When: 28th October 2017
Where: Clovelly Visitor Centre, Clovelly village, Devon
£: Admission to the village costs £7.25 for adults, £4.40 for children (7 – 16 years) and £18.40 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). Children under 7 years go free
What is it?
It is apple season and to celebrate the village of Clovelly in Devon is holding their second Apple Day on Saturday 28th October with plenty of apple crafts and activities.
On arrival at Clovelly visitors will be able to see apple pressing by Gatcombe Valley Juices outside the Visitor Centre. Bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed and taste the fresh juice, or bring more for pasteurisation and bottling (there will be a small charge for this).
The day will be filled with apple crafts and activities in the Visitor Centre from 12pm to 5pm. The round shape of the apple with the great reds and greens makes the apple a perfect base for creating art. So enjoy some apple art with The Plough, and either carve, sculpt, decorate or do all of them with your apple.
Isabella Necessity on her Story Bicycle will also be visiting Clovelly Apple Day to tell stories of her orchard escapades and share snippets of apple folklore. Isabella is a bicycling botanist who loves to share stories from her incredible journeys around the world with the people she meets along the way. Isabella has flown with the blue butterflies of Brazil in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, outwitted trolls in the fjords of Norway, learnt Kung-Fu on the Mountain of Kunyu and rested in a robin’s nest on Dartmoor. With delightful storytelling, gorgeous illustrations, unexpected wonders and a handsome Story Bicycle called Dilys, Isabella will whisk you away to another world.
This year will be a small farmers market, including a pick of pumpkins, vegetables, herbs, meat, and cider amongst other stalls. Merry Harriers Garden Centre will also have some of their interesting products on display. One of the highlights will be the WI’s Apple Pie/Crumble Competition.
At 1pm families will be able take part in a Harvest Hunt with the Clovelly tour guide, Jana Edwards, who will take you down and around the Craft Yard and Mount Pleasant, telling spooky stories and looking for clues to win a harvest treat, finishing back at the visitor centre.
There will also be live music, apple bobbing, apple stamping and corn dolly crafting.
More info: www.clovelly.co.uk/clovelly-events/apple-day