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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.


Shine A Light

Events programme

View our countryside events programme for 2022.

Winter Wonderland

The Winter Wonderland event at Elvaston Castle has been promoted locally but has now been cancelled by the organiser.

Upcoming events:

  • Saturday 1 October 10.30am to 3.30pm: Elvaston Apple Day – celebrate the autumn by sampling apples grown on site in our orchard. In partnership with the Elvaston Community Group. Just turn up
  • Saturday 22 October 10am to 4pm: try yourself at spoon carving under the supervision and guidance of an expert carver and woodworker. Booking ahead essential.
  • Sunday 30 October 10.30am to 3.30pm: complete our spooky trail to earn a certificate, then come enjoy our Pumpkin Parlour and carve your very own pumpkin to take home

Shine A Light

We're excited to be hosting Shine A Light at Elvaston this year in a spectacular night-time display of light and sound offering a great family evening out.

The castle is one of 4 historic buildings to feature in a visually stunning event that is unique to each venue and centred around the themes of climate change and water.

You'll be able to catch Shine A Light at the park on 19 and 20 November 2022 and tickets are due to go on sale in July.

Find out more about Shine A Light.

Booking a place on an event

The majority of countryside service events offered can be booked via Elvaston Castle Country Park. Please tel: 01629 533870 from 9am to 4pm. If no-one can take your call, please leave your name, number and event name and we'll contact you as soon as we can.

Some events require pre-payment. Special event charges vary. Some of our events are free to attend, but parking charges apply.

If you're coming to several events and visit our countryside sites regularly, why not consider an annual season ticket.

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 or tel: 01629 533870.

We look forward to hearing from you.