Baking, picking and bobbing will be the order of the day when a
vitamin packed day of fruitful fun hits Warwickshire on Sunday.
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, just imagine what 50 different varieties will
do on National Apple Day next Wednesday.
Staff at Ryton Organic Gardens will be out to show lovers of the juicy fruit that there
is more at the core of their favourite nibble than just Coxs and Granny Smiths three days
before that. Ryton, along with more than 200 other food centres up and down the
country, is joining in the charity-led event.
Visitors to the centre, just off the A45, will be able to taste the different kinds of
apple as well as joining in a host of other fun events. From apple pressing to the
Halloween linked activity of bobbing, organisers say there will be something for all the
For the connoisseurs, the experts will give advice on apple pressing, juice tasting and
how to preserve and dry the nations favourite fruit. Children will be kept
amused with competitions while mum and dad can join in a tasting session of some of the 50
The award-winning restaurant will also be open for business with a full menu of
different dishes with yes, youve guessed it apple in the recipe.
The day, which also includes sessions on organic growing, will run from 10am until
4.30pm with admission for adults £2.50 and children £1.25.
On the edge of the county Sulgrave Manor near Banbury is also joining in the fun on
Saturday and Sunday with an apple market and cookery demonstrations.