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Edible Forest 2018

Edible Forest 2018 returns to the ancient woodlands of Charnwood Forest! We’ve got such a packed programme that we’ve added more dates!


From the 9th-16th September 2018 you will get to enjoy family forest adventures, take afternoon tea in the iconic Old John Tower at Bradgate Park, dance under the stars in an ancient woodland, enjoy a forest inspired gourmet dining experience in a top-secret location and so much more!

Start planning your Edible Forest adventure now, not only can you enjoy unique experiences, but you can also tuck in to the locally produced, award-winning food and drink that Charnwood has to offer.



Read about each of our 2018 events and book your tickets now

Forest Pod Experiences

Sunday 9th - Sunday 16th September

Join us for a very special experience – take brunch, a picnic or supper in our forest dome nestling in the grounds of Abbots Oak. Book a couple of tickets and make new friends round our communal table or book the whole pod for your exclusive use. Either way be quick – this has never been offered before and will sell quickly! (corporate packages available.)

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Secret Gourmet

Sunday 9th September

Let us take you on a gastronomic journey through Edible Forest with a Secret Gourmet dining experience with a forest-inspired menu created by renowned local chefs John Duffin and Paul Leary. As we like to keep you guessing, you won’t know where it is being held until a couple of days before the event … rest assured it truly is a historic location!

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Edible Forest Garden Party

Exclusive Edible Forest Afternoon Tea Experience

Wednesday 12th – Saturday 15th September

Sir Matthew Ingle Joyce and Lady Miriam Bertha Joyce invite you to take afternoon tea at their Charnwood Forest country residence. Maintaining their tradition of sourcing local ingredients and reflecting their individual tastes you will be presented with a selection of lady’s and gentlemen’s afternoon tea delights.

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Edible Forest Breakfast

Wednesday 12th & Friday 14th September 2018

Build up an appetite with a ranger-led tour around Bradgate Park where you will learn all about the edible produce that can be found within the park and then you will end the walk by tucking in to a well-deserved, hearty breakfast made up of tasty local produce!

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Safari Supper

Thursday 13th September 2018

Enjoy the Edible Forest Safari Supper! Dine around the forest and enjoy each course in a different location – as well as enjoying tasty local produce you will get to explore the ancient Charnwood Forest on your travels!

Starting point and timings are still to be confirmed - come back soon to book your tickets


Tea in the Tower

Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September

We’ve combined two of our favourite things for you to enjoy! Afternoon tea, made with love by the team at Grey Lady Deli and the local iconic landmark, Old John Tower at Bradgate Park. Enjoy a tasty afternoon tea from inside Old John Tower and take in the magnificent views of Bradgate Park.

Friday 14th 

Saturday 15th 

Sunday 16th


Edible Forest Live Lounge

14th September 2018

Acoustic sessions come to the ancient woodlands of the Outwoods. Tuck in to tasty local burgers and sausages whilst supping on Charnwood Cider and beer and dance under the stars as the Edible Forest live bands play on throughout the night.

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Ice cream

Family Forest Adventure

15th & 16th September 2018

Enjoy a weekend of forest adventure where you and the family can enjoy woodland crafts, guided walks, foraging, den building and workshops – great for each and every budding Bear Grylls our there!

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Forest Funk

15th September 2018

Get your dancing shoes on standby! Get down and get funky at our Forest Funk night. Set in the ancient woodland of Charnwood, enjoy a DJ spinning hip hop, soul and R&B tunes and dance into the small hours. We’ll make sure you’re fed and watered with Burleighs Gin, pizza and a bar.

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The Edible Forest Festival is developed and promoted by Leicestershire Promotions and supported by Charnwood Borough Council and Everards.