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Derbyshire Woodland Festival - a real buzz about it

29 June 2023

Plans are taking shape for our 22nd Derbyshire Woodland Festival to be held at Elvaston Castle Country Park on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2023.

This year’s highlights will include new outdoor theatre entertainment about seeds, trees and bees. This will create a new buzz to our popular event and help spread important environmental messages in a fun and family-friendly way. You could learn the waggle dance or get your nose pollinated!

We’ll be celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts with demonstrations and hands-on sessions. Fancy your hand at wattle and daub or thatching for instance?

And there’s outdoor theatre, a Viking invasion, a living history camp, Green Man storytelling, working horses, arts and crafts, a wide range of food on offer and much more.

Most activities are free of charge.

As part of our Journey to Net Zerowe’ll be promoting our tree campaigns like the Million Trees project and hosting the Fantastic Homes Van to give energy and tips on reducing your carbon footprint.

Special event charges apply. £15 per car or £7.50 per motorcycle per day or a weekend ticket for £20. Payment is by cash only. Dogs are welcome on leads.

Find out more about the Woodland Festival and look out for updates on The Derbyshire Woodland Festival on Facebook.