This autumn, Nunnington Hall, near Helmsley will be marking the season with a host of celebratory guests and events.

As Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October comes round, the orchards will be pruned and ready to welcome visitors to celebrate all things autumn.

Visitors to the National Trust site can go on orchard tours, watch apple juicing and craft demonstrations and visit stalls from local businesses, community groups and charities.

The stall holders include Bar Walls Gins, who create spirits based on York’s history, the award-winning Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice, Askew Candles, who create beeswax candles from old bottles and wood carver Woodwyrm.

On Sunday 24 October, Leeds Morris Men will be showing off their dance moves on the main lawn, and artist Gillian Tyler, whose exhibition is on display at Nunnington Hall, will be doing some lino cutting and ink demonstrations.

Hannah Highsted, visitor experience officer at Nunnington Hall, says:

“We’re really looking forward to our Autumn Festival at Nunnington Hall this year. It’s great to be welcoming local businesses and community groups to Nunnington Hall and celebrating the season, from autumnal apple juice to candles to light up your home as the nights draw in. So come along and enjoy a glass of mulled cider whilst exploring the stalls, hall and garden.”

The house, exhibitions and gardens will also be open, and the tea-garden is open for drinks and snacks.

For more information about visiting Nunnington Hall, go to or call 01439 748283.

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