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27th Nov 2020 / 17:00

Christmas at Stourhead at Stourhead Gardens
Stourhead,
near Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6SH

Entry type: BALLOT Check venue website for T&C's Discount/Complimentary code

Surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after-dark trail lights up for 2020. You'll find moments to share with friends and family with brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics, as you wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent sculptures rising high into the night sky and trees wrapped in light on your way to Crocus Lawn, where a carpet of larger than life flora glows gently in the moonlight. Framed by glittering trees, stroll along Heart Walk and beside reflections dancing playfully on the lake.

There are giant baubles and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in everchanging ribbons of colour. The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year, why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate* with someone special. Don't forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way.

* separate charges apply

1 ticket is entry for two people, including a parking space.


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We would advise arriving 15 minutes before your chosen trail start time.

There will be lighting sequences created within the lighting design that will have some flashing lights contained within them. However, these will not be strobe lighting. We have worked along guidelines on photosensitive epilepsy and will adhere to the industry standard of synchronising effects and locking the sequences to ensure that lights do not operate at more than 5 flashes per second.

Christmas at Stourhead takes place outdoors and you may need to queue on busy days. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for winter weather. We reserve the right to refuse inappropriately clothed patrons access to the trail if it is felt they are open to a greater risk of injury.

The trail is approximately one mile long. We recommend that it will take approximately 1.5 hours to explore and enjoy all aspects of the trail. This is in addition to approx. 0.4 miles from visitor centre to the start of the trail.

Only guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are allowed on the Illuminated Trail

The trail will be created to be as accessible as possible within the context of the natural site of Stourhead. The route is all on gravel pathways and the trail is designed so all elements can be viewed from the pathways.  The trail includes gravel pathways with some gradual and steeper slopes. Wheelchairs are accommodated, though paths can be uneven in places so discretion is needed and it may not be suitable for all wheelchair users

You are welcome to take photographs and to share these on social media with the hashtag #ChristmasAtStourhead

Come along knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to monitor and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation as it evolves. More information can be seen here: https://christmasatstourhead.seetickets.com/content/covid-19

Stourhead Gardens