Celebrate harvest at Canons Ashby

Beautiful fruit, vegetables and flowers decorating the church

Join us as we celebrate the beautiful harvest season all September. With traditional natural harvest decorations in the church and in the house, and Apple Weekend on 29 - 30 September.

For the whole of September the house will be decorated for harvest and is full of interesting things to look at, but the most plentiful display will be in the Church, which will be full of the bounties of early autumn taken from our own gardens and grounds.

Pick up a harvest trail from visitor reception when you come in. Answer our harvest themed questions and find out more about this special time of year. Then pick up your prize from the Coach House Shop. The Harvest Trail costs only £1 and will get your whole family out and about and learning new things.

Our harvest celebration concert has now been and gone, but look out for more upcoming concerts on our what's on page.

Apple Harvest Weekend

Family time
Families enjoying apple weekend
Family time

Join us to celebrate the apple harvest on 29-30 September. Help us make freshly pressed apple juice and taste the results, make an apple bird feeder to keep your feathered friends fed and happy during winter, taste some apple samples, try the coconut shy and see what our talented craftsman sellers have for sale.

Don't miss performances by our local Morris sides, on Saturday we will be visited by Brackley Morris Men and on Sunday you can see Royal Oak Morris. Performances will be at 11.30, 12.30 and 2pm on both days.

What to do you need to know?

Normal admission prices apply at all our harvest daytime events, although there will be some small charges for some of the activities happening on apple weekend. The weekend day events will be running between 11am and 3.30pm, but you can still do the family trail, see the decorated church and explore the grounds until 5pm. The house closes at 5pm, recommended last entry around 4.15pm and the entrance door closes at 4.30pm.

If it is busy over Apple Weekend (for example, if the weather is good), there may be a wait for parking space as we have a small car park. To avoid the crowds come before 10.45 or after 2pm, as lunch time is normally our busiest period. (Although some of the Harvest activities will finish around 3.30, there are things to do after they finish, so just make sure you do those first.)