ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!
This vibrant Festival of Food & Drink offers a range of fabulous street food and artisan food producers, award winning food and drink, special guest TV chefs, gorgeous gifts, crafts and homewares, delicious dishes and cuisine from around the world served by fantastic Street Food and pop-up cafes and bars!
Located in North Nottinghamshire close to the borders of South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Derbyshire. Festival of Food & Drink attracts some of the UK’s best exhibitors offering mouth-watering fayre. With a passion for fantastic food and drink let us take you on a journey to discover new and exciting producers at the biggest food and drink festival in the East Midlands.
One of the best of the UK’s food festivals, not only is there a superb range of exhibitors and shopping but also a Cookery Theatre to watch fantastic guest celebrity chefs, including some of your TV favourites from MasterChef, Great British Bake Off and other favourite cooking programmes.
For families we have a host of activities including a Cookery School for Kids, sessions here change each year and sessions are bookable on the day and include things like pasta making, ice-cream making, butter making and cheese making. Plus, there are kids’ activities including Circus School, Arts, crafts and more.
Soak up the atmosphere with live music and DJ in our Street-Food area, with bars for cocktails, pints and more hot drinks and a superb range of award-winning companies to choose from for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, or sweet treats.
Come along and enjoy! A feast is waiting for you, meet the food producers, try some delicious food, and enjoy the festival atmosphere….
We want you to have a fantastic day out
so here are some top tips to help!
Getting to Thoresby Park
Use the postcode NG22 9EP for your SatNav, which will bring you through the main park entrance, follow this road until you reach the car park. Please research your route before setting off as some SatNav may attempt to take you on a fruitless adventure through private roads!
The address is Thoresby Park, Nr. Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP
Thoresby Park is only 22 miles North of Nottingham City centre.
Follow Military Museum and Courtyard signs from the A614, A1, A616 and A6075.
10am – 5pm daily
Our amazing producers and exhibitors have so many great things to buy but the signal for card machines and technology in the forest is limited. The event field is surrounded by trees and the signal is intermittent. Make sure you don’t miss out on anything you might want to buy… All our exhibitors take cash!
Whatever the weather come along! It’s England so we know how to deal with the weather. We are prepared as the Festival of Food & Drink has a number of large marquees including our Beautiful Things, Kids Cookery School and Cookery Theatre, lots of great companies and activities around the main field and weather cover close to Street Food, catering, bars and cocktails! We are ready! Are you? Rain or shine!
The Festival of Food & Drink is coming to Thoresby, are you coming too?
Make a short break of it with a 3-night stay at the beautiful adults only hotel, Thoresby Hall, positioned a stone’s throw away from the event giving you the ultimate convenience. You’ll enjoy free breakfast and dinner, activities, access to leisure facilities, and great evening entertainment, all with no children and no hidden costs. Just book online at www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk or call 01623 821000
Places to Stay
At Clumber Park there is a Caravan Club site. During the festival weekend the site gets VERY busy so make sure you book in advance! The camp site at Clumber Park is closed. There are other local campsites available.
Our favourite hideaway –
The Sherwood Hideaway has a 3 night luxury lodge with hot tub package for the weekend. Take a look: – https://www.sherwoodhideaway.com
Dogs ARE Allowed
We don’t mind you bringing along your dogs but ask that you take care and pick up your poop! We are a Food & Drink Festival so we ask that you take extra care to clean up after your dog. We are also a family show. Dogs will not be allowed into the Cookery Theatre or Main Food & Drink Marquee – these areas are Assistance Dogs only.