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 26 August 2013 Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicester shire, LE12 8SP Get directions
With a full programme of demonstrations, 'have a go' wood craft sessions and children's fun and games, the National Forest Wood Fair guarantees to keep both adults and children alike entertained all day over August Bank Holiday Monday!
The Wood Fair is a celebration of trees, woodlands, forestry, timber and fantastic woodcrafts. First held in 2005 this popular event attracts visitors from all over the country, and over 100 exhibitors and demonstrators.
With extended hours this year, there will be even more time to make the most of this brilliant day out. The 2013 event will be held on Monday 26 August, 9am - 6pm, in the stunning setting of 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 2012 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.
22 May 2013
Advance tickets are now on sale for the National Forest Wood Fair, and with 20% discount on the gate prices, you can get a fantastic family day out for just £20. Read more...
6 Mar 2013
Organisers have announced the date for this year's National Forest Wood Fair, along with extended opening hours for 2013. Read more...