Christmas at Bolesworth
Make magical festive memories that last a lifetime 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 November 25 2022 to January 1 2023.
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, Santa’s magical grotto, reindeer encounters and our exclusive champagne experiences; there’s snow better place to get into the seasonal spirit this year!
With the historic Cheshire castle as your backdrop and bathed in seasonal colour, Bolesworth will become a winter wonderland illuminated by more that 40,000 lights around our 1.2 mile accessible Christmas Lights Trail.
The dazzling pathway winds along a new route through Bolesworth’s magnificent grounds near Chester, 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.
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.
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
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 Champagne Island, featuring rustic bar furniture and a great ‘apres ski’ vibe. Tickets are purchased per person, with under 18s joining for free and soft drinks available too.
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.
Get into the Christmas spirit by exploring our merry Christmas Market.
With a host of seasonal shopping stands 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!
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.
Our winter warming indoor Alpine Lodge is the perfect place to 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, food and drink areas and most importantly plenty of places to sit, before you head back out on your adventure.
Christmas at Bolesworth Event Map
- Christmas Village
- Santa’s Grotto
- Lakeside Champagne Bar
- Castle Viewing Point
- The Alpine Lodge
- Rudolph’s Rest
- The Enchanted Forest
- Lake Projections
- Champagne Island
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