Join in Our Annual Apple Harvest at Woolley Grange Hotel, Wiltshire
At Luxury Family Hotels, we pride ourselves on being small enough – both as a group and as individual hotels – to offer our guests the personal touches that make a family break so memorable.
And at Woolley Grange in Wiltshire, one of our favourite days of the year is our annual Apple Day each September or October, when we gather the autumn harvest and make delicious juice from the fruits of our lovely orchard.
In 2015, the Woolley Apple Pick will take place on 27th September, in the Good Life Garden at the end of the Walled Garden between 10am and midday, with a special welcome extended to children who want to help out – and the recommendation to bring buckets and perhaps fishing nets to get at the more recalcitrant apples. Guests can also help crush the apples and press them in our traditional apple press, then taste the results.
If you can’t make it this year, note that in January our minds turn to apples again, with ‘wassailing’ in the orchard in order to encourage local trees to bear a good harvest for the year. The event features music, a Mummer’s play and lots of tree-beating with sticks, accompanied by noise from pots, pans, bottles and bells and by treats including cider, apple and spice cakes.
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