Apple days and harvest events in and around East Sussex

Places in and around East Sussex are celebrating the golden days of harvest. Where there’s an orchard, there’s usually an apple day. With apple pressings, tastings, stalls and barrel-loads of apple-flavoured fun, they’ve become a firm favourite in our calendar at places like Scotney Castle and Bateman's. Join the celebrations and check out these foodie events. Any treats you purchase will help keep our places bountiful for next year.

The Oasts used for drying hops

Hops & honey weekend at Scotney Castle 

Celebrate everything hops and honey. Join guided walks and talks to the working Hop Farm at Little Scotney or tuck into a hog roast & sample our ale. Tours £3 per person. The Hops & Honey Weekend is on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September 10am-4pm.

Smallhythe Place in late summer

Orchard Day at Smallhythe Place

A time for harvest, tastings and a celebration of Kent’s produce at Smallhythe Place, with local stalls and activities for all the family to get involved in. Orchard Day is on Saturday 15 September, 11am to 4pm

An apple on a rope in teh foreground, gazeboin background

Apple Day at Bateman's 

Sample and compare the many varieties of apples we grow, and have a go at making your own apple juice with our homemade apple mill and press. Meet our beekeeper and learn how the bees and the orchard work together to produce this rich autumn harvest. Apple Day takes place Sunday 14 October, 11am to 4pm

Apples and pears from the garden in a bowl at Monk's House, East Sussex

Apple Day at Monks House 

Find out all about our different apple varieties and watch them being pressed on site, or press your own apples and take home some lovely fresh juice. Round off the afternoon by trying some apple themed games. Apple Day takes place Saturday 6 October, 12.30 to 5pm

Apple trees in the orchard at Alfriston Clergy House

Applefest at Alfriston Clergy House 

Join us in the beautiful orchard on this special day of apple pressing and tasting, apple folklore and stories, apple wassailing and games. Applefest is on Sunday 7 October, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Rosy red apples hanging from our trees in the Orchard

Apple picking at Smallhythe Place 

The orchard is ripe with autumn fruits. Grab a bag, stroll through the gardens and select the cream of the apple crop to take home. Crisp and juicy, they are just too tempting to miss.