Information relating to Coronavirus. 

England has ended all COVID-19 restrictions. Please continue to exercise caution from the ongoing risk of the virus. Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

Derbyshire Woodland Festival

17th September 2022 - 18th September 2022

Our popular festival festival returns on 17 and 18 September 2022. It's a fantastic event celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts.

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.

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.

Parking

Special event parking charges apply to all visitors that weekend:

  • car £15 all day
  • motorcycle £7.50 all day
  • weekend ticket £20 - available on the Saturday

Payment is cash only.

No advanced ticket sales, pay at the gate on arrival. 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.