'Hats full, caps full' - Apple day (2)
Time & Location
About the Event
Gifted storyteller Lisa Schneidau will be leading two story sessions for children of all ages - and the young at heart - of about 50 mins. This second one at 3.30 pm in the Orchard will focus on apples and apple trees - and their magic.....
"Apple trees have traditionally represented happiness and abundance, symbolic of the giving of love and trust - and, of course, apple trees bear sacred mistletoe.... The names of the old varieties tell stories themselves: Paignton Marigold, Slack ma Girdle, Catshead, Brown Snout, Bloody Ploughman …. Contrast this to the modern day, and the uniform, tasteless, soul-less apples that have the misfortune to land on our supermarket shelves all year round, with all the life and joy beaten out of them.... Happily, our remaining native orchards are enjoying something of a resurgence, with Apple Days celebrated all over the country in October."
This will be preceeded by a story walk around the Cricket Field at 2.00pm focussing on wildflowers and tree.
All afternnon - between 1.30-4.30 - there will be an apple juicing demonstration. So do bring your own apples to juice, if you have some. Bring a picnic if you wish to, and a cup for tasting the juice.
Entry is free but we would be grateful for a donation towards the cost. Places are limited, however, so please register for each session separately so we have an idea of numbers. Please dress for the weather as it will go ahead regardless. The ground is uneven in places.
Stagecoach bus 56/56A or parking on site.