Apple Day

Image Credit: © eParenting.co.uk

In 1990, dismayed by the loss of so many traditional orchards and amazed at the 3,000 or so varieties of apples that have been grown here, conservation charity Common Ground set out to create a new calendar custom to celebrate our most versatile fruit and the beautiful orchards they come from.

The first Apple Day was held on October 21st 1990 in the old Apple Market in Covent Garden. Since then Apple Day has been celebrated every October 21st and has spread across the UK through nurseries, fruit farms, restaurants, National Trust and RHS gardens, museum, art centres, community groups and schools.

Apple Day provides an opportunity for people to express their love of apples, orchards and all the customs, rituals, songs, drinks, recipes and wild life associated with them. Linking the apple with the orchard affirms our reliance on the land and the importance of a healthy relationship with nature. British orchards should be contributing to Britain’s food security at a time when 90% of our fruit is imported.

Ideas for Celebrating Apple day



Latest Posts

The 10 Best Animated Family Movies of 2018

Fun & Easy Penguin Mason Jar Craft for Kids

Screen Time Guidelines for Babies, Toddlers, Children and Teens 2018

The 10 Best West End Shows For All The Family

17 Personalised Christmas Decorations To Treasure For Ever



About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!








Popular Now

Family Movies In Cinemas Christmas 2018



20 Teacher Gift Ideas Under £20



Knit for Charity - Click your needles (or hook!) for a good cause



Top Toys for Christmas 2018




Freebies for Pregnant Mums + New Baby



Out Now! - December's DVD releases for Kids



Events in December 2018



Free Personalised Printable Father Christmas Letters