Longleat’s Festival Of Light Returns
Embrace the ultimate family experience in Wiltshire this Christmas…
Are you ready to begin a journey that will see Longleat’s beloved Wiltshire estate transformed? Prepare to be captivated by the shapes, sounds, colours – and animals of course. All the staff at our Wiltshire Inn can’t contain their excitement for The Festival of Light at Longleat this festive season. Now in its fourth year, this year’s theme is storytelling so you can certainly expect a journey of pure imagination.
Once upon a time, there was a beloved estate that offered visitors unforgettable interactions with their most loved animals. Not content with making children and adults happy by day, Longleat decided to extend their reach into night time, and the land of dreams and adventure.
Everything you love about Longleat will still be there for you and your family to enjoy, but at this special time of year the whole estate will take on a whimsical fairytale quality. Not to mention, you can see an enormous enchanting Christmas tree and have a visit from Santa himself!
Lanterns and Tales Galore!
The focus of the festival is, of course, the giant lanterns and illuminated displays that have been lovingly and painstakingly designed by Longleat’s in-house design team. Each has a story to tell and in this modern age of technology, we’re sure that this immersive literary experience is sure to be an incredible experience for the whole family. Once you’ve captured the magic of your most loved tales and fables – think scenes of Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage, Rapunzel’s tower, Thumbelina’s Toadstool Valley, Red Riding Hood, the Little Mermaid and even local Somerset legend of the Gurt Worm – you can be mesmerised by the majestic Christmas tree before taking a trip on Santa’s train to meet Santa and his elves.
Step Into Edwardian Times
Once you’ve seen all the sights and colours, don’t forget to visit Longleat House. Dressed to the nines in full Edwardian décor, you can step back in time and be the star of your own story as you explore. As you immerse yourself in Longleat’s history you will interact with guides in traditional costume, making this an unrivalled experience and one that sees you and your family breathe life into the house.
We’re sure you can’t wait to see all that this year’s Festival of Light has to offer. As one of the most convenient places to stay near Longleat and one of the most loved pubs in Wiltshire, The Bath Arms is the best choice for you and your family as you plan your story extravaganza.