Apple Weekend

The Firs - Elgar's Birthplace cottage with colourful garden
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We are celebrating all things apples this autumn at The Firs – Elgar’s Birthplace.

The Firs will be open from 11am – 5pm on each of the four days of Apple Weekend (22 – 25 September).

The orchard at The Firs holds over sixty trees including a wide variety of cooking, eating, and cider apples.

So, on Apple Weekend we’re celebrating with apple bobbing, apple talks, pick your own apples, a poetry and cello event and children’s activities.

Free events (normal admission applies)

Friday 22 September

11am – 5pm: Apple bobbing with nets and decorate a bug house.

11.30am & 2pm: Apple talk from our gardener.

Saturday 23 September

11am – 5pm: Make your own bird feeder and apple bobbing with nets.

Sunday 24 September

11am – 5pm: Apple Bobbing with nets and decorate a bug house.

Monday 25 September

11am – 5pm: Apple bobbing with nets and make your own bird feeder.

11.30am & 2pm: Apple talk by our gardener.


Ticketed event

Sunday 24 September

11.30am & 2pm: Poetry & cello music – £5 (normal admission applies). Visit the National Trust website to book.


Throughout this weekend visitors will also be able to pick their own apples to take home for a donation.

22 September – 25 September 2023

The Firs


The Firs

Elgar's Birthplace Museum

Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath


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