The annual celebration of all things ‘apple’

30th September 2014

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October at Cockington Court (awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor this year) offers fun for the whole family.  Back by popular demand, Apple Day will be reinstated this year, with Torbay Development Agency at the helm. 

The annual celebration of all things ‘apple’ takes place on Sunday 19th October and offers visitors the opportunity to buy, taste and take home a variety of delicious food and drink from a range of local producers including Good Game, Devon Hog Roast, Claire’s Cakes and Riverford Farm in addition to purchase a range of handmade crafts from both the resident artisans and Cockington Court Apple Day exhibitors.  Hunts Farm Cider will demonstrate the traditional cider press and offer visitors the chance to purchase cider made from Cockington orchards and Hunters Brewery will offer the grown-up’s a selection of award-winning refreshments.

Live music from Paddy’s Whiskers throughout the day will entertain the whole family and fun specifically for the little ones comes in the form of creative craft sessions, traditional fair and children’s entertainers including juggler, magician and Punch and Judy. 

Cockington Court are also busy making preparations for a hair-raising Halloween Festival which will include Arts & Crafts sessions making all manner of ‘Creepy Crafts’, from spooky spiders to beastly bats, a Halloween Trail and prizes for visitors in Fancy Dress.  In addition the Walled Art Garden will provide a suitably magical atmosphere for story telling sessions featuring terrifying tales for pre-schoolers and school age little terrors and pumpkin carving, provided by the Wickedly Wonderful Waitrose.  The Halloween Festival runs from Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October, with a range of different activities on each day – many of which are free.

Full event details are available on the website www.cockingtoncourt.org.

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