Apple Day

Sunday 4 October 2020 - 10.30am - 4pm

It's a pressing engagement!

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

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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. This is up to a maximum of 12 litres of juice (which on a 50/50 split between us would need 72 kilos of apples from you!).

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

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

All day 2019 activities 10.30am - 4pm (2020 activities confirmed nearer the day)

Full programme on Schedule tab above

Sharpham Gardens - Open to sit, wander and exploreEvents at The Sharpham Trust

Sharpham House Café – Open all day for teas, coffee, cakes and simple soups and rolls. 

Apple-themed games and activities - On the Croquet Lawn

Wooden Apple Hunt - Can you hunt down the 10 wooden apples hidden in our kitchen garden? 

Under the Yew Tree – Campfire & 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 and tours

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Free entry (but please note there will be a charge of £TBC 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 £TBC). 

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 (timetable is subject to change):

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
Last bus to Sharpham - 2.50pm 3.10pm
  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 takes place on Sunday 4 October 2020 and runs from 10.30am to 4pm.

Scheduled activities - 2019 (2020 activities confirmed nearer the day)




11.30am - 12.15pm

Tree Walk - Learn about the medicinal and edible value of some of Sharpham’s trees with Brigit-Anna McNeill. 

Children must be supervised at all times. 

Meet under the Yew Tree

11.30am - 12.15pm & 1pm - 1.45pm

Music from Alex Knight on classical guitar

The South Terrace by the Sharpham House café

Throughout the day

Take a wander in our Orchard - learn about our heritage fruit varieties and try out our quiz

Sturdy footwear recommended.

Visit Info Table for activity sheet

1pm - 2pm

Introduction to home ferments – find out how to work with preserving vegetables for great gut-health, with Jon Howell

Under the Yew Tree

Throughout the day

Childrens leaf print art workshop - drop in actitivity (limited capacity at any one time) with Isla Middleton

Lawn in front of house
2.15pm - 3pm

Fire Cider Vinegar Making - learn to make this wonderful folk remedy, with Brigit-Anna McNeill

Under the Yew Tree
2pm - 2.40pm

Garden and Landscape Tour - with Richard Soans

Sturdy footwear recommended.

Meet at the front of the House
2.45pm - 3.30pm

Walk and Tour of the Kitchen Garden - with head gardener Bryony Middleton

Meet in the Walled Garden


The Yurt on the Croquet Lawn (2020 activities confirmed nearer the day)



From 11.30am

Seasonal storytelling for families with Sara Hurley

Suitable for children aged 4 upwards


All-day activities (2020 activities confirmed nearer the day)

Costs for some activities



In front of the House Apple Pressing and Juice - watch the Oak Apple Press in action

Sharpham Gardens

    Open to sit, wander and explore, with apple-themed games and activities

Sharpham House Café

Open all day for teas, coffee, cakes, soup and rolls

Under the Yew Tree

Campfire cooking and meeting point for foraging workshops

Sharpham Orchard Take a wander, learn about our heritage fruit varieties and try our our Orchard Quiz

Walled Garden

Children's wooden apple hunt and have a go at making a biodegradable mini paper seed pot.

There will also be a talk by our head gardener Bryony Middleton at 2.45pm

Orchard Link

Learn about support for orchards in South Devon, taste a variety of apples and play appley games

Lower Sharpham Barton Farm & market stall

Find out about the farm’s activities and courses.

Sharpham Wine & Cheese, tours, Cellar Door shop & café

Tailored tastings, vineyard tours and a chance to buy Sharpham’s award-winning wine and cheese. Café open for lunch, serving local, seasonal dishes.


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

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