Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s recent Apple Day proved very appealing to members of the public, with around 150 people attending the special celebration of apples and autumn at St Brides.
The day included a range of apple-themed activities and events including a chance for people to have a go at creating fresh apple juice, either from their own crop or from the apple varieties grown in the National Park Authority’s heritage orchard at St Brides.
National Park Authority South West Ranger Hayley Barrett, who organised the special day, said: “We were delighted with the turn out for the event, which saw the community really come together to learn about apples and enjoy the locally grown fruit.
“We hope that this will become an annual event and will grow into something even bigger and better. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved with next year’s event.”
The day included the performance of a special ‘fruity mummers’ play which starred apple-inspired characters such as Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Johnny Apple Seed and Lord Pearmain.
There were also guided tours of the National Park Authority’s heritage orchard and apple cooking workshops. For those with a competitive edge, there was a special apple and spoon race.
The range of cakes and fruity goodies on sale ensured everyone could take away a taste of autumn.
To get in touch with Hayley regarding next year’s event email email@example.com or call 0845 345 7275.