Discover your wild side on 15th June

Published on: Thursday, 10th January 2019

Diverse, local and innovative, Derbyshire’s very own Wildside Festival is back for 2019 – and wilder than ever before!

Head down to Woodside Farm (Next door to Shipley Country Park) on 15th June 2019 and you’ll be rewarded with a day packed full of live music, arts, wild activities and superb food and drink, all in support of local wildlife.

The festival is hosted by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, with the aim of bringing thousands of people closer to nature.  Jack Roper, festival organiser explains, “At the Trust we believe that everyone should have the chance to experience how awesome nature is – so, we decided to run a festival.

Now thousands can experience pond dipping, bug hunting, den building, learn about wild flowers and all of Derbyshire’s local wildlife – all under the summer sun, on a gorgeous nature reserve!  It’s not just wildlife that is enjoyed on the day – no festival is without live music, great food and drink and organisers have even thrown in some quirky storytelling and wild activities."

Festival features for 2019

  • Wild Yoga - bend and stretch away your sins under the summer sun
  • The Holt - Derby Uni are running a second stage at this year's fest - it's not to be missed!
  • Roots Natural Fitness - stand up and be counted with the festival’s natural fitness coach
  • Kate's Story Tree - we're all made of stories - go and lose yourself in the moment
  • Wild School - pond dipping, bug hunting, marshmallows and  more - come be a big kid again

...and whilst you’re finding your wild side, you can rest assured that every ticket sold goes to helping local wildlife too.

Tickets are selling fast so grab yours on the Early Bird deal at just £15 for an adult or £36 for a family before 31st January.  Tickets are sold online at  You’ll also find loads more information about the day and a review of the 2018 festival if you still need convincing!

Gates open on the day at 1pm until 10pm – parking and disabled access available – Woodside Farm, Pit Lane, Shipley, DE75 7JL.  Please note that this a ticket only event. For ticket sales or for more information contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 88188.

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