Apple Day makes way for inaugural Autumn Fair

07 October 2019
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Oaklands College welcomed local families and friends to its St Albans campus this week to experience the newly renamed Apple Day, sponsored by Rothampstead Enterprises.

The poor apple harvest across Hertfordshire led to Oaklands College re-branding Apple Day as Autumn Fair, a smaller event in comparison to the popular Summer Fair, encompassing the autumnal activities of Oaklands College. 

Guests were welcomed to visit the on-site Habitat Centre, which houses exotic animals such as lemurs, meerkats, marmosets, iguanas and a large variety of fish, reptilians, amphibians and arachnids. 

A small entry fee was required for visiting guests, of which the proceeds were donated to BIAZA (British & Irish Associations of Zoos & Aquariums), £740 was raised for the conservation. 

Over 500 visitors attended the Habitat Centre and surrounding orchards, as well as visiting a variety of food and charitable stalls, as well as the St Albans Bee Keepers, who were present to sell fresh honey products. 

Children and youngsters were able to enjoy Carpentry and Joinery Technician Peter Templeman's famous wooden games, which have become a popular part of Oaklands College events over the years. 

Finally, guests were able to learn all about Oaklands College and discover the extensive array of courses across a variety of campuses.