A TASTE of honey and a hint of the past – those were the twin themes for the third Big Green Apple Day at Litton Cheney.

Despite torrential rain, families turned out determined to enjoy the day at Thorners School, which celebrated the outdoors.

This year there was an opportunity to help Save the Bees with bee and honey related displays, cakes and hats and the chance to throw ‘seed bombs’ to scatter seeds to grow bee-friendly plants.

There was also the opportunity to see the progress on the building of the Discovery Area’s Saxon hut as the wooden lintel was carved and walls prepared with wattle and daub.

There was also plenty of apple-themed attractions, ancient trading, children’s activities and live music.

Organiser Mickey Bell said the Friends of the Discovery Area were delighted with the turn-out on Sunday.

“The weather was so awful and we were all drenched, but it went really well,” she said.

“The Big Green Apple Day is a family green fair, celebrating sustainability, green and traditional heritage skills and bringing together people of a like mind, inspiring children to be outside.

“It was lovely to have so many local people around, showing off their skills.

“The discovery area is an outdoor curriculum area and the more people who use it, the better.”