The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us again and it’s time again for Apple Days. Apple Day is celebrated across the UK in October as a celebration of orchards but also a demonstration of the variety we are in danger of losing, not simply in apples, but in the richness and diversity of landscape, ecology and culture.

Highfield Park’s Apple Day Sunday 8th October 2-4pm. Centred around Charters Health Club, it’ll be an afternoon for all the family celebrating apples. There’ll be games, stalls, tug of war and the chance to buy Highfield’s own delicious apples and apple juice.

Tewin Orchard Apple Day: 12-4.30 on Sunday 8th October. It’ll be an afternoon event for all the family and packed with children’s activities. There will be apples for sale along with apple juice, preserves, tea, coffee and cake. Experts will be on hand to identify varieties of apple and provide advise on fruit tree care.

HMWT will be providing guided walks around the orchard and there will be a scavenger hunt for the kids.

Shenley Park Apple Day: Sunday 15th noon-6. Celebrate Apple Day in this wonderful walled garden.

Ayletts Apple Weekend 21-22 October with stalls, apples identification, food tasting, arts and crafts and a whole lot more.