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A day dedicated to apples and pumpkins

Where: Museum in the Park, Stroud

When: Sunday, October 27, 11am to 5.30pm

Celebrate Autumn at the Museum in the Park in Stroud at its special Apples & Pumpkin Day.

All ages welcome, come along and have a go at apple and pumpkin-related activities, enjoy delicious cakes in Miss Daisy's Pop Up Cafe and explore the museum displays on the day the clocks change.

The mini railway will be running in the park too. Activities and admission free, donations welcome.

Apple pressing will take place outside in the Walled Garden, using a small, traditional hand-cranked press, from 11am-12.30pm and then 1.30pm-3pm. If you'd like to have a go, bring just one carrier bag of apples per family and some clean, empty bottles.

Why not enter Stroud Valleys Project's annual carveed pumpkin competition? Carve your pumpkin at home, then bring it along to the Museum Courtyard between 11am and 4.30pm.

Then, at 5.30pm, come back to the Courtyard and admire the lanterns lit up outside. Competition categories are:

  • Best carved home grown pumpkin
  • Best pumpkin carved by a primary school child
  • Best pumpkin carved by a family group
  • Best carved pumpkin by an individual (aged 11+, grown ups welcome to

Other activities include:

  • Drop-in family workshop: Make an Apple Tree Collage, from 11am-5.30pm
  • Walled Garden pumpkin & squash trail - free Spy trail 11am-5.30pm
  • Museum Apple Hunt - free Spy Trail 11am-5.30pm
  • Many other free Museum Quiz Trails for families - from 'Animal Crackers' to 'Mystery Objects', these are always a fun way to explore the museum collections.

This special Autumn celebration day is organised with Stroud Valleys Project.

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