About Us

What is Fantasy Forest?

A festival that brings fans from all genres of fantasy together for the weekend, providing a feast of entertainment and spectacle. Whether you’re into sci-fi & fantasy films, books and TV, fantasy art, comics, Anime, Cosplay, LARP, Steampunk or historic re-enactment, all are welcome. A gathering place to meet like-minded people – get together with old friends and make new ones! For fans of Lord of the Rings to Star Wars; Star Trek to Harry Potter; Game of Thrones to Doctor Who; Marvel superheros to Tim Burton; pirates, fairies and medieval days of yore – there’s something for everyone.

There’s a wide programme of entertainment, historic attractions, workshops, a Fantasy Market, live music, spectacular fire display and more!

With so many fantasy costumes to admire, Cosplayers, Steampunkers and all can dress to impress; while kids are invited to become their favourite fantasy character. Dressing up is optional though – you can come as you are and enjoy watching others.


The Venue

Located in the grounds of Sudeley Castle in view of the rolling Cotswold Hills, it’s a fairytale setting perfect for fantasy frolics.

As a first for Sudeley, a campsite will be provided giving festival-goers the unique opportunity to camp in the historic castle grounds. A pre-pitched, luxury tent service is also available from our tent partner.

Our Story

Fantasy Forest is the brainchild of a group of seasoned festival veterans whose dream it was to introduce a different kind of festival to the UK.

From its launch in 2019 our plan was to bring fans from a variety of fantasy genres together in one place for the weekend. Coming from different parts of the fantasy scene ourselves we’re suitably qualified to create a programme of entertainment we know you’ll love. Fantasy Forest Festival gives each genre the chance to explore – open your mind to discover new things you never knew existed! Imagine fairies participating in Lightsaber fighting workshops and Stormtroopers dancing a Ceilidh!

Fantasy Forest Festival comes from the enthusiasm and passion of an amazing team of volunteers who wanted to see this kind of event happen. We owe it all to you guys!

Immerse yourself for a day or a weekend and dream with your eyes open.

Wicker crowd
Volunteers 3

Experience the festival from a different perspective!

Without its hardworking volunteers, the realm of Fantasy Forest could not exist. Therefore, our crew is well taken care off with free food, private camping with a cosy campfire and plenty of time to enjoy the festival . All without having to buy a ticket.

Do you want to experience a festival from behind the scenes but still enjoy it to the full whilst making new friends? Do you like helping visitors get the most from their festival experience? Don’t hesitate to join many others on this magic journey!