The big pick up

The orchard is full of apples and we need your help to collect them. Head down to Sparrow Park orchard, grab a bag or mini-wheelbarrow and enjoy a family day out helping with this season's harvest.

orchard family fun at killerton

The orchards are bursting with apples in October and your help is needed to collect them all before the cider and apple festival.

Kids will have a great time charging around with the mini-wheelbarrows collecting fallen apples, and thirsty helpers can try the award-winning Killerton apple juice.

All the apples collected will be pressed using a traditional cider press and turned into the famous Killerton cider.

Apple picking is a great family activity at Killerton every autumn.
big pick up weekend killerton october autumn apple

The big pick up takes place on Saturday 30 Septemebr and Sunday 1 October, and again on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October. It starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm, and you're welcome to come along any time while it's on.

Free event, but normal admission fees apply. National Trust members free.

We make our own cider on the Killerton estate.

Killerton cider and apple festival

Killerton's cider and apple festival on 14 and 15 October is one of the biggest family friendly celebrations of its kind in the South West.

Ranger dog toby collecting apples in the orchard at killerton

Caring for traditional orchards

Orchards are a special habitat and are managed in a traditional way to make award-winning apple juice and cider.