27 of the Best Christmas Light Trails to Visit Across the UK
Get outside this festive season and explore some of the many Christmas light trails and illuminations all over the country. We’ve listed nearby campsites in case you’re staying on one of our year-round Club Sites, but you’re sure to find a light show wherever you are.
Picture golden twinkling angels, fairy lights galore, Santa making a guest appearance and plenty of pretty backdrops to capture all of the memories on camera. Choose your location, wrap up warm and enjoy exploring!
Christmas at Warwick Castle, CV34 4QU
When: 25 November 2023 to 7 January 2024
Enjoy the stunning outdoor light trail at Warwick Castle this Christmas, skate on the open-air ice rink and explore the beautifully decorated interior like you’ve never seen it before.
Visit the Warwick Castle website to book. Prices from £16.50.
Malvern Winter Glow at Three Counties Showground, WR13 6NW
When: 24 November 2023 to 6 January 2024
There’s plenty going on for the whole family at the Three Counties Showground this festive season. From an outdoor ice rink, a giant ferries wheel and, of course, beautiful illuminations at the foot of the Malvern Hills. Our Blackmore Club Site is less than a 10 minute drive away and open all year round.
Visit the Winter Glow website to book. Free parking and entry to Market and Food Quarter. Prices from £7.80. Children under 3 go for free.
Christmas at Wollaton, NG8 2AE
When: 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024
Christmas at Wollaton promises a multi-sensory experience with the enchanting hall as a backdrop.
Visit the Christmas at Wollaton website to book. Prices from £21.75.
Christmas at Belton House, NG32 2LW
When: 24 November 2023 to 7 January 2024
Follow the illuminated outdoor trail at Belton with millions of twinkling lights, sparkling lit tunnels and, of course, the chance to spot Father Christmas!
Visit the National Trust website to book. Prices from £15
Luminate Sandringham, PE35 6EN
When: 11 November to Sunday 24 December 2023
Follow the mile-long trail through the Royal Park to see the spectacular illuminations set to ambient music. Our Sandringham Club Site can be found within the grounds of the Royal Estate and is open during this event.
Visit the Luminate Sandringham website to book. Prices from £16.75.
Helmingham Hall Gardens Illuminated Garden Trail, IP14 6EF
When: 16 November to 17 December 2023
Helmingham Hall is putting on a beautiful Christmas light trail this year as thousands of lights are set to transform the gardens into an enchanted winter wonderland.
Visit the Helmingham Hall Gardens website to book. Prices from £10.
Thursford’s Enchanted Journey Of Light, NR21 0AS
When: 19 November 2023 to 24 December 2023 (Check timetable to ensure the light's trail is open).
See recognisable festive characters lit up as you journey through Thursford’s popular Christmas light show.
Visit Thursford’s website to book. Prices from £22.
Glow 2023 at RHS Wisley, GU23 6QB
When: 24 November 2023 to 2 January 2024
The garden at RHS Wisley will be filled with fantastical Christmas lights and an enchanting trail around some of the garden’s iconic sights. Our Horsley Club Site, less that a 15 minute drive away closes at the end of November.
Visit RHS Wisley’s website to book. Prices from £5.25 for members and £12.95 for non-members.
Christmas at Blenheim Palace, OX20 1PP
When: 17 November 2023 to 1 January 2024
See Blenheim Palace’s picture-perfect gardens filled with light tunnels, flickering flames and plenty of hidden surprises.
Visit the Blenheim Palace website to book. Prices from £18.50.
Christmas at Paultons, SO51 6AL
When: 2 December to 23 December 2023
Magical illuminations will fill Paultons Park this December alongside the usual family-friendly attractions and shows. Our Salisbury Club Site, a 30 minute drive away, is open for visitors allowing you to make the most of Wiltshire’s attractions and camp through the winter season.
Visit the Paultons Park website to book. Standard admission applies.
Christmas at Bedgebury, TN18 4XR
When: 17 November 2023 to 31 December 2023
Trees drenched in colour, light tunnels, and beautiful lakeside reflections await those visiting Bedgebury this Christmas.
Visit the Christmas at Bedgebury website to book. Tickets from £13.00.
