Christmas at Bolesworth

The Perfect Way to Celebrate Christmas in Cheshire

Make magical festive memories that last a lifetime with Christmas at Bolesworth this year!

Tis’ the season to celebrate with loved ones, so we invite you, your family and friends to discover our sparkling Christmas at Bolesworth experience in the heart of Cheshire from December 2 to December 24 2022.

As our special Christmas gift to you, we’re delighted that visits to Santa’s Magical Grotto for people who book general admission tickets before 31 October are free! Make sure you don’t miss out on this limited, Santa-approved offer (full details below)!

Bolesworth’s grounds near Chester will again be transformed into a festive wonderland, festooned in seasonal sparkle and yuletide cheer for a month of unforgettable winter magic. Our incomparable enchanted Christmas Lights Trail returns for 2022 featuring an all-new route, a spectacular light show incorporating Bolesworth Castle itself and a unique water display on our beautiful lake.

You can also look forward to a spectacular fairground, Christmas markets featuring shopping, food and winter warmers, reindeer encounters and our exclusive champagne experiences; there’s snow better place to get into the seasonal spirit this year!

*Please note the video showcases footage from Christmas at Bolesworth 2021. Not all footage is representative of experiences in 2022.

Explore Cheshire’s Best Christmas Lights Trail

With the historic castle as your backdrop and bathed in seasonal colour, Bolesworth near Chester becomes a winter wonderland illuminated by more that 40,000 lights around our 1.2 mile accessible Christmas Lights Trail.

The dazzling route winds through Bolesworth’s magnificent grounds, into our enchanted forest and past our shimmering lake… all drenched in vibrant festive hues. We know little (and some bigger) legs may find the entire trail tiring, so we’ve planned a number of accessible paths that let you plan a route to suit you.

There’s also plenty of interactive activities along the route, plus surprises along the way… you may even have the chance to meet our friendly reindeer as they get ready for the big day.

The trail also takes-in our winter warming indoor Alpine Lodge; the perfect place to take a break from the cold and packed with things to do for the whole family. Featuring interactive festive games, story time with Santa’s elves, Christmas films, food and drink areas and most importantly plenty of places to sit, before you head back out on your festive adventure.

Santa's Grotto at Christmas at Bolesworth

Santa’s Grotto

With the countdown to Christmas on, add an extra sprinkle of festive magic to your experience with a visit to Santa’s Grotto.

Girls and boys of all ages are invited to meet the man himself, tell Santa if they’ve been nice (or naughty…) and let him know what they want for Christmas, before having a special photo taken to mark the magical meeting.

Santa's Grotto at Christmas at Bolesworth

Free Santa’s Grotto

They say the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, but at Bolesworth we think giving children the chance to visit Santa’s magical grotto for free is even better!

So brace your elves, we’ve worked some festive magic and are delighted to announce that people who book before 31 October can enjoy a child’s Santa Christmas Experience for free!*

Visits to Santa will include the chance for children to tell him what they want for Christmas and whether they’ve been nice (or naughty…), have a picture taken with him and of course a special gift!

Make sure you don’t miss out on this limited Santa-approved offer!

Make sure you don’t miss out on this limited Santa-approved offer! Please note you must have general admission tickets to Christmas at Bolesworth (two free Santa slots per transaction with two accompanying child general admission tickets).

Champagne Island Christmas at Bolesworth 2022

Champagne Island

Fizz the season to be jolly and our Champagne Island is the perfect way to celebrate and make your spirits bright!

Discover heated domes with comfortable, relaxed seating located on our enchanting Champagne Island. Price includes use of dome for up to eight people (including children of any age) and a bottle of champagne.

Lakeside Champagne Bar Christmas at Bolesworth

Lakeside Champagne Bar

If the Christmas lights trail wasn’t sparkling enough take a moment to stop and enjoy some fizz at our idyllic lakeside bar whilst taking-in stunning views across the enchanted Bolesworth lake.

Located near Champagne Island, featuring a great ‘apres ski’ vibe. Tickets are purchased per person, with under 18s joining for free and soft drinks available too.

More for Your Christmas List…

Christmas Parties at Bolesworth 2022

Christmas Parties

Discover a unique office family Christmas experience in 2022 with Bolesworth! Our merry and bright moat-side Alpine Lodge is the perfect venue for small, seasonal get-togethers with family and friends or large office / work gatherings in sparkling surroundings. Find Out More.

Christmas at Bolesworth 2022 Fairground

Fairground

If the lights trail weren’t enough, there’s even more sparkle and dazzle to soak-up whilst enjoying a host of fairground attractions for all ages… ho ho ho if you want to go faster! Please note there’s an additional cost for each ride.

Christmas Market at Bolesworth

Christmas Market

Get into the Christmas spirit by exploring our merry Christmas market. With a host of seasonal shopping and food stalls, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique gift for a special someone, or savouring some mouth-watering festive food whilst enjoying a celebratory cocktail or mulled wine to make your spirits bright!

Christmas Reindeer at Bolesworth Castle

Meet the Reindeer

Enjoy a magical meeting with our friendly reindeer (red noses or otherwise) in Bolesworth’s enchanted woods as they prepare for their big night as part of Santa’s Sleigh Team.

Alpine Lodge at Bolesworth Castle

Alpine Lodge

Our winter-warming indoor Alpine Lodge is the perfect place take a break from the cold and packed with things to see and do. Featuring interactive festive games, story time with Santa’s elves, Christmas films and most importantly plenty of places to sit, before you head back out on your festive adventure.

Christmas at Bolesworth Event Map

Plan Your Visit:

  1. Entrance
  2. Santa’s Grotto
  3. The Alpine Lodge
  4. Fairground
  5. Shopping, Bars and Food
  6. Lights Trail Start
  7. The Enchanted Forest
  8. Rudolph’s Rest
  9. Lakeside Champagne Bar
  10. Champagne Island Experience
  11. Water Projections
  12. Castle Light Projections Show
  13. Illuminated Bridge
  14. Tunnel of Lights.
Christmas at Bolesworth Map

Join us for Christmas at Bolesworth

With so much magic and sparkle to look forward to, we invite you to join us for Christmas at Bolesworth 2022; click below to get your tickets!

Venue Address

Bolesworth Castle
Bolesworth Road
Tattenhall
Chester
CH3 9JJ

Please use this postcode when navigating to Christmas at Bolesworth. The event will also be signposted from the A41.

Venue Location

From Wrexham Via A534

Leave Wrexham via the A534 and follow it for eight miles until you reach the Broxton roundabout. Turn left onto the A41, then follow for half a mile before taking the first right onto Old Coach Road. After 300 yards the Production Gate entrance will be on your left.

From Chester or Via M56 – M53

M56 at Junction 15 take the M53 south towards Chester. M53 becomes the A55. Leave the A55 at Junction 40 (previously Junction 37). At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A51. Keep in the left-hand lane and take the left filter onto the A41 (Ring Road). At the next roundabout take the left filter, following signs A41 Whitchurch. Remain on the A41 for 7 miles. Approx. 3 miles after Milton Green turn left onto Old Coach Road. After 300 yards Production Gate entrance will be on your left.

From North Wales Via A55

Take A55 towards Chester – branching left at Junction 37 onto the A55 signposted for Chester. Continue on the A55 towards Chester and take Junction 39 (was Junction 36a) towards Whitchurch. Take the right-hand lane at the traffic lights and turn right onto the A41, signposted Whitchurch. Remain on the A41 for 7 miles. Approx. 3 miles after Milton Green turn left onto Old Coach Road. After 300 yards Production Gate entrance will be on your left.

Via M6

Take the M6 North. Leave the M6 at Junction 10A onto the M54. At M54 Junction 3 take the 3rd exit signposted A41/Whitchurch. Follow the A41 for approx. 29 miles. After Whitchurch continue on the A41 towards Chester. After 11 miles, at the Broxton roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Chester. After approx. half a mile take the first right onto Old Coach Road. After 300 yards Production Gate entrance will be on your left.