Apple Weekend 2022 at Beetham Nurseries

Date(s) - 08/10/2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Apple Weekend 2022 at Beetham Nurseries

Venue: Beetham Nurseries, Pool Darkin Lane, Beetham, Cumbria, LA7 7AP

Apple Weekend is back for 2022, and this year is going to be bigger and fruitier than ever!

Saturday 8th October 2022 9am – 5.30pm, Sunday 9th October 2022 10am – 4pm.

Our annual free, family event, celebrating the nation’s favourite fruit, is one of most popular events of the year here at Beetham Nurseries and this year is will be no different! Offering a weekend crammed full of fruit and apple trees, fruit pressing, family fun, live music, our brand new artisan food & drink market and much more, there is something for all interests and all the family.

Across both Saturday 8th October and Sunday 9th October, there will be plenty to see, do, eat, drink and browse… and of course, learn!

Apples & Fruit Trees

Trees For Sale – Of course, we will have many apple and fruit trees available to purchase this year. With over 40 varieties available, we are delighted to once again offer our Garden Club members 10% off all fruit trees across the weekend. Not a member? Join for free at the till! Don’t forget to pick up a free Beetham Nurseries Fruit Tree Care Guide, too.

Loose Apples – If you’re looking to try a rare or unusual apple variety, then Beetham Nurseries is the place to visit! We have one of the largest selections of loose apples in the area over the weekend, so be sure to browse the full range. We will also be offering apple tasting all weekend, so you can even try before you buy.

Fruit Press – Do you have an abundance of apples at home that you’d like to have made into juice? Please bring them along to Apple Weekend! All you need to bring are your apples and containers to put the juice in, and a member of our team will press them for you whilst you wait, and you can take away the juice. All we ask is for a small donation to charity; this year’s chosen charity is The Lighthouse Community Mental Health Hub in Kendal.

Apple Expert – We are delighted to have Andy Gilchrist joining us again for Apple Weekend on Sunday 9th October. Not only is he here to identify any apples you may bring in from home and to answer your apple-related questions, but he is also offering a talk this year in our Marquee, ‘Growing Apples in the North West of England’. Brand new for 2022, this talk will last approximately 1 hour. Tickets are £5 and all attendees will receive a £5 Beetham Nurseries gift voucher on the day of the event. Click here for tickets.

WIN an Apple Tree – Enter our instore giveaway to win your very own apple tree!

Family Fun

Children’s Crafting – Join Kirstie on Saturday 8th October from 11am in the Marquee on The Terrace for some apple crafting! This free children’s drop-in session will allow little ones to get creative whilst the adults grab a coffee from our Vintage Coffee Van. Whilst we recommend this activity is suitable from 4 years old, younger children may join in but may require more input from an adult. Please note that all children attending will require an adult to be present at all times to supervise their crafting.

Fairy Hunt – Help us find the fairies this Apple Weekend! Take a card from Information Desk and hunt around the Garden Centre and Growing Nursery to find all six magical fairy doors! Each door has the name of the fairy that lives there… so all children need to do is write the name of each fairy on the card and return the card to the information desk for a very special prize! Enter your details on the back of the card, and your family will be in with a chance of winning a £25 Beetham Nurseries voucher!

Colouring Competition – When visiting The Garden Café on each day of Apple Weekend, be sure to pick up a colouring sheet and get as creative as you’d like! When you are happy with your masterpiece, take it to the counter and you will receive a special prize for entering. Enter your details on the back of your colouring sheet and your family will be in with a chance of winning a £25 Beetham Nurseries voucher!

The Long Nights Band – We are delighted to be welcoming The Long Nights Band back to Beetham Nurseries this Apple Weekend! Look out for this fantastic four-piece band playing upbeat and lively Bluegrass and Folk songs on Saturday 8th October.

Food & Drink

Fruit themed Garden Café Menu – It wouldn’t be an Apple Weekend without a fruit themed menu in The Garden Café! Join us on both days for some very special additions to the menu! The Garden Café is open 9.30am – 5pm on Saturday 8th October and 10am – 4pm on Sunday 9th October.

Artisan Food & Drink Market – Brand new for 2022, we are delighted to be welcoming six fantastic local businesses to join us, selling their produce. We will be welcoming, amongst others, Lovingly Artisan, Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, Thornby Moor Cheeses, Emmaline Flowers, and of course Baked by Beetham sweet treats to take home and enjoy! Find the Artisan food & drink market outside in the plant area!

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a wonderful, family event. If you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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