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2017 EVENTS

Christmas at Brogdale

DECEMBER 2017

3 December 2017

Shop, eat and sing at Brogdale this Christmas. Enjoy a mince pie and a festive tipple whilst shopping for locally made gifts for all from the local produce market.

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EVENTS 2018

Easter at Brogdale

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Easter Weekend – 30, 31 March & 1 April 2018

Hop into the Easter fun at Brogdale. Meet the baby animals, live hatching chicks and hunt for giant eggs in the orchards. Get your face painted and create some fantastic Easter crafts plus much much more! You might even spot the Easter bunny hopping about, fun for all the family.

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Hanami Festival

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14 April 2018

Hanami is the Japanese festival dedicated to cherry blossom (sakura) and is celebrated across Japan every year. Brogdale is one of the only places in the UK to celebrate Hanami and with the largest collection of fruit trees in the world, we really do have a sight to see!

Enjoy the Japanese exhibition, Japanese performances & entertainment and Japanese food plus great kids activities and Japanese Deonstations.

Celebrate in Japanese style by enjoying a tour of our beautiful orchards before relaxing with a picnic under the most beautiful trees in the orchards!

(Picnic not included)

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Hanami Picnics

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From 3 – 30 April 2018

Hanami is the Japanese festival dedicated to cherry blossom (sakura) and is celebrated across Japan every year. Brogdale is one of the only places in the UK to celebrate Hanami and with the largest collection of fruit trees in the world, we really do have a sight to see!

Celebrate in Japanese style by enjoying our Japanese exhibition, food tasters and a tour of our beautiful orchards before relaxing with a picnic under the most beautiful trees in the orchards!

(Picnic not included)

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Strawberry Fair

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10 June 2018

Celebrate some of the first fruits of the season at Brogdale with entertainment, music, local producers and some delicious local strawberries at a real English Country Fair!

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Cherry Fair

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15 July 2018

With over 400 varieties of Cherry in the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale we have something to celebrate. The Cherry Fair is packed with cherry entertainment including a cherry pip spit, messy cherry pie eating competitions, live music, local producers and a display of cherries like you have never seen or tasted before!

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Plum Day

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12 August 2018

Enjoy a display of plums in all colours & sizes, take a tractor trailer ride around the orchards and talk to the guides who will tell you all you need to know about the fruit in season.

Event PageBuy Your Orchard Pass

Artisan Cider Festival

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25 & 26 August 2018

Local craft Ciders and Live Music all weekend! Entertainment for the whole family with a little festival goers area, yummy street food, fun festival games, local shopping and more!

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Pear Day

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16 September 2018

Celebrate over 500 varieties of Pears at Brogdale this Autumn, take a tractor trailer ride around the orchards and meet the experts who will tell you all you need to know!

Event PageBuy Your Orchard Pass

Apple Festival

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13 & 14 October 2018

2017 the most infomative & educational Apple Display yet!
Visit Brogdale for a breathtaking display of apple varieties and discover over 2000 varties in the Brogdale Orchards.

Apples galore during this weekend celebrating over 2200 different varieties! Discover something new and tasty with ‘try before you buy’ rare and heritage apple varieties, fill a bag with your favourites to take home! Guided tours of the orchards, horticultural talks, apple pressing demonstrations and a programme of cooking demonstrations all weekend. Enjoy local food, browse the craft and produce on offer and meet the experts to have your apples identified plus lots of family fun!

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Half Term Beastie Day

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Further Dates TBC

Hunt for and collect bugs in the orchards, meet the Bug Roadshow’s impressive collection of Mega Bugs and get creative and build your very own bug to take home with you!

Beastie Day Page

Half Term Meet the Owls Evening

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Futher Dates TBC

Have a hoot at Brogdale! Meet the owls in the Apple Barn and see them fly, get up close the these amazing birds and meet the people to work and train wit them every day.

Meet the Owls Page

Half Term Wild Weather Day

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Further Dates TBC

Explore the importance of the weather in fruit farming with hands on day of fun & learning!
Learn fascinating facts about the weather, explore out NEW interactive weather station and use scientific equipment to take measurements.

Wild Weather Day Page

Half Term Wild Day

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Further Dates TBC

Discover nature in the orchards and get face to face with the amazing bug habitats.

Be a scientist and Learn about the bugs or discover our fully equipped & interactive weather station and learn fascinating facts about the weather and how it affects the growing fruit.

Wild Day Page