What's on at Elvaston Castle Country Park

Teddy Bears' Picnic

We host a wide range of events throughout the year, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. This year we're also hosting Derbyshire's Woodland Festival once again.


Events programme

You can pick up a free copy of the countryside service's annual events booklet from our shop and information centre. Order a copy online or view our countywide events to see all the forthcoming events across Derbyshire.

Event charges (unless stated otherwise):

  • adults: £3.20
  • children and concessions: £1.60
  • under fives: free
  • family ticket (two adults and three children): £8.

Booking a place on an event

Please check each event listing for how to book.

Organising your own event

Elvaston Castle Country Park is able to host a wide range of events. Please get in touch if you're interested in holding your event with us.

email: countrysideservice@derbyshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 533870

We look forward to hearing from you.

Elvaston Castle Food and Drink Festival


Saturday 15 July to Sunday 16 July 2017


Hall of fair star

Sunday 30 July 2017, 1pm to 3.45pm

Not generally open to the public to view - now is your chance to prebook a half hour slot between to take a closer look at Elvaston's magical Gothic Hall. Find out about the Earls that once lived here, who redesigned the hall in 1831 and why.

Meet: Outside Gothic Hall doors. No dogs allowed within the hall. No high heels.

Cost: Adults £1.50, under 16's free.

Booking essential. tel: 01629 533870.

Teddy bears' picnic

Sunday 23 July 2017, 11am to 4pm. Turn up any time.

If you go down to Elvaston Castle today you're sure of a big surprise! Kick off the summer holiday fun by joining us for our annual Teddy Bears' Picnic. We'll have outdoor activities, tasty treats and more!

Meet: Small events field (near the throne)

Equipment: Bring your Teddy Bear and a picnic.

Cost: Free to attend picnic. Small charge for some activities.

August's Artist in Residence: Liam Brandon Murray

Friday 4 August to Monday 28 August in Elvaston's Gothic Hall.

Every Friday through to Tuesday between 10am and 3pm.

Liam is a fine art fashion artist with a difference. He sculpts flexible, durable wearable art (and in some cases washable!) ranging from jackets, shoes and dresses to hats and handbags. Liam's concept and product is unique world-wide, so it will be a real treat for people for people to see his work at Elvaston for the first time.

Inspiration comes from stately homes and their furnishings. It all began when he wondered whether or not he could create something wearable for the lady or gentleman of the house that would be as ornate and grand as their surroundings.

Liam has recently had two items purchased by the National WOW Museum in New Zealand, his pieces taking centre floor. We are honoured and delighted to be able to showcase some of his dazzling collection.