Plenty to see and do at Sulgrave Manor on Sunday

Stalls at Sulgrave Manor's harvest fayre NNL-150921-170824001
Stalls at Sulgrave Manor's harvest fayre NNL-150921-170824001

Sulgrave Manor will host their harvest fayre on Sunday with a range of different activities for the family.

Volunteers at the ancestral home of US President George Washington will also be dressed in period costume throughout the day, giving people a valuable insight into what life was like hundreds of years ago during the harvest.

Julie Wood, events manager at Sulgrave Manor, said: “Harvest time is a busy period for our local farmers and our fayre gives everyone a chance to celebrate the important work they do to produce our food.

“We have lots of fun activities planned throughout the day to keep the whole family entertained and amused. As part of our celebrations this year, included in the admission price, visitors will also have this year access to the house.

“Once inside visitors will have the chance to meet a variety of characters in Tudor costume and be able to watch subtleties being made in the kitchen, wool spinning in the bedchamber & perhaps try your hand at playing Tudor board games in the Great Hall.

“It will be a living history experience the whole family will enjoy!”

There will also be a chance to join the Tudor characters for a traditional Tudor dance from 12.30pm and some of the other activities will include the chance to make your very own apple juice by pressing apples from our ancient orchard.

You can then have a go at some traditional crafts, such as making your own dream catcher in the craft tent, follow the garden trail, a bouncy castle for the kids, and then clap along while watching the Morris men perform.

There will even be ferret racing, a variety of craft, gift and food stalls to visit along with a barbecue, cider and homemade refreshments.

There will be also a display of vintage tractors to see and you can discover some of the crops they would likely have helped to harvest by running your fingers through different grains on display, discovering how and learn how they crops are grown and what they are used for.

There’ll be live music to listen to courtesy of Pete Watkins.

The event takes place from 11am until 4pm and admission charges are £6.50 adults, £4 children (five - 16 years) under 5’s free, Family £18 (two adults and up to two children).

For more details visit www.sulgravemanor.org.uk or call 01295 760205.