We have arrived at that time of year when the days are getting noticeably shorter and many of us will be returning home from work in the dark. The lack of sunlight can make the days feel more dreary, but the winter need not be dull. Every cloud has a silver lining, and for winter than can mean the beautiful lights displays which will brighten the darkness across the UK. These aren’t all Christmas lights, so if you’re not quite ready to get festive there will still be something for you.
The Festival of Light at Longleat
Watch the magic come alive this winter. From 9th November 2018 – 6th January 2019, a wonderful array of lanterns will light up Longleat. In this fantastic world visitors the darkness with glow with the light from Chinese lanterns. Gather your family and friends to go on A Fantastic Voyage at Longleat.
Mousehole Harbour Lights
This small village in really out does itself every Winter. The lights of Mousehole Harbour are famous and worth driving to southerly Cornwall for; you can see them from 15th December 2018 – 4th January 2019. This will be its 55th year, so expect a wonderful display of lights which are made twice as magical for their reflections in the harbour’s water.
Glow Wild at Wakehurst Place
The Glow Wild winter lantern festival is a wonderful chance to experience Wakehurst Place in a whole new light from 22nd November 2018 – 16th December 2019. Visit this beautiful botanical garden at night for a walk to remember. There will be beautiful lights and lanterns to light the place up in all its glory.
Stockeld Park’s Illuminated Forest
Head to Stockeld Park’s Enchanted Forest from 25th October 2018 – 7th January 2019 to see its magical winter transformation. There will be thousands of lights brightening the darkness and illuminated sculptures to spot. There is a forest path to follow and kids will love the adventure playgrounds.
Illuminated Christmas Trail at Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace will be hosting an Illuminated Christmas Trail from 23rd November 2018 to 1st January 2019. With thousands of pea lights, lasers and projections this dazzling display will surely cast away the gloom of winter. While you’re there, take a wander around the Christmas Market too.