Event Details

Dalemain has always been famous for its beautiful autumn colour, and wonderful collection of ancient apple trees. This year, we will be celebrating all things Autumnal with a special Harvest Day!

A traditional celebration of the harvest, we will be offering visitors a chance to explore the importance of the Harvest at Dalemain and in Cumbria through the centuries. There will be lectures, activities and guided tours, to be enjoyed by everyone from families to gardening experts!

There will be shire horses in the historic courtyard, alongside produce stands and apple juicing. Herbs and apples have been harvested from the gardens and will be served as part of our delicious Autumnal menu in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.

We have a fantastic range of tours and talks on offer – learn all about the range of ancient apple trees at Dalemain – including the Dalemain Gloriana, find out what hops were harvested here and what beers were made, and take a trip around the Agricultural Barn museum, with farm machinery dating back hundreds of years and our special Fell Pony Museum. Visit the Dalemain historic gardens, which will be full of colour, for a guided tour, and enjoy a peaceful visit to the tranquil Low Gardens, with the trickling Dacre beck.