Apple day at Stanmer Park

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Sunday 28 September 2014
11am - 5pm

Have a thoroughly apple-themed day at our annual seasonal celebration in and around the orchards at Stanmer Park.

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Admission free but please note PARKING FEE £5

Children must be supervised by an adult. Dogs must be kept on a lead.

We hope to have:

  • The ever popular Apple Café – staffed and cooked for by volunteers, using fruit we scrumped from around Brighton & Hove and quality ingredients donated by Infinity.
  • Orchard tours throughout the day
  • Display of Sussex apple varieties
  • Freshly picked apples from our own and local orchards for sale
  • Traditional press - help juice apples and pears from the orchards and scrumped from Brighton & Hove
  • Smoothie bike - make your own fruit smoothies with scrumped mulberry, pear and apple juice
  • Apple juice and cider
  • Children's activities
  • Apple identification by leading UK expert Joan Morgan (see below)
  • Fruit growing advice
  • Cookery demonstrations by the Community Chef with free tasters and recipes
  • Local producers of fruit, nuts, vegetables, wood products and other things
  • ...and much, much more!

Apple identification

If you want to know what the old apple tree in your garden is, then you can ask the expert pomologist and fruit historians. Dr Joan Morgan, author of The New Book of Apples, will be on hand to identify apples. From each tree, bring three or more ripe fruits and a shoot with representative leaves; all must be strong and healthy. The fruit should be in good condition, as damaged, misshapen or poor specimens are very difficult to name. If possible, the fruit should be mature and show the characteristic size, shape and colour.

Location and Travel

Apple Day activities take place near the church and in the orchard behind the farm house.  Please use public transport if you can.  Otherwise, please note that there will be a parking fee of £5.

By bike: For more information about cycle paths and cycle hire, click here.

By bus: Bus 78 is hourly from Brighton via Brighton Station to Stanmer Village. Bus 23, which runs every 30 minutes on Sundays, brings people direct from the Marina, Eastern Road, Queens Park Road and Elm Grove areas to the Stanmer Park entrance. Bus 25 from Hove Palmeira Square, Western Road, Old Steine and Lewes Road runs every 12 minutes to the park entrance. For detailed bus directions, click here.

By car: To find out how to get to Stanmer Park by car, click here.

By train: Trains to Falmer, 1 mile away. For more details about getting to Stanmer by train, click here.

To find out how to locate us once you get to Stanmer Park, or for more general directions information, click here.

Sponsors

Infinity foods generously sponsored Apple Day 2013.

We are seeking sponsors for Apple Day 2014 – can you help? If so, contact us.

Funders

InterregThank you to the following organisations who have already confirmed they will be making Apple Day 2014 possible:


We need to secure further support to make Apple Day 2014 happen – can you help?

Apple Day 2013 Supporters

Volunteers

A massive thank you to the many dedicated volunteers who make this event possible and are so crucial to the smooth running of this event. Also thank you to all dancers, musicians, performers and storytellers who also performed as volunteers.

Event organiser

Event partners

Contact us

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