If you’re in Milton Keynes and looking for a juicy autumnal experience this half term, make sure you get to Apple Day on Saturday 22nd October from 12 noon to 3pm.
Organised by The Parks Trust and taking place at the Community Orchard in Woughton-on-the Green, Apple Day will celebrate the iconic fruit with a wide range of fun and informative activities for all ages and interests. What’s more, it’s completely free!
There’s lots to learn, do and taste:
Crunch your way through a wide range of English apple varieties
Join in with hand-pressing apples to make juice
Make crafts and play games with apple themes
Participate in a guided walk with the Mid-Shires Orchard Group and a biodiversity expert from The Parks Trust
Join The Parks Trust’s Outdoor Learning team for some foraging around the Ouzel Valley
Watch bird-ringing take place in the orchard and learn why it matters
Meet a beekeeper and buy local honey
Enjoy a range of locally made treats from producers including Garden To Jar, Camphill MK Community and award-winning Fuuudge who will be selling a limited edition Apple Pie fudge on the day
Indulge in a tasty treat from Really Awesome Coffee
Commenting on the event, Aimee Tidman from The Parks Trust, said, “Apple Day will be a really fun occasion for anyone who’s seeking some fascinating and free entertainment over half term. We promise you’ll learn lots and your tastebuds will be tingling with all of those fresh, local apples on offer!
“The Community Orchard is managed by The Parks Trust and we are excited to help local residents discover this really special space. Varieties growing in the orchard include Cox’s Orange Pippin, Arthur Turner, Laxton’s Superb and Laxton’s Fortune. The fruits are free for anyone to pick and enjoy – just make sure they’re ripe and please don’t climb the trees!”
Woughton-on-the Green sits in the Ouzel Valley Park, which spans Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. It has been home to the Community Orchard since 1976 and also features expansive farmland as well as the remains of medieval villages and fishponds.
For more details, including directions and where to park, visit https://www.theparkstrust.com/events/apple-day