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Derbyshire Woodland Festival

A fantastic event celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts, this popular festival returns to Elvaston Castle on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020. Look out for updates.

horse pulling logsThe 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 great day out for all the family with lots of fun activities for children, unique crafts and furniture to buy. Professional demonstrators and performers will share their amazing skills, from sawmills and carving to wood turning, weaving, horse logging and many opportunities for you to have a go.

With beautiful shire horses, birds of prey, wild food and campfire cooking, plus the huge array of stalls and catering, there really is plenty to keep you entertained.


Special event parking charges apply all weekend:

  • £10 a car per day
  • £5 a motorcycle per day
  • £15 weekend ticket available on the gate

Payment is cash only, giving all visitors entry to both the festival and the country park on these dates. A voucher for £1 off the daily parking charge during the Woodland Festival is attached to this page.

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