28 UK Christmas Light Trails 2021 - The Camping and Caravanning Club
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28 of the Best Christmas Light Trails to Visit Across the UK

Midlands | East | South East | South | South West | North East | North West | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland

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 light trails in the Midlands

Christmas at Warwick Castle, CV34 4QU

Warwick Castle Christmas Tree

When: 27 November 2021 to 3 January 2022

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 £14.

Malvern Winter Glow at Three Counties Showground, WR13 6NW

When: 12 November 2021 to 9 January 2022

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. Prices from £10.

Christmas at Wollaton, NG8 2AE

When: 26 November 2021 to 9 January 2022

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 £15.

Christmas at Belton House, NG32 2LW

When: 25 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

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 £14 for a child and £20 for an adult.

Christmas light trails in the East

Multi coloured Christmas trees lit up

Luminate Sandringham, PE35 6EN

When: 12 November to 19 December 2021

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 £13.50.

Helmingham Hall Gardens Illuminated Garden Trail, IP14 6EF

When: 19 November to 19 December 2021

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 £8.

Thursford’s Enchanted Journey Of Light, NR21 0AS

When: 19 November to 23rd December 2021

See recognisable festive characters lit up as you journey through Thursford’s popular Christmas light show.

Visit Thursford’s website to book. Prices from £16.

Christmas light trails in the South East

Christmas at Blenheim Palace

Glow 2021 at RHS Wisley, GU23 6QB

When: 19 November 2021 to 4 January 2022

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 £8.95.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace, OX20 1PP

When: 19 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

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 £16.

Christmas at Paultons, SO51 6AL

When: 1 December to 23 December 2021

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 light trails in the South

Illuminated trees for Christmas

Christmas at Bedgebury, TN18 4XR

When: 19 November 2021 to 3 January 2022

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 £13.50.

Leonardslee Illuminated, RH13 6PP

When: 25 Nov to 22 Dec 2021

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 £8.

Christmas light trails in the South West

Pink and purple Christmas lights

Christmas at Stourhead, BA12 6SH

When: 26 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

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 £14.

Christmas at Kingston Lacy, BH21 4EA

When: 3 December 2021 to 2 January 2022

Explore the gardens of Kingston Lacy after dark using their sparkling Christmas light trail.

Visit the National Trust website to book. Prices from £14.

Westonbirt’s Enchanted Christmas, GL8 8QS

When: 26 November to 21 December 2021

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 £9.

Sudeley Castle’s Spectacle of Light, GL54 5LP

When: Selected evenings between 26 November to 30 December 2021

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 £17.60.

Christmas light trails in the North East

Golden Christmas light tunnel

Alnwick Garden Winter Light Trail, NE66 1YU

When: 29 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

A glittering carnival of light awaits you at Alnwick Gardens.

Visit the Alnwick Garden website to book. Prices from £12.10.

Christmas at Temple Newsam, LS15 0AE

When: 26 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas at Temple Newsom’s Christmas light trail. Tunnels full of twinkling lights, giant baubles and a flickering flame garden are just a few things to look forward to.

Visit the Temple Newsam website to book. Prices from £12.

Christmas at Gibside, NE16 6BG

When: 6 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

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 £13.

Christmas light trails in the North West

Star Christmas tree topper

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo, CH2 1EU

When: 12 November to 23 December 2021

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 £11.

Lightopia Festival Manchester, M25 2GT

When: 19 November 2021 to 3 January 2022

A magical light trail, interactive exhibits and festive installations can all be found at Heaton Park as it’s lit up for the Christmas period.

Visit the Lightopia website to book. Prices from £13.

Blackpool Illuminations

When: 3 September 2021 to 3 January 2022

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.

Christmas light trails in Scotland

Christmas lanterns and red and green baubles

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

When: 19 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

One of Edinburgh’s most popular attractions, Edinburgh Zoo, will give visitors the chance to discover the magic of Christmas during their visit over the winter season.

Visit the Edinburgh Zoo website to book. Prices from £9.50.

Brodie Illuminated, IV36 2TE

When: 3 November to 27 November 2021

Walk around the Brodie estate to see the grounds surrounding the castle illuminated. Extended light trails 2021, music, and refreshments available.

Visit Eventbright to book. Prices from £6.

Beecraigs Festive Forest, EH49 6PL

When: 3 December to 24 December 2021

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 £12.

Christmas light trails in Wales

Christmas Light Trail

Christmas at Bute Park, CF10 3ER

When: 25 November to 31 December 2021

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 £13.

Luminate Wales, SA13 2TJ

When: 11 November to 24 December 2021

Margam Country Park and Castle are once again hosting Luminate Wales for 2021. Enjoy the mesmerising, mile-long, illuminated walk through the historic grounds.

Visit the Luminate Wales website to book. Prices from £11.

Christmas light trails in Northern Ireland

Christmas Baubles

Christmas at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, BT26 6GT

When: 3 December 2021 to 2 January 2022

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 £12.

View our activity ideas for more inspiration and camping advice.

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