Coming soon – Family Music & Real Ale Festival 2018

Gates open on the 2018 Festival at Elford at 12.30 on July 7th with music and hot food being available from 1pm onwards.   This year tickets will be available on the gate at £6 for adults and £3 for children over 5 years old.   The walled garden is a lovely rural setting for this old-style village event and it’s a great day out for families with plenty of dry areas should the weather prove inclement!

This year we plan to exceed the 20 real ales and 12 ciders that were available last year.   A special treat will be a cider made from our own apples – you could be the first to sample it! Wines,  Pimms and soft drinks are also available, as are hot drinks.   BBQ food will be available from 1pm, with the usual BBQ fare, chips, a special vegetarian option and a hog roast in the evening.   Cakes & hot drinks teas will be available too!    Again, this year, locally made speciality ice creams will be on sale.

There will be special free fun and games for kids including a bouncy castle and a Circus Skills workshop, so parents will be able to relax and enjoy their day.   The music will cover a number of genres and will continue late into the evening.

Well, the music festival is fast approaching and we look forward to you joining us for a day relaxation in the fantastic surroundings of the walled garden.   A couple of points to remember:

  • Do remember to bring your sun cream and sun hat – just in case were really lucky with the weather
  • Do remember that the music will go on until after 10pm so make sure that you bring something to keep you warm as the sun sets!
  • Are you bringing picnic chairs?   Then why not bring them on Saturday morning, when you will be able to drive up to the garden and drop them off

Please pass this message along to all of your friends and encourage them to come along.   Details of how to get to the gardens can be found on this website