Did you know that there will be an international celebration of Robin Hood in Nottinghamshire this month?
October 25th 2014 has been designated the day for the main event. There will be plenty to celebrate in Nottingham of course, with businesses offering Robin Hood food, retail promotions and the landscape of the city will be awash with Sherwood Green, we have no doubt.
If you can’t get to Sherwood Forest, never fear. Why not don your green garb and visit Elvaston Country Park. There the landscape is full of trees and grassland, echoing the wild nature of the English forest.
While you cavort with the children in the treescape, get aunties, uncles and grandparents to visit the listed formal gardens for a smoother, quieter experience.
Whatever your taste in food or drink, why not bring along a Friar Tuck picnic basket to Elvaston Castle, you can be assured of a pleasant time in the Castle setting?
Below we have listed some links to other interesting web sites and articles on International Robin Hood Day.
Make yours an Elvaston Day any day, it’s always great!
The 2nd of October is National Poetry Day. Why not get your Elvaston Castle thinking cap on and write a poem about the house and grounds.
Visit the estate gardens to get some inspiration.
Better still send us a photograph to accompany your creativity and we’ll publish the results on a new Elvaston Castle Poetry Page!
Email entries to poetryday@everything elvastoncastle.com
Subjects you can write about? Short or long – the trees, the gardens, the buildings, the history of the village, wildlife you see or just a memory of visit you once made to the great house in the trees.
You get poetic and we’ll publish the results. (Don’t worry, there’s no closing date for us, send an entry any time the inspiration takes you…)
Come if you dare! We have it covered (literally). Rain or shine Halloween is happening here at Elvaston Castle. With ghosts and gargoyles, pumpkins and potions, we promise plenty of spooky crafts, games and activities for all the family. Fancy dress competition judged at 2pm.
Meet: Elvaston Castle cobbled courtyard . Equipment: Dress for the occasion.
Cost: Children £3 entry fee, Adults free if accompanying a child. Parking charges apply.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Information contact: Elvaston Castle, tel: 01629 533870.
(All event news courtesy of Derbyshire County Council)