There are lots of outdoor parks and open spaces in Erewash that are available for hire for all sorts of outdoor events from small fetes and dog shows to charity events and big country shows.
Whether you are planning a small event for 25 people or a major event for 1000s, we have a venue for you.
Here are some of the areas you can hire
West Park Events Field, Long Eaton; Victoria Park, Ilkeston
Gallows Inn Playing Field, Ilkeston; St Giles Park, Sandiacre
Petersham Playing Fields, Long Eaton; Hayworth Park, Sandiacre
Doncaster Avenue Park, Sandiacre; Kirk Hallam Playing Fields
Trent Meadows, Long Eaton; Cotmanhay Playing Fields.
Our Events Officer will be happy to help you with guidance and advice along the way.
In the the first instance please read the Guidance Notes [PDF 106 kb] and complete the Application Form [PDF 166 kb].
To help you along the way, the Government's 'can do' guide to organising community events can be a valuable resource.
Other helpful advice and forms you may need:
Licences are not needed for small events with less than 499 people.
A Temporary Event Notice (TENS) is required for events likely to attract more than 500 people.
The licence is required at least 10 working days before an event. You can find out all about the Temporary Event licence and application form.
Calling all Event stalls and Entertainers
Please include your name, contact details - email, telephone, address and type of entertainment/stall that you provide.
Organising a Picnic in the Park?
If you are planning a picnic on one of our parks within the borough we don't need notification as long as there are less than 50 people attending and it is not advertised to the public (Call us if it is more).
A few rules do apply: There is no cooking on site including BBQ’s; no charity collections, advertising, distribution of printed materials; no playing of music, amplified sound, or any form of regulated entertainment; and no infrastructure including tents, marquees, inflatables etc. Please make sure all litter is taken away.
If you would like more information or would like to speak to someone about your event, please contact us.