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 somewhere for you.
The Festival of Light at Longleat
Watch the magic come alive this winter. From 5th November – 7th January, a wonderful array of lanterns will light up Longleat. In this fantastic world visitors will find mermaids, princesses and dragons. Themes are taken from classic tales and brought to life in this beautiful lights display.
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 17th December – 6th January. This will be it’s 54th year, so expect a wonderfully display of lights which are made twice as magical for their reflections in the harbour’s water.
Norwich Tunnel of Light
Back for a second year, the Norwich Tunnel of Light made up of 50,000 LED’s is a sight to behold. If you missed out before you still have the chance to see these impressive lights for yourself from 16th November – 5th January. The sequence of the lights is designed to reflect patterns and colours of the Northern Lights.
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 30th November – 17th December. 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 20th October – 8th January to see its magical winter transformation. There will be thousands of lights brightening the darkness and illuminated sculptures to spot. There is s forest path to follow and kids will love the adventure playgrounds.