Leonardslee Illuminated, RH13 6PP
- 24 - 26 November 2023
- 1 - 3 December 2023
- 7 - 10 December 2023
- 12 - 21 December 2023
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens are set to come to life with large scale projections, theatrical performances and much more during their Christmas light trail this winter.
Visit the Leonardslee Illuminated website to book. Prices from £9.
Christmas at Stourhead, BA12 6SH
When: 1 December 2023 to 31 December 2023
Over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds and scents are set to fill the air at Stourhead for the annual Christmas light trail.
Visit the National Trust website to book. Prices from £15.
Christmas at Kingston Lacy, BH21 4EA
When: 25 November 2023 - 1 January 2024
Explore the gardens of Kingston Lacy after dark using their sparkling Christmas light trail.
Visit the National Trust website to book. Prices from £15.
Westonbirt’s Enchanted Christmas, GL8 8QS
When: 24 November to 23 December 2023
Help Santa find his reindeer among the trees of Westonbirt as you travel the illuminated light trail to save Christmas.
Visit Forestry England to book. Prices from £12.
Sudeley Castle’s Spectacle of Light, GL54 5LP
When: Selected evenings between 24 November to 30 December 2023
The castle grounds of Sudeley Castle are even more magical during its annual Christmas light display.
Visit the Sudeley Castle website to book. Prices from £19.20.
Longleat Festival of Light, BA12 7NW
When: 11 November to 7 January 2024
Watch children's favourite book characters brought to life on the incredible Longleat Festival of Light with displays of Snow White, Cinderella and the Wizard of Oz.
Visit the Longleat Festival of Light website to book. Prices from £18.70.
Salisbury Christmas Light Trail, SO14 7DU
When: 18 November - 2 January 2023
Starting at Salisbury Cathedral, follow the Salisbury Christmas Light Trail, made up of glistening decorations and charming Christmas characters.
Visit Salisbury Christmas Markets for more information.
Alnwick Garden Winter Light Trail, NE66 1YU
When: 13 November 2023 - 7 January 2024
A glittering carnival of light awaits you at Alnwick Gardens.
Visit the Alnwick Garden website to book. Tickets are priced at £13.20 per person and kids 4 years and under go for free.
Christmas at Gibside, NE16 6BG
When: 25 November 2023 to 8 January 2024
Follow the Christmas themed illuminated trail at Gibside to immerse yourself in the festive spirit this season.
Visit the National Trust website to book. Prices from £12.
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo, CH2 1EU
When: 17 November to 31 December 2023
Visit Chester Zoo over the festive period as it transforms into a magical wonderland. Colourful lanterns and costumed characters await.
Visit the Chester Zoo website to book. Prices from £12.
When: 1 September 2023 to 1 January 2024
The six-mile-long strip of illuminations at Blackpool have been a family favourite for over 140 years. Enjoy the show from your car as you travel down the promenade or as you explore on foot.
Blackpool Illuminations are free to see. When visiting you'll will have the chance to donate at collection points.
Brodie Illuminated, IV36 2TE
When: 2 November to 25 November 2023
Walk around the Brodie estate to see the grounds surrounding the castle illuminated. Extended light trails 2023, music, and refreshments available.
Visit Eventbright to book. Prices from £10.00 per adult and £6.00 per child.
Beecraigs Festive Forest, EH49 6PL
When: 1 December to 23 December 2023
In the depths of Beecraigs Country Park, family-friendly lighting shows, live performers, children’s amusements and much more will be awaiting visitors throughout the festive month of December.
Visit the Festive Forest website to book. Prices from £11.
Christmas at Bute Park, CF10 3ER
When: 24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024
The biggest festive light trail in Wales, those visiting Bute Park can expect an enchanting fairy forest, laser shows, interactive installations and much more.
Visit the Bute Park website to book. Prices from £15.95.
Luminate Wales, SA13 2TJ
When: 22 November to 31 December 2023
Margam Country Park and Castle are once again hosting Luminate Wales for 2023. Enjoy the mesmerising, mile-long, illuminated walk through the historic grounds.
Visit the Luminate Wales website to book. Prices from £12.25.
Christmas at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, BT26 6GT
When: 18 November 2023 to 7 January 2024
Twinkling lights, roaring fires and plenty of festive beverages will be available to those joining in with the festive fun at Hillsborough Castle.
Visit the Christmas at Hillsborough website to book. Prices from £8.
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