26 November – 24 December 2021

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Thirty sparkling nights of enchanted Christmas magic!

Bolesworth will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland this December. The magical 1.2-mile trail promises a dazzling after-dark experience for all of the family. You’ll travel alongside the lakeside with the backdrop of the castle lit to spectacular effect, then you’ll follow the winding pathways through the woods where you may spot a reindeer or two, travelling over bridges and through the spectacular grounds.

The Christmas Lights Trail

Christmas lights at Bolesworth

Fun for the whole family

Enjoy a magical display of colours and sparkling lights as you head into an enchanted wood, travel along our lakeside walk reflecting lights, and watch out for other surprises along the way. As part of this experience, you’ll also get to meet our friendly reindeer! There are plenty of routes that allow you to lengthen or shorten your experience, however, please allow up to 60 minutes to complete the 1.2 mile trail.

Prices from:

  • Adults£19.00
  • Children (ages 3-12)£12.50
  • Infant (0-3)FREE
  • CarerFREE
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children)£56.00

*plus SEE Ticket fees


Tickets for additional experiences are only valid with a Bolesworth Christmas Trails entry ticket.
Bolesworth's very own Santa

A visit to see Santa is one of the highlights in the build up to Christmas for many children. Bolesworth offer a very special experience where the children are able to meet the man himself, leave their Christmas present list and have their photo taken so you can take home a memento of these magical moments.
Please arrive on the time that you have booked where your experience will be approximately 20 to 30 mins from arrival to the end of the experience.

Bolesworth Ice Skating

Located in the Christmas village, our ice rink lets you get your skates on and head onto the ice with your friends and family. Set against the iconic backdrop of Bolesworth Castle, you can spin around to the soundtracks and afterwards head to the bar for a warming drink. Our unmissable Ice skating experience will last 30-40 minutes and includes boot hire, but please don’t be late!

Champagne island at Bolesworth

Located just 10 minutes from the Christmas Village and a third of the way along the Lights Trail, you will find our secret sanctuary on a hidden island full of Champagne. From our greeting point, our crew will take you on a short voyage (just 30 metres) across the lake to your exclusive island where you’ll spend 45 to 60 minutes sipping champagne and soaking up the magical views of the castle, enchanted forest and the lake. You’ll then head back to either carry on with the Lights Trail walk, or you can head back to the Christmas Village.

Christmas Party Nights

Make this a Christmas to remember. Join us for Friday Follies at Bolesworth this December for 3 nights of Après Ski inspired festive madness in view of the beautiful Bolesworth Castle. Want to tailor-make your perfect party night for a large group of friends and family, or treat your staff to a work Christmas party that is truly unique? We can help make your dream party a reality too.

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Bolesworth Christmas Reindeer

Meet the Reindeer

Bolesworth’s magical woods have special powers that help young reindeers grow big and strong. This special wood is where all of the young reindeers go to get ready for their big night as part of Santa’s Sleigh Team.

Bolesworth Food and Beverage Christmas

Tasty Food & Winter Warmers

At Bolesworth, Christmas is most definitely on the menu. We’ll be serving up a selection of fabulous festive foods, from hog roast and roasted chestnuts to mouthwatering sweet treats. We’ll be mixing suitably celebratory cocktails, and pouring magical mulled wine whilst you soak up the wintery atmosphere and browse the stalls.

Boleworth Christmas Markets

Christmas Market

Get into the Christmas spirit by exploring our enchanting Christmas Market. When you arrive at Bolesworth for your Christmas Light Trail experience you will first enter our magical market where you can pick up glistening gifts, and spend as long as you like wandering around the food stands and the Christmas village as you sip on mulled wine or hot chocolate, whilst soaking up the heart-warming atmosphere of the evening.

Christmas Light Mag with Numbers

Christmas at Bolesworth – The Plan!

Start your festive adventure at the heart of this winter wonderland, here you’ll find the Christmas market, ice skating rink and Santa’s North Pole Grotto. Then journey through the magical 1.2 mile trail travelling alongside the lakeside, with the backdrop of the castle and illuminated lawns, follow the winding pathways through the enchanted forest on to Rudolph’s Rest. For those looking for something extra special there’s the champagne island experience. As a finale don’t miss out on the tunnel of light and an Arena Light and Laser Show finale.

  1. Arena Light & Laser Show
  2. Christmas Party Nights
  3. Illuminated Lawns
  4. Christmas Market
  5. Santa’s North Pole Grotto
  6. Bolesworth Castle
  7. Champagne Island
  8. The Enchanted Forest
  9. Glitter Lake
  10. Rudolph’s Rest
  11. Tunnel of Light
  12. Festive Sculpture Trail
  13. Skating Rink