Attingham's autumn harvest season

Harvest produce on display at Attingham Park

Summer days are coming to an end and harvest season is here. As the leaves begin to turn and the apple harvest starts, explore all things autumn and all things harvest at Attingham from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 15 October.

Celebrate harvest-time and autumn traditions at Attingham with our harvest highlights. Walks, talks, apple carving, apple pressing, and harvest machinery displays will all take place on selected dates during Attingham's autumn harvest season.

 

Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October: Harvest Machines

Attingham Estate is home to seven farm tenants farming over 3,200 acres of land and producing a wide variety of crops and animals. Pop into the paddock over this weekend to find estate displays including some big farming machinery and some four legged friends.

 

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October: Apple Pressing

Attingham's Orchard is home to 37 varieties of apples, some ancient and some modern. Head up to our Orchard to see our Walled Garden team pressing our organically grown apples and buy a sample of the freshly pressed juice. Pressing will take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the Orchard.

Apples in the Orchard at Attingham Park
Apples in the Orchard at Attingham Park
Apples in the Orchard at Attingham Park

Sunday 8 October: Trees in the Park Walk

Discover the many species of tree around Attingham Park - visit some our ancient and veteran trees and hear their stories. You might even spot some fungi! This guided walk will take place at 2pm from the Stables Courtyard, £3 per adult, children free.

Look out for fungi hidden in the foliage during autumn
Hidden in the foliage, a mass of brown fungi can be seen
Look out for fungi hidden in the foliage during autumn

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October: Deer Rut Walks

The autumn harvest season will be rounded off with the popular, annual ‘Rut Walks’. It’s a busy time for Attingham's fallow deer herd as they prepare for the rut and the coming winter. Area Ranger and deer herd expert Colin Morris, will lead an early evening guided walk where visitors will be able to learn more about the herd and see them up close. Tickets cost £8 per adult and £5 per child (this walk may not be suitable for young children as it requires long periods of quiet and stillness to try and get close to the deer). Tickets are limited and must be pre-booked in advance via our What's On page.

For full details of our harvest highlight activities and events visit our What's On page here

Don't forget to keep an eye out for Attingham's harvest produce from the Walled Garden on sale in the Stable Shop (including our delicious honey) and an autum apple cake on the menu in our Carriage House Cafe!