A quirky event where people recite incantations and sing to trees is taking place in Weymouth.

The traditional wassailing event will take place at Tumbledown Farm in Southill today (Saturday, January 6), at 2pm.

Visitors are encouraged to bring along their wellies and something loud to bang or blow as they join the local community choir for the wassail of the apple trees.

Wassailing of fruit trees is an Anglo-Saxon tradition which involves drinking and singing to the health of the trees in the hope that they will provide a bountiful harvest in the autumn.

Notable traditional wassailing songs include Here We Come a-Wassailing, Gloucestershire Wassail, and Gower Wassail.

In true wassailing spirit, free mulled cider will be available at the event.

Tumbledown is a 27-acre former farm owned by Weymouth Town Council.

The land is being developed into a community asset by producing and selling local fruit and veg, supporting people with volunteering and learning opportunities, and protecting the local environment for the benefit of our community.

There is limited on-site parking so visitors are encouraged to walk or cycle if possible and disabled parking is available by the lower entrance.