« Lend Me Your Mind - Part 10 | Main | Blazing A Trail »

Open Features: Apple Days

Sally Williams invites us to visit the National Trust in October and celebrate the great British apple. "From Slack Ma Girdle, Pig’s Snout to Hoary Morning we’ve hundred of brilliant varieties in our orchards and gardens.''

Join an apple day event and enjoy a host of activities, experience the refreshing taste of freshly pressed and juiced apples, cider sampling and try some scrumptious apple recipes. Many of our restaurants and tearooms will also have free autumnal puddings on offer, when you purchase a main course.

Here’s our pick of some of the best apple events taking place across England and Wales:

Cotehele, Cornwall

Apple weekend, 2 -3 October 11am - 4pm

It’s all about apples this weekend. Bring all the family for a traditional autumnal day out. See the autumn colour in the gardens and sample delicious recipes and unusual apple varieties with Cotehele’s head chef.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01752 351346.

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Taste the place: apple day, 2-3 October 10am - 5pm

Enjoy a traditional Apple Day within the beautiful Grounds of Polesden Lacey. Over this weekend, we will be hosting this uniquely English event with apple and cider sales, apple tastings and an exhibition of historic apple varieties. As the finale to British Food Fortnight at Polesden Lacey, you will also be able to sample and buy delicious local produce on the day. With craft activities and games - it's a great event for all the family.

Normal admission charges apply plus some activities may have small additional costs.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01372 458203.

Erddig, Wrexham

20th annual apple festival, 2-3 October 11am - 5pm

From William Tell, Granny Smith and Sir Isaac Newton to cider cookery and folklore, come and celebrate Erddig’s increasingly popular apple harvest. Enjoy cider tasting, apple press demonstrations, dancers, games and over 120 varieties of Erddig apples on show, plus lots more for all the family.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

Attingham Park, Shropshire

Apple weekend 9-10 October 11am - 4pm

Savour the harvest in Attingham's Orchard with fresh apple pressing, juice to taste and buy local crafts, cider and produce.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01249 730459.

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Apple day, 10 October 11am - 4pm

Join us in the gardens for a celebration of the English apple and orchards.

There will be juicing, tastings, puzzles and apple advice at our most popular autumn event.

Garden ticket required but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01332 863822

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Cheshire

Apple weekend, 10 October 11am - 4pm

An appeeling day out for all the family at the Apprentice House Garden.

Normal admission charges apply plus £1 per family trail

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01625 445845.

The Vyne, Hampshire

Orchard day, 16 October 11am - 4pm

Not just apples. Explore our organic orchard, enjoy apple tasting, demonstrations, a family trail and other activities.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01256 883858.

Beningbrough Hall & Gardens, North Yorkshire

Apple celebrations, 16 - 30 October 11am - 5pm

Displays of apples, apple information on our many varieties, see our new orchard labyrinth, enjoy apple lunches, apple pressing and art workshops

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01904 472027

Blickling Hall, Garden & Park, Norfolk

Apple and harvest day, 17 October 11am - 4pm

Enjoy apple themed children's events in the grounds of Blickling plus a special menu in the restaurant celebrating this popular and versatile fruit. The ‘Apple and Pear People’ will be selling a wide range of appley produce; there’ll be apple identification and sampling of different apple and pear varieties. Local suppliers of jam, beverages and country crafts will also be on site to celebrate harvest time.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 0844 800 4308.

Killerton, Devon

Apple day, 17 October 11am - 4pm

Celebrate the English apple and enjoy the splendour of autumn colour in Killerton's garden. Apples for sale, cider-making and tasting and children's activities.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01392 881345

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village, Wiltshire

Apple day, 17 October 11am - 4pm

Fruity fun including demonstrations, orchard tours, craft activities, cider bar, hog roast, music and dancing.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01249 730459.

Cragside, Northumberland

Apple day, 24 October 11am - 5pm

Apple displays, stories, apple pressing. Apple dishes served in the restaurant. Quizzes and puzzles for children.

Normal admission charges apply but there are no additional event charges.

Booking is not required for this event.

For more information please call 01669 620333.

Categories

Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under a Creative Commons License.