Light up your winter
Don’t hide under the duvet this winter! Light up your life and visit some of the most magical and mesmerising light festivals from London, Leeds, Durham, Alnmouth and Edinburgh.
Lumiere Light Festival 14 – 17 November 2019
If you only go to one light festival, make it this one. For its 10 year anniversary, the UK’s largest light festival shows how bigger really is better.
Where: Various locations around the city. Find the programme here.
Expect: The unexpected. There will be everything from large-scale projections to small installations that make you think.
Cost: Free – although you will need to grab a ticket if you want to access the central Durham artworks in peak hours.
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Enchanted Woodland 15 November – 1 December 2019
See 600 year old Syon Park completely transformed by candles, lights and music in this super romantic mile long walk. Do not miss the Great Conservatory at the end.
Where: Syon Park, Brentford. Find travel information here.
Expect: A totally unique experience as the past meets the future.
Cost: £10-12 for adults.
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Castle of Lights 14 November – 22 December 2019
Open your children’s eyes to a story more amazing, dramatic and exciting than any film at Edinburgh’s own real life castle – and it’s all true.
Where: Edinburgh Castle. Read a review of the 2019 event.
Expect: History like you’ve never seen it before.
Cost: From £16 – under 5’s go free.
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Winter Illuminations 14 November – 6 January 2020
The ultimate winter experience, where else can you go from getting lost in a maze to wandering through an Enchanted Forest? And, for a little extra, you can even skate and ski.
Where: Stockeld Park, Wetherby. Find travel information here.
Expect: Everything you want from a wonderland… and more!
Cost: From £8.50.
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Alnwick Garden Winter Light Trail 13 - 22 December 2019
There’s nothing more exciting than finding a treasure in the most unusual places – this year The Alnwick Garden will have every sense buzzing.
Where: The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland. Find travel information here.
Expect: A surprise around every corner.
Cost: £8.95 – under 4’s go free.