5 Jan 2021 Update from Brogdale Collections: Brogdale's Orchards remain open for lockdown walks
Over the coming days and weeks, our daily walks will be more precious than ever. Luckily, Brogdale’s orchards are able to remain open during lockdown and are the perfect place to visit to stretch your legs and enjoy some nature and fresh air. There is also a playground and wildlife garden for the children to enjoy.
To visit Brogdale's orchards you will need an orchard pass (which cost from £12 and last a whole year, details on our website) and you need to either book a slot via their website or register using Track & Trace on arrival.
The orchards are a lovely big open space, making it easy for you to socially distance. There is also plenty of parking.
Brogdale Collection's asks that you observe government guidelines on how you can exercise in a public outdoor place. You are able to visit:
• By yourself
• With the people you live with
• With your support bubble
• In a childcare bubble where providing childcare
• Or, when on your own, with one person from another household
Please note it is not possible to bring dogs to the orchards at Brogdale Collections, but human beings of all ages are very welcome!
Brogdale Collections is the home of the National Fruit Collection set in over 150 acres of farmland, Brogdale Collections has over 4000 varieties of fruit trees from apples, pears, quinces and plums to cherries and more. The Collections orchards are a living history & heritage of fruit waiting to be discovered.
Let our expert knowledgeable guides take you on a journey around the orchards on a guided tour. Explore the orchards form beautiful blossom to bountiful fruit laden trees. Your guide will answer your questions and awaken your taste buds with over 4,000 different varieties you will never be short of something to see.
Guided tours run at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm everyday throughout the open season (April – October) and self-guided tours can be taken throughout the year at any time.
Brogdale Collections educational interactive weather station designed to help young and old alike discover the weather around us and its effect on fruit growing and farming.
Brogdale Collections offers curriculum focused educational days for school groups for Key stage 1 & 2.
Fruit Festival & Events at Brogdale are packed full of family fun, free talks & demonstrations, fruit tasting, education, fruit games, yummy food and much much more! Celebrate the traditions of the cherry blossom with Hanami Festival & Hanami Picnic Experiences, enjoy yourself at Strawberry Fair and test your lungs with the cherry pip spit at Cherry Fair or discover the special Pear and plum fruit days. Enjoy the bountiful apple crops with Brogdale Collections 2 day Cider or Apple Festivals packed full of things to do & discover, plus fun for all the family and much more!
Pet friendly note: All dogs are welcome to visit our full summer of festivals including our exciting Cider festival and Apple festival. They can enjoy all the fun of the fair and the general merriment of the festivals but dogs cannot enter the orchards to join the orchards tours.
Our marketplace at Brogdale is full of shops things to do including a picnic area & children’s playpark along with fashion boutiques, butchers, locally produced beverages & cider, Fine fruit shop and café for after tour snacks and more.
Conference / Meeting facilities
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
Child age range: 4 - 15 Child
Tickets last a full year, enabling you to visit again and again to see the whole cycle from blossom to fruit and frosty winter.
Walking Tour (min 10 or more) £7.50
Tractor Trailer Tour (min 15 or more) £7.50 (FREE tractor trailer for over 15 people!)
Free parking, Free entry for coach driver & disabled access