The country park lies three miles south of Loughborough and is a five minute drive from M1 junctions 22 and 23.
From M1 junction 22 follow the A511 towards Coalville. Take the B591 at the roundabout and follow the signs to the Wood Fair.
From M1 junction 23 follow the A512 towards Ashby de la Zouch. Take the left turn onto the B591 and follow the signs to the Wood Fair.
Entrance adjacent to Upper Beacon Car Park
Monday 25 August 2013 Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicester shire, LE12 8SP Get directions
Save money and
time getting into
the Wood Fair. Avoid the queue.
Come and join us on August Bank Holiday Monday for the tenth anniversary of the National Forest Wood Fair. First held in 2005, it is the leading regional event to celebrate all things to do with trees, timber and woodlands.
With a full programme of demonstrations, 'have a go' wood craft sessions and children's fun and games, this popular event attracts visitors from all over the country, and over 100 exhibitors and demonstrators.
Enjoy the Forest Food Festival, see the experts at work in our woodworking masterclasses and soak up the view from the stunning Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire.
There is so much to see and do in the area, why not combine your visit to the Wood Fair with a few of our brilliant award-winning local attractions. Grab a special deal for a weekend break and pick up vouchers for some of our great attractions.
Visit our gallery to view pictures of previous National Forest Wood Fairs
Or a forestry contractor?
Download the 2013 Wood Fair programme with contacts for all exhibitors.
The National Forest is one of England's most ambitious environmental projects. Across parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles are being transformed, blending ancient woodland with new planting to create a new national Forest.
The National Forest Wood Fair is a not-for-profit event and relies on the help of a team of volunteers. If you would like to join this friendly team and get a free ticket for the event, we would welcome your help. Travelling expenses will be paid. Please contact Country Parks Volunteer & Events Coordinator, Chris Conway, on
0116 305 7937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See woodcrafters in action at the National Forest Wood Fair in our video.
25 Jul 2014
Early-bird discount tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair are on sale at Ashby de la Zouch and Swadlincote Tourist Information Centres. All tickets bought in advance attract a 20% discount on the gate prices, for this fun family day out to be held at Beacon Hill Country Park on Monday 25 August. Read more...
8 Jul 2014
Tickets for this year’s National Forest Wood Fair are now on sale: buy in advance and save 20% of the admission charge on the day. Read more...