Apple Day at Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe Manor Apple Day Volunteer with an experiement

Where better to celebrate Apple Day than at the home of Isaac Newton's gravity-inspiring tree? Join us on Sunday 13 October for all things apple.

Here at Woolsthorpe Manor, our Apple Day celebration is a special day where we get to share our passion for science, nature and apples in the presence of Newton's tree.  There should be something to suit all tastes...tangy or sweet.

Join an orchard tour to understand how we manage a historic orchard and protect our famous ‘Flower of Kent’ tree, taste a variety of local apples and make your own juice with an apple press.

We have heaps of apple inspired scientific activities for all age groups.  In the place where Isaac Newton was inspired by the fall of an apple; you can use apples to build crazy structures (engineering principles apply, obviously), and try and make the longest peel.

After the hard work building apple structures, enjoy a tatsy apple treat in the cafe.

Welcome to Woolsthorpe for Apple Day
Friendly face at Woolsthorpe among the apples
Welcome to Woolsthorpe for Apple Day

Newton’s apple tree thrives in the orchard in front of the Manor and is still playing its part in scientific research. Get an Apple Day update on our 'Pips in Space Project'. Pips from Newton's tree defied gravity to travel to the International Space Station with Tim Peake, as part of research into space horticulture.

Just remember that the apple never falls far from the tree, it falls straight from the tree!

The most famous apple tree in the world?
The apple tree at Woolsthorpe manor which inspired Isaac Newton
The most famous apple tree in the world?