Hello Autumn!

Let’s celebrate the wilder side of Rowntree Park – Saturday 10th of September 2023

We’d love you to come along to our community event with a traditional vibe hosted in the ‘Wildlife Area’ at the Butcher Terrace/Millennium Gates side of the park. It’s all aboiut celebrating the end of summer’start of Autumn – with a fairly big apple focus. Afterall, this area hosts our mini orchard!

The event overall is free to attend (1pm-4pm), but there will be some crafts and activities that have a cost – some may need booking in advance as numbers are limited. The event is part of ‘York Environment Week’ (though a few weeks before) and also involved local organisations Abundance and St Nicks.

Events and activities running:
-A chance to have a go at Apple Pressing
-Find out more about our orchard and ID some apple varieties
– Foraging Walk*
– Wheat/corn dolly creation*
-Create a Harvest Star*
– Apple printing onto bags*
– Storytelling
-Apple Olympics
– Orchard ‘scavenger’ game/quiz
– Apple crafts for little ones
-Talk to volunteers about the plans for the Wildlife Area
-Cake and Preserve stall – we are after item donations for this stall!
-Fruit/Vegetable/Seed swap – bring your surplus!
-‘Power volunteering’ – Have a go at volunteering in the wildlife area with our fun 30 minute gardening circuit!

Events marked with an * mean the activity should be booked in advance and has a cost. Book here.

-Foraging Walk – 12.15-1.30pm
-Harvest Star Making – 1.30-2.15pm
-Corn/Wheat Dolly Crafts 2.30-3.15pm

The timetable for other activities taking place through the afternoon such as the Apple Olympics, Story Telling and Nature Walk will be shared soon…

Pop down and see what’s happening!

2 thoughts on “Hello Autumn!

  1. Helen Mackfall says:

    I am happy to make a cake and contribute some marmalade to the Cakes and Preserves stall. When and where shall I bring them?
    Helen Mackfall

    1. Friends of Rowntree park says:

      That would be fantastic! W are setting up in the wildlife area (near Butcher terrace gates) from around 1.30pm (event at 2pm) so please pop along. If you need to drop earlier (near the park) get in touch hello@rowntreepark.org.uk

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