Woodhall Spa 40s Festival

Lancasters flying over Petwood – sound up!!


In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and after significant consideration, the Woodhall Spa 40s Festival Committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Woodhall Spa 40s Festival, due to take place on the 18th and 19th July.

This decision was not taken lightly, but it is the right decision. The Festival Committee recognised it would be now impossible to make all the necessary arrangements needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable Festival between now and July. They also recognised that no one knew with any certainty what the situation would be in July and therefore they had a clear moral obligation to cancel the Festival now to help protect the health and welfare of all those involved in the Festival, including of course the residents of Woodhall Spa.

In making their decision the Committee were also conscious of the need to provide our local hoteliers and campsites with as much time as possible to re-arrange bookings etc.

The Committee appreciates that this will be very disappointing news for many, but on a more positive note they also wanted to say that they were fully committed to ensuring the Festival returns better than ever in 2021; and everyone is invited to save the 17th and 18th July 2021 in their diaries.

In the meantime, the Woodhall Spa 40s Festival Committee will be turning their attention to helping local COVID-19 support groups in any way they can.
Finally, the Committee would like to send their best wishes and good luck to everyone over the next few challenging month.

Stay safe and we’ll see you next year.

Best wishes

Woodhall Spa 40s Festival Committee


Why are you cancelling?
We are cancelling the 2020 festival due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Current guidance advises against or bans public gatherings and our 2020 event is scheduled too near in the future to be confident that it will be publicly safe to take place.

I have a hotel/B&B/campsite booked. What do I do?
Please contact whoever you made your booking with and arrange a cancellation or deferral if you no longer plan to visit Woodhall Spa on the original weekend of 18-19 July. The Woodhall Spa 40s Festival Committee play no part in your bookings for accommodation so please do not contact us to cancel your bookings.

I/we have a trade stand booked. What do I do?
Clive Bottrill from our Committee will be in touch with you to discuss your options.

I was/we were was due to perform at the 2020 event. What do I do?
Someone from our Entertainments Team will be in touch with you to cancel your appearance and discuss arrangements for 2021 in due course.

I was/we were due to appear as reenactors at the 2020 event. What do I do?
Nick Pennock from our Committee will be in contact with you to cancel your appearance and discuss arrangements for 2021 in due course.

I had booked a vehicle to exhibit this year. What do I do?
Nick Pennock from our Committee will be in contact with you to cancel your appearance if you had booked a military vehicle, or Joe will do if you had booked a vintage vehicle to discuss arrangements for 2021 in due course.

Will people who bought tickets be refunded?
Our Festival is free to attend so no tickets were necessary. Pre-booked parking had not yet opened and no ticketed dances had gone on sale so no purchased were made, therefore no refunds are due.

Will you be back in 2021?
The 2021 Festival will take place on the weekend of 17-18 July 2021. See you there!

festival 2021

Woodhall Spa 40s Festival 17-18th July 2021

A great weekend out for all the family

The Woodhall Spa 40s Festival has a wide variety of 40s ‘Home Front’ themed events which take place at numerous venues across the village throughout the weekend.

Entrance is free!

We charge for Park & Ride and several of the concerts are ticket only; but, other than that all the entertainment and displays throughout the village are free!

Do come along and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Woodhall Spa 40s Festival as we turn back time to life on the home front in the 1940s.

The Festival is run by a volunteer team of Woodhall residents who give their time for free. Any profits are distributed to Woodhall Spa good causes.

New on the site…


The dates for 2022 are now confirmed: 9-10 July 2022.


We are pleased to have given funding to this excellent community support group and we wish them all the very best.

community support group


New community grant awards HERE

community grants

Top Things You’ll Want To Know About The Woodhall Spa 40s Festival

Here are the answers to your top questions….

Where is it?
In Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Here is the postcode for Jubilee Park where a lot of the events happen: LN10 6QH

How much is an entry ticket?
It is free. There is no entry fee. One or two of the concerts are ticketed and there is a fee for them. But, apart from that all is free.

Where can I park?
We run a park and ride scheme. You can book in advance (you save money by doing so) on this site. Online booking for the Festival is not yet open.

Where can I find out what is happening by way of entertainers, military displays, classic vehicles, etc?
Being updated

Do you need helpers over the Festival weekend?
Yes, please!
We need volunteers to man the Information Stands. So, if you can spare a couple of hours over the Festival weekend please email – being updated