Join a working holiday at Killerton

Working holidays have been part of National Trust life for over 45 years. We're hosting two exciting holidays at Killerton and we'd love you to be involved to help us care for this special place.

Cider making

2017 dates

Sunday 9-13 October

Help the rangers harvest over 50 different varieties of apple from the traditionally managed orchards to make award-winning estate cider. Using Killerton's early nineteenth-century press, see the process from tree to juice. You'll be able to sample last year's batch. Making cider is very rewarding and interesting and it does involve a considerable amount of lifting and bending. We collect the apples by hand, lift heavy bags of apples and move pulp into the press.

Exeter NTV Group members even help with making cider
Volunteer collecting fallen apples in the orchards at Killerton, Devon

Deck the halls: Christmas crafts

2017 dates

Sunday 9-14 November

Help us prepare for one of our most magical times of the year: Christmas at Killerton. Part of the week will be spent working outside with the rangers, gathering the raw materials to use as Christmas decorations. You can then use this foliage to decorate the stable block and house in traditional style. No experience is needed as tuition will be given. Your new skills can be put to good use back in your own home. Expert tuition will be provided by Sarah Pepper of Country Cottage Crafts.

You'll be helping the rangers collect foliage
Bring Killerton, Devon to life this Christmas

Why you’ll love working holidays

• Gain new skills and enjoy unique experiences making life long friends along the way

• Work alongside, and learn from, the experts

• Have the satisfaction of helping a great charity

Why we love working holidays

• Vital work and conservation gets done

• Bring Killerton to life for our visitors

• We love the knowledge, new ideas, skills and experience that you bring