Christmas Days Out Ideas

Best Places to Spot Twinkling Christmas Lights

Best Places to Spot Twinkling Christmas Lights
Written by Yeyen

Twinkling lights shining so bright
Here are some places to see them alight.
Christmas time is nearly here
What a wonderful festive time of the year!

 Festival of Light, Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Wiltshire

Until 3rd January 2018

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In addition to the usual wonderful attractions Longleat has to offer, visit with all the family this Christmas and see the dazzling singing Christmas tree with fairytale characters that will entertain you with a beautiful story that comes to life. As darkness descends see Europe’s largest ever display of magical lit Chinese lanterns with a very special theme this year of ‘The Magic of Storytelling’. Beloved characters from well known classic tales will fill the darkness with mermaids, princesses, dragons and more! BUY HERE.

 The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park

Until 8th January 2018

Christmas has arrived in Yorkshire. As darkness falls see this beautiful park sparkle with thousands of pretty twinkling lights in it’s illuminated Enchanted Forest! There are plenty of activities to watch and join in with, including ice skating, Nordic Ski, a maze and so much more. You will even get to meet Santa if you have been good! Find out more.

 Enchanted Christmas, Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Until 18th December

Wrap up in your winter warmers and see all the trees lit up in a beautiful one mile illuminated trail which really is not to be missed! Father Christmas will be visiting all the well behaved children, and there will also be carol singing and festive crafts to entertain all the family. Find out more.

 A Magical Tudor Christmas at Corfe Castle

Until 30th December

Come along with family and friends to experience a flavour of Christmas in Tudor times and see the castle alight with lights, beacons and braziers. Listen to tales by Tudor storytellers about the fascinating traditions of the Tudors and play some festive games. Find out more.

 Gardens Of Light Festival, Bournemouth Lower Gardens, Dorset

Until 3rd January


Bournemouth Lower Gardens will be illuminated this Christmas for their spectacular festive light display! Skate under the stars as the popular ice rink returns even bigger and better than last year!  Don’t forget to treat yourself to a hot chocolate or glass of mulled wine in the rink side bar! Find out more.


 Oxford Street and Regent Street, London

Until 5th January 2018


Always a family favourite so don’t miss the iconic Christmas Lights in Regent Street and Oxford Street this Christmas. As usual the twinkling lights will make the street come alive with over 1,778 decorations inspired by falling snowflakes put everyone in the festive spirit instantly! Find out more.


 Christmas at Kew

Until 1st  January 2018


Come and see these spectacular gardens after dark this Christmas, which will be illuminated with thousands of sparkling festive lights. Visit the scented Fire Garden, look for Christmas gifts and enjoy all the regular vintage fairground rides. Find out more.

 The Snowflake Trail, Plymouth

Until 7th January 2018

The city has been transformed into a winter wonderland perfect for little Christmas explorers! Collect a snowflake trail map and hunt for clues dotted around the city as you enjoy a family walk around the waterfront and you could win a prize! Find out more.


Tunnel of Light, Norwich

Until 5th January 2018

Take a break from all that Christmas shopping and follow a fantastic festive walk through this magical Christmas tunnel that boasts over 50,000 lights imitating the colours of the famous Northern Lights. What a perfect opportunity for a Christmas family selfie! Find out more

Festival of Light and Sound At The Eden Project, Cornwall

Until 30th December (on certain dates)

Celebrate Christmas with an explosion of riotous music and colour as stunning lasers fill the dark skies creating a magical display that will light up the beauty of Eden’s landscape. Find out more

Know any more amazing places to see Christmas lights? We’d really love to know! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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