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Celebrate autumn at Redgrave and Lopham Fen

Monday 9th October 2017

Fun for all the family at Redgrave and Lopham Fen's annual apple day and autumn plant sale which takes place on Sunday 15 October from 10.30am to 3pm

Arrive early for delicious homemade apple cakes, pies and produce donated by Trust volunteers. Local experts from Suffolk Traditional Orchard Group will be in the education centre to help identify your apples and other fruit and provide cookery demonstrations and tastings. Outside, local crafts people will demonste spoon carving, plant dyeing and whittling. 

For gardeners there will be shrubs, perennials, bulbs and carnivorous plants on sale, as well as vintage and used gardening tools and equipment. Compost wraps and fen produce, including firewood and mulch, will be available at special discounted prices and the Trust will have its popular donated plant stall.

Families will have plenty to keep them occupied with free, fun, apple-themed games, craft activities and a trail. Plus, Kenninghall Morris Dancers will provide a colourful display at 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

The Fen’s Education Officer, Deborah Key, said, ‘Apple Day is always great fun with a variety of activities for everyone and a chance for people to have the mystery apple from their garden identified.’

Hot dogs will be available from The Flying Chef and the centre will be open throughout the day serving hot and cold light refreshments including soup, savouries, tea and cakes. Entry to the event is £3 for adults and £2 for children. Dogs are welcome on a short lead.

  • Venue: Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve, Low Common Road, South Lopham, Diss, IP22 2HX
  • Date: Sunday 15 October 2017 Time: 10.30am – 3pm 
  • For more information please contact: Deborah Key, Education Officer, SWT Redgrave & Lopham Fen 01379 688333 redgrave.education@suffolkwildlifetrust.org 

Redgrave and Lopham Fen nature reserve is home to insect-eating plants and Britain's biggest spider, the fen raft spider. This dramatic fenland landscape is one of the most important wetlands in Europe and the source of the River Waveney.

More children’s activities and family events will be taking place in the October half term. Details can be found at http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/whats-on