Festival of Leisure

Festival of Leisure is back for 2022!

After a two-year gap, the Festival of Leisure is back! So get the dates in your diary - Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June, 11.30am-5pm at Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Church Gresley. 

Come along and enjoy this special ‘Jubilee Edition’ Festival with free entry to family entertainment in our Platinum Jubilee Pageant Arena, stalls, fairground rides, Big Lunch street food zone, live music and much more! 

There will be lots of local community groups and organisations to entertain you, such as G’s Studio and Crown Kick Boxing, with demonstrations and performances each day, as well as professional stunt shows involving motorcycles, bikes and horses!

The Rolls Royce Derby Brass Band will be one of several performances on the Bandstand and the Woodville Women’s Institute will be back serving refreshments with their very popular cakes. There will be village games – such as running, 3 legged and sack races for all ages to get involved throughout the weekend and a street party picnic area to bring along your own snacks or purchase from nearby vendors.

People Express and the Environmental Education Team will be there offering free make and create activities. And don’t forget to look out for the giant Aldabra tortoises making their appearance!

Look out for further Festival updates and programme here and on Facebook and Twitter.

For further queries, contact parksandgreenspaces@southderbyshire.gov.uk


  • Mountain bike stunts
  • Giant tortoise
  • Tribal Taiko drums
  • Giant bubbles