It’s the Apple Weekend at Kent Life!

Apples at Kent LifeDelicious fruity treats await visitors to Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, near Maidstone, at its popular annual apple weekend on 4 and 5 October.

The award-winning attraction boasts over 60 varieties of apple, which will be hand picked from its historic orchards just days before the festival. Visitors will be able to try and buy the fruit throughout the weekend, with some varieties dating back to Tudor times!

The traditional process of apple pressing will be taking place throughout the weekend; fresh apples are cut, crushed, pulped and then squeezed in the giant Victorian fruit crusher to produce the most delicious apple juice.

Adults can enjoy a wide range of Kentish Ciders showcasing the best of the county’s produce, including Biddenden Strong Kentish Cider, Kentish Pip Pink Marmalade Cider, Big Tree Fruity Beauty Cider and Dudda’s Tun Cherry Cider. Visitors can browse the craft and produce stalls and a local Morris dancing troupe will be on hand to show off their fancy footwork.

The whole family can enjoy live music from a host of local performers including Maidstone-based Fred Clark, one of Kent’s most exciting acoustic singer / songwriters.Kent Life 31

Kids can get stuck in to all their favourite activities, from going wild in the indoor and outdoor play areas to meeting the resident animals in cuddle corner. Explore the beautiful gardens, orchard and one of the last hand-picked hop gardens in the country; ramble along the wildlife discovery trail and see the last working coal-fired oast house in Britain.

Kent Life’s Apple & Cider Fayre runs from 10am – 5pm. The attraction is open every day from 10am, closing times vary according to season. Admission: Adults: £9.25, Concessions: £8.25, Children (3-15 yrs): £7.25, Under 3s: FREE. Visit www.kentlife.org.uk or call 01622 763936.

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