Ludlow Spring Festival

Barrels of Fun, Feasting, Live Music and Motors


Wheelchair and mobility scooters access

All events in Ludlow Castle and most other venues are suitable for wheelchair and mobility scooters access. The entrance to the Castle itself has a rough cobbled surface and a wheelchair user may require assistance - readily available on the spot - for this short section. Some shops have entrance steps but again assistance is readily available.

Wheelchair hire - we do have a limited number of light-use wheelchairs that can be hired over the weekend with a £30 deposit left until their return.

Disabled toilets can be found at the car park off Castle Square, and in the Castle during the Food and Drink Festival.

BLUE BADGE PARKINGThere will be Blue Badge parking facilities at Ludlow Rugby Club (SY8 1EE) over the Festival weekend, with a free shuttle minibus service taking Blue Bade holder visitors up to the Castle. Parking at the Rugby Club is £5 per car, cash only; the shuttle minibus is free. 

Parking for Blue Badge holders can also be found in the Castle Street Car Park off the Castle Square. There are also a number of on-street Blue Badge car parking spaces but these do have time limits on them.

A list of car parks and information can be found here - Car Parks

If you have special needs and require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to do what we can to help.


There are baby changing and feeding facilities available within the festival; these are based within small marquees and contain a table and chairs for your use. There are also a couple of changing mats and a small amount of disposable wipes and nappy bags available for your use, if needed, along with sanitizing gel.


Well-behaved dogs, on a lead, are allowed in the castle grounds... But NOT in any marquee, under marquee cover or anywhere where food preparation is taking place (except guide dogs). Festival venues other than the castle each have their own policy regarding dogs, but of course food shops do not normally permit dogs to enter.

Dog Crèche: there will be a dog crèche inside the Castle operating over the weekend. Please note: this is a limited service run on a "first come, first served" basis. Donations will be asked for at the crèche - it is operated by the charity Dog's Trust and all donations will go directly to them. You can find out more about the charity here:

Clean, well-behaved dogs may be allowed on the Park & Ride buses at the discretion of the driver.


Shop ‘n Drop…why not leave your purchases at the Festival's charity-run shopping crèche (located at the entrance/exit of the Festival in the castle grounds) and pick them up later!


Toilets + Disabled toilet facilities can be found at the car park off Castle Square, and in the Castle during the Spring Festival.



A chef doing a demonstration

11th, 12th & 13th
September 2020

Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.

A musician playing at ludlow spring festival

16th & 17th
May 2020

Held in Ludlow Castle, more than 200 real ales, 150 classic vehicles and live music all weekend. That’s not forgetting over 60 food and drink producers to discover!

Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 9th
August 2020

A food and drink walk of approximately 8 miles adapted from our Italian twin town. A unique experience for food lovers and those wanting to explore the Ludlow landscape.