The Alnwick Garden Christmas Light Trail
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Outdoor events are still going ahead this December and one of those that kicked off this weekend is The Alnwick Garden Christmas Light Trail. I was invited to go along with my family and take part in the magical light extravaganza and I wanted to share it with you.
The Alnwick Garden has decked the trees and trellis with lights and adorned fountains with epic visual features to astound the eyes this Christmas. We wrapped up warm and enjoyed exploring the garden in its magical state. Each section a new light spectacular.
I bought my young nieces along and they particularly enjoyed spotting Santa, taking pictures with giant gingerbread men and having pictures taken in huge selfie frames! On route, you’ll find many tasty treats from vendors including hot dogs, warm drinks and toasting marshmallows (my niece’s favourites!).
The event really does put you in the festive mood and it’s lovely to be able to do something that is safe and Christmassy! In particular, there is a message of hope and of thanks to key workers and the NHS.
The Alnwick Garden has ensured the event is as safe as possible. Bookings are essential and allocated by time slot to ensure social distancing is adhered to. There are hand sanitising stations throughout and signs to guide visitors through the one-way system. Face masks must be worn when in the indoor areas (checking in area and gift shop).
I attended the event in my wheelchair and we parked in the disabled car park which gave good access to The Christmas Light Trail. There are a few areas of gravel which aren’t ideal for wheelchair users and pushchairs and my chair took a bit of a heave to get through one area as it had been quite wet (my wheelchair is manual and I need someone to push it)! Aside from that, the whole of the site is accessible. The ground is on a hill and of a decent walk. The booking-in area, however, is a high desk that cannot be accessed via wheelchair. I have contacted The Alnwick Garden regarding my concerns about this.
There wasn’t any strobe lighting on my visit. There is a changing of lights and flicking of light and music is played at different levels (often loud) throughout the trail.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time. It took just over an hour to complete The Alnwick Garden Chrismas Light Trail and was a wonderful way to get into the festive spirit for adults and children!
The Alnwick Garden Christmas Light Trail runs from 4th-31st December. Tickets are priced at £11 per person and can be booked via:
If you’re looking for more events to do this December then check out Christmas Experiences In Northumberland!
Stay safe lovely people ❤️