Leeds ,
07
September
2015
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12:40
Europe/London

Join in with the apple harvest at Lotherton Hall this weekend

Visitors to Lotherton Hall can join in with all the fun of the autumn apple harvest this weekend.

On Sunday, September 13, activities and games at the Edwardian house and grounds will include cider and apple juice tasting, harvest treats in Lotherton’s café, an ‘apple and spoon race’ and garden games, all to celebrate the start of this year’s apple harvest.

Music on the day will also be provided by Notability and youngsters can take part in making fruit and veg sculptures in the Stable Courtyard and mini scarecrow making in the hall.

Apple picking will be available in the estate’s much-loved orchard and visitors can even learn about harvest mice in the living display at the bird garden education room.

The estate grounds will also be open, with the chance to walk down a path into the heart of a deer park, or to a pond and marsh, full of frogs, toads and newts.

Councillor Brian Selby, Leeds City Council’s lead member for museums and galleries, said:

"This is a great chance for families to come along and be part of one of Lotherton Hall’s many long-standing traditions.

“The orchard has more than 100 different varieties of apple and joining in with the harvest will be great fun and a real experience.”

Taking part in the harvest is included with entry into Lotherton Hall. Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and £4 concessions.

For more information, contact 0113 378 2959, email: lotherton.hall@leeds.gov.uk or visit www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall

For media enquiries, please contact:

Stuart Robinson

Communications Officer

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 224 3937

Email: stuart.robinson@leeds.gov.uk

www.leeds.gov.uk

Lotherton Hall:Lotherton Hall is a charming Edwardian house and country estate. A single entrance price allows access to the house, with its wonderful collections of fine and decorative arts and extensive grounds with an abundance of activities to keep everyone busy.

Lotherton Hall has undergone numerous changes over the last few years since becoming one whole visitor attraction.

With this new and larger audience the house has adapted by improving access and introducing a new range of family-friendly facilities.

The most recent improvements have included the re-design of the Fashion Gallery creating and installation of a passenger lift providing improved access to the Hall.

Lotherton Hall has been displaying fashion since its early days of being a museum in 1968, showing fine examples of both historic and more contemporary fashions.

See our member’s page for year round entry: www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonmembersSummer opening times (March to October) House, café, and bird garden: 10:00 to 17:00 with last entry at 16:15. Estate gates: 07:30 to 20:00.