Fantasy Forest Festival at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LP

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Fantasy Forest Festival at Sudeley Castle


An idyllic realm of the imagination has found its home in the Cotswold Hills with Fantasy Forest Festival. In a fairytale setting at the historic Sudeley Castle - uniquely opened up to festival-goers to camp in its beautiful grounds - a weekend of fantasy-themed entertainment and activities awaits.

Fantasy Forest is a festival that brings all genres from the world of sci-fi and fantasy together in one place. A one-stop event for lovers of sci-fi & fantasy fiction, fantasy art, comics, Cosplay and historic re-enactment - it welcomes all. Catering to fans from Game of Thrones to Star Wars; Lord of the Rings to Marvel superheroes; pirates, fairies and medieval days of yore, there's something for everyone.

Now an annual event, this lively festival provides a varied programme of family-friendly entertainment. The historic grounds will be transformed with enchanting fantasy-themed activities including the UK's largest Fantasy Market, roaming costumed characters, live bands, medieval tournaments, talks by fantasy artists, workshops, children's entertainment, walkabout theatre, a costume show and much more.
Live bands will perform across three stages throughout the day, so music lovers can dance from morning till night. A spectacular fire display on the Saturday evening creates a high point to the festivities. People gather around whilst a beautifully-crafted wicker sculpture is lit, making a symbolic celebration of hope and new beginnings. This fire ceremony, open to all, provides a magical experience.

With the promise of fantasy costumes everywhere, it offers the opportunity to dress to impress for everyone. Kids are invited to become their favourite fantasy character, while Cosplay and Steampunk enthusiasts can dress in their finest! Dressing up is optional though – you can come as you are and just enjoy watching others.

Situated in the magnificent grounds of Sudeley Castle, a 15th century residence and resting place of Henry VIII's last wife Catherine Parr, the venue gives the perfect backdrop to a weekend of fantasy. Weekend camping is available with luxury pre-pitched tent options. Or if you just want to visit for the day, Fantasy Forest provides a perfect and enchanting day out!

10.00am - 10.00pm

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