THIS Sunday is all about apples at a native woodland just outside Bridport.

It’s just the second year that the event, organised by Shipton Gorge Heritage, is taking place, but already excitement is hotting up.

Shipton Gorge Heritage is a small charity which looks after a community orchard and native woodland in the village, and organisers say the apple day has something for everyone.

Mary Boughton, from Shipton Gorge Heritage, said: “It is primarily a community event with the emphasis on activities for children and almost everything is apple related to celebrate the apple season. We have a range of free activities for children – from bug house building to apple printing, name the owl competition, a treasure hunt, obstacle course and cutting the longest apple peel. 

“Of course adults are not left out, with ploughman’s lunches and apple puddings being served, all being able to be washed down with apple juice or cider from West Milton Cider company.”

Apple day is held in and around the village hall, St Martin’s Church and the orchard in Shipton Gorge, and is designed to be a great family event to kick off the half term holiday. 

St Martin’s church tower will be open for people to climb and see the great view from the top, and there will also be a zip line from the tower which teddy bears and other soft toys will be sent down. Children are welcome to bring their own teddy and watch it descend from the tower.

The fun takes place on Sunday, October 22 from 12pm to 4pm and all are welcome to attend.

Mary added: “We hope lots of families will come along and enjoy the day. It should be great fun.”