Apple fans flock to historic Leeds house for harvest

Alexa McLoughlin, five, from Great Preston, picks apples at the Apple Day at Lotherton Hal, Leeds. Pic: Simon Hulme.

Alexa McLoughlin, five, from Great Preston, picks apples at the Apple Day at Lotherton Hal, Leeds. Pic: Simon Hulme.

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HARD CORE apple fans have been flocking to Lotherton Hall to sample the fruits of the autumn harvest.

Little Alexa McLoughlin was one of several visitors at the Edwardian house and gardens as it celebrated the start of this year’s apple harvest with apple juice and cider tasting, an ‘apple and spoon race’ and garden games on Sunday, September 13.

Leo Fox, six, from Barwick in Elmet at Lotherton Hall.

Leo Fox, six, from Barwick in Elmet at Lotherton Hall.

Young visitors also had the chance to make fruit and vegetable sculptures and mini scarecrows.

The estate grounds were also open, offering the chance to walk into the heart of the deer park.

Councillor Brian Selby, Leeds City Council’s lead member for museums and galleries, said: “This is one of Lotherton Hall’s many long-standing traditions.”

For more about Lotherton Hall, you can visit the website at www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall.

Lyla Fox, aged four, from Barwick in Elmet, picking apples.

Lyla Fox, aged four, from Barwick in Elmet, picking apples.

Twins Celeste Lowe (left) and Alice Lowe, aged two from Woodlesford.

Twins Celeste Lowe (left) and Alice Lowe, aged two from Woodlesford.

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