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What's on at Elvaston Castle Country Park

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.

Tel: 01629 533870

We look forward to hearing from you.

Friday 30 March 2018

Elvaston golden egg trail

10.30am - 3.30pm. Turn up any time 
Join us, and the Easter Bunny, at Elvaston for some Easter eggcitement! Hop on down and follow the famous Elvaston Golden Egg Trail! (Less than a mile). Crack the code and claim a chocolate treat! 
Cost: £4 per trail sheet. 
Meet: Cobbled Courtyard.

Saturday 5 May 2018

Earls, trees and afternoon teas!

4pm − 6pm 
Join the Rangers for a Springtime stroll through the beautiful grounds of the historic Elvaston Estate. Find out about the Earls that once lived here and the pioneering William Barron who helped to shape the park you see today. Find out who redesigned the Gothic hall in 1831 and why and what the future may hold for this amazing place. Then enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in Wyatts café overlooking the Parterre Garden.  Meet: Main Car Park. No dogs allowed. 
Cost: £20 per person. 
Online booking essential

Sunday 22 July 2018

Teddy bears' picnic

11am - 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 a Teddy Bears' Picnic. 
Meet: East Avenue (in front of the castle). 
Equipment: Bring your Teddy Bear and a picnic. 
Cost: Free to attend picnic.