A family friendly festive period at Longleat

A family friendly festive period at Longleat

Posted on: 21 Nov 2023

With the iconic Festival of Light returning with more life-size lanterns than ever before, a wonderful Christmas tree show and a winter safari all planned, Longleat have a special season planned.


Longleat’s Festival of Light (and other activities) runs until Sunday 7 January 2024.


The Festival of Light roster will feature brand new, show-stopping scenes from C.S. Lewis’ legendary children’s story The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as well as past favourites including Cinderella, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Winnie the Pooh and others.


Book your tickets now from the Longleat website.



In addition to the Festival of Light with showstopping illuminated depictions of characters from the C.S. Lewis classic (including the mighty Aslan and the bewitching White Witch), this year’s Christmas period will be brimming with other festive treats and activities – including a phenomenal light show that will illuminate Longleat House’s historic façade.


Britain’s largest singing Christmas tree will once more grace Longleat with its presence, also featuring lights, carols and even flurries of snow. Visitors can also embark on a trip to the North Pole with the magical Santa Train.



On top of the mesmerising Christmas Light Show (including a magnificent display on Half Mile Pond), make sure you don’t miss The Flight Before Christmas, a sensational season show with some feathery friends who are taking up residence in the Longhouse.


If you’re looking for a spot of festive adventuring why not embark on a wonderful, guided tour of Longleat House? Beautifully dressed up for Christmas, the historic house will be filled with traditional decorations and numerous Christmas trees – including a 6-metre-tall showstopper in the Great Hall!


Longleat’s Festival of Light (and other activities) runs until Sunday 7 January 2024 with peak festival day tickets priced at £49.95 for adults, £37.45 for children and FREE for infants and carers. Secure yours here.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.