Get the festive season underway as we delight you with one of the UK’s most popular Christmas attractions. The Marquess of Bath and the Countess Weymouth once again host this truly magical event which brings in visitors from all over the world who are both dazzled and captivated by this unique day out.
For 2023, The Festival of Light show is even bigger and better than ever before and now with more than 150,000 lights on display. This year’s theme is the ‘Treasured Tales’ as we take you back in time and rediscover the stories that shaped our childhood and make your own magical moments as Longleat presents, Treasured Tales: The Festival Of Light 2023. Be mesmerised by Britain’s biggest singing Christmas tree for a spectacular display featuring lights, carols and even a flurry of snow!
Longleat’s lush green vistas are transformed into a sparkling Festival Of Light as you are transported to a world of magic and a dazzling light show which includes thousands of Chinese lanterns. This Christmas extravaganza is one the few events in the UK that has visitors returning year in year out and is never boring.
As in previous years, you will be captivated by the prestige of the Longleat Estate and enjoy a guided visit to the historical Longleat House which is also illuminated and decorated for the Christmas season. Our tour also includes a Safari Drive through the beautiful Longleat park (on our coach). Included with this most memorable of tours, is access to the hugely popular animal and adventure attractions, including the Jungle Kingdom, Jungle Cruise, and the world famous Longleat Maze.
Longleat's Festival Of Light
TBC - Pick-ups in the morning as we head to the beautiful Longleat Estate on your luxury coach and accompanied by one of our concierge team.
11.30am Arrive to Longleat.
12pm We embark on our guided tour of this most splendid of country homes.
1.30 Tour of Longleat Safari Park where you will meet many of the animals including Asian Elephants, Cuban Crocodiles and in between selling car insurance, you can even compare the Meerkats!!
2.30 - One and a half hours of relaxation and a chance to sample the delights of the The Chameleon Tree Coffee House, Pizza Piazza or the Longleat Orangery.
4pm The Festival Of Light begins! Stand by to be dazzled by one of the most spectacular displays you will ever see. Sing songs by the largest Singing Christmas Show in the UK as kick off the festive season in style.
6.30pm Sadly, our time at Longleat has come to an end and it is time to say goodbye and head home.
So, what can you expect if this is your first visit?
As the afternoon light fades into dusk and you have been captivated by the incredible history of the main house and safari park, the magic of the Festival of Light surrounding Longleat House with spectacular lanterns, magically springs into life. There will be thousands of lanterns on display set in over 30 acres where you can rediscover the stories that shaped the chapters of our childhoods. Some of the showstopping scenes that will captivate you include scenes taken from C.S Lewis, The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, Snow White and more. These gems of storytelling have always sparkled and dazzled us but this festive season, Longleat is creating new memories to cherish with spectacular life size lanterns.