Apple Day and October events at Woodlands Farm

October events at Woodlands Farm 2015

Autumn seems to have been particularly fruitful at Woodlands Farm this year, with Blackthorn bows bending under the weight of sloes and the wild roses  covered with bright red hips. Time for the farm’s annual Apple Day, which this year features the music of folk band Skinner’s Rats and concertina band Kettle Bridge Concertinas. Maureen from the farm wrote with the details:

Apple Day 18 October 11am-4pm
Join us for a celebration of British apples on Sunday 18 October, from 11am to 4pm. Discover and buy different types of traditional British apples.  There will be music by Skinners Rats, Kettle Bridge Concertinas, food from our Café, a variety of activities including: crafts, a treasure hunt, apple pressing to make delicious juice, stalls selling local produce, including our own honey and homemade jams, and an opportunity to try some delicious Kentish cider.  A great day out for all the family.  Entry is free, but donations are always welcome and go towards the running of the Farm.

As usual there will be a good selection of English apples to try and buy.

Apples at Woodlands Farm
Apples at Woodlands Farm

Then on the 25th October there will be a walking tour of the farm followed by a hearty lunch. Hannah sent details:

Mid-Autumn Walk at 10am followed by lunch at 12pm Sunday 25th October
Join us for a seasonal guided walk around Woodlands Farm.  The walk will be at a strolling pace for about 2 hours and will show changes on the farm with the seasons and the cycle of the farming year.  Dust off those boots and come and join us.  Meet in the green education building in the Farmyard at 10am.
In addition to the walk we will be providing a lunch suitable for country appetites at 12pm. Lunch will be a mug of farmhouse soup, followed by a cheese Ploughman’s (suitable for vegetarians). Feel free to bring liquid refreshment (and glasses) to accompany the lunch, or we can supply hot drinks on request.   Lunch will still go ahead even if the walk is cancelled as this is a catered event.
Walk and Lunch £6
To book please contact the farm office on 020 8319 8900 or email us at admin@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

Sloe berries at Woodlands Farm
Sloe berries at Woodlands Farm

Finally for October, Maureen also sent details of the farm’s half term activities for children, which coincides with Halloween:

Hibernation Trail Wednesday 28th October   1pm-3pm  £1 per child
All the animals are getting ready for the winter and finding somewhere to hibernate and sleep through the coldest part of the year.  Can you follow our trail and find them hidden round the farm yard?  This is a drop in session so no need to book.  For more information call 020 8319 8900.
Make a felt key ring or badge Thursday 29th October.  10am-12pm £2 per child
Come along to this session to design and create your own key ring using felt.  All the materials will be provided just what can your imagination come up with?  This is a drop in session so no need to book.  For more information call 020 8319 8900
Horrible Halloween Friday 30th October     6pm-8pm £4 per child
Come along to a spooky evening at Woodlands Farm.  Wear fancy dress as we explore the farm by night as well as make a spooky craft to take home.
To book go to our website www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org
Horrible Halloween Saturday 31st October    6pm-8pm £4 per child
Come along to a spooky evening at Woodlands Farm.  Wear fancy dress as we explore the farm by night as well as make a spooky craft to take home.
To book go to our website: www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

It’s a great month for a visit to the farm.

Wild Rose hips at Woodlands Farm
Wild Rose hips at Woodlands Farm

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