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Elvaston Steam Rally Camping Weekend July 2022
|The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July
2nd and 3rd 2022. You can also camp on site from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.
Let us just start off by saying despite the name this is not just a steam rally, so don't let that put you off if you're not into it! It's a great fun weekend, and a chance for a cheap weekend's camping with masses to do!
At the event will be a vintage and classic car display along with motorcycles, and masses of old steam traction engines. In addition there is a model show, a variety of market stalls, entertainment for children, including an amazing vintage fairground.
Steam Traction Engines, Vintage and Classic Cars & Motorcycles, Vintage Commercials, Tractors, Stationary Barn Engines, Fair Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Model Show, Vintage Caravans, Craft Displays and Stalls, Market Stalls, Autojumble, Working demonstrations of Log Sawing and Threshing and more.
What's Else is On?
Entertainment including amazing Old-Time Fairground, Bouncy Castles,
Falconry Experience, Punch & Judy! We are also having a flying demonstration of birds of prey in the main arena and gundogs will be in the main arena. This year, weather permitting, we will be inviting adults into the main arena to have a go at steering a big steam engine as many have expressed an interest in this.
There is a licensed bar on the rally site (not the camping field) and all Day & Evening catering facilities.
Where the Show is Held
The show is held in the grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park, just south-east of Derby, and comprises a castle along with over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens and is worth a visit just for that! As well as visiting the rally, you can enjoy wonderful walks around the grounds.
Camp at the Show in your Tent, Caravan or Motorhome
Camping is from Friday 1st July at 1pm to noon on Monday 4th July. So you can turn up on the Friday afternoon, or evening, get settled into your pitch, ready for all the fun on the Saturday and Sunday.
even stay for Sunday night, and leave Monday morning, to make it a nice long weekend. If you prefer you can arrive on Saturday before 1pm.
Book Now and Save
The all inclusive advanced price
of £45 covers 2 adults and 2 children
under 16 years and saves £15 on the gate price
. For single campers, we are able to offer a special rate of £35 for the weekend.
Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 18th June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates.Download your booking form here
- Advanced booking now open and if you miss this you can turn up and pay on the gate
|The fee includes:
- Bring your tent, caravan, motorhome or campervan
- Your pitch from Friday to Monday - you get loads of space
- Free entry to both days of the Rally for 2 adults and 2 children - you can collect your wristbands on arrival
- Access to the evening entertainment in the beer tent (not open to the public)
- Water, waste/ elsan disposal, toilets on site
- Dogs welcome on leads
- There are no electric hookups but you can use a generator *
If there are more than 2 adults in your party the extra adults should you can buy weekend passes for them, priced £16 and ordered and paid for on your booking form.
If you have not
booked in advance, you can still attend and pay on the gate, but it will be at the standard rate of £60 for the weekend, so
Download the advanced booking form here and save £15!
* Generators are permitted but can only be run between 10am and 6pm. You need to tell the stewards you wish to use one when you arrive. You will be pitched in a
separate area if you are using a genny.
What's on In the Evenings for Weekend Campers.......
Once the day ticket holders have gone home, weekend campers can enjoy lots more! The fairground and some stalls are open Saturday night with full food catering and the bar. There is entertainment in the beer tent
both Friday and Saturday night. The whole event is designed to be family friendly and they welcome children.
Advance camping bookings close on Saturday
18th June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates.
Free Bus Services
Elvaston Steam Rally runs a free bus service to and from Derby and the surrounding area. Special Buses will be showing "Elvaston Steam Rally" destination boards. Click here to download a printable version of the Bus Timetables
For more show information visit
their website but make sure you come back and use our booking form to save the biggest amount!
After you have Sent off your Advanced Booking form
Your tickets will be available to collect when you arrive at the show.
On the weekend of the show, please arrive AFTER 1pm on Friday. The gates may be locked before that time and there's nowhere to park on the lane. There's a big Asda nearby in Spondon so you could park there or in the Co-op car park in Borrowash at the top of the lane leading to the rally should you have mis-timed your arrival. If you park in the main Castle car park you will be charged. Please don't enter before 1pm even if the gates are open as we have young cadets working in the field before noon. If you do go onto the camping field before noon you will be directed to the pay and display Castle car park opposite. You can also arrive on Saturday morning if that is easier.
On arrival you will be given a registration slip to fill in so please bring a pen!
If you have a blue badge PLEASE wave it at the stewards who will give you your registration form otherwise you WILL be in the wrong place.
Likewise if you're needing to either reserve a pitch for friends or are joining friends already there tell the gate steward and make arrangements for your friends to meet you.
Once you're clutching your registration form you will be directed to your pitch. You can then get set up, have a cuppa at your leisure then take the completed form back to the stewards who will exchange it for your envelope containing your camping passes and wristbands which you need to wear all weekend to gain entrance to the showground. Each person has one wristband which is for both days and Saturday night's entertainment on the showground. Please don't lose it or take it off during the event as it costs £16 per person to replace it!
Please check all your tickets are as ordered before leaving the booking in area
Please keep to the speed limits shown, there will be kiddies, elderly and disabled people around. Repeat offenders will be removed for the safety of everyone.
Due to the dreaded elfnsafety there are to be no mini-motorbikes, motorised mini kiddie scooters and similar things and no bouncy castles so please leave them at home.
Download the advanced booking form here
and save £15! (open
NOW) Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 18th June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates.
Some Photos from Previous Years
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