The rain didn't dampen spirits at our Autumn Children's Orchard Day on Thursday 27th October 2011. Flags were flying, the men were crushing the apples and children turned up prepared to explore all that Dragon Orchard had to offer!!
A simple apple corer, peeler and slicer provided endless fun for the children and a lot of apples were eaten! Perhaps we have solved the problem of getting children to eat more fruit!
Alice Arnold our 'resident' local artist offered children opportunities to make brilliant painted cards with the use of potato and apple printing. The children's imagination and creative skills were abundant.
Pumpkin lantern carving was a great hit with some very gruesome faces, but it was very messy and great fun.
And when we thought we couldn't get much wetter, the attraction to go apple bobbing was to strong a pull! However all adults were grateful for a wonderful cup of coffee and delicious home-made cakes.
Thank you to all who came and enjoyed the day. Whilst we are planning for our next year event calendar I think we may avoid Thursdays in the hope we will have a dry day!