Hot Lists Friday, February 5th Words by: Lauren Rogers

Half term ideas for Herefordshire teenagers

Hot Lists Friday, February 5th

Half term ideas for Herefordshire teenagers

With half term only seven days away, here are a few suggestions to prevent teenagers shuffling around the house all week.

The Hereford Skatepark by Shooting Reels

Open to skateboarders, BMXers, scooters and inline skaters, the city’s volunteer run skate park on Holmer Road (near the Leisure Centre) is owned and managed by charitable company Wheeled Sports 4 Hereford.

On Sunday mornings from 8am to noon the park is open to scooters and under 10s only, from noon to 4pm it’s no scooters and 10+ only.

More info over on the park’s Facebook page.

Herefordshire Raceway @ Lower Hurst, Weobley


Arrive & Drive (8+, adult classes aimed at 14+) does what is says on the tin and gets you driving against the clock. There is also go karting for 14+, a ‘Grand Prix’ and Endurance sessions for groups of 11 or more. Give them a call on 01544 318334 or email for details.

Spring & Summer Workshops @ Hereford College of Arts

Summer School

Rock school, graffiti, digital photography, animation… Get inspired at these one day workshops for 12-15 year olds. Be quick though, deadline for enrolment is Monday, February 8.

  • Animate a Music Video with Nick Brown
  • Drawing & Illustration with Dermot Clark
  • 3D Modelling using the Laser Cutter with Ian Berrill
  • Learn to be a Potter with Bryony Burn
  • Theatrical Skills with Mia Gordon
  • Rock School with Stevie Callender
  • Screen-Print a Bag with Mandy Pritchard
  • Fantasy make-up with Sarah Bennett
  • Banksy Graffiti with Matt Thomas
  • Digital Photography with Toni Ward & Polly James
  • Rock School with Stevie Callender

Go-Ape @ Wyre Forest, Worcestershire


Release your inner Tarzan. The Go Ape tree top adventure at Wyre Forest is £33 for 16+ and £25 for 10 to 15-year-olds. If you’d prefer to stay closer to the ground, you can explore the forest trails on a Segway. Find out more at the Wyre Community Discovery Centre.

Canoe on the River Wye


Paddle the whole 19 miles or opt for the 8.5m routes from Lucksall to Hoarwithy or Hereford to Lucksall. Hereford Canoe Hire has a fair few trips to pick from. And you can stop for a pub lunch (parental bonus). The Paddle About taster session is £25 for two hours.

Dirty Feet's breakdance / rap / acting / free-running courses

Being held in Hay, Ross-on-Wye and Hereford, the classes are run by renowned b-boy Dan 'Didge' Ovel, and actor Joe Rogerson. For more information call Dan on 07738 667105 or email

Hereford Golf Academy @ Hillbarn, Lyde


The club is currently running a junior 'sub 70' membership programme - £10 to join, then unlimited range balls for £5 per day/visit. The offer will run through to 2017. There are also junior lessons on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. £3 for one hour, free club hire. Call 01432 278908 to get booked.

Chip Shop Chips @ Church Stretton, Shropshire


Just over the border, Box Of Tricks Theatre Company will be staging an “immersive love story” set in a fish and chip story on February 19. For adults and older teens (14+). Arts Alive bill the show a unique theatrical experience: “This is theatre, but not as you know it: dinner, dance and a show all rolled into one.” Prebooking is essential, so call 01694 720132. The £15 ticket includes a fish and chip supper.


MFA Bowling in Hereford has an ongoing deal - hire a lane for an hour for £19 (before 6pm) on Mondays to Fridays. 

Odeon Cinemas nationwise are offering tickets at £2.50 on selected films throughout the half-term holiday – here's the list of what's on at Hereford.


Image credits:

Vans by Tom Chapman, via Flickr CC.

Box Of Tricks Theatre Company's Chip Shop Chips by Lucas Smith.

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