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Edible Forest 2017

Edible Forest 2017

Tantalise your tastebuds on a journey through the Edible Forest, which takes place 15-17 September 2017

Discover a weekend of scrumptious surprises, indulge in local food and drink experiences, enjoy family friendly outdoor activities and lots more in the ancient Charnwood Forest. 

Locally, we all know Old John Tower at Bradgate Park, but who has been inside it? During Edible Forest you get the chance to, whilst enjoying a traditional afternoon tea made up of tasty local produce. A genuinely unique experience!

We have a secret treat too! We will be holding another Secret Gourmet banquet celebrating Charnwood Forest inspired produce by leading chefs, Mr Paul Leary and Mr John Duffin. Grab your tickets quickly.

There's so much more taking place over the weekend, browse the events below to find out more and book your tickets.

Edible Forest Events 2017

Tea in the Tower

Tea in the Tower

Another rare opportunity to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea made from tasty local produce, served in the iconic setting of Old John Tower in Bradgate Park. Also includes a glass of fizz each.           

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Burleigh's Gin & Jazz

Burleighs Gin & Jazz

Gather your friends and enjoy a forest inpired Burleighs Gin cocktail whilst listening to the smooth sounds of a jazz band in the grounds of a Charnwood Forest manor.                        


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Edible Forest Garden Party

Edible Forest Garden Party

We all love a garden party! Enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon with Edible Forest cocktails and mocktails made up of foraged fruits.  With a BBQ and live music too.



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Cocktails & Canapés

Indulge in forest-inspired cocktails & canapés and get in to the festival spirit in a secret garden hidden away in ancient woodland.



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The Secret Gourmet

The Secret Gourmet

Enjoy a gourmet banquet celebrating Charnwood Forest-inspired produce brought to you, exclusively for Edible Forest by leading chefs Mr Paul Leary and Mr John Duffin.  


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Forage, Find, Feast!

Forage, find, feast!

Take a foraging experience into Charnwood Forest with woodland expert, Dave Watson to find local ingredients and find out what you can cook and create from nature.                                        


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Edible Forest Food Adventure

Family Forest Food Adventure

Gather the family and head to an ancient woodland for discovery, hands-on fun and great family-friendly entertainment.                                     



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Edible Forest Breakfast at The Bradgate

Edible Forest Breakfast

You, your family and friends will enjoy a great start to the day with a ranger-led, food inspired stroll around Bradgate Park, followed by a hearty breakfast made up of tasty local produce at The Bradgate.                                           

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Get Social!

Get Social!

We're on Facebook - @EdibleForest

Twitter - @Edible_Forest #EdibleForest17

Instagram - @EdibleForestFestival

Join in the fun and share your Edible Forest pics ... we'd love to see them!

Sausage & Cider

Forest Funk

Get down, get funky and dance the night away in an ancient woodland with a live DJ set whilst enjoying tasty Charnwood cider and more!                             



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Venison Banquet at Abbots Oak

A Celebration of Venison

Enjoy a banquet of venison at Abbots Oak, a Grade II listed manor in the heart of Charnwood Forest.

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Charnwood Forest

Find out more about the Loughborough and Charnwood Forest area. Whether you want to explore the outdoors, visit historic attractions or watch the world go by from the seat of a tea room or pub, there's lots for you to discover!                                                                                                                            

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

For more information or queries about the Edible Forest Festival contact Leicestershire Promotions Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm on 0116 225 4074 or


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All events are pre-bookable and are only purchased via this site. Some events may be subject to minimum ticket sales being reached and organisers reserve the right to cancel some events if sufficient tickets are not sold. In which case, full refunds will be issued. Please see individual event booking pages to view T&Cs for each event. All scheduled events will take place regardless of weather conditions, so please dress and be equipped appropriately. No refunds will be given as a result of weather conditions, unless the organisers take the decision to cancel an event. Any cancellations or last minute information will be announced on Twitter and Facebook. 

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The National Forest