will be no horses involved with all runners being of the two-legged kind!
This is more than just a race. The challenge will take runners around two laps of the racecourse (a 5k route) and over (or under) 14 obstacles – from cargo net crawls to mud baths, flying monkey bars to high walls!
This is for INDIVIDUAL RUNNERS who want to test their courage and for TEAMS who want to test their camaraderie to the limit.
It’s designed for those who want to COMPETE (galloping the course to test their courage and determination against others), and those who want to simply COMPLETE (anything from a trot to a canter, challenging themselves to reach their own personal goals).
Are you chomping at the bit? We are putting the finishing touches to our event website and facebook - watch this space for updates.
So are you brave and bold enough to go the distance? See you at the starting gate…..

Friday, 3 March 2017

The Courtyard Family Saturdays

Bodenham Toad Patrol

Toad patrols have begun again in Bodenham, helping the migrating toads across the road and back to the lake to breed.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Big White Wall

Drayton Manor 2017 Season - Free Entry for Serving Personnel and Veterans of the Armed Forces

Drayton Manor Park is proud to support our British Armed Forces so throughout our 2017 season we are offering free entry to all those serving and ex serving personnel of the British Armed Forces.  
Our main 2017 season runs from Thursday 30th March – Friday 27th October* and any serving or ex serving member of the British Armed Forces will receive free entry to Drayton Manor Park.
Armed Forces discount is also available for Park Entry throughout Magical Christmas. Opens on 18th November for selected dates until 31st December.** 
Booking in advance is not necessary so please show your ID on arrival at any ticket kiosk before approaching the gate and free entry will be granted for the individual.
Accepted forms of ID include:
For serving personnel: A Valid Military personal card/MOD card, Band of Brothers Card or Defence Privilege Card (only for serving or ex-serving member of the armed forces).
For Veterans: A leaving certificate, proof of War Pension or Armed Forces Compensation, Band of Brothers Card or Defence Privilege Card (only for serving or ex-serving members of the armed forces)
*Not available on park buy out days, please check the website before travelling for opening times and dates. No family or friend’s discounts offered at this time.    
**Park entry only, does not include a meeting with Father Christmas. This can be booked seperately at an extra price, https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/magical-christmas.
Click HERE for full details

Families Activity Breaks (FAB)

What is FAB?

Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB) is a non-public funded, tri Service charitable initiative, providing fun and challenging activity camps around the UK for bereaved Military families.

Families’ Activity Breaks
If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB camp. The holidays offer an adventure for all the family and a welcome break to meet and socialise with others who have experienced a similar loss. A loved one can mean a parent, a step parent, or a child’s legal guardian, carer or sibling.

Full details of 2017 FAB dates are at www.fabcamps.org.uk