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Derbyshire Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle Country Park

Derbyshire Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle Country Park

We’re back! Our popular festival returns to Elvaston Castle on 18th and 19th September 2021. It’s a fantastic event celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts. Look out for the updates.

The annual festival is set within the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park, which add to the unique feel of this special event. Visitors also have the opportunity to explore the woodland, formal gardens, lake and parkland that surround the castle.

This is a brilliant day out for all the family with lots of fun activities for children and plenty to keep you entertained. Professional demonstrators and performers will share their amazing skills, from wood carving, turning, bushcraft, and willow weaving to safe opportunities for you to have a go.

Derbyshire Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle Country Park Derbyshire Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle Country Park

Visitor attractions include outdoor theatre, historical re-enactment, Green Man storytelling, working horses and traditional fairground rides.

A huge array of stalls selling bespoke gifts, crafts, textiles, furniture and timber products. Hungry visitors will have a wide variety of food and drink to choose from – including vegetarian and vegan options. Wildlife, heritage and tourism attractions here to inspire you.

We look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors for a great weekend this year.


Special event parking charges apply to all visitors that weekend:

£10 a car per day
£5 a motorcycle per day
£15 weekend ticket available
Payment gives visitors entry to both the festival and the country park on those dates. Dogs are welcome on leads. A designated disabled parking area will give close access from the Showground.

What to expect

Take a look at our Flickr gallery to see images from previous festivals for an idea of what to expect.

Elvaston Castle Country Park is open all year round. With seasonal events, a café, shop, play and picnic areas. There are endless opportunities to explore the park and nature reserve. The buildings and gardens are both registered (Grade 2 and Grade 2*) as being of special architectural and historical interest.

Caterers and stall holders

If you’re a caterer or stall holder who has never attended our Derbyshire Woodland Festival and would like to join us, please email:

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road (B5010)
DE72 3EP
Tel: 01629 533870

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