Apple days and orchards in Devon

Autumn marks the arrival of the apple season. Find out where you can join in the harvest and enjoy a taste of autumn around Devon.

orchard family fun at killerton

The big pick weekend

Sparrow Park orchard is full of apples and we need your help to collect them in preparation for the Apple Festival.

Apple pressing is always popular at Killerton apple festival

Killerton apple festival

Killerton's apple festival is one of the biggest family-friendly celebrations of its kind in the South West.

Mother and daughter picking an apple from the tree

What to do with all these apples?

Come along to help us press the apples from Lydford Gorge's orchard. Your efforts will be rewarded with a taste of the juice. Have a go on the apple shy, create a creature from apples and cook up some tasty apple-inspired treats on the camp fire.

Apples on a tree in autumn

Autumn colour at Compton Castle

In autumn months the garden and countryside surrounding Compton Castle fill with warm golden colours, and the castle becomes a cosy retreat where you can warm yourself by the fire in the Great Hall.

A slice of apple and rhubarb crumble

Apple recipes 

Enjoyed the autumn apple harvest? Why not try cooking up your own treats with one of our delicious apple recipes.