The Best Family Friendly Apple Day Events

So it’s October and that means Autumn and one of the best ways to celebrate the harvest season is at an organised apple day.  There are quite a few apple events these days and you can go along and enjoy apple tasting, maybe see an apple press being used and take home some lovely crisp fresh apple juice.

But if you’re taking the kids along, it’s even better if there are some children’s activities happening too. So we’ve picked out some of the best apple days for families which feature children’s entertainment and crafts. What a great way to encourage your child to eat one of their five a day!


Apple Harvest at Erddig
5th – 27th October
A month long celebration of everything to do with apples! There’s an outdoor and indoor apple trail. You can have a go at apple printing.  Take part in apple dipping or try toasting marshmallows.
Listen to storytelling or watch Punch & Judy. Check their website to see which activities are on each day.

Apple Day at Tatton
6th October
A scrummy Sunday in the Gardens and at the Farm to celebrate the wonderful apple.
Children can take part in craft activities. Visit Tatton’s historic orchards to taste delicious varieties of apples. There will be lots of apple goods to buy in the shops and restaurants.

Quince and Apple Day at Norton Priory
13th October
Celebrate the autumn in the Walled Garden with family activities, music, storytelling and apple tasting. There will be food, crafts and garden produce to buy.
See demonstrations of traditional skills. You can even make your own juice. Just bring your own apples and a clean bottle to take your delicious juice home.

Apple Day at Ordsall Hall
20th October
Celebrate the apple with a day of family friendly apple-themed fun in the gardens of Ordsall Hall, Salford.
There will be plenty of hands on fun, games, informal talks and workshops.
Free event  – no booking necessary.


Had enough apples?

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