Half-term happenings at Barrington Court

Family collecting apples in the orchard

Half term is a busy week at Barrington Court with lots of activities lined up for you to take part in.

Apples, apples, apples and more apples
The autumn apple harvest is a big deal at Barrington Court – the year’s crop of Brown Snout, Crimson King and Slack-Ma-Girdle are collected up and made into award-winning apple juice and cider.

You can join our Apple Day celebrations - help collect the apples and take them to the pressing barn where you can watch the huge apple press being cranked into life.  There will be apple-themed games, activities and orchard walks as well as the opportunity to help identify the different apple varieties. 

Once the apples are pressed, the juice is fermented on site to turn it into cider.  After that process is completed, the cider and juice goes on a short 10 mile journey to Perry’s Cider in Dowlish Wake so that it can be pasteurised, bottled and labelled.  It then comes back home to Barrington, where you can enjoy a taste in the restaurant alongside homemade apple treats, or pick up a bottle in the shop to take home with you.

Woodland adventures
Get your wellies on and head out to the woods to build your own den.  Our ranger team will be on hand to help – they are expert den builders!

Happy Halloween
Bring your spooky side on 31 October – dress up to celebrate Halloween and join the Spooks Parade on the South Lawn.  There will be craft activities to get involved with – like making your very own spooky silhouette. 

Birds, Berries and Crimson Kings
Whilst exploring the grounds have a go at the self-led ‘Care for Barrington’ sundial trail.  Pick one up in reception to find out more about nature’s cycles and the different ways we care for the landscape.