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Sharpham Apple Day 2017

Sunday 8th October 2017 - 10.30am - 4pm

It's a pressing engagement!

The day will include a host of apple-themed activities for all the family, including storytelling, walks, arts and crafts and games. 

Try our fresh juice grown at Sharpham's organic orchards - straight from the press.

Or bring your own apples to juice (just not windfalls from orchards grazed with animals in the last six weeks). In exchange for bringing the fruit, you will be given half of this delicious freshly-pressed apple juice back in new bottles while the other half will be kept to help support the charitable work of the Trust.

If you haven't any apples to bring, don't worry. You can buy bottles of this delicious juice on the day.

Or wander through the formal and woodland gardens of historic Sharpham House, set in a Capability Brown parkland landscape.


All day activities 10.30-4pm

Sharpham Gardens - Open to sit, wander and explore

Sharpham House Café – Open all day for teas, coffee, cakes and simple soups and rolls. Live acoustic guitar with Alex Knigt between 12 and 2pm

Apple Olympics - Apple themed games and activities on the Croquet Lawn

The Red Alachaigh Tent - Apple stories & harvest crafts (full programme on schedules tab above)

Apple Trail Challenge - Can you hunt down the 10 wooden apples hidden in our orchard? Use clues on each apple to solve the mystery challenge.

Orchard Link – Learn about support for orchards in south Devon, taste a variety of apples and play some appley games

Under the Yew Tree – Campfire cooking & workshops 

Workshops, tours and talks – See Schedule tab above for more details/timetable

Sharpham Wine & Cheese Shop & Tours – visit the shop for tastings, cheese platters, tour times and sign-up.


Cost

Free Entry (but please note there will be a charge of £4 per car for parking). Please consider arriving by other means, see below.

Parking / Transport / Directions

Limited hard parking and field car parking at Sharpham will be available (cost £4). 

Please help us to reduce the impact of cars by considering car sharing or parking in Totnes and using the FREE Bob the Bus Shuttle Service: 

Main Bus Stop
- Opposite Seven Stars in Totnes - Coronation Road bus stop E

From Sharpham
- 3-way junction
10.10am (first bus) 10.30am
10.30am 10.50am
10.50am 11.10am
11.10am 11.30am
11.30am 11.50am
11.50am 12.10pm
12.30pm 12.50pm
1.10pm 1.30pm
1.50pm 2.10pm
2.10pm 2.30pm
2.30pm 2.50pm
2.50pm 3.10pm
3.10pm 3.30pm
3.30pm 3.50pm
3.50pm 4.10pm
4.10pm 4.30pm (last bus)


We are sorry but we do not allow dogs (except for guide dogs) 

We are looking for volunteers to help on this day so if you would like to lend a hand, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator by email

 

Our Apple Day runs from 10.30am to 4pm.

 

Ongoing Activities, 10.30am - 4pm

Sharpham Gardens - Open to sit, wander and explore.

Sharpham House Café - Open all day for teas, coffee, cakes and simple soups and rolls. Live acoustic guitar with Alex Knight between 12pm and 2pm.

Apple Olympics – Apple themed games and activities on the Croquet Lawn.


The Red Alachaigh Tent – Apple stories & harvest crafts (full schedule below).

Orchard Link – Learn about support for orchards in south Devon, taste a variety of apples and play some appley games.

Under the yew tree – Campfire cooking and workshops.

Apple Trail Challenge – Can you hunt down the 10 wooden apples hidden in our orchard? Use clues on each apple to solve the mystery challenge.

Sharpham Wine & Cheese Shop & Tours – visit the shop for tastings, cheese platters, tour times and sign-up.


Workshops, Talks & Music

11.30am - 12.30pm  

Learn to make apple cider vinegar from Sharpham apples with Brigit Anna McNeill. Children must be supervised at all times. Meet under the yew tree.

11.30am - 12.30pm  &  1.30pm - 2.30pm         

Apple Writing Workshop with Camilla Nelson.

A writing workshop to stimulate your senses! Join us to make words with leaves, branches and apples of the Sharpham orchard. Suitable for all ages, sturdy footwear recommended. Meet at the front of the House.

11.45am & 2.15pm   

Instant Apple Songs with Hugh Nankivell.

Come along and make up brand new songs about apples and perform and record them there and then! No experience necessary, all ages and ideas welcome. Meet in the marquee.

12pm - 1pm & 2.45pm - 3.45pm          

Tree walk with Liz Turner

Look at beautiful old and young trees on the Estate and learn about their uses as foods and herbal remedies, including recipes you can try at home. Pick up seeds to take home & plant, or some nuts to eat! Suitable for all ages, sturdy footwear recommended. Meet at the front of the House.

12pm -12.45pm        

Singing workshop with Roz Walker

Learn some fun and easy songs at the bottom of Sharpham’s stunning oval stairwell with Roz, who runs Singing and Mindfulness retreats at Sharpham. No experience necessary, suitable for all ages. Meet at the front of the house.

12.30pm - 1.30pm  & 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Orchard walk and pruning demo with apple orchard expert Charles Staniland. Sturdy footwear recommended. Meet at the front of the House.

2pm – 2.30pm         

Viva Women’s Choir: Traditional & original songs by and for women on the theme of nature & apples. Outside Sharpham Café.

2pm - 3.30pm          

Wild food and medicine walk

A walk on the Estate to explore medicinal and wild food with Brigit Anna McNeill. Meet under the Yew Tree. Sturdy footwear recommended.


The Red Alachaigh Tent

10.30am – 11am      

Simple harvest ceremony. Welcoming the abundance of the harvest.

11am – 11.45am       

Storytelling with Ronnie Conboy. Stone soup! A bubbling pot of wondrous tales for children & their grown-ups.

12pm – 12.45pm     

Harvest crafts with Jo Swift and Vicki Killick. Simple crafts using natural materials. For adults and accompanied children.

1pm – 1.45pm          

Apple Stories from around the World with Elly Stuart. A feast of apple stories from around the World: delight in the juicy fruit from The Zarina's Orchard, a tale from hot and dusty Tajikistan, how Wilhelm Tell shot an apple from his son's head to save his life, and hear the true story of the Pedlar of Swaffham in Norfolk who became rich because of a dream! Suitable for children aged 7+

2pm – 2.45pm         

Apple Stories with Lisa Schneidau. Stories for families celebrating apples, orchards and cider. Enjoy folk tales from all over the British Isles about the precious harvest and those who protect it. Suitable for children aged 6+

3pm – 3.45pm         

Storytelling with Sue Charman. "The Three Golden Hairs" - a Grimm story set in wooded lands of our ancestors and featuring an apple tree with golden apples; a wicked King and several mysterious old women who help our hero to a happy ending.....Suitable for adults and children 5+

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for directions to Sharpham House.

This event is free, although there is a cost of £4 for parking and donations are welcome to help support the work of the Trust.

 
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This event is free, although there is a cost of £4 for parking and donations are welcome to help support the work of the Trust.

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