Activities Autumn Days Out Ideas

7 Perfect Places to go apple picking this Autumn!

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Apple picking season is among us
So visiting an amazing apple orchard is a must
We’ve made a list of the best places to go,
From Somerset, kent, all the way to Glasgow!

You know what really puts us in an autumnal mood? Apple picking! It is prime picking season now, and spending some time with the family on a farm that lets you pick your own is a great way to welcome the beginning of Autumn. The family fun won’t stop here though, why not go home and cook up your favourite apple recipes?

Here are some of the best places across the UK for apple-picking:

1. 🍎Hillfield Nursery and Farm Shop, Norwich

With over 250 different apple varieties to pick at Hillfield Nursery and Farm shop, you and your little ones definitely won’t be disappointed! Better still, there are 19 other fruits to pick in season here, so you will for sure be returning time and time again. Plus, calling all green-fingered parents, there is an incredibly large and unique nursery selling premium quality plants! Find out more here.

2. 🍏Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Fancy attending a family apple picking festival? Head on down to Avalon Orchard at Glastonbury Tor on the weekends of 28th-29th September 2019 and 5th-6th October 2019! These apple picking weekends provide the perfect opportunity for you and your family to enjoy a day outdoors whilst learning more about orchards and apples! Plus, there will be lots of fun and games for children. Find out more here. 

3. 🍎Grange Farm, Sussex

The Grange Farm is one of the few remaining orchards in West Sussex still growing a variety of different fruits! Your little ones will love picking all the different types of apples, pears and plums that grow here. Make sure to check out the farm shop that sells a range of gifts, cards and locally-sourced food! Find out more here. 

4.🍏 Peterley Manor Farm, Buckinghamshire

A visit to Peterley Manor Farm is the perfect family day trip, and a chance for your children to understand that fruit & veg aren’t grown in plastic packaging! As well as apples, you can also pick your own raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and plums too! There is also a cafĂ©, farm shop and a nursery selling plants and hanging baskets. Find out more here. 

5. 🍎The Hop Shop at Castle Farm, Kent

Only 50′ minutes drive from London, this apple picking farm in Kent is a great day out for the whole family! With some of the freshest, sweetest and juiciest apples not found anywhere else this really is a one of a kind apple picking experience. You will also find pears, corn on the cob and the Kent Cob hazelnuts (a seasonal speciality) here too! Find out more here.

6. 🍏 Berry Hill Fruit Farm, Newport

Located in the village of Coedkernew, between Cardiff and Newport, is Berry Hill Fruit Farm! With 15 varieties of apples that you can pick as well as plums, pears and gooseberries your come away with lots of fresh yummy fruit! There is also a farm shop and garden centre here. Find out more here. 

7. 🍎Scottish Fruit Trees, Glasgow

Scottish Fruit Trees is Scotlands specialist suppliers in apples, plums, pear and soft fruit bushes including raspberries, currants and so much more! Here, you can get involved with planning and planting orchards at the centre or even purchase your own apple tree to plant at home! Find out more here. 

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