Apple Day is a nationwide event held at locations ranging from village halls to National Trust houses involving eating, tasting, juicing and cooking the apples themselves, together with advice on pruning the trees and picking the fruit.Every October Shenley Park Trust hosts an Apple Day Event where you have the opportunity to:
Sample and buy many different varieties of apple
Participate in Juicing demonstrations
Play games involving apples, such as apple bobbing and apple shy
Refreshments of home made cakes and teas.
Would you like to have a stall on Apple Day? We welcome crafts and home made food stalls. We do ask for an apple theme, if you are not sure contact us and we can help you out.
Are you a local group that would like to promote yourselves? Perhaps you could run an apple themed game? Contact us and we can help.
Apple Day is a wonderful family day with something for everybody.
The very first Apple Day at Shenley Park was held in 1992 in the Chapel on Porters Park Drive. This continued to be the venue until 2006 when the event was moved to The Walled Garden. This had to be done because Apple Day was becoming so popular the Chapel was no longer large enough.
In the Walled Garden we had a marquee in case of rain, which was a good job as there was torrential rain all day. Still over 1000 people came.
We have on average 3000 visitors to Apple Day but you would not notice, it is just a really good family day out.
If you have never been to Apple Day before it is a must - there is something for everybody and you will enjoy it.