Our annual open weekend is a chance to see cider making as it was done in days gone by. We shall be demonstrating the art of cider making the old fashioned way with a variety of vintage presses, ranging from a 'workman' steam driven mobile press to the simplicity of a hand operated twin screw press using straw as a filter, then sample the finished product in our farm shop. There will also be traditional country craft demonstrations including:
12th & 13th October 11am - 4.30pm
Hurdle making and wood turning
A blacksmith and Basket Maker
Steam engine and tractor displays
Swing boats and coconut shy
Parking in the village centre with free tractor and trailer rides to and from the cider farm.
Adults £2 - Children under 14 free
All profits from the event will be split between Julia's House Children's Hospice and a local village cause.
Also: traditional fairground attractions, museum pieces, Foden Steam Lorry, table top steam engines, cider through the ages and apple displays.
Entertainment by The Skimmity Hitchers will have your toes tapping throughout the weekend!
This year the New Forest Tour will be running a service between Ashurst Railway station and Burley making a train/bus option available for those of you who would prefer to sample the produce and not have to drive! Find full details of times and stops at www.thenewforesttour.info
If you would like any further information on this event please call us on
01425 403 589 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org