Celebrate harvest at Canons Ashby

Beautiful fruit, vegetables and flowers decorating the church

Join us as we celebrate the beautiful harvest season this September. With traditional natural harvest decorations in the church and in the house, and Apple Harvest Weekend on 28-29 September.

For the whole of September the house and church will be decorated for harvest, featuring plenty of produce grown in our own gardens and grounds by staff and volunteers.

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 £2 and will get your whole family out and about and learning new things.

Apple Harvest Weekend

Family time
Families enjoying apple weekend
Family time

Join us to celebrate the apple harvest on 28-29 September. Help us press the apples into apple juice and taste the results, or take home some apples for a donation. Bring the family and make an apple bird feeder to keep your feathered friends fed and happy during winter, try the coconut shie or 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 Royal Oak Morris. Performances will be at 11.30, 12.30 and 2pm.

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.

Outside of Apple Harvest Weekend, you can do the family trail, see the decorated church and explore the grounds until 5pm. The house is open to explore between 11.30am and 4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm.

If the weather is very good we would expect to be very busy on Apple Harvest Weekend- especially at lunchtime, so try to arrive before 11 or after 2pm to avoid the rush.