Derbyshire Woodland Festival returns with Viking re-enactment, outdoor theatre and crafts

Families are invited to a weekend feast of entertainment celebrating traditional and contemporary woodland crafts.

Thursday, 9th September 2021, 1:21 pm
Woodland crafts, Viking re-enactment and craft stalls will be among the attractions at the Derbyshire County Council run Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle on September 18 and 19.

Elvaston Castle will host the Woodland Festival on September 18 and 19 when professional demonstrators and performers will showcase their skills.

There will be outdoor theatre, storytelling, working horses, arts and crafts, traditional fairground rides,

Attractions will include Viking re-enactment and combat, puppets and campfire cooking.

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Like other public events, the Derbyshire County Council-run festival was cancelled last year.

Councillor Carolyn Renwick, the council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “The pandemic has shown how important open spaces and fresh air are for our mental and physical wellbeing so it’s great to be hosting this festival again in a beautiful and spacious outdoor setting at Elvaston.

“There’s a very impressive line-up of activities, many of them back by popular demand, and something for all the family.”

Admission is £10 per car, £5 per motorcycle all day, £15 weekend ticket. Payment is cash only.