Lotherton Hall Food & Drink Festival
Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May
There will be a whole host of the best street food traders around in our Hot Food Court offering dishes from all over the world from Mexican to Italian, Spanish to just a good old traditional English hog roast! You will struggle to know what to choose! In our large marquee we will also have some great local producers selling delicious goodies to take home with you from jams, chutneys, delicious cakes & biscuits to perhaps a bottle of local gin to enjoy long after the food festival is over!
There will of course be a festival bar serving locally brewed beers from Rudgate Brewery as well as speciality bars offering Pimms, Prosecco & Cocktails! But the fun doesn’t stop there as there will be live music from local artists & bands on our main stage as well as FREE children’s entertainment, children’s cookery classes, full fun fair and the biggest bouncy castles you have seen, plus a whole lot more!
What's Going On
The acoustic Stage is a fantastic idyllic location for our acoustic guitar performances throughout Saturday and Sunday, surrounded by local produce.
Anytime you need a break to consider your next purchases or just get away from the hustle and bustle of the food court head over to the producer market and relax on the deckchairs with a pimms, prosecco or even a speciality gin.
It’s a perfect way to get away from it all and sit and enjoy some chilled out live music.
Big Events for Little People with Sandra will be in our children’s entertainment marquee daily keeping the little ones entertained with balloon modelling, magic shows, party games, bubbleology, crafts, disco/karaoke and much much more!
Kiddy Cook will be holding children’s cookery classes daily. During each session children will have fun with gastronomic experiments and recipes & they are encouraged to learn about ‘good food’ and explore new flavours in a fun and educational way. Kiddy Cook has lots of experience as they hold classes around the UK for children’s parties and at other events, cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
The sessions are £3.50 per child and will last approx. 45 mins. Classes are suited to children aged 3+.
Follow the LINK to get advance tickets to avoid disappointment!
From dodgems to the teacups there will be lots to keep everyone entertained!
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We will have a whole host of local live bands and artists performing on our main stage. If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is always great fun to watch and only the most daring give it a go! Challenges range from eating spicy foods to eating the most hotdogs! More information on the final challenges will be available nearer the time. Participants can sign up on the day at the Bernie Bumm stall at the side of the main stage.
We have a number of bars on site to choose from including our Rudgate Brewery Real Ale bar serving local beers brewed just down the road at Tockwith. There will also be the ever popular Pimms & Prosecco Bar as well as a Cocktail and Gin Bar.
This is the standard entry rate in to Lotherton Hall which allows access in to the hall, gardens as well as FREE entry to the food festival. Car parking is also free.
Advance Weekend/ Day tickets are available HERE.
Entry to the food festival is also free to all annual membership card holders. Please refer to the Lotherton Hall website to view other concession rates
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Q. If I have an annual pass for Lotherton Hall, do I still have to pay for access to the food festival?
A. Access to the food festival is free of charge if you hold an annual pass
Q. Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
A. Tickets can be bought on the gate on your chosen day or in advance on our website
Q. Can I bring a dog to the event?
A. Dogs can be brought on a lead on to site but cannot be brought in to the house, stables café or in to the bird garden. Guide and assistance dogs may be brought in to the house.
Q. Are there baby change facilities?
A. Baby changing facilities are available in the courtyard toilets and in the accessible toilet and baby change room in the house.
Q. Are there accessible toilets?
A. There will be toilet blocks located in both our hot food and producer areas, both of which will have an accessible toilet. There is also a further accessible toilet in the house.
By bus: Bus numbers 64 and 64A go to Aberford from Leeds City Centre. There is then an approximate 20-30 minute walk.
By train: The nearest train station is Garforth, located 4 miles away.
By car: Lotherton Hall is situated off Collier Lane which is just off junction 47 of the M1. If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS25 3EB.
Entrance prices include admission to the hall and estate and parking charges are included in your visit. There is plenty of parking available.
Dogs including guide and assistance dogs
Dogs are welcome to all areas except the house, Stables Café and bird garden, although guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the house. Dogs need to be kept on leads in the gardens and courtyard but are free to roam around the rest of the grounds if under control. Water is available in the courtyard.
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Baby changing facilities are available in the courtyard toilets and in the accessible toilet and baby change room in the house.
Borrow a wheelchair
Manual wheelchairs are available from reception to use within the house. Unfortunately we cannot provide assistance to get around the house for wheelchair users. Another manual wheelchair is available from the Stables Café which can be used in the grounds. There are also two mobility scooters available from the welcome cabin to use on the estate which can be booked in advance. Please call the hall on +44 (0)113 378 2959 to discuss your access needs.
Entry to Lotherton Hall Food Festival is free of charge for carers.