One of the best things about autumn is the apple harvest. Essex has many fruit farms, a number of which specialise in growing apples. During September and October there are a number of events across the county celebrating the apple, tied in to National Apple Day. They are a great way for children to discover where their food comes from and to enjoy the last rays of autumn sunshine before winter sets in.
We will list a number of apple days here, as we find out about them or are told about them. Do keep checking back, as we’ll be adding events as we find out about them. If you know of any others happening, do let us know by clicking here, and we will add them to the list. Happy munching!
Apple Day at the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge
Gardens of Easton Lodge, nr Great Dunmow, CM6 2BB (follow brown signs on roads)
Sunday 17th September 2017
Monthly Open Day for a garden being rescued from dereliction. Hot food at lunchtime, take and cakes, dogs on lead welcome. Guided tours. Special Apple Day event, and once again the Bishops Stortford Ukulele Band will be performing
Audley End House and Gardens
Saturday 23rd September 2017 and Sunday 24th September 2017, 11am-5pm
“Celebrate all things apple at Audley End. From bobbing and weaving to trapping and tasting, apples have never been so appetising!”
Copped Hall Apple Day
Sunday 8th October 2017
11.00am – 4.00pm £8 per person
ess to both gardens and mansion. Join in the fun, play some traditional games, help with the juicing and have your own apples identified by our expert. There will be a display and apples for sale. There will also be entertainment, refreshments and bar, lunches, produce for sale and of the Trust shop.
Apple Weekend at Thames Chase Forest Centre
Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS
Saturday 21st October 2017 and Sunday 22nd October 2017, 10am to 4pm
Apples, apple juice, honey, preserves, willow weaving, coppicing, wildlife skeletons, morris dancing, children’s activities and treasture hunt